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Portland Instructor Myers Publishes The Meaning of Light

By: Brandi Madar

August 5, 2016

Matt Myers, an instructor at The Art Institute of Portland, recently published the book The Meaning of Light. The book provides an introduction to the art and craft of lighting for film, video, and still photography. It’s a concise book—only 53 pages—filled with examples of common approaches, theories, and technical elements of lighting.

Myers is an award-winning filmmaker who has worked on feature, network and documentary programs for Orion pictures, MTV, Discovery Channel, ESPN, FX Channel, PBS, CBS, NBC, and Animal Planet. He’s produced, directed and photographed corporate projects for Fortune 50 companies including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, General Electric, Toyota, Alcoa, and Amax Coal. Myers also has extensive experience in commercial work, including political campaigns.

Myers is a Fulbright Scholar with a Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. In addition to his teaching at The Art Institute of Portland, he’s taught in undergraduate and graduate programs at universities in Indiana, Jordan, Dubai, England, Beijing and Scottsdale, Arizona.


By: Brandi Madar

August 5, 2016