The Image Makers

Upcoming Sessions
Monday May 28th from 6:30 to 8:30pm
"Royal with Cheese"
Email to register 
Held at Ed Video (404 York Road, Guelph)
In the May session we'll work with this image from "Pulp Fiction" as a (ahem) road map for lighting an internal car shot.
Free for members
Membership is easy! We offer three levels of membership that suit the various ways people interact with Ed Video. The process of becoming a member is as simple as completing a form and paying the membership fee.
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This is a monthly gathering of video and cinema makers who are dedicated to the craft of moving imagery, with a particular focus on lighting design.
At each session, participants will work together to recreate an image from an existing film. Each session will be a chance to meet new collaborators, try new techniques, push one another to new levels, and keep skills fresh. 
Ed Video will provide equipment, but participants are also welcome to bring their own.
6:30pm: Introductions and "Crew Selection"
6:35pm: Analyzing the Image and Lighting Design
6:40pm: Executing the lighting Design
7:30pm: Filming
8:00pm: Post (colour adjustments, etc)
8:30pm: Review, Wrap, Discussion
Crew Roles
Director of Photography
Lighting Team (1-3 positions)
Camera Operator
Absolutely no instruction is provided in this session, so it is recommended that all participants have a working knowledge of video production, or are willing to learn through observation and participation.
All workshops are held at Ed Video, 404 York Road, Guelph, unless otherwise indicated.

Past Sessions

March 2018

In the March session, we followed the steps discussed in this tutorial on recreating the look of "Stranger Things".


February 2018

In the February session, we analyzed and attempted to recreate the below image from the film "The Neon Demon", directed by Nicholas Winding Refn, with cinematography by Natasha Braier. 

Neon Demon


January 2018
In the January session we recreated this shot from the film "The Good German", directed by Steven Soderbergh with cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.


December 2017
In December we recreated the lighting design in this shot from the film "A Serious Man", directed by Ethan and Joel Coen with cinematography by Roger Deakins.
Serious MAn
November 2017
In November we recreated the lighting design in this shot from the film "Stories We Tell", directed by Sarah Polley with cinematography by Iris Ng.
October 2017
In October we recreated the lighting design in this shot from the film "Beberian Sound Studio", directed by Peter Strickland with cinematography by Nic Knowland.
Berberian Sound Studio
September 2017
In September we tried our hand at recreating this product shot from the very useful Broncolor "Shoot This Photo" website. The resulting image was used as a promotional tool for our annual Brewhaha fundraiser. This was the first session of the Image Makers.