I like to bounce light at different intensities and softness to shape faces. Light can be bounced off of small white surfaces to create more specular highlights (instead of a straight hard source) and then bounced from a bigger surface with less intensity to fill. This can blend in with other bounced sources, it doesn't necessarily have to just be either side of the face. They can both sit on the same side of the subject to blend and shape them together.
SIC is an incredible resource. I've found the facebook group an infinite source of information, inspiration and knowledge that has progressed my cinematography more than any other resource (other than trial and error).
The actual website resources are really informative. Contrary to previous posts I really don't think it's only aimed at Hollywood cinematographers. Far from it. Some of the setups he uses in his feature films are low budget solutions that work. And the knowledge is adaptable to various budgets. With a bit of ingenuity you can adapt any of it to suit whatever you're working on, or at least see what to aim for (kit that works, kit that doesn't, ways to bounce and diffuse light... and most importantly, why).
What I will say is this... I personally am not a fan of his cinematography. Totally personal choice, but it's not my cup of tea. Not what I'm aiming for. Far too clean, crisp and 'Hollywood'. Not my style. That's personal, and means some of the videos are a bit useless to me, but that's part and parcel of doing a craft like this. I work out what I can use and not use from his knowledge. The other thing is that he doesn't release videos very often, and as someone else said, sometimes in an odd order that is a bit frustrating.
I think it's slightly expensive some months for the amount of video he releases.
BUT, overall, joining SIC pushed my career ahead leaps and bounds. Mostly from the community it let me become a part of. My confidence, my technical knowledge, and my work has progressed. That's what we're all aiming for, so do it.
The title of this post is pretty silly. You guys have great content, but what does 'the only real art film' even mean?