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Emmy-nominated Johnny Jensen joins Dodge College faculty

August 18, 2011

Johnny Jensen, ASC

Johnny E. Jensen, the Emmy-nominated cinematographer whose credits include The Godfather, An Officer and a Gentleman, Rambling Rose and numerous television productions, joins the faculty of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts this fall.

The appointment of Jensen, a member of the American Society of Cinematographers, to the faculty deepens the college’s ability to teach the art and craft of visual storytelling, said Bob Bassett, dean of Dodge College.

“Johnny Jensen brings another layer of breadth and depth to our outstanding cinematography faculty,” Dean Bassett said. “To enable our students to learn from ASC cinematographers such as Jensen and Bill Dill, also an ASC member of our faculty, gives them the very best education, drawing on the experience of top, working cinematographers.”

Jensen says he looks forward to the new challenge.

“Letting your eyes be the conduit to your heart is amongst the things I intend to teach cinematography students at Dodge College,” Jensen said. “Finding inspiration for storytelling with a visual language is achieved with collaboration from all other artists involved in the process of making a film. It is my belief that learning one’s craft sets the foundation to build from one’s heart.”

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