Ian Chilcote has been framing compositions his whole life. After serving in the Navy for five years, he welcomed the freedom to go to school and pursue the dream.
Attending the Academy of Art University, he quickly fell in love with the film making program. After three years of school, he became a Teachers Assistant; helping out in the studio classes where he learned how to operate professional equipment and take expert direction.
After he graduated with his Bachelors Degree he continues to lend a hand at the academy as a director of photography and gaffer for the studio classes. He loves the combination of the educational environment with a professional set. By hiring professionals like him to shoot classroom assignments, students get to try their hand at directing and acting in a safe but stimulating learning environment.
Being in this kind of atmosphere where skill and talent meet with artful education is a rewarding experience most never get to have.
His passion for cinematography is rooted in experience and self-expression. The ability to capture a moment in a perspective that has been planned for and nurtured the whole way through fuels Ian to live a cinematographers lifestyle of creating moments that last forever.