About the Book
A how-to book on the art, craft and practice of TV/video cinematography for multi-camera shooting. Multi-camera production can greatly enhance content on the screen, but if the lighting and camera work is poor viewers will struggle to take it seriously. Multi-Camera Cinematography for TV/Video provides practical lighting techniques and camera set-ups to enhance your own productions and keep viewers interested and focused on the content being presented. Through clear instructions, assignments and exercises at the end of each chapter, readers can practice each style of lighting and camera work after learning about it in the book. Featuring genres including sitcom, news, reality, interview, talk show and corporate video, the book will leave readers feeling fully equipped to embark on a variety of multi-camera television projects.
About the Author:
David Landau teaches lighting and cinematography at Fairleigh Dickinson University, as well as assistant teaches with DP Peter Stein at New York University, USA. He is a five time Tell Award winner for lighting and cinematography and has worked professionally in lighting since 1978 as a master electrician, camera assistant, camera operator, electric, best boy, gaffer, lighting director and Director of Photography. He has worked on feature films, TV shows (he is one of the gaffers on the Project Runway TV series), sit-coms, game shows, commercials, documentaries, industrial films, corporate videos, music videos and direct-to-consumer DVDs and is a member of IATSE Local 52. David has published on lighting and screenwriting, including Lighting for Cinematography (Bloomsbury 2014), as well as seven plays, one mystery short story. Bruce Finn
teaches cinematography at the School of Cinematic Arts, USC, USA. He is credited as Director of Photography on more than 100 Major Television Network episodes and some of the World's Most Famous Hologram's including Michael Jackson "Slave to the Rhythm". His awards include an EMMY Award for Multi Camera Cinematography 8 Simple Rules
(ABC) and an EMMY Award for Single Camera Cinematography for My Indian Summer
(CBS). Bruce is an avid inventor and holds several patents on lighting devices. He was recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for "Improving the efficiency of Television Production" with his "TopLight" Invention.