Mobile Games Video
Mobile Games Video
Mobile Games Video
Mobile Games Video

306 Lighting for Instructional Video

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Tuesday, June 20


Marina 2

Proper lighting in your video makes a world of difference in how your viewers perceive your product. But good lighting can be a challenging aspect of video production. Have you found yourself asking the following questions: “How do I know which lights to get? How do I determine the correct lighting placement? How many lights should I use? Should I buy or rent them?”

In this session, you will examine the secrets of achieving a professional look to your instructional videos. You will participate in an actual scenario of lighting someone on camera. In this exercise, you will learn how excellent lighting doesn’t have to be expensive; you can use many items from your local hardware store during this stage of video production. You will leave this session understanding that with a little creativity, proper planning, and the right tools, you can achieve stellar results in your next video.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to light instructional video
  • The basics of how light works
  • About the essential tools you need
  • What a three-point lighting setup is
  • How to light hair
  • What colors of clothing to avoid
  • How to soften skin tones
  • How to plan for proper lighting

Novice to intermediate designers and project managers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Fresnel tungsten lights, LED Ice Lights, stands, and Blackmagic production cameras.

Phillip Wade

Public Education Program Developer

Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Phillip Wade is a public education program developer with the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as well as a video producer with over 200 productions under his belt. Phillip creates online training classes for OSHA on a variety of health and safety topics. Additionally, he has directed and produced movies through Ambition Pictures that have been featured at nearly a dozen film festivals, including the Beverly Hills Film Festival, the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, and the Portland International Film Festival.

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