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John G. Inwood Welcomed Into Society Membership


New ASC member John G. Inwood was born in Santa Monica, California, and was raised from age five in Cobble Hill, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. He studied English literature at Vassar College, but a growing interest in film led him to pursue a graduate degree in directing and cinematography from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. After graduation, Inwood served as a lighting electrician and gaffer for several years while also photographing smaller projects on the side.


John began shooting full-time in the 1990s, and his projects included two seasons of the celebrated Nickelodeon comedy series The Adventures of Pete & Pete as well as the features The Daytrippers, Six Ways to Sunday, Going Nomad and Face

His extensive work in television includes 150 episodes over eight seasons of the popular NBC/ABC comedy Scrubs, for which he received an Emmy nomination in 2008. He also photographed the NBC comedies Parks and Recreation and The Michael J. Fox Show; Paramount’s American Woman; NBC’s Murphy Brown reboot; NBC’s supernatural drama Manifest; and the critically acclaimed Netflix comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. His television work also includes a number of Saturday Night Live digital shorts, including “The Day Beyoncé Turned Black” and the controversial parody commercial “ISIS.”


John also photographed the comedy feature The Best and the Brightest; NBC pilot Great News; television movie special Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs the Reverend; and special episode 30 Rock: A One-Time Special.

In addition to his work as a cinematographer, Inwood has taught and lectured at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts; NYU Tisch Asia in Singapore; the National Chengchi University in Taiwan; School of Visual Arts; Boston University; and more. He is also a member of the Directors Guild of America.

His upcoming credits include the Peacock comedy series Girls5Eva.


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