Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts



First Advisor

Gary Wurtz

Second Advisor

William Arscott

Third Advisor

Neal Cox

Fourth Advisor

Lauren Selden

Fifth Advisor

Daniel Unger


This thesis explains my journey to becoming a cinematographer and finding my cinematic style through both trial and error and classroom instruction at Stephen F. Austin State University, learning advanced camera and lighting techniques, and working on the 2022 summer feature as a Director of Photography (DP). I will begin with a little bit of history and then move into my influences, experiences, and preferences as it pertains to cinematography and camera movement.

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