Paul Distefano

Paul Distefano

Sales Manager, DeSisti USA

Paul Distefano is a 37-year veteran of the broadcast and professional video industry. A long-time supporter of JAG, Paul has worked with member organizations since his first position as the State Contract Sales Rep for VCA in 1984. Paul has held positions with various companies from resellers, system integrators, and manufacturers, and has continued to value and maintained his relationships with the members of JAG. Paul organized the first two multi-vendor expos for the Jersey Access Group while at Visual Sound, and these grew into what became the Eastern Video Expo. In 2004, he turned his attention to the lighting side of the industry and became a Vice President of Shadowstone, where he provided studio, conference room & council chambers lighting systems for several JAG member organizations. As Sales Manager for DeSisti Lighting of Rome Italy, he manages the northeastern USA territory. Paul graduated from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) with a degree in Communications, specializing in Radio/TV/Film. Paul has provided products and designed fully integrated lighting systems to the all the major networks, The White House, The Pentagon, Comcast Headquarters, Air Force 1, The US Open, The US Senate, and many more. He is especially proud of his efforts to help advance the Jersey Access Group.

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.