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NYC Workshop: Lighting for Mood Led by Multi-Telly Award-Winning DP David Landau – Register Now!

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


NYC Workshop: Lighting for Mood Led by Multi-Telly Award-Winning DP David Landau – Register Now!

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Lighting for Mood

Crafting Emotional Ambiance: Lighting for Mood in Cinematography

Led by Multi-Telly Award-Winning Cinematographer David Landau

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David’s filmography includes feature films, From the Shadows, Stray; episodic television series, Project Runway All Stars, Project Runway; live news coverage, Sky News Live Broadcast 2016; corporate video for Exxon, Warner Lambert, Verizon, Novartis, Roche, Weather Channel,…

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, September 28, 2024, 10:00am to 1:00pm, EST

Lighting is a storytelling tool. It can make the same scene with the same dialog feel totally different to the viewer when lit different ways. Filmmakers need to be aware of how the lighting is effecting the emotional clues being given to the audience and use them to help better tell the story.

This is an essential workshop for cinematographers, directors, lighting directors, and gaffers focused on mastering the techniques of using lighting to create emotional impact in storytelling. It offers a deep dive into practical skills and methods for manipulating light to evoke specific moods and feelings, making it invaluable for professionals seeking to enhance their technical expertise. Production designers and filmmakers will also greatly benefit from learning how to integrate these lighting techniques into their visual storytelling toolkit. Additionally, film students and educators will find this workshop instrumental in building a strong foundation in the technical aspects of cinematic lighting.

Date: September 28, 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. 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 http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2177329/

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September 28
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