50 Notable Alumni

Josh Bane

Director of Photography, Sticks and Stones Productions, LLC, Denver, Colorado

General Studies

Class Year: 1993-1994

Currently Josh is a freelance Director of Photography and lighting camera operator for both national and international broadcast television shows. He has focused most recently specifically on culinary, cultural, adventure, and travel genres where multiple, cross shooting cameras are a necessary.

Recent credits for Josh include Travel Channel’s season one-three of the new series “Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations” and he is currently filming season four. In addition, he is coming up on his fifth year on the road with the Food Network’s hit series “Diner’s, Drive-Ins and Dives” as well as recently completing filming for “BBQ Pitmasters” season six for Destination American. Some other credits include Food Network’s Extreme Cuisine with Jeff Corwin, Seasons 1 and 2 (2009); Giada’s Weekend Getaway, Seasons 1 and 2 (2008); Cooking Channel’s FoodCrafter’s, Season 1 (2010).

He has received four Heartland Emmy awards – 2003, Videography, Non—news composite; 2004, Photography, General Feature; 2005, Videography, Documentary: Cultural/Artistic; 2005, Photographer, Educational Programming. He is also a two-time Telly Award winner.

Josh’s most memorable moment at Parkland was “walking the halls of Parkland, I happened passed the university brochures featuring all of the schools of study at different schools and my eye went straight to Radio/Television Production at SIU-Carbondale. After that, I explored the studio at Parkland where I saw students working with cameras and equipment and I was sold!”