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Lighting Techniques with Morgan Cooper

Date: August 15th and 16th, 2024
Time: 11:00 am–3:00 pm

Total Number of Participants: 8

 Aspiring filmmakers! Learn from Morgan Cooper, the creative force behind Bel-Air. A writer, producer, and cinematographer, Cooper will teach the tangible skills of lighting. Get hands-on instruction in lighting in both studio and outdoor settings. Understand diffusion, composition, framing, lens choice, and subject position. Simultaneously, learn about Cooper’s journey into the film industry

Morgan's Bio


“Morgan Cooper is a Los Angeles-based writer and director with a unique voice, clear vision, and a passion for every aspect of storytelling. Cooper’s influences range from fine art, jazz, and hip-hop, to the works of photographers Gordon Parks and Roy DeCarava. His Midwest roots and experiences growing up in Kansas City, Missouri resonate throughout his work. Cooper is the creative force behind the hit television series BEL-AIR. The series, which is a dramatic reimagining of the beloved ‘90s sitcom THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR, was born from a visionary short film Cooper released in March 2019 that quickly took the internet by storm. After garnering the attention of millions across the world, Will Smith and his production company Westbrook Studios came on board with Cooper as collaborators. The ten-episode first season, which saw Cooper serving as creator, director, co-writer and executive producer, premiered in February of 2022. It has gone on to become the most watched original streaming series in the history of the Peacock.”

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