The Author

David Landau is the editor of the Bloomsbury Press CineTech Guides to the Film Crafts and author of the book "Lighting for Cinematography". After 30 plus years of professional lighting experience in film and video, David started teaching lighting and cinematography at Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA, and travels nationwide giving lighting seminars. A five-time Telly Award winner for lighting and cinematography and a member of IATSE local 52, the University Film & Video Association and Media Communications Association International, Landau continues to work in the lighting industry, shooting indie features and corporate videos, designing lights for theatre and working as one of the gaffers on the TV series Project Runway.


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David Landau is available for lighting workshops, seminars, guest lectures and demonstrations

A Practical Guide to the Art and Craft of Lighting for the Moving Image To purchase from amazon, click here

271 pages,

96 color photos,

29 diagrams,

14 chapters,

Lighting exercises,

Interviews with professional cinematographers and gaffers,


Resource appendix,

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