A Vision of Creative Education

UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVITY

 

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 (11am - 2pm, 6 hours total 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

  • Natural Light as a Creative Tool

  • Emotional Response from Lighting

  • Learn to Read the Light Around you

  • Working with Multiple Lights

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COLOR THEORY

  • Color in Storytelling

  • Balanced Color Schemes

  • The Psychology of Color

  • Colors and their Relationships

  • Color Terminology and Meaning

  • Mastering the Color Palette

 
 
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OUR CLIENTS

Allies and Morrison, Animatic Media, ArtisticPixel, CallisonRTKL, DBOX, DES Architects + Engineers, Design International, DesignRaum GmbH, Dyson, EFG European Furniture Group, EPR Architects, Foster + Partners, Goldstein Hill & West Architects, Guulshan Roy Architects, HKS Architects, Johnson Pilton Walker, KCA International, L&V Architects, MAKE Architects, Model Works, Modus Workspace, Nanopixel, NVIDIA, Oktra, Our Studio, Perkins and Will, Ramboll, Rocksteady Studios, SHoP Architects, Spink Property, Studio MILO, Tangible Visual, Tara Bernerd & Partners, White Crow Studios, Zaha Hadid Architects.

 

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

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Nikos Nikolopoulos is a creative director 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


“Unlocking the creative potential of our staff. It’s like seeing the world from a new perspective. Technical skills can be learnt from books, the theory of lighting provides a philosophy of how to convey emotion and feelings. As architects we often express our design intent through a descriptive journey. Creative Lighting has given us the tools to convey this through imagery.”


— Wayne Dickerson, Johnson Pilton Walker

 
 
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ONLINE LIGHTING MASTERCLASS

UNLEASH YOUR IMAGINATION

 

£320 £400

2 LIVE ONLINE CLASSES | 6 HOURS TOTAL


NOVEMBER 16 & 17 (11AM - 2PM EST)

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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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CERTIFICATE

Everyone who completes the online lighting Masterclass will get a Creative Lighting professional user certificate.

 
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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 certificate from the Corona Academy for two years and 10% discount on a yearly Corona FairSaaS license.

 
 
 

VISUAL STORYTELLING

DISCOVERING YOUR PROCESS

Storytelling is the most effective way to merge meaning and emotions. Learn how to find your unique voice, develop original ideas and unlock powerful sources of creative inspiration.

 
 

“The Creative Lighting Masterclass allowed me to start thinking outside the box regarding lighting and color. Nikos's approach is both passionate and inspiring. I found a few Gems of knowledge that have allowed me to revisit my old scenes with a different technical and creative eye. I look forward to applying the techniques learned in all my future Projects.”


— Stephen Harrison, ArtisticPixel

 
 

 
 

CONTACT

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

 
 
 

FAQ



Here are answers to questions we are frequently asked 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. Creative Lighting professional user certificate for the unique knowledge you will get during the course.
4. Professional user certificate 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 through the Q&A dialog box. 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.

- Creative Lighting reserves the right to cancel any course with less than 10 attendees. In the event of cancellation, students will be given at least one week advance notice and will be transferred to the next available date within two months.

- To find out what time the course will start in your local time we recommend you to 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 seats in the Masterclass, early bookings are highly recommended.

- We deliver the live online classes through Zoom video conferencing, you don't need to have an account to attend the course. Zoom is ranked #1 in customer reviews and we want to offer you the best online training experience.

- Creative Lighting philosophy can be applied to any software. We will breakdown our commercial and concept work that we created with V-Ray, Corona and Maxwell Render. 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.