Janusz Sikora – Cinematographer / Cinematography Instructor.
Janusz’s affinity with Light expands over twenty years during which he cultivates a classic approach to Light as exercised by Masters of Painting, Cinematography and Photography. Cinematic Mood and expression of emotion are his favored aspects of Cinematic Expression. Received Gold Plaque Award for Cinematography at The Chicago International Film Festival. Janusz has shot film and video in the extreme conditions of the North Pole, Arabian Desert, and the Indian Ocean. He has designed and teaches Dancing with Light Technique which is a method of lighting the Scene based on the previsualization and delivering it on film as an exact reflection of the image in mind. Dancing with Light Technique engages cinematographer in the true nature of the creative process where creative lighting is accomplished the “old fashion” – Film Way – without the necessity of “lighting by the monitor.” As such, it does considerably cut the post-production image corrections time. Janusz designed Light for Television and Theatre and intermittently teaches Cinematic Expression at University of Southern California, The University of California, Columbia College Hollywood, New York Film Academy. He has been invited to conduct a series of seminars and workshops at Dreamworks where he addressed the subject of light interaction with materials and methodology of visual eloquence in cinematic expression. He conducted the Cinematic Expression Seminars for TATA Group at the University of Southern California. He has explored Light with large format photography. From 1995 – Light Extreme Cinematography Workshops USA, Europe, and the Middle East. 2011- 2013 Head of Cinematography Dptm / Senior Lecturer -The Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts Exposure / Light Consultant for Spectra Cine in Burbank, California.