David Landau

David Landau

five time Telly Award winning digital cinematographer

David Landau (http://dlighting.webs.com/ ) has worked over 40 years professionally as a lighting/camera crew member in the film industry on TV shows, commercials, corporate videos and feature films. David is a five time Telly Award winning digital cinematographer, lighting director and union gaffer (IATSE Local 52). He spent 10 years as the lighting director for Exxon corporate headquarters, been cinematographer for Novartis, Verizon and Bank of America video networks, Director of Photography on the Indie features “Stray” and “Dark Tarot”, as well the webseries (episodes 2-7) “The Other F Word”. He was gaffer and location lighting director on Lifetime's “Project Runway Allstars” for three seasons, as well as gaffer on "Project Runway ", "Project Accessories" and for Merril Lynch corporate video studio. David is the author of the books “Lighting for Cinematography: a practical guide to the art and craft of lighting for the moving image” from Bloomsbury Press and “Film Noir Production” from Focal Press and co-author of “Next Level Screenwriting” also from Focal Press. He is the director of the cinematography program at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of the Arts. IMBD page http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2177329/

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Lighting isn't for exposure - it's for communication

Award Winning cinematographer David Landau will give a workshop on how to use lighting as a storytelling element. Different interviews can call for different lighting, based on how we want the viewer to perceive what is being said. A better understanding of light and how lighting affects the perceptions of the viewer will help you create better images that communicate what you want the viewer to feel and think about what they are watching. All of this can be accomplished without large amounts of lighting units as David will demonstrate.