David Landau

David Landau

www.Lighting For Cinematography.com

Author, cinematographer and gaffer/lighting technician

About David

I have over thirty years of professional lighting experience working on feature films, TV shows, sit-coms, game shows, commercials, documentaries, industrial films, music videos and direct-to-consumer DVDs. I teach lighting and cinematography at Fairleigh Dickinson University, US, where I also created the Cinematography track of study, but continue to work in the lighting industry, shooting low budget features and corporate videos, designing lights for theatre and working as one of the gaffers on the TV series Project Runway. I am a five-time Telly Award winner for lighting and cinematography, a member of IATSE Local 52 (gaffer), the University Film & Video Association and Media Communications Association International. I am also the author of the new book "Lighting for Cinematography: a practical guide to teh atr and craft of lighting for the moving image" from Bloomsbury press. Check it out and read my lighting blog at www.lightingforcinematography.com

Name: David Landau

Company: www.Lighting For Cinematography.com

Occupation: Author, Cinematographer, Gaffer/lighting Technician and Videographer

Unique traits: Lighting, Cinematography, writing, teaching


  • Project Runway Allstars 5

    Project Runway Allstars 5 (2015)
    Television by Lifteime Cale Location LD/ Lead Gaffer

  • Stray

    Stray (2014)
    Film by Nena Eskridge Prods DP

  • Project Runway AllStars, Season 3

    Project Runway AllStars, Season 3 (2013)
    Television by LifeTime Cable Lead Gaffer

  • Dark Taort

    Dark Taort (2013)
    Film by DGW Films DP


  • Bronze Telly Award, Outstanding Achievement in Lighting: “Stray Promo"

  • Bronze Telly Award, Outstanding Achievement in Digital Cinematography : "Stray Promo"

  • Bronze Telly Award for Outstanding Achievement in Lighting: "Stable"

  • Bronze Telly Award, Outstanding Achievement in Lighting:“Video Psychic”

  • Bronze Telly Award, Outstanding Achievement in Videography/Cinematography: "Video Psychic"


  • Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY)

  • Goddard College (Plainfield, VT)

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