Lighting on Location - £270.00

An intensive, highly practical one-day course providing a thorough grounding in the techniques and safety issues involved in lighting on location, including 3-point lighting and making the best use of available, domestic lights. 

Duration                    1 day
Class size:                   4 

Cost:                             £225 plus Vat


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Who it's for?

This course is for any self-shooters needing to learn more about lighting in order to improve their filming, and to be confident about the health and safety considerations when using mains lighting. 


None. Delegates will be sent a detailed booking form before the course so we can gauge their experience and objectives, and tailor the course accordingly. 


By the end of the course, delegates will be confident about choosing and setting up lights for their shoot and interviews, and handling lights safely on location. 

Ongoing Support

With all our courses we provide a post-course support line for added peace of mind. So, if you encounter a problem - or just have a general query - do give us a call and we'll be happy to help.

Course Content

  • Introduction to basic principles of lighting
  • Health and safety considerations when working with mains-powered lighting - including cables, breakers, testers, heat, trip hazards and cable routing
  • Simple set ups for self-operating shoots including 3-point lighting
  • Changing lighting using camera controls
  • Mixed lighting
  • Using 2 or 3 lights to best effect 
  • Using colour gels


Venue & Times

Location:            DV Talent
                            6 Waterson Street
                            E2 8HL

Times:                10am - 5:30pm
                             (please arrive 15 minutes early for induction on the first day) 


Brian Marden-Jones is an experienced lighting cameraman and trainer, who has worked for the BBC, ITN, CBS and NBC.


Do I need to bring anything to the course?
It’s advisable to bring a pen and some notepaper. Otherwise, all you need is a receptive mind and your energy and enthusiasm.

Is lunch provided?
We keep you replenished with teas, coffee, biscuits and fruit. We don’t provide lunch – although there are a number of sandwich shops, cafes, restaurants close by, as well as a supermarket.

What if I have to cancel?
If you cancel more than 10 working days before the course date, you will get a full refund. If you cancel with less notice, or once the course has been confirmed the full course fees are still due. We will however endeavour to get you onto to a future course as and when we have a spare space. Although this cannot be guaranteed and will usually involve you being offered the place at short notice, we have a great track record of making sure people get their training – even it takes a bit of time.

What others say about this course

'Very good-right mix of creative lighting and practical safety'

Helen Thorpe, DV Director

'Very useful and well taught'

Jessica Stevenson, AP

'Very good, very well thought out. Increased my confidence'

Amena Hasan, Producer/Director

' Excellent-well organised, great access to equipment'

William Hartley, Researcher

'Excellent, clear and practical'

Phil Matthews, Exec Producer

'Really useful. Picked up a lot of knowledge that I didn't know before.'

- Scott Mullins

'Good solid foundation course, covering a range in a day"

- Laura Healey, Camera Operator

'I feel confident that with practice, I could light an interview effectively'

- Graham Harradine, Digital Campaigns Manager

'Very good and enjoyable. Well-paced and flexible to suit our particular needs'

- Stuart Barton, Senior Production Specialist

'Good all round course for lighting on location. Brian made sure our needs were met in terms of tailoring the course around our lighting set-ups'

- Ilie Zubascu, Producer Director

'Great to be able to ask questions as we go along rather than be lectured at and to use practical experience in using this. Tutor made the session easy and relaxed and was easy to approach with any queries. Not too much jargon which was great too.'

- Ian Lynch, Senior Producer Director



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