Catalog Year : 2021-22


Georgia Film Academy

Georgia Film Academy


GFA 3020 1 - Motion Picture Set Lighting
CEUs: 6.00
This course will equip students with the skills and knowledge of electrical distribution and set lighting on a motion picture or episodic television set in order to facilitate their entry and advancement in the film business. This course is offered in collaboration with the Georgia Film Academy. Students will participate in goal-oriented class projects including power distribution, set protocol and etiquette, properly setting lamps, department lingo, lighting a set to feature film standards, motion picture photography, and other crucial skills to work in the set lighting department. A large emphasis will be placed on set etiquette including, but not limited to, participation in exercises, attitude, professionalism, and technique on and off set. This course also introduces lighting on location, providing students with the opportunity to rig and light the most common situations a set lighting crew faces – day exteriors, day interiors, night exteriors and night interiors. In preparation for lighting a particular location, students will participate in location scouting to ascertain all resources needed – equipment, man power and time. Contingent on securing a remote location, the class will choose a script that has several scenes in one particular location, and then will light and “shoot” the various scenes. Upon completion of this course, students will be ready to enter the film industry at the feature film level as a freshman set lighting technician, having a broad base of knowledge that will allow him/her to integrate with the crew from the first day on set. This knowledge includes but is not limited to the equipment, techniques, communications, specifications, and a complete understanding of the behavior of light and how to manipulate/control it to feature film standards. The level of preparedness of each student will be dependent on the students’ participation and effort in learning the material and using the equipment. If the student earns an A grade in this course, he/she can consider themselves ready to embark on a career in the set lighting department.

Lecture: 3.00 Lab: 3.00
College: School of Comm, Film & Media
Department: Mass Communications
Campus Middle GA - Off Campus
Start Date AUG 16, 2021 End Date DEC 07, 2021
Days Taught THR Time of Day 09:00 am - 03:00 pm Location TBA TBA
Instructor(s):Brian  Gunter Open Seats:1 of 1 as of 01/23/2022 01:25:27
Additional Fees: GA Film Academy Tuition $125 per Credit Hour fee
Additional Information: Instructional Method: Hybrid - 50% or less Online (H)