Stephen Lighthill, ASC, currently the chair of the cinematography program at American Film Institute Conservatory, has had three distinct career paths. First, as a documentary cinematographer, he worked on many films including Gimme Shelter and Berkeley In The Sixties. This lead to a second career path as DP of hour dramas for television including Vietnam War Story on HBO; Earth 2 on NBC and Nash Bridges on CBS. At the present time, As Senior Filmmaker In Residence: Cinematography, Stephen leads the education of cinematographers in AFI’s MFA program.
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