Certified User Training for Lighting

Lighting Fundamentals | In-person

Dive into the dynamic world of lighting with our intensive 3-day course, offering a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical experience. This course provides a deep dive into the nature of light and colour, equipping participants with essential skills in light measurement, colour theory, and advanced lighting technologies. Discover the art of manipulating light through hands-on workshops, where you'll learn to tackle real-world scenarios in film production and event lighting. Safety practices and professional conduct in the lighting department are also key components, ensuring a well-rounded skill set for any lighting challenge. Each of the three days will be split into four theoretical modules, followed by a practical workshop to solidify the theory learned prior to this.


What you will learn

  • Understanding of light properties and human perception
  • Skills in applying photometry and using measurement tools
  • Advanced lighting control and manipulation techniques
  • Insights into the evolution and current state of lighting technology
  • Safety and professional practices in lighting
  • Real-world applications in various lighting scenarios

Who should attend

  • Film and TV professionals
  • Theatre technicians
  • Photography lighting assistants
  • Film production & cinematography students
  • Trainee lighting technicians
  • Lighting rental staff


This in-person course has a duration of 3 days in total.


Craig Gambell, Senior Trainer Lighting, ARRI

Craig has built a distinguished career as a commercial gaffer, with an emphasis on high-speed productions. His portfolio spans commercials, music videos, TV series, and feature films, showcasing his versatility and technical acumen. Now working at ARRI, Craig is empowering others to achieve their creative and professional goals within the industry through accredited training. His extensive experience and industry insights make him a sought-after expert for both on-set lighting and professional training.



The course will be held in English.

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Lighting Systems Control with Richard Cadena | Online

ARRI Academy Lighting Systems Control with lighting professional/author Richard Cadena goes over the basics of digital lighting control technologies. Whether you are starting out in the lighting industry or looking to streamline your production workflow, this 11-lesson video course is the ultimate guide to get you up and running with digital lighting control, using DMX, RDM, wireless DMX, and ethernet-based networks.

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What you will learn

  • DMX and wireless DMX
  • Building and troubleshooting a DMX network
  • RDM
  • Intro to and testing of ethernet-based networking: PING and IPCONFIG commands
  • Art-Net
  • sACN
  • Consoles
  • ARRI LED ecosystem

Who should attend

  • Cinematographers
  • Operators
  • Assistants
  • DITs
  • Students
  • Film school teachers
  • Rental staff


This online course has a duration of around two-and-a-half hours in total.

It is divided up into 11 individual sessions.

To read more about what each session includes, click on the "Buy now" button below.


Richard Cadena, lighting designer/consultant and author

Richard has been in the lighting industry for over 30 years, working as a tech, programmer, designer, electrician, and account rep. In addition to working on shows, he also teaches classes and workshops covering a variety of live event production-related topics including entertainment electrics, power distribution, control systems, and programming.



The course is held in English.

Online platform

The course is available on MZed - Education for Creatives.

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Online platform


ARRI Academy Pre-registration

You can pre-register for one or more of ARRI’s Certified User and Service Training courses. Register today without any obligation and, depending on the regional demand, we will schedule and inform you about a training near you.