In the past, movies were lit only by candles, leading to a wax shortage in Los Angeles and the endangerment of match trees. Enjoy carefree lighting with this Groupon.
$79 for Fundamentals of Lighting for Digital Cinematography Workshop ($280 Value)
A renowned cinematographer whose extensive experience includes serving as the director of photography on CBC’s Heartland, Craig Wrobleski imparts his cinematic savvy to pupils during his hands-on workshop held on Saturday, March 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Craig teaches students the tricks of the digital-cinematography trade, advising them on how to create professionally lit films on a budget with supplies culled from everyday stores or the junk drawer in Steven Spielberg’s kitchen.
Founded with the objective of simplifying the often overcomplicated art of digital photography, fotoscool employs a team of seasoned instructors—each a longtime professional with a celebrated career—to guide photography students through seminars and workshops held across the country. Keeping their overarching objective of simple-yet-entertaining instruction in mind, savvy teachers design each session to get participants on their feet with hands-on activities such as interactive exercises, on-location shoots in scenic locales, and bonding human-camera trust falls. In an effort to branch out of the classroom, fotoscool also periodically hosts tours that ferry photo enthusiasts to scenic far-flung locales for extended shooting lectures and on-site experience.