Francis Kenny is an American cinematographer born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was raised by his grandfather Colonel Herman Adkins, and attended fifteen different grammar schools each in a different state and some abroad. He met his first mentor, David Hoffman, at Hofstra University. After graduation, Hoffman hired Kenny to work as a documentary cameraman and editor for his production company. Ed Lachman, ASC, gave Kenny his first opportunity to work on a feature film, Desperately Seeking Susan, where Kenny served as the camera operator. Kenny is an active working cinematographer who specializes in the use of the Red Digital Camera. He spends his off time teaching cinematography at UCLA, AFI, the ASC, and the Maine Photographic Workshop.