The techniques taught in this video could literally be taken with any lens.
You could use a prime 50 mm or a prime 85 mm. They don’t need to be an f1.4 or f1.2 either. Of course Cliff talks about the lenses that he’s using which are AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G and AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G. But this is really about shaping light and Cliff is a master at it.