Directory Profile

Tristan Whitman, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of the Practice of Cinematic Arts

Affiliated Divisions:

Division of Film & Television Production

Work Phone: 213.740.0564
Office: SCA 404

Tristan Whitman studied film at Brigham Young University where he received his B.F.A. He went on to receive his M.F.A. in Cinematography at American Film Institute in 1998.

Since then, Whitman has been working as a director of photography on commercials, features, music videos and corporate films. Whitman's recent work includes: ongoing second unit DP on FOX’s Bones; the feature Take, starring Minnie Driver and Jeremy Renner; Axmen on the History Channel; and How Stuff Works and Out of Egypt, both for the Discovery Channel. Whitman's work has also been seen on HBO, Showtime, MTV, MTV2, VH1, NBC, Nick at Night and the Sci-Fi Channel.

Whitman is a lecturer of cinematography at USC's School of Cinematic Arts and is a member of International Cinematographers Guild [ICG], IATSE Local 600.