CCM welcomes special guest James Chressanthis on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.

CCM welcomes special guest James Chressanthis on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.

CCM’s Division of Electronic Media welcomes cinematographer James Chressanthis, ASCfor a master class and film screening beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, in CCM’s Robert J. Werner Recital Hall.

An award-winning filmmaker, Chressanthis will host a free public lecture with a question and answer session from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. This will be followed by a free screening of his feature film directing debut, the Emmy-nominated No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo and Vilmos.

About James Chressanthis, ASC
James Chressanthis is a filmmaker who has earned a diverse range of nearly 40 credits since the early 1990s, including studio motion pictures, independent features, television movies, episodic drama series and documentaries.

His cinematography has been nominated for an Emmy twice, for the ESPN film Four Minutes about Roger Bannister’s quest to break the four minute mile barrier and for the acclaimed mini-series Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows.

Chressanthis also shot critical additional first unit photography on the Oscar–winning film musical Chicago. Other notable credits include Urban Legend, the controversial mini-series The Reagans, 3” (The Dale Earnhardt Story), The Music Man, Eloise at the Plaza and Eloise at Christmastime (both with Julie Andrews), Judas Kiss and Brian’s Song.

Chressanthis began his film career shooting break-through and first music videos for such artists as NWA, Dr. Dre, John Wesley Harding, Hammer and Bobby McFerrin as well as James Brown and a Grammy-nominated clip Smells Like Nirvana for “Weird Al” Yankovic.

More recently Chressanthis has been a director and cinematographer of the popular CBS dramatic series Ghost Whisperer, completing five seasons and over 100 one-hour episodes.

NoSubtitlesNecessaryPosterHis feature film directing debut No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo and Vilmos about the legendary Hungarian cinematographers and the American New Wave, premiered as an official selection of the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and has been seen in more than twenty-five film festivals worldwide culminating with a national broadcast on PBS and his third Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming.

James Chressanthis trained as a sculptor and today exhibits large mixed media digital prints and paintings when he is not shooting films.

Chressanthis is a member of Canon USA’s Explorers of Light, which is comprised of dozens of the most influential photographers and cinematographers in the world, each a master of their creative specialty.

Event Time
7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17

Robert J. Werner Recital Hall, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

The master class and film screening are free and open top the general public. Reservations are not required.

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit for more information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit Additional parking is available off-campus at the new U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.

For directions to CCM Village, visit

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Community Partner: ArtsWave

Special thanks to Iacono: Creative Event Production for assistance with this event.

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