Creative Lighting

Offered through the LIFT Touring Workshop program

Upcoming Session:
Saturday August 26th, 2017
10am to 6pm
Enrollment is limited to 10
Workshop will be held at 404 York Road, Guelph

Register before August 17th by emailing 

Because the instructors are traveling for the workshops we require pre-registration a minimum of one week in advance. We require five business day cancellation notice for a full refund. Classes with fewer than three people will be cancelled.

$100 plus HST



This workshop will cover advanced lighting for filmmakers,  cinematographers and gaffers and will take you deeper into the practical and artistic expression of lighting. Scenes and scenarios will be  deconstructed and recreated through hands-on exercises, to achieve a specific visual aesthetic for creative storytelling.

Participants will explore dramatic lighting techniques for interior and exterior, High Key and Low Key, static and moving subjects, actors and locations.

Daylight and fixtures, soft and hard light concepts, as well as all the peripheral lighting tools will be used to shape and control the look and feel of your picture. This is an opportunity to understand the many tools in your palette combined with valuable hands-on experience. 


About the Instructor

Zachary Finkelstein is a film and video artist based in Toronto. He holds an MFA in Production from York University and a BFA from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University. Presented internationally at film and media festivals, and in galleries Zachary’s work draws on a wide variety of filmmaking techniques to explore themes such as sensorial perception, and active viewership. He currently teaches Video Production at Humber College.

This workshop is part of LIFT's Touring Filmmaking Workshops with media arts centers throughout Ontario. The touring program is generously supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF).