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Clarence Courtney

Part Time Faculty (2009)
B.S. Louisiana State University, M.F.A. Temple University

C. E. Courtney is a filmmaker who has worked primarily in lighting and camera in Los Angeles, but who is primarily interested in creating and helping to create work that pushes the boundaries of the media.

Mr. Courtney hails from a fine art background in still photography, and has had his work purchased by museum collections and individual collectors, nationally published, and hosted by galleries. He began expanding into motion pictures in 1987 and has worked as a cinematographer, chief lighting technician, camera operator and lighting technician in Los Angeles and on location. His experience includes features, t.v. series, music videos, commercials and new media projects. His documentary Nervous White Boy won a regional NEA grant for post-production, and his cinematography has won various awards over the years. He continues to work on motion picture projects and produce still photographs. His most recent exhibit was the two-person collaborative show Tangible Dreams of a Dying Explorer at Gordon College.  Professor Courtney has been appointed Full-Time Faculty for the Spring Term of 2011 at Emerson College, and he's teaching M.F.A. Thesis Workshop, M.F.A. Production Workshop, Advanced and Basic Cinematography.


Phone: 8800

Emerson College students at Cannes Film Festival

Emerson Students Cannes Blog

Emerson students will be chronicling their experiences at the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Read about their trip to the most prestigious film festival in the world.

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Visual & Media Arts Associate Professor Diane Lake has written screenplays for Columbia, Disney, Miramax, Paramount, and many independent producers.