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Carolyn Cox

Faculty, Bachelor of Film and Television


Carolyn Cox is a professor in the Department of Film, Television, and Journalism. She has taught at Sheridan since 2011, specializing in motion picture camera and cinematography. 

Carolyn has over twenty-five years of professional experience as a First Camera Assistant, working on feature films, television series, commercials, music videos, and documentaries. Her more than 70 production credits include numerous big-budget feature films such as Total Recall, Chicago, Silent Hill, Undercover Brother, The Pacifier, Lucky Number Slevin, John Q, Blues Brother 2000, Long Kiss Goodnight, Johnny Mnemonic, and In The Mouth of Madness

Prior to joining Sheridan, Carolyn designed and delivered hundreds of training seminars and events for film and television professionals, in partnerships with IATSE Locals 667, 873, 411, NABET, DGC, ACTRA, TIFF, and industry equipment suppliers. Through her work at Sheridan’s Screen Industries Research and Training Centre (SIRT) and William F. White International Inc., these events brought industry experts, professionals, and academia together, covering state-of-the-art filmmaking technologies such as drones, high-dynamic range, stereoscopic 3D, motion capture, and the latest camera, lighting, dolly, and specialty equipment technologies.

Carolyn holds a Masters of Education (Niagara University, 2010) and a Bachelor of Arts, in Communications (University of Windsor, 1991). She is an active member of the International Cinematographers Guild, Local 667.