B.Sc. (Hons)

Instructor, Motion Picture Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts - Motion Picture Arts Program

604.986.1911 ext. 3543
Bosa Building, room BC238


B.Sc. (Honours), Montana State University, 1979.


Karl Herrmann (B.Sc. Montana State University, 1979) is a working cinematographer. He spent 25 years in Los Angeles working with legendary Academy Award winning talent on major Hollywood productions.

Herrmann has a vast background in Visual Effects (Lucasfilm), Special Venue films (IMAX), Feature Films and Network dramatic television.

He is a long-time member of I.A.T.S.E. 600 (Los Angeles) & 669 (Western Canada), where he served on the Executive Board for two terms. In 2001, Mr. Herrmann was invited into honorary membership of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC). "Pacific Spirit-Vancouver", Herrmann's coffee table book, sold out on publication and became a best seller.

His personal passion work, fine art black and white landscape photography, is collected internationally. It has garnered shows in major galleries and museums, such as the Los Angeles Museum of Art.

Being a cinematographer is the best job in the world. Teaching, from the perspective of a working cinematographer, is second best. The profession is inclusive and cannot be learned from a book, it must be practiced to be absorbed.

Capilano University, and the Motion Picture Arts Program (MOPA), is the finest teaching facility for filmmaking in Canada.

Herrmann, Karl. Heavyweight Cinematographers Expand Our Minds, Canadian Cinematographer Magazine, February 2015.

Herrmann, Karl. I, Robot, Arriflex Magazine, November 2012.

Herrmann, Karl. 3D Exploratory, Canadian Cinematographer Magazine, March 2011.

Herrmann, Karl, Pacific Spirit-Vancouver, Self-Published Canadian Best Seller, 2010.

Herrmann, Karl. Marilyn...Forever Blonde (Cover article), Canadian Cinematographer Magazine, Summer 2010.

Herrmann, Karl. Dawson's Creek: Shooting the Moon (Cover Article), International Cinematographer Magazine, November 1998.

Herrmann, Karl. Film Test - Agfa, American Cinematographer Magazine, June 1987.

Herrmann, Karl. Film Test - Fuji, American Cinematographer Magazine, July 1987.

Herrmann, Karl. Film Test - Kodak, American Cinematographer Magazine, August 1987.