LIGHTING THE WAY FORWARD
The International Cinema Lighting Society is an international platform for cinematic lighting professionals who seek a supportive, technical, and inclusive knowledge-sharing community. We are a membership based non-profit organization. Our members bring valuable and hands-on expertise to sets around the world and a desire to address the gender and racial inequalities in entertainment. Together, we are shaping what we know the industry can and should be.
Why become an ICLS Member?
ICLS came into existence during the COVID-19 pandemic, as a way for the lighting community to stay in touch while the world shut down. Today, we are a thriving collective that is committed to creating and maintaining a space that is dedicated to knowledge, networking, and professional growth.
Acquire direct access to seasoned set lighting professionals from around the world. Our uniquely inclusive and open collective can broaden your opportunities, increase on-the-job satisfaction, and take your expertise to the next level.
On the Job
Enjoy the remarkable benefit of having vendor support with any issue you may be having through our Vendors Spaces on the Discord Server. Be in touch with fixture manufacturers who can help you troubleshoot and plan ahead.
The depth and breadth of knowledge of the ICLS community cannot be found anywhere else. Our members have invaluable real-world expertise that is openly shared thorough a genuinely collaborative and problem-solving spirit.
Live streaming demos that can show you how to use a product, equipment, or fixture; the latest on software upgrades, industry secrets with tips and tricks all shared directly with ICLS members. Includes valuable live Q&A sessions.
We believe in...
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We were challenged by the pandemic to find new ways to work, to be connected, and to support one another. As a result, we have borne witness to the game changing possibilities presented by a dynamic community that is committed to each other, as well as to their craft and the industry.
At ICLS, we are eager to invite cinematic lighting professionals to the table so that we can learn from each other and collectively grow both personally and professionally. On a universal scale, we are determined leaders for change that are paving the way for future generations.
Having worked from the ground up in the film industry over more than two decades, it has become apparent what a vast void of information sharing still exists for lighting professionals. With the recent formation of the ICLS, it is an exciting time. We now have a platform to share and promote knowledge, safety, diversity, and equality. Never has this been done on a global scale. I’m extremely proud to be a member, and even with my experience, I find myself constantly growing whilst learning from the expertise shared by its generous members, vendors and the technical topics discussed via zoom and on the fantastic Discord channels.
- MARTIN SMITH, SUNNY SOUTH FILMS, GAFFER -
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A Real-Time Communications Platform
Our members are in touch with each other in real-time via ICLS’s one-of-a-kind knowledge sharing communications tool that’s powered by our global community’s active and timely contributions. It includes an ever-growing archive of connections, channels, and information that simply cannot be found anywhere else. You will acquire immediate access to lighting industry information that is clearly organized, extremely accessible, and remarkably valuable.
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