Director of Photography
Jeanne Tyson is a cinematographer who was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. Her family and home have been, and always will be a source of inspiration.
Jeanne started the MFA program for production and cinematography at UCLA in 2007. Throughout her career she was honored with awards from UCLA, the Motion Picture Association of America, and the Edie and Lew Wasserman Foundation. She had the privilege to work directly with mentor Stephen H. Burum, ASC through an internship offered to her by the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts, and Sciences in 2009. He remains a mentor and friend to this day.
In 2011, Jeanne received the award for Best Cinematography at the UCLA Festival of New Creative Work for her work on the short film "Foot Solider," Directed by Jon Crawford. This honor was accompanied by a grant from Panavision’s New Filmmaker Program for the project of her choice.
In addition to shooting as many films as possible, Jeanne has started her teaching career at UCLA Extension, where she is teaching a course titled The Craft of the Cinematographer.
Jeanne begins production on her next feature, 'The Lovely Rejects," with Director Judy Phu in October 2011.