Collection RG 33.02 - Film Department photographs

Students setting up the lighting and scene in order to film. Students setting up the lighting and scene in order to film. A student editing a film while Len Keennon looks on. Students filming at a cemetery. The scene being set-up has a woman dressed in black kneeing at a ... Students filming people running with lit torches. Students setting-up and preparing to film in the student parking lot.

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33-RG 33.02

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Film Department photographs

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(1973-)

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ArtCenter taught film classes beginning in the late 1930s, with Franklin Judson's cinematography class. However, the Film Department was not created until 1973, and between the late 1930s - early 1970s there were a handful of classes offered periodically.

Department chairs:
Thomas Rook (1973-1975)
James Jordan (circa 1975-1990)
Robert Peterson (1990-2013)
Ross LaManna (2013 - present)

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Classroom setting photographs document students making movies on location and in the sound stages at both the Third Street and Pasadena campuses. The photographs date pretty evenly beginning in the late 1940s. Faculty appearing in these images include: Ernst Fegte, Jean-Pierre Geuens, Dick Ham, Len Keenon, and Thomas Rook.

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Copyright held by Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, Calif.) unless otherwise noted.

Digital materials and catalog records are made available for educational and research purposes only and cannot be reproduced, distributed, or published without written permission from Art Center College of Design.

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