January 18, 2023


A Small To No Crew Workshop with Jem Schofield of theC47

Lighting & Shooting Interviews is the bread and butter of the video production industry. It’s how many people make their living in this business. While shows like “60 Minutes” have big budgets, killer locations and large crews, most of us have to settle for much smaller budgets, less than ideal locations and crews of 1-3 people (which usually include you). And, the client still expects those interviews to look polished and professional.

To kick off the new year and to help you up your game in terms of lighting, Jem Schofield of theC47 is going to conduct an online workshop to help you light & shoot your interviews. It will feature little to no Powerpoint/Keynote slides and will be a “hands on” workshop with Jem demonstrating live how to get great results from 1-3 lighting fixtures (that don’t cost thousands of dollars), and a few light modifiers. In 45 minutes you will see at least 2-3 lighting set-ups that will help you light your interviews in different ways.


The workshop will also include a rolling Q&A with Jem so you can ask questions along the way.


Jem Schofield – theC47 — Producer, Director, DP & Educator

Jem started his journey in capturing images as a wee lad with his first real camera (a used Pentax K-1000). It was a great start to his education and in content creation & storytelling. He now spends most of his time producing content, educating others and otherwise being borderline obsessed with lighting, cameras, and production as a whole.

His company, theC47, specializes in creating effective, brand-driven content for a wide range of clients with a focus on video & post production services for corporate, promotional, commercial and educational based projects. theC47 also provides remote production solutions and has successfully produced hundreds of hours of content remotely for a wide range of clients such as Age of Learning (ABC Mouse).

Jem is also an equipment design consultant to many manufacturers in the film and television industry. He designed theC47 DP Kit & theC47 Book Light Kit (geared towards corporate, in-house and small to no crew productions), which is based on FJ Westcott’s Scrim Jim Cine system.

His in-depth training courses such as “Cinematic Video Lighting”, “Advanced Cinematic Video Lighting” and “Corporate Event Video: Producing Company Meetings and Presentations”, are currently available on LinkedIn Learning.

Current and past clients include AbelCine, Age of Learning, Apple, Inc., ARRI, Canon, Corus Entertainment, LinkedIn Learning, MAC Group, MZED, NBCUniversal, NPR, PBS, Riverbed Technologies, Scottish Enterprise, Sony, TED, The Vitec Group, Walmart Films, Westcott, YouTube & Zeiss.

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