A Vision of Creative Education

UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVE POTENTIAL



Our goal is to teach you how to paint with light creatively


and create emotional, inspiring imagery of architecture.



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LIGHTING MASTERCLASS

The focus of this Masterclass is not only to give you the tools and knowledge to read and understand the importance of lighting, but also the skills and confidence to master your lighting and scene setup in any scenario or software. Nikos Nikolopoulos breaks down the science of light and will show you why it's important to make light and color a driving force behind your image making process.

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DURATION & TOPICS

2 Live Online Classes (11:00am - 2:00pm EDT, total 6 hours with Q&A)

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UNDERSTANDING LIGHT

  • Motivated Lighting Techniques

  • Shaping and Controlling the Light

  • Think Like a Cinematographer

  • Introduction to Three Point Lighting

  • Create Depth in Your Images

  • Directing the Eye

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FAST RENDERING

  • Optimized Rendering Workflows

  • The Secret of Realistic Materials

  • Advanced Volumetric Effects

  • How to Produce Better Quality

  • Common Causes of Noise

  • Learn to Solve Problems

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NATURAL LIGHT

  • The Art of Daylighting

  • Direction and Position of Light

  • Choosing Lighting Angles

  • Emotional Response from Lighting

  • Learn to Read the Light Around You

  • Working with Multiple Lights

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PLAYING WITH COLOR

  • Color in Storytelling

  • Balanced Color Schemes

  • The Psychology of Color

  • Colors and their Relationships

  • Color Terminology and Meaning

  • Mastering the Color Palette

 
 

CREATIVE LIGHTING PHILOSOPHY

Creative Lighting is a philosophy of image making that sees light as the primary force in imagery. It’s about learning to see and think about light as a photographer or cinematographer does, and the craft of image making as a painter would. It is an approach to image making that favors the artist’s vision over technical knowledge.

 
 
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MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

 
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Nikos Nikolopoulos is a visual storyteller who loves teaching and lighting.
His unique cinematic approach to lighting is shared in the CGI community all over
the world. He believes that inspiration can be found everywhere and is particularly
passionate about the ethereal nature of the morning light and magic hour.

 
 
 

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

 
 
 
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ONLINE LIGHTING MASTERCLASS

UNLEASH YOUR IMAGINATION

£160 £200 per day (£319)

6 Hours with Q&A | 2 live online classes


JUNE 22 & 23 (11AM - 2PM EDT)

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JULY 20 & 21 (11AM - 2PM EDT)

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CLASS MATERIALS

All attendees will receive inspirational PDFs with examples and moodboards, showcasing the Creative Lighting philosophy.

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3D ASSETS

We encourage you to practice and experiment with our 3D Scenes and use all the great skills you will learn from the Masterclass.

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CERTIFICATIONS

Everyone who completes the lighting Masterclass will get a Creative Lighting certification and two years certificate from the Corona Academy.

 
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Creative Lighting is an authorized educational partner of Corona Renderer. At the end of the Masterclass, the attendees will receive a professional user certification from the Corona Academy for two years and 10% discount on a yearly Corona FairSaaS license.

 
 
 
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PLAYING WITH COLOR

Color Terminology and Meaning


This course will inspire you to see the light and the power of color from a new perspective. You'll learn to be in charge of your lighting setup and in control of your shadows. Nikos takes you through his creative process and will teach you about balanced color schemes, and how to create your own inspiring color palettes.

“It's easier to make color look good, but harder to make it service the story.“

- Roger Deakins

 
 
 
 

 
 

CONTACT

For more information about the Masterclass or if you have
any questions, please feel free to contact us.

 
 
 
 

FAQ



Here you can find the most frequently asked questions about the Masterclass:

- After the course, all attendees will receive:
1. Inspirational PDFs with examples and moodboards, showcasing the Creative Lighting philosophy.
2. 3D Scenes so you can practice and experiment all the great skills you will learn from the Masterclass.
3. A Creative Lighting certificate for the unique knowledge you will get during the course.
4. A professional user certification from the Corona Academy for two years and 10% discount on a yearly Corona FairSaaS license.

- Recordings are not available, we deliver our courses live and you will have the opportunity to interact with your instructor and ask questions. We believe that knowledge is power and through the live online classes you will improve and master your lighting knowledge.

- If you bought your ticket and you can't attend the course for any reason, please let us know and you can attend on the next available date.

- To find out what time the course will start in your local time simply type in google search (11am EDT). Alternative you can use a time zone converter.

- You cannot purchase only the first or the second day of the Masterclass.

- Creative Lighting reserves the right to change or alter the program advertised.

- There are a limited number of spaces in the Masterclass, early bookings are highly recommended.

- We deliver the live online classes through Zoom video conferencing. Zoom is ranked #1 in customer reviews and we want to offer you the best viewing experience. The microphone is optional but we highly recommend it so you can interact with your instructor and ask questions. If you decide to have your microphone off you can still ask questions through the Q&A dialog box.

- Creative Lighting philosophy can be applied to any software:
We strongly believe in the power of the artist and the software is just a tool for us that allows us to create art and tell our stories like a painter has his brushes to paint. The focus of this Masterclass is Creativity, Lighting, and Storytelling, it's not a technical course but you will also learn unique workflows to improve your production and many tips to render faster, much faster. We chose 3ds Max and Corona Renderer to demonstrate our methods and you can apply everything back in any other software you like.