From film to digital, and stills to video, Bruce Dorn has done it all. Dorn worked in Hollywood for 20 years as a director and producer of commercials for a "who's-who" of Fortune 500 companies. Most recently, Dorn is one of Canon's most active Explorers of Light, an elite group of the world's leading professional photographers assembled by Canon to provide insight, inspiration, and education to future generations of creative photographers and videographers. Dorn's "innate ability to recognize and celebrate subtle beauty" makes up the core of his successes as an image-maker - in any medium.
Recently, Dorn has been traveling the world as a member of the Expeditions 7 team, documenting a two-year overland trip around the world using Canon's high-quality Cinema line of affordable, accessible professional video cameras. A champion of HDSLR's ability to "democratize" the video-making process, Dorn is a working videographer who's done it all.
Bruce's early career with the camera took him around the globe shooting photo-journalistic and editorial assignments for United Press International, People, Conde Nast Publishing, Money, and Business Week magazines. Subsequent work in the advertising industry collected Bruce all the major industry awards.
In the motion picture industry, Dorn is known for his expertise in state-of-the-art visual effects and beautiful cinematography. An active member of the Directors Guild of America since 1984, Bruce has earned Gold from the Mobius Awards, the New York Film and Video Festivals, the Clio Awards and a Bronze Lion from the Cannes Commercial Film Festival.
As a digital mixed-media artist, Bruce has been a recipient of the Kodak Professional Innovators Award and Corel Corporation has awarded him with the rank of Painter® Master. Bruce's photographic explorations of the New West were rewarded with an Artist in Residence exhibition during the Ansel Adams Retrospective at The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. In Ballistic Publishing's book, 'Painter: World's Best Painter Art', Bruce's neo-classical ballet imagery earned the Gold for “Best Portrait”.
Bruce is available for commissions, workshops, and tutorials through his blog, brucedorn.com