Lighting Dozen – New Cinematography Tutorials!

Today I am super proud to announce that my new tutorials are available for sale on the STORE page. The best part is that it’s only $24 dollars!

That’s right, just $24! For 12 different setups… that’s only $2 per each tutorial (offer expires Dec. 23/2014 – use coupon code DEAL24 at checkout; regular price $32).

Actually there are 13 setups because I included one extra BONUS for you guys. Overall length of these new tutorials is almost 4 hours!

I’m also excited for your guys to watch this and to hear your feedback.

I’ve tried to create a series of tutorials that just concentrate on getting professional looking shots. This applies to both cinematographers but also photographers, since you can do the same setups and just take a picture instead of video. I worked on these tutorials for over a year because I wanted to show you guys a collection of different shots that you can use in many different kinds of productions. You can use these tutorials in your next music video or film, even a documentary or corporate video.

Most of the examples I show in these tutorials are taken from actual jobs that I worked on. I was able to secure the rights from my clients so that I can show you all the behind the scenes details, along with the rough takes so you can follow along with me as I setup each shot.

You might wonder what kind of gear you will need. I created all the examples using my two favorite cameras which is the Canon 7D and Panasonic GH4… but you can really use any DSLR or DLSM or even standard video camera out there.

As you’ll see in the tutorials, what makes the shots look professional is not the camera I use or the size of the image sensor BUT how I setup the shots. The angles, composition, light placement, color grading, etc.

You can buy the LIGHTING DOZEN tutorials here. (offer expires Dec. 23/2014 – use coupon code DEAL24 at checkout; regular price $32)

The way I think these tutorials will best benefit you is if you simply follow step by step and try to duplicate the exact same shots as I did. Once you achieve the same result then you can go on and further adjust and combine ideas to create your own original looking shots.

Also, for anyone who has problems getting the same results, you can always contact me to ask me questions, or send in your sample shots so that I can help you guys fix your mistakes (leave your questions in the forum or in the comments of this post).

I always say that the best way to learn filmmaking is by experience. These tutorials will give you that. Just follow what I do and by the end, when you have duplicated all 12 shots you will have more experience than by reading or watching any filmmaking material out there.

Here is a breakdown of what’s included in the new product:

1. Intro (4:43 min.)
2. Campfire (10:01 min.)
3. Candle Light (15:24 min.)
4. Car Driving (59:36 min.)
5. Crazy Cool (11:47 min.)
6. Desert Sky (15:35 min)
7. Fences & Streaks (17:21 min.)
8. Fogged Out (19:11 min.)
9. Night Rain (23:00 min.)
10. Perfect Date (16:35 min.)
11. Spooky Forest (16:35 min.)
12. Stylish & Cool (15:23 min.)
13. Urban Brick (15:24 min)

Below are still images from the 12 different lighting setups I teach in the tutorials
Candle Light
Lighting Dozen Volume 1 Still 9
Lighting Dozen Volume 1 Still 10
Lighting Dozen Volume 1 Still 1
Lighting Dozen Volume 1 Still 8
Lighting Dozen Volume 1 Still 7
Lighting Dozen Volume 1 Still 6
Lighting Dozen Volume 1 Still 5
Lighting Dozen Volume 1 Still 4
Lighting Dozen Volume 1 Still 3
Lighting Dozen Volume 1 Still 2

11 thoughts on “Lighting Dozen – New Cinematography Tutorials!”

  1. Tom Antos,

    In a segment on your Lighting Dozen Tutorial, you demonstrate the light modifier/light diffuser that you built yourself using pvc pipe. You mention that you have a tutorial in the website explaining how to build this item. Where is it? I’ve been looking all through your website trying to find it.

    I’ll write a review of your Lighting Dozen Tutorial later today. I spent the entire night watching and learning from it.

    1. Hi Teofilo, that tutorial actually is not YET on my website. Sorry, don’t want to jump to the usual sounding excuse but the holidays, previous work etc all piled up and delayed me releasing that tutorial among a few others that I was hoping would be released before the Lighting Dozen Tutorials start selling. I am working on that tutorial and 3 others that I plan to release right after the holidays and before New Years. My apologies!

  2. Tom Antos,

    Sending a hearty BRAVO! to you on your new Lighting Dozen Cinematography Tutorial Series. Insightful and practical, your new Cinematography series is suited for new independent filmmakers looking to improve the looks of their likely low-budget movie / documentary / music video / television / tv commercial / new media productions. That said, seasoned professionals can learn a little something as well.

    While your title reads “Lighting Dozen”, I find that that title is slightly misleading. Yes, you demonstrate how to use mostly low-cost (relatively speaking) lighting tools in real world / work settings and take viewers on a step-by-step walk-through some of the problems filmmakers face on their productions. Your tutorial is an exemplary example of an approach to the problem-solving that MUST take place on cinema productions, no matter what the budget is. A highlight was watching your thorough breakdown of the setups of the imagery in your tutorials, some of which are iconic.

    Furthermore, you also methodically show viewers how to use color grading / color grading technology to further tweak images in post-production so that they DAZZLE. That post-production step is usually forgotten about and typically ignored, despite it being a crucial step in cinematography. I for one, loved when you showed how to manipulate sections of the frame of a moving image just like you can burn and / or dodge portions of a still digital photo in Photoshop. Those segments of your tutorial were also helpful and it’s those portions of your tutorial that cause me to say that the “Lighting Dozen” title of your tutorial is slightly misleading.

    All in all, your Lighting Dozen Cinematography Tutorial is a bargain and beginning filmmakers would be well-served by watching and learning from it. Again, BRAVO!!!

    P.S. You note that in your offer that there is a BONUS tutorial included. Where is it? Are you referring to the Car Driving segment, which is sort of two setups in one tutorial?

    1. Hi Teofilo, Im happy to hear you liked the Lighting Dozen tutorials. Yes the extra setup is in the car driving part where I show the day car driving shot with the girl.

  3. Dear Tom,
    your tutorial is simply amazing! I LOVE IT!
    Like the one on music video, it helped me a lot and I sincerely recommend to all filmmakers serious about cinematic look!

  4. hi tom I’m from Ethiopia , i always watch ur tutorials i love it. but how can i get ”Lighting Dozen ”.pls need it.
    Think u

      1. hi lukasz there is no credit card payment system in Ethiopia.if there another way can u help me pls ? tnk u.

  5. The hardest part of cinematography is shaping the light for your scene. You don’t need to speed $$$ on film school when you have Tom Antos Tutorials for a fraction of the cost. I should know as I never went to film school and have already made several award-winning films thanks to Tom’s tutorials.

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