Lighting masterclass (afternoon session)

Lighting masterclass (afternoon session)

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Middlesex University - Grove (G107)

The Burroughs



United Kingdom

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Learn lighting tricks from one of London’s familiar and established Food, Liquid and Table top Director/DOPs

About this event

This hands-on masterclass will offer a chance to learn lighting tricks from one of London’s familiar and established Food, Liquid and Table top Director/DOPs. The DOP will light a specific scenario and you will then be invited to put what you have learnt into practice by lighting a similar scenario with subtle differences!

Please note, this session may need to be cancelled last minute due to Mark's work commitments so we recommend you also book a place in other sessions as a 'back up' too. We will then alert you to whether this session will definitely be going ahead so you can cancel your place at any 'back up' sessions at that stage.

Workshop host

Mark Emberton, Director/DOP

Mark is one of London’s familiar and established Food, Liquid and Tabletop Director/DOP’s who is also well versed in the ‘dark arts’ of high speed, motion control and VFX, with over 25 years of experience in the industry.

Mark started his career working at Central Television. In 1994 he joined SVC Television, a leading London post-production house. There, he lead one of their motion control departments for 10 years and began to excel in the industries ‘black arts’. This allowed him to develop his lighting skills and techniques – specifically with regard to shooting for creative, post-production led solutions.

He soon ended up with an extensive and loyal client base in both the advertising and television industries. This time spent in a post-production environment gave him an invaluable knowledge of shooting with compositing in mind!

In 2007 Mark started to work as a Director/DOP with leading production companies such as Park Village and then Steam Media. This has given him an extensive grounding in directing commercials in the UK and he has now directed spots for most of the UK leading advertising agencies - Saatchi’s, DDB, BBH, AMV, Grey, Publicis, Leo Burnetts, Mother, Havas etc… for clients such as Coca Cola, Ford, Kelloggs, L’Oreal, Carling, Heineken, Apple, Adidas, Nike, Birdseye, Lurpak & Nespresso (to name but a few).

Shooting mainly food, liquid and live action for product driven commercials at the moment, Mark still maintains close ties with some of London’s leading facilities houses and continues to shoot a considerable amount of their effects sequences … His ability to create a warm client friendly atmosphere on a shoot are legendary and his undeniable talent and visuals speak for themselves.

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