Learn professional lighting and set design techniques,
and take your videos to a higher cinematic level.

  • You will learn how to create your own lighting schemes and thoroughly analyse the lighting in reference shots.

  • You will learn to design cinematic lighting using a variety of simple techniques and tools that I will share and demonstrate for you.

  • You will master the basics of set design, which will help you to create stunning, expansive shots using tools to influence location, props, colour and composition.


  • Mastery of professional techniques and understand the philosophy behind cinematic lighting. You will have the confidence needed to improvise lighting on sets;
  • Better perception of how to direct the viewer's attention and create cinematic atmosphere in the frame by working with visual story telling. You will understand how visual storytelling works and how to use it to your advantage;
  • A complete set of lessons that will help you enter into the world of cinema, advertising, and collaboration contracts with global brands. They will help you to highlight yourself among other filmmakers and raise the value of your services;
  • Practice experience with set design and professional lighting setups. You will know how to work with natural light, mixed light, and artificial light;
  • Knowledge of how to properly balance and fill the frame. You will understand colour harmonies, how to create strong and interesting looking characters, props and location design;
  • The ability to analyse and recreate any reference shots.
You have basic experience working with a camera, maybe you have worked with lighting and set design before, but you think that your work is not cool enough for the modern commercial, film, and art video industry. This course will provide you with lighting and set design skills that will help you elevate your work to a higher level.

I will share with you all of the knowledge that has helped me to become a professional DP with a successful YouTube channel, where I interact with clients and brands for collaboration jobs. I have collected this knowledge over the course of 10 years and now you have the opportunity to acquire it much faster. The course consists of concentrated information, video examples of all of the techniques, and analyses of both successful and unsuccessful homework projects.

After the course, you will have the ability and knowledge to make beautiful, cinematic, professional video shots.
I want to share one of the most inspiring stories of my student, Vlad. Vlad lives in Qatar, he moved there from Ukraine. Shooting different video content in Qatar, Vlad set out to improve his ability to work with lighting so he could join the world of film and TV production. He came to me to help with this goal.

As part of my course, one of the homework assignments is to find an interesting and spacious place in order to build the character's universe through the use of props and the atmosphere of the room. Thus, Vlad ended up in a local film studio with a request to shoot his homework project in one of their spaces. Why not?

During the shooting, Vlad put his maximum effort and patience into the homework project. The result? The studio producer watched the homework footage and invited Vlad to work as a cameraman on his TV series. This is how Vlad entered the world of cinema.

A few months later, Guy Ritchie flew to Qatar with his film crew where, unfortunately, a member of the camera crew became ill with COVID. Guy Ritchie asked the producer of the same studio where Vlad worked to find a replacement for the camera crew. This replacement was Vlad. Thus, Vlad's first professional film project in Qatar and Turkey was as part of Guy Ritchie's team in 2020!

#1 - Cinematic lighting - The fundamentals
  • Introduction
  • #1.1 Main secrets of cinematic lighting and set design
  • #1.2 Light and shadows contrast
  • #1.3 Lighting ratio / tone of lights
  • #1.4 Warm and cold contrast
  • #1.5 Dense atmosphere contrast
  • Homework #1
#2 - Set design secrets
  • #2.1 Visual storytelling
  • #2.2 Work with props / composition
  • #2.3 Color harmony
  • #2.4 Scouting and preproduction secrets
  • Homework #2
#3 - Tools of working with lighting
  • #3.1 Type of light sources - how to choose the right one
  • #3.2 Negative fill and black flags
  • #3.3 Soft diffusion
  • #3.4 Bounce light
  • #3.5 Grip manual
  • Homework #3
#4 - Professional Lighting techniques
  • #4.1 My rules of working with lighting
  • #4.2 Advanced Lighting techniques
  • #4.3 Cinematic light schemes
  • #4.4 Secrets of working with a script for DP
  • #4.5 The final
  • Homework #4
#5 - Case Studies
  • #5.1 Combine Lighting in the interior
  • #5.2 Work with natural light on the art film
The course has subtitles

Andrew has been a professional cinematographer since 2013. He has extensive experience working with music videos, commercials and films. He specializes in lighting and set design.

During his career as a DP, Andrew created an ongoing educational project on YouTube in 2020. Over the past few years, he has shared his knowledge of how to shoot budget art, music video, and commercial projects.
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"What if I don't like this course?"

I will give you your money back. I want you to be happy with the course material. I am quite confident in my course because all of my students have shown impressive practical results using my techniques.

We offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. This guarantee begins after payment for the course. Refund of the payment will occur within 30 days.


Does this course have subtitles?

Yes, it has English, Spanish, French, German and Chinese subtitles.
What tools / light sources will I need for practice?
You have two options:

1. One, you can use the tools provided by this course for your commercials, art films, and other projects. Just apply the techniques learned in the course, and you will have amazing results!

2. Two, if you want to practice the course on your own, you will need a light source or have the opportunity to work with the sun.
Here are two recommendations I have for light sources:

  • The cheapest option is a 500-1000W tungsten "halogen light" with a dimmer. This power will be enough to work on medium and wide shots.
  • The optimal option is to use any LED sources of Apurture, Godox, or Nanlite 100W power or higher.
For practical examples shown in this course, I use devices such as ACE 650W, Godox 300VL, Godox 150W, and Arri 1200W. Also, you can complete all of the practice assignments using natural light sources. The sun is a very cool and free light source.
How long do I have access to the course?
You will have lifetime access to the course. Also, this course will be updated periodically so you can watch the new videos and workshops for free.
When does the course start and finish?

Once you've enrolled you have lifetime access to the course. You can work with the lessons at your own pace and go over the material as many times as you need.
I'm a professional DP, will this course help me to improve my skills?

Of course, we have many professional practice videos and workshops. I'm sure that you will find many useful tools. If not, there is a 30-day money-back guarantee.