Teacher Aids

The links on the left connect to supplementary materials to aid teachers who will be using this book in their classes.  The links connect to a rubric for individual assignments, a cumulative grading sheet for all assignments, and visual aids such as stills, diagrams, and video segments from the book.

 

How to use ”Lighting for Cinematography” in

intermediate, advanced and documentary production courses

 

Not all film programs have courses dedicated to lighting or cinematography. “Lighting for Cinematography” is an ideal required secondary text for intermediate and advanced production classes.  This book could be used in progressive courses, thus allowing students to maximize their academic book expenses and allow instructors to continue to use the same secondary text in progressive courses.

 

Intermediate production courses

Students need to know and would greatly benefit from the information contained in the following chapters;

Chapter 1: The Magic of Light – What lighting does and what we can make it do

Chapter 2: Who and What Makes Light- the lighting crew, lighting units, basic electricity

Chapter 3: Lighting the Subject - Motivation and three point lighting

Chapter 5: Common Practical Lighting Set-ups - cross key, chicken coop, china ball, bathrooms

Chapter 7: Dealing with Daylight 1: Shooting Exteriors

Chapter 13: Lighting Non-fiction – Interview, Corporate, News Magazine, Documentary, Reality

 

Advanced production courses

Students producing more advanced productions will benefit from learning from these additional chapters;

Chapter 6: Lighting for Movement: Subject and camera

Chapter 8: Dealing with Daylight 2: Working with windows

Chapter 9: Night Light- lighting night exteriors & interiors

Chapter 11: Light the scene, not just the shot – High Key, Low Key, contrast ratios, exposure choice, Chiaroscuro lighting, Rembrandt, Butterfly lighting

Chapter 14: Inspiration and Lighting Looks

 

Documentary  production  courses

It is essential that students wishing to shoot documentaries understand basic things such as how many lights they can plug in before tripping a breaker, how to deal with mixing daylight with film lights and how to light on location with very few lights.  This book would be an ideal secondary text for any documentary production course.

 

Documentary filmmakers need to know and would greatly benefit from what is in the following chapters especially;

Chapter 1: The Magic of Light – What lighting does  and what we can make it do

Chapter 2: Who and What Makes Light- the lighting crew, lighting units, basic electricity

Chapter 3: Lighting the Subject - Motivation and three point lighting

Chapter 7: Dealing with Daylight 1: Shooting Exteriors

Chapter 13: Lighting Non-fiction – Interview, Corporate, News Magazine, Documentary, Reality

 

News

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

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271 pages,

96 color photos,

29 diagrams,

14 chapters,

Lighting exercises,

Interviews with professional cinematographers and gaffers,

Glossary,

Resource appendix,

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