Last Saturday Lights Film School held a three hour live online Lab Chat with Mark Meily. The Lab Chat was entitled “Lighting: Where to I Begin?”.

The snyopsis for the Lab Chat can be found below:

Lighting- Where do I begin?

When the cinematographer arrives on the set, he or she orders the crew to place the lights on certain areas of the set. But which light does the cinematographer positions first? Where exactly in the set does he/she put the lights? What are the steps or procedure that the cinematographer observes when he or she begins lighting? The objective of this session is to discuss the relationship between the director, the production designer and the cinematographer. We will also discuss the difference between motivational lighting and glamour lighting, which basically sets the pace on where the cinematographer begins. A sample scene from a script would be sent to participants prior to the session. We will dissect the scene as cinematographers and the directors and discuss how to approach it cinematographically. There is also a video demonstration that Lights Film School students need to watch prior to the Lab Chat. Please join us for this exciting and very important chat.
DATE: Saturday, Septebmer 4th, 2010
TIME: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM EST
Led by Mark Meily

Mark Meily is an award-winning filmmaker of 22 years, who’s films have screened in a variety of film festivals all over the world. Two of these feature films, written and directed by Mark, received some great reviews in The New York Times, the Village Voice, LA Times and The NJ Star- Ledger. Mr Meily’s recent film “Baler” was screened at the MoMA last June 11, 2009

Mark has taught filmmaking for over five years now where many of his students have since gone on to become successful filmmakers. He has has also taught screenwriting and directing in both 16mm and 35mm formats. He loves sharing his experience and knowledge to aspiring filmmakers.

In 1989, Mr Meily became a scholar of the French Government. He studied film at the Ecole Superieure d’Etudes Cinematographiques (ESEC) in Paris, France; and also at the Centre Audio-Visuel de Langues Modernes (CAVILAM) in Vichy, France.

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