.

Hi Janusz !!! The cinematography class that I had with you was among the best film classes that I ever had at UCLA. As my area of concentration is directing when I signed up for class I had a rather vague desire to learn about the narrative function of light. The extraordinary link between light and the creation of mood and atmosphere was exceptionally well supported through in depth analysis of Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Vermeer paintings as well as with excellent examples from your personal portfolio. I was very interested in all the technical details of the lecture about exposure and grey scale, but the most fascinating part was to explore the vital role of light in setting up the emotional tone and the feeling of a scene. Good luck with everything Janusz and I look forward to see you ! Robert Popa

Robert Popa

.

Dear Janusz, I'm Marco Danziger and have attended the four week course in Florence this summer. Thanks to your precious help. After the course I have definitively removed any doubts about my future ambitions, and will pursuit a career in movie making also (if not mainly) because of your enthusiasm and passion which are absolutely inspiring and impossible not to share. I will now start attending media school here in Italy, and do as many hands on camera workshops around the world as possible, and Im also really eager to start shooting stuff by my own. The amazing feeling which surrounded all the work me and my friends did in Florence comes often back to my mind, which is when I understand that this inner pulse and urge to express myself through cinema is that one path I have to chose to live such feelings again.

Marco Danziger

.

After working several years as ENG camera operator in The Netherlands, i lately started to feel i missed some richness in my work and somehow i knew it was the lighting. I've read lots of books about lighting, I had bought my own lightkit, and somehow it still felt like i was gambling just a little bit... So since going to the one and only Filmacademy we have in Holland is nearly impossible, i started to search over the internet for a hands on training and found Janusz. Looking back i realized this workshop really is all you need to learn understanding the light. I don't want to sound like a TellSell salesman, but I'd recommend this workshop for a 100% to all the people who seriously want to become a cinematographer. After the workshop you'll know how to light your scene exactly the way it's lit in your mind, what light actually is and what it can do, but most important: You'll know what you're doing, which means you don't need a monitor anymore! Once again, thank you Janusz for this wonderful workshop and time that i will never forget, i think I'll take a flight now and see where Emiel is hanging out... Best wishes, Artyom Zakharenko (Netherland)

Artyom Zakharenko

.

Hi Janusz, I'm going to try to put this into words but it certainly won't do justice... The session I just finished with you was beyond tremendous. As good as the first one was a few years ago, this one topped it. Your care, your knowledge, your style- all have been so valuable to me in my growth as a filmmaker. Now here is the proof- I had a shoot yesterday (just four days after we worked together) and light meter in hand, I approached this production differently than those in the past. I'm seeing the scene with a whole new light. I shot a "moon lit" nightmare scene right out of our workshop. And when I played it back for my client, they gave me the ultimate compliment - "it looks like a movie". The conversations we shared, the time we spent is invaluable. I greatly appreciate everything and look forward to more conversations and growth. With great thanks, Steve Steven Hacker Films

Steven Hacker

.

Hi Janusz, Thank you for your newsletter. It's great to know what you have been doing. I didn't know you were away from LA for two years. I like the workshop very much in Jordan at the Red Sea Institute. Amazing. I'm thinking a lot about the workshop in Florence and the skills and wise suggestions you have given me. I hope you are doing very well and I hope we are able to meet or even work in the near future. Rogier! (Nederland)

Rogier

.

Dear Janusz, I simply wanted to articulate that I found your workshop in Florence, Italy very informative and really touching on some secrets of the craft. I really appreciate your level of humbleness, patience and professionalism throughout my full stay. Your hospitality was awesome and your teaching is exemplary. Thank you for everything, the workshop was very worthwhile. Honestly, your workshop made all the difference and I gained valuable knowledge which have started to implement in my classes and it has made all the difference, and for that I again would like to thank you. Best Regards, E. Aziz Lebanon

E. Aziz

.

Janusz is a throwback to the golden age of film, when cinematographers were both artist and artisan. He has a vast understanding of the tools and methods of motion picture photography, and is enthusiastic about sharing them with anyone who truly wants to learn. Mychal Simka (writer/director/producer "A Mouse Tale", "Birds of Paradise", "Wings: Skyforce Heroes")

Mychal Simka

.

I did the beginner workshop with Janusz and I can say that it was really great! I learned a lot about lightning and Im pretty sure I'll be able to apply it in my job in Brazil! The workshop is totally worth it! Besides, Janusz is a very nice guy!

Marina

.

I've been professionally freelancing in the video world for the past few years and for the first time after taking this workshop, I feel like I have a good grasp on all the technical aspects of creative lighting. I feel like in this day and age with our high tech cameras and advanced color grading /editing software, the art of lighting is becoming more commonly overlooked. Janusz's workshop teaches everything from the fundamentals to advanced techniques to light accurately and creatively for high drama and emotion emphasis! Perfect for anyone who wants to have a step ahead in the world of cinematography.

Andy Chen

.

I cannot thank Janusz enough for such an incredibly comprehensive, hands on work shop. His dedication to the fundamentals of lighting are essential to an aspiring cinematographer, however the insight he provided into the mindset of a cinematographer must exist in was absolutely priceless. Janusz has introduced to me a new way of thinking about the craft! From new materials of inspiration to one of a kind techniques on approaching specific lighting challenges. I have received countless pieces of knowledge that I will be immediately applying to my work, from Janusz's Cinematic Expression class. Thank you a thousand times, Janusz! Patrick

Patrick G Barraza

.

I attended a Cinematic Expression for Cinematographers. That was so amazing and beneficial time. I was surprised how important a light is after listening to Janusz class. Thanks! Koya Yokoyama Japan

Koya Yokoyama