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7 Videos (16m)
    • Introduction

    • The Project

    • Seamless Paper 101

    • Blocking Talent And Camera

    • Lighting The Seamless

    • Lighting The Talent

    • Wrap Party!


About This Class


Learn how professional cinematographer Matt Workman creates dynamic studio lighting on a simple seamless paper background.  Matt has shot music videos for Justin Bieber, 50 Cent, Diddy and commercials for Google, Facebook, BMW, and L’Oreal.  In this course Matt covers the concepts and techniques required to create professional / dynamic lighting.  This course is perfect for the beginner to intermediate Cinematographer or videographer that is comfortable with a camera and wants to learn more about studio lighting.

88 of 91 students recommendSee All

Very clear and to the point. Communicated in a really approachable way as well :)
A quick and easy, yet informative course on studio lighting. Just the basics. Perfect for beginners or a nice refresher for an intermediate level.
Straight forward, simple, and excellent animat d studio stuff that showed how the lighting worked in the background and on the talent. Literally, I just used this for a shoot and it looked SO MUCH BETTER!!!
Michael M.

Pumped and ready to grow!





Matt Workman


Matt Workman is a Technical DP / Cinematographer based in New York City. He specializes in previs, motion control, and virtual production. Matt is able to work seamlessly with the agency, production company, and visual effects company by using 3D previs as a common visual language.

Matt is the founder and editor of Cinematography Database (, a company and blog that focuses on modern cinematography.