Location Lighting and Use of Filters for Video

Learn how to use camera filters and location lighting.


Why take this course?

This course is aimed at film makers and camera operators who wish to further their skills and knowledge in the use of selected camera filters and location lighting techniques. It is a two day course which will be based in the state-of-the-art TV studio and editing suites at our Aberdeen City Campus.

What you will experience

The course is in two parts - each covering essential topics and techniques.

  • Part 1 will introduce you to a range of camera filters and how they are fixed to the camera via a matte box. You will then explore the different effects each filter can offer the programme maker, and how the use of appropriate filters can enhance the production.
  • Part 2 will introduce you to basic lighting techniques and set ups commonly found on location. A range of lanterns and fixings will be demonstrated in simulated conditions, and you will also focus on important health and safety procedures.
four male students reading script in performance studio

Key facts

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Entry requirements

A basic knowledge of location camera work would be desirable.

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Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

Aberdeen City Campus

Starts Duration Day(s) Time Fees Code
13 June 2018 2 Days Wednesday and Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm £140.00
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The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

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