Music Video Cinematography: Projector Lighting
In this excerpt from the Abstract Lighting & In-Camera Effects Masterclass, cinematographer Justin Jones presents how he creatively lights with a projector for music videos.
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Abstract Lighting & In-Camera Effects Masterclass
Discover dreamy and abstract camera and lighting techniques!
In this insider study into shooting music videos for major artists, cinematographer Justin Jones reveals his most effective and streamlined camera and lighting techniques and methodologies.
Beginning with theory, Justin shows his process of creating the look and feel of each technique and then demonstrates how he pulled it all off. He exposes the nuances of moving hard light, handling shutter speed effects, and lighting with a projector.
Over the course of this masterclass, Justin breaks down three masterful setups from three of his most iconic music videos.
- Moving Hard Light — “The Shower Scene” by Ice Nine Kills
- Shutter Speed Effects — “Blue Football” by August Royals
- Projector Cinematography — “MMMY” by XX Bridge
About Justin Jones
Justin Jones is a cinematographer with a fresh, unconventional style that integrates into narrative storytelling, especially in today’s fast-paced industry. He has built upon practical techniques to accomplish some of the most ambitious projects within budget. Specializing in color and unique camera techniques, he creates a new perspective and brings a redefined look to filmmaking.
As a leading cinematographer with over a decade of experience, Justin bested the music video world. He’s shot all around the world with some of the biggest artists in the industry. These include Zayn, Jack Harlow, Carlos Santana, Quavo, Tyga, Wiz Khalifa, G Easy, Pusha T, Three Days Grace, Falling in Reverse, PnB Rock, Rich the Kid, Travis Barker, Chris Brown, and many more.
Presently, Justin has since transitioned into narrative work with four feature films under his belt. His latest feature “Issac,” starring Rj Mitte and Dove Cameron, is in post-production and has been accepted to screen at the Sundance International Film Festival.