Events » Other » Lighting for Mood

Event Details

  • Description
    FREE Membership and Premium Membership levels both include discounts on webinars, free webinars every month (for select education sessions), discounts on in-person, hands-on workshops, filmmaking books, free U.S. ground shipping, and more. Explore membership opportunities. Click here:


    Lighting for Mood
    Crafting Emotional Ambiance: Lighting for Mood in Cinematography
    Led by David Landau, Cinematographer
    Credits include work on a diverse range of productions such as ‘Shoprite Cooking Star,’ ‘Helpsters,’ ‘Project Runway All Stars,’ ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ ‘Project Runway,’ ‘Madam Secretary,’ ’30 Rock,’ ‘Girls,’ ‘Models of the Runway,’ ‘Law & Order,’ ‘HBO First Look,’ ‘Saturday Night Live,’ among others.

    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, June 22, 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: Saturday, June 22, 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
    Not a Member Yet? Click here to become a member:

    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. David was gaffer on Lifetime channel’s “Project Runway” and “Project Runway Allstars” for several years. 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

    Reviews and Testimonials:
    “ has advanced my knowledge as a cinematographer through both their information-rich website and hands-on workshops in Manhattan, New York, with industry leaders and experts.”

    ~Andy Levison, Steadicam Operator, New York

    “As a full-time production manager and creative, it is costly and time consuming to keep up on emerging craft and technology. StudentFilmmakers’ workshops and magazine help lighten the load.”

    ~ Victor Ramirez, Producer, New York

    “I have been a follower of for many years and their care, passion and support of artists has always impressed me.”

    ~ Shakima T. Landsmark, Filmmaker

    “I saved lots of valuable time by taking the StudentFilmmakers workshop and getting right-to-the-point advice…”

    ~ Ellen Senisi, Author/Photographer/multimedia

    “Helpful insider info. Great awareness and technique-building workshops!”

    ~ Robert Gladding, Video/Film Teacher

    “I am writing to thank you and your staff for the amazing work you guys are doing to support aspiring filmmakers. Keep up the good work.”

    ~ Yennypher A. Fernandez, M.S. Candidate in Digital Imaging and Design, CADA, School of Continuing Education, New York University
  • Date
    7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Where
    1133 Broadway, New York, NY 10010 (StudentFilmmakers Headquarters) Map
  • Category
  • RSVPs
    • 1 attending
    • 0 maybe attending
    • 0 not attending
    • 13 awaiting reply

Lighting for Mood


Nothing has been posted here yet - be the first!