Rose Fadem-Johnston thrives in the process of developing collaborations while taking on complicated productions. Fadem-Johnston’s cinematography spans narrative, commercial, music videos, and experimental formats. She shoots both film and digital and her cinematography work often includes tackling the challenges specific to SFX, VFX, stunts, children, animals, and stop-motion animation. Originally from Berkeley CA, her first career was as a Trapeze artist, before she moved into the equally wild and wonderful world of production.
She earned her MFA at the world-renowned AFI conservatory and her BA in Film Production at UCLA. Her cinematography has been featured at festivals around the world including Hollywood, Chicago IFF, Toronto, Riff, Catalina, Montreal, Italian Contemporary, and Champs-Élysées. She was featured on the 2018 StudioDaily 50 list. Fadem-Johnston is a founding member of the International Collective of Female⁺ Cinematographers ( ICF⁺C ). She was recruited to the faculty at the AFI Conservatory cinematography dept in 2017 where she teaches the primary technical course to first year Fellows. She moonlights as an amateur stained glass artist and inventor of useful do-dads.