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Bill Dill is a cinematographer and professor of film and media arts at Chapman University. He remembers the exact moment when "the world stopped spinning." At a photo exhibition by Walker Evans, Dill stood with a tear running down his face at the sight of a photo of an organ in a church in West Virginia. It was the moment when Dill began to pursue his interest in photography full time.
Thus began a career running the gamut from music videos to feature films. His work won local Emmys for magazine format TV. He did work for AT&T, the US.Marines, and Apple. He shot television shows for Paramount and HBO, and features, including Sidewalk Stories, which won the Prix du Public in Cannes. He was elected to the prestigious American Society of Cinematographers (ASC)—the preeminent mark of recognition is his field.