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Philip Schwartz, B.A.

Adjunct Associate Professor

Affiliated Divisions:

Division of Film & Television Production
Peter Stark Producing Program

Work Phone: 213.740.3317
Office: SCA 434

Philip D. Schwartz has been a Director of Photography since 1988. His credits include fifteen independent features, several pilots, thirty Second Units for features and television, and more than one hundred shorts, commercials, videos, documentaries and industrials. He was a Camera Operator on many studio features, including Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D, Twister, The Net, Zeus and Roxanne and Toys.

Since 1999, Philip has also been heavily involved in all aspects of digital cinematography. He shot one of the first independent 24p HD features, Lost Lake, in 2000. Many of his digital projects have won recognition at film festivals worldwide. Additionally, he has worked as a High Def consultant and Digital Imaging Technician on various television projects, features and commercials.

Three of his features were written up in American Cinematographer magazine, and one of his shorts was honored at the 1996 International Cinematographers Guild Emerging Cinematographers competition.

Philip was raised in New York City and has a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University.