Lighting on Location

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. 

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

  • 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

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.

Approximately 4 people.


10:00-17:30 (please arrive 15 minutes early for induction on the first day) 


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be in writing and must be received at least 10 working days prior to the course date or the full fee will be charged. DV Talent reserves the right to cancel courses at any time (e.g. if there are insufficient enrolments) without liability, and delegates will be offered an alternative date or full refund. In booking a course, you are acknowledging you have read and accepted our Terms and Conditions.