The Beginner's Guide to Lighting for Film

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What This Guide Has to Offer

The Beginner's Guide to Lighting for Film will teach you how to light a low budget feature film, web-series or short film - without having to buy expensive gear!


Download videos in 1080p or 540p to watch at your leisure. Learn quickly or at your own pace.


Whenever you want, how many ever times you want, ask me anything by sending me an email.


If lighting freaks you out, then this is the guide you need. I teach in my own unique way - how I learned myself.


Download my templates and lighting diagrams for your personal use.


I break each lesson down to a simple step-by-step process you can follow to light your own scenes.


Nothing is left behind. From exposure to skin tones to finding your own style, it's got it all!

"I was a little hesitant at first for putting down the payment, however was comforted that there was a grace period for refund, and further comforted that there was no need - I devoured the videos of information on how to become a better camera operator, and considered his teachings inexpensive for the hundreds of hours he spent making them. I would pay for more tutorials should I ever adventure into a new camera, or for that matter other tutorials (sound, lighting, marketing, etc).  

I strongly recommend Sareesh's tutorials if you want to get serious in understanding how to produce an image to be proud of.

- Fred, Chicago.


Get these free bonus guides and videos along with your purchase:

Interview Lighting Guide for Interiors.

Over 5 hours of video tutorials on lighting. Normally sells for $97. Your's free with the Beginner's Guide to Lighting for Film.

How I shot these fashion films - Analog, The Character and Fashion Film 001. 

I take you behind the scenes on how I shot and lit three fashion films. How do you light if you're all alone with minimum equipment?

Ultimate Guide to Video Accessories. 

A 300+ page eBook that is the standard reference for camera accessories. Period. Normally sells for $19.95. Your's free with this guide!

"Sareesh takes his already thorough and practical 'free' tips and articles and goes far beyond the basics in his guides.  

If you are looking for information that you can understand and put to work immediately, you owe it to your work to check out everything he publishes."

"Good, practical, easy-to-understand teaching about basics of lightning, gear and contrast ratios. Helps us small budget cinematographers to get better results and to choose cost effective low budget gear."

- Eric, Canada

- Jari S.

"Sareesh is an amazing teacher. I was looking for a guide like this for quite some time and am happy I came upon this."

"Sareesh has in-depth knowledge in all aspects of video /cinema production work.  

His tutorial on the A7s2 covers not only the correct use of the camera but all the concepts needed to make the right choices when using it. His tutorial is clear and comprehensive."

- Baylee Sinner, Seattle, WA

- Cristiana Bontemps, Monaco

FAQs and Terms

When will I get access?  

You get immediate access once the payment is sucessful. You can view all the content and watch all the videos, but the download links are only accessible after a 24 to 48-hour refund period (depending on your time zone).

Who is this guide for?

It's for absolute beginners who want a holistic way to learn to light. If you're already comfortable with lighting, this is not the guide for you. If you're looking for specific info about products or light-types and fixures, this guide is not for you.

Can I use my own login and password?  

Yes. You will have your own account page and can make the necessary changes.  

Can the guide be read offline?  

No. You will always need a browser and an Internet connection. But you can download all the videos to watch at your leisure. The videos must be downloaded one by one. The guide cannot be downloaded all at once.

Will I get access to all the bonuses immediately?  

You will get access to the free bonuses once the 24-hour refund window has closed. Due to time zone differences it will be automatically available between 24 to 48 hours. If you don't like the guide, then why do you need the bonuses?

Why is this guide web-based?  

I can't think of any other format where I can combine video, high-quality stills and loads of additional downloads and templates. The lessons are presented in the way and order I want to teach them. There are also quizzes at the end of each lesson to help you reinforce your learning.

I don't like web-based content!  

When I get everything I want from life, you'll get yours. 

Will the guide be updated?  

I would love to, but it depends on the number of users and how engaged they are. To realistically keep updating this guide I'll have to charge a subscription fee instead of a one-time amount. Therefore, you're paying for the guide in its present form, as-is, and no future content is promised.  

How does the return policy work?  

The 24-hour policy begins the moment I send the login credentials. If you're unsatisfied with the guide you can let me know within 24 hours and I'll return your money. No questions asked.  

Please note: Those who have received refunds earlier are not eligible for a refund. Also, if you avail of your refund it disqualifies you from all future refund offers. Only buy if you agree to this.

How long will this guide be active?  

The guide will be available for at least 5 years from the date of purchase. To be honest I have no plans of taking it down, but I don't own the Internet. 

How does email support work?  

Inside the guide, there is a contact form and my email address. Whenever you need to, how many ever times you need to, you can send me an email. I'll try my best to respond to all queries, but please understand, there is no legal obligation for me to do so. Email support is also time-bound up to 12 months from the date of purchase. It is a free courtesy and is not part of the sale, so please don't assume it is your legal right! There might be many extenuating circumstances where I won't be able to reply to your emails, and I am not obligated to justify myself for anything either. I'm not running a call center, you know!  

Furthermore, I will not answer any questions that need me to spend time; e.g., reading scripts or doing research or whatever. If you need me to spend time for your particular concern, a link to paid consultations is available in the guide.

Are there subtitles for the videos?

No. The videos are in English. If you can understand my YouTube videos or the video above you should be okay. But for non-English speakers or poor English speakers you might find it challenging.

Is the guide available in India?  

No. Due to restrictions with Paypal the guide isn't available in India. However, I am interested in running workshops so if you would like to learn hands-on with me by your side, send me an email at

Dude, this guide is expensive!  

For the price of an ebook or a meal you're getting content you won't find anywhere else. And, you get free email support to ask me anything. Too expensive? Give me a break.

"This was an amazing investment into getting educated on my gear. The price is absolutely worth it. Most importantly Sareesh actually answers your emails and is very good about clarifying details. I've probably bothered him with questions that are already in his lessons but he was still patient with me. " 

- Christian, St. Louis MO.

You Get These Templates and Documents Too!

Here are two short films I made for this course.

Fight Night:

Rice Mill: Experiments in Color:

These documents and templates are free with the guide, yours to use for your own work:

Your "100" list - the single most important thing in this guide!

Beginner's starter lighting kit for low budget filmmaking

Detailed Lighting Diagrams

"The Ultimate Guide is worth every penny I spent. Loaded with lots of helpful suggestions, important information, and very inspirational ideas, you cannot go wrong with these tutorials.  

It's perfect to inspire you to go out and create content, and it's always there for you as reference for all of your current and future projects.

- Todd Groves

The Beginner's Guide to Lighting for Film

Scared of lighting? Then this guide is for you.

The video lessons are fully loaded with practical advice that actually works. It will give you the confidence to light any short film or feature film or web series - because this guide is like no other.

And, you get free email support for anything you might want to ask on your road to lighting mastery.

Don't wait. Grab this opportunity, and get your lighting journey underway today.

COMBO Offer!!

Get 29% off when you buy two guides.

The Beginner's Guide to Lighting for Film + The Ultimate Guide to Shooting Dialogue Scenes.

Please note: This discount will not be give later if you purchase the guides separately.

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