GTC Workshop: Basic Lighting

Basic Lighting Workshop

A GTC workshop introduction to lighting for students, assistants and all who need to learn basic lighting skills.

Tutor: Lighting Cameraman GTC member Neil Harrison

Neil has over 15 years' experience in the broadcast industry in the fields of drama, documentary, sport, news and corporate television production.

Initially trained in commercial photography, Neil has worked in post-production and as a broadcast and film-credited editor plus on a number of high-profile television shows as visual effects supervisor and shooting for VFX and second unit. For the last four years he has focused on work as a freelance lighting cameraman and has been shooting worldwide, including in Russia and the USA.

Topics for this all-day workshop:

  • basic electrical theory, watts, amps, cables, UK power supply
  • tungsten, fresnels, Dedolights, Kinoflos, LED panels and HMIs
  • colour theory, colour temperature and how it relates to video cameras and human skin 
  • basic interview lighting, three-point lighting and more contemporary setups
  • lighting modifiers – gels, diffusion and bounce
  • building a lighting kit
  • travelling with a lighting kit.

Venue: ProVision Leeds, ITV Studios, Studio Road (off Kirkstall Road), Leeds LS3 1JS

Facilities and refreshments kindly provided by Provision (ITV Studios)

Full details and online booking at:

GTC members free; non-members £60.

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