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Lighting for Movement in Film and TV

Dynamic Lighting for Capturing Motion in Film and Television

Led by David Landau, Cinematographer

Credits include work on a diverse range of productions such as ‘Shoprite Cooking Star,’ ‘Helpsters,’ ‘Project Runway All Stars,’ ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ ‘Project Runway,’ ‘Madam Secretary,’ ’30 Rock,’ ‘Girls,’ ‘Models of the Runway,’ ‘Law & Order,’ ‘HBO First Look,’ ‘Saturday Night Live,’ among others.

Who Should Attend: Students, Independent Filmmakers, Professionals, Teachers, Educators, Professors, Aspiring Filmmakers, Cinematographers, Lighting Technicians, Gaffers, Directors, Camera Operators, Videographers, Content Creators, Production Designers, Film Enthusiasts.

WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 2024, 10:00am to 1:00pm, EST

People move. The camera moves. Both create complications for lighting, requiring a bit more thoughtfulness in lighting. This workshop will discuss some of the ways to approach lighting for moving actors and moving the camera.

This is an invaluable workshop for cinematographers, camera operators, gaffers, lighting technicians, directors, and anyone involved in film and TV production. It is particularly beneficial for professionals who want to master the art of using lighting to enhance the portrayal of motion and action sequences. This workshop is also ideal for film students and aspiring filmmakers looking to deepen their understanding of how lighting can be effectively utilized to add depth, drama, and realism to moving subjects. Whether you are an industry veteran or a newcomer, this workshop will provide you with essential skills and insights to elevate your visual storytelling techniques.

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm EST (New York time)
Duration: 3 Hours
Location: 1133 Broadway, New York, NY 10010 (StudentFilmmakers Headquarters)
Fee: $137.50
Class Size: 30
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About Our Instructor and Mentor:

David Landau has worked over 40 years professionally as a crew member in the film industry on TV shows, commercials, corporate videos and feature films. David is a seven-time Telly Award winning digital cinematographer, lighting director and union gaffer (IATSE Local 52). Most recently he worked as Director of Photography on the feature film “From the Shadows”, produced by Althouse productions and available on Amazon. David was gaffer on Lifetime channel’s “Project Runway” and “Project Runway Allstars” for several years. Other credits include cinematographer for Novartis, Verizon and Bank of America video networks, Director of Photography on the low budget features “Stray” and “Dark Tarot”, as well as serving several years as Lighting Director for Exxon corporate video and Warner Lambert. He is the author of the books “Multi-Camera Cinematography” and “Lighting for Cinematography: a practical guide to the art and craft of lighting for the moving image” from Bloomsbury Press, as well as “Film Noir Production” from Focal Press.  He is the director of the cinematography program at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of the Arts.  IMBD page

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