Certified Training for Lighting Fundamentals


Certified Training for Lighting Fundamentals with Mo Flam

At this 3-day advanced lighting workshop cinematographers, gaffers and filmmakers will have the opportunity to explore dramatic lighting techniques used in fiction films.

This class is led by Mo Flam, a Chief Lighting Technician, with 40 years of experience in the industry. Through hands-on sessions, lectures, screenings and discussions you will explore the importance of light in visual storytelling and the techniques and processes to execute complex lighting setups.

Working collaboratively as a film crew, you take on the creative and technical challenges of feature film cinematography. The class will learn how to scout a location and plan lighting requirements for a scene. You will begin to tackle challenging lighting situations with goals to achieve specific visual aesthetics through hands-on sessions.

You will light scenes with LED, HMI, tungsten, fluorescent units and learn to use grip equipment to shape and control light through practical exercises. You will light a variety of interior and exterior residential and commercial spaces, as well as car interiors, for day and night scenes, and dramatic scenarios with actors, using the most recent and advanced technology in film lighting.

    • Directors of Photography
    • Lighting designers
    • Gaffers
    • Operators
    • Assistants
    • Rental staff
    • Colourists and colour graders
    • Introduction and discussion lighting topics
    • Demonstration of lighting tools & equipment, SkyPanels, SkyLink and the Stellar app
    • Lighting demos
      • Light for the look upstage side
      • Big source, book light
      • Low contrast / high contrast
      • Hard light
      • Negative fill, passive fill, cutters and grip controls
      • Student requests
    • Light a scene on a set for 2 different times & moods
    • Tech scout for location shoots on days 2 & 3
    • Film screenings and discussions
    • Location shoot #1 - Balancing light between an interior and bright exterior | #2 night exterior | #3 TBD
    • Poorman’s process car night
    • Supervised student shoots
    • Final discussion and screenings
  • Mo Flam has been working as a Chief Lighting Technician on

    feature films for over 35 years. Major Credits include “The English Patient”, “Black Swan”, “Spotlight”, “Cold Mountain” and “Matewan”. Mo started with making Super 8 surfing movies and environmental documentaries. His growing interest in film led him to graduate school at Columbia University School of the Arts, where he earned an MFA in Film Studies. Through the years Mo has had the

    privilege of working with many great cinematographers, including John Seale, Michael Ballhaus, Haskell Wexler, John Toll, Tom Sigel, Peter Suchitzky and Mattie Libatique. Mo has done ten pictures with Academy Award winning Cinematographer John Seale,

    including The English Patient and three other Anthony Minghella films. Mo has always been an early adopter and advocate of new lighting technology, including The ArriMax, Chimeras and currently SkyPanels, Luminair and other LED lights. Mo has also been the DP on features, shorts and commercials.

  • EUR 1800 | USD 1800 | CNY 13680

  • English, German

  • Q: Do I have to purchase a ticket when it comes available after pre-registration?
    A: No, we will contact you when a training becomes available in your region and you can finally decide if you would like to book an early bird ticket.

    Q: What else is included in the ticket price?
    A: Your ticket includes lunch, snacks, drinks, a folder with printed participant documents, and a very nice giveaway swag.

    Q: Does ARRI Academy offer discounts to members of industry organizations and student discounts?
    A: Yes, please send us an email at with a copy of your membership or student card or similar to receive a promo code.

    Q: What are the conditions for refunds?
    A: The participant shall have a right to withdraw from the contract up to 5 calendar days before the start of the event.

    • No cancellation charges up to 14 calendar days or more before the start of the event.
    • Cancellation charges amounting to 25% of the event fees up to 6 calendar days or more, but lesser than 14, before the start of the event.
    • The full participation fee is due 5 calendar days before the start of the event.

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