» John Chichester
Associate Professor

Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
John Chichester
Office Location:
Chapman Studios West 120
Phone:
(714) 516-5451
Email:
Website:
http://johnchichester.com
Education
San Francisco State University, Bachelor of Arts
New York University, Master of Fine Arts
Biography

If you have gone to the movies a couple of times in the last twenty years you have seen his work; his Set Designs on “Get him to the Greek” or “Star Trek: Nemesis”, his Art Direction on “Pirates of the Caribbean: on Stranger Tides” or “House Bunny”, his Production Designs on the acclaimed dramatic Television series “American Family” or the gritty independent film “Prey for Rock and Roll”. Chichester’s professional career as a Designer for Motion Pictures spans the last twenty years, “Tropic Thunder” and “Team America” are but two of his favorites. It is an exciting time for Production Design in filmmaking, the possibilities of Production Design are ever expanding and constantly being redefined by our society and technological innovation, and yet with this constant change, the basic approach will always remain the same: telling a good story in the best way possible. Chichester’s goals in teaching: to impart to the students the foundation of esthetic and practical knowledge to launch a professional career in Production Design, to enable them to make the bold strong choices needed in design for films today.