Patti Lee Chenis

Patti Lee
Chenis

Born the youngest of five girls from a traditional Chinese American family, Patti Lee did the unthinkable and went into show business. After graduating UCLA film school, Patti began her career lighting ...

Films

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    Sumleo
    Experimental

    Sumleo
    Patti Lee Chenis

    16mm, black and white, sound on separate reel(s), 8 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
    • Ethnographic
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    Texture Study
    Experimental

    Texture Study
    Patti Lee Chenis

    16mm, black and white, sound on separate reel(s), 15 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
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    Yogurt Culture
    Animation
    Experimental

    Yogurt Culture
    Patti Lee Chenis

    16mm, black and white, sound on separate reel(s), 11.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists

Biography

Born the youngest of five girls from a traditional Chinese American family, Patti Lee did the unthinkable and went into show business. After graduating UCLA film school, Patti began her career lighting feature films, commercials, music videos and television shows, working first as a set lighting technician, then later as a gaffer. All during that time, she continued to sharpen her skills as a cinematographer on indie features and student films. Her perseverance paid off, and she got her first big break as Director of Photography on “The Bernie Mac Show” (FOX). Since then, she has been busy on many other single and multi-camera TV shows including “Mr. Robinson,” “Whitney” and “Perfect Couples” (NBC/Universal), “Men at Work” (TBS) and “The Soul Man” (TVLand). Patti Lee lives in Los Angeles with her wife, director Jennifer Arnold.