John Chester

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John Chester is a documentary filmmaker, TV director, and cinematographer. During his high school years he made student films[1] in his hometown, the mainly seasonal resort town of Ocean City, Maryland, USA.[2] but later lived in the Los Angeles area where he worked as a Production assistant on a well-known TV mystery series for the 1994 season.[3] By 1995, he was again working on the East Coast employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools as a TV producer for The Education Channel in Towson, Maryland, the school system's PEG-TV station.[4][5] In 1997 he directed an unreleased 16mm low-budget independent narrative feature film shot on Assateague Island near his boyhood home.[2] Since then, Chester has produced, directed, and shot productions for Animal Planet,[6] ESPN,[7] the A&E Network and various nonprofit clients.[8] Similar to documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, Chester has cast himself as a prominent character in several of his own projects, most notably the "Touched by a Slacker"[9] documentary-style reality TV series Random 1 and its feature-length film sequel Lost in Woonsocket. His cinematography and directorial style often features Dutch angles, a highly saturated color palette, and/or low-key lighting.[8][10]

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  1. ^ "SXSW '07 Interview: "Lost In Woonsocket" Director John Chester". eFilmCritic. 1 November 2005. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Random 1 – Cast & Crew". Aetv.com. 18 August 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2092965/
  4. ^ "Balto. Co. schools probe trips paid for by company – Baltimore Sun". Articles.baltimoresun.com. 13 July 1995. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "72 from schools went on Ariz. trips – Baltimore Sun". Articles.baltimoresun.com. 14 July 1995. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  6. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1373434/companycredits
  7. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0926108/companycredits
  8. ^ a b "Filmmaker". John Chester. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "Feel-good 'Random' has deliberate impact". Articles.boston.com. 1 November 2005. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "Rock Prophecies Official Trailer". YouTube. 20 May 2009. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 

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