John Ciccarelli is an experienced videographer and photographer, bringing more than a decade of photojournalism experience to his work as a graduate student at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.
At USC he is developing a documentary and produced the TV pilot “Boots,” and most recently completed work on several short films. Prior to USC, Ciccarelli specialized in video production; combat, studio and aerial photography; and feature and spot story writing as a senior U.S. Navy journalist. While on location throughout the Pacific Rim, he filmed in locations ranging from an open-door helicopter at 3,000 feet to the cramped quarters of a diesel submarine hundreds of feet underwater.
Throughout his six years in the Navy, Ciccarelli amassed several thousand hours of video footage and numerous honors, including the prestigious Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal in 2010, and Joint Service Commendation Medal in 2009.
Ciccarelli is developing his own production company, Eximius Films, using his background in producing, cinematography and marketing.
He has served as a member of visual arts groups including the National Association of Naval Photography and the Hawaii Camera Club, in addition to lending his skills to community events and film festivals.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in photography and is proficient in editing programs including Final Cut Studio, Avid, After Effects, Premiere and Photoshop.