Cinematography Concentration

"The FDU Cinematography program allowed me to understand my visions and dreams, and give me a hands on experience with the tools and guidance I needed to succeed. Today I work with some of the top film professionals in the world - people I grew up dreaming about. I'm excited to change the world through the art I love." - Ross Citrin, camera assistant, "The Mysteries of Laura" TV series

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The Cinematography Contentration at FDU is unique and one of the only ones offered in undergraduate programs. Our alumni work in the industry and have made our program highly regarded and recognized in the profession.


Alex with F3 The Cinematography Concentration is a rigorous course of study for students who have a special interest in the art and science of photographing the moving image. Whether the capture medium is film, video or a new digital process, the concepts, concerns, and artistic approaches to achieving the right visual imagery is the same. The Core Major Requirements are the same as the standard Film Major, thus students may elect this concentration as late as their junior year. The Cinematography Concentration requirements, which are a mix of cross discipline courses, educate students in the craft and practice of cinematography, enabling them to work as the Director of Photography on senior thesis film projects to build a camera reel and help start them on a future career working professionally in the camera and lighting industry.


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Some Recently Graduated Cinematography Students:

Roxy Barrett - Camera Tech at Panavision

Dan Inzitari- INZI Wedding Films

Dan Quiyu - freelance camera op

Alexandra Price- freelance

Ross Citrin - camera assistant "The Greatest Showman" and TV series "Divorce"

AJ Chakravarti - freelance gaffer for Tristar Media & Alluring Lights

Rob Lieberman - camera tech at Handheld films

Eric Schroeter - freelance camera op at Tristar Media & Alluring Lights

Andrew Tank Rivara - cameraman, gaffer, owner of Tank-lights-you-up lighting/grip truck

Ari Davidson - freelance cameraman in CA

Edward Salerno jr - freelance cameraman in CA

Jason Chau - freelance cameraman at VICE and DP at National Geographic

Jason Koontz - freelance cameraman

Gary Powell - cameraman at TriStar media & Alluring lights

Chris Falkowski - Emmy award winning Steadi-cam op

Ben Carolan

Gabe Waldman

Mariam Bakashvili

Christine Peskosky



David Landau

Cinematography program Director
Tel: 973-443-8642

School of the Arts
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Ave - M-DB0-01
Madison, NJ 07940

Fairleigh Dickinson University Mansion
Office Location
Dreyfuss Building - Room 110


Student Class Work

Dan's Lighting Class Final

Courtney's Lighting Class Final

Michelle's Lighting Class Final

In Class Group Night Lighting Shoot