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Jason Kraynek

Chicago, Illinois

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Cinematographer over with 3 decades of industry experience as a Director of Photography, Camera Operator, Gaffer, Colorist, and Director. My portfolio includes Narrative, Documentary, Commercial, Music Video, Event, and Industrial work. I often focus on alternative storytelling, colorful visuals, and practical on-set effects.

My background also consists of roles as Creative Director, AV Foreman, Rigger, Photographer, Writer, and Actor. This combined experience has helped me to work with clients, crews, and agencies to troubleshoot solutions and stay on schedule.

IATSE Local 600 member and Owner/Operator of gear packages including RED / Canon cameras, Cine Primes, wireless audio/video kits, and a 1-2 ton lighting/grip truck.

Cinematography Portfolio | https://jasonkraynek.com
Production Company | https://jacenk.net

I have been in the industry since 1993.

2017 CINEMATOGRAPHY reel
Added on 12/15/2016
My cinematography reel is a selected collection of recent shorts, commercials, music videos, sketches, and narrative films.

Credits

Director of Photography – McKinsey

November, 2023 — November, 2023
Corporate – LEFF Media

Camera Operator – Motorola

September, 2023 — September, 2023
Commercial – Punch Up Creative

Director of Photography – Catholic Theological Union

September, 2023 — September, 2023
Online – Yokai Films

Director of Photography – Pizza City Fest

August, 2023 — August, 2023
Live Event – PizzaMaster

Director of Photography – PACE

June, 2023 — November, 2023
Commercial – Gatesman Agency

Director of Photography – Sonkin

May, 2023 — June, 2023
Online – Jeremy Sonkin

Director of Photography – Burger Snap

April, 2023 — April, 2023
Short Film – Shun Powell

Director of Photography – October Three

March, 2023 — March, 2023
Corporate – Plum Productions

Director of Photography – Easterseals

February, 2023 — February, 2023
Online – Change for Balance

Director of Photography – Infosys

December, 2022 — December, 2022
Corporate – Red Bangle

Director of Photography – Wall Street Journal

December, 2022 — December, 2022
Corporate – Dow Jones

Director of Photography – ABC

November, 2022 — May, 2023
Television – Impact X Nightline

Director of Photography – Secura

November, 2022 — November, 2022
Corporate – Sapiens

Gaffer – Barstool Sports

November, 2022 — November, 2022
Live Event – Magnaimous Media

Director of Photography – Lunachicks

September, 2022 — September, 2022
Feature – IIchick Pictures

Director of Photography – Depaul University

August, 2022 — August, 2022
Online – PBS

Director of Photography – the UnXplained

August, 2022 — August, 2022
Television – History Channel

Director of Photography – Rainbow PUSH Coalition

July, 2022 — July, 2023
Live Event – Rainbow Push

Director of Photography – UPS

June, 2022 — June, 2022
Corporate – Suite! Creative and Post

Gaffer – ESPN / Old Spice

June, 2022 — June, 2022
Online – Magnanimous Media

Gaffer – Lego

March, 2022 — March, 2022
Online – Woodhouse

Director of Photography – Dark Presence

November, 2021 — May, 2022
Feature – Year of the Phoenix

Director of Photography – Grainger

November, 2021 — November, 2021
Corporate – Motion Source

Director of Photography – Shure

November, 2021 — November, 2021
Online – Motion Source

Director of Photography – Design TV

October, 2021 — July, 2023
Online – Sandow Design

Director – Dead Mans Drink

October, 2021 — October, 2021
Short Film – Second Sticks

Director of Photography – Financial TImes

October, 2021 — October, 2021
Online – FinancialTImes.com

Director of Photography – The Christmas Thief

August, 2021 — September, 2021
Feature – ION Network

Camera Operator (A cam) – A Christmas Witness

July, 2021 — August, 2021
Feature – ION Network

Director of Photography – Lauren Underwood for Congress

June, 2021 — August, 2023
Online – Yokai Films

Camera Operator (A cam) – Twisted Little Lies

June, 2021 — July, 2021
Feature – Lifetime Network

2nd Director of Photography (A Cam) – Low Places

April, 2021 — May, 2022
Feature – Liminal Vision

Camera Operator – The way i see it

October, 2019 — October, 2019
Feature – Focus Features

Director of Photography – Fang

August, 2019 — March, 2022
Feature – Chicago SkyView Productions

Director of Photography – SHE 100.3

August, 2019 — September, 2019
Commercial – Plum Productions

Director of Photography – DeVry

February, 2019 — March, 2019
Corporate – Balihoo Productions

Director of Photography – Hyatt

January, 2019 — January, 2019
Corporate – Motionvue

Director of Photography – DJ Marshmello

September, 2018 — September, 2018
Live Event – Victoria's Secret Pink

Director of Photography – Chicago Bulls

September, 2018 — September, 2018
Live Event – NBPA

Director of Photography – SignEasy

September, 2018 — September, 2018
Commercial – Glykka LLC

Director of Photography – Exxon Mobil

July, 2018 — July, 2018
Corporate – Yokai Films

Director of Photography – Fire Together

March, 2018 — May, 2018
Short Film – Oscillations

Director of Photography – Temporary Distortion

February, 2018 — February, 2018
Live Event – Kenneth Collins

Director of Photography – Steel Supplements

January, 2018 — March, 2018
Commercial – Clint Weldon

Director of Photography – Amazon

December, 2017 — April, 2018
Live Event – Pares Ratliff

Director of Photography – Way the Fuck off Broadway

October, 2017 — January, 2018
Online – Emma Peterson

Director of Photography – Does it make a Sound

October, 2017 — October, 2017
Short Film – Dayuinai

Director of Photography – Match.com

September, 2017 — October, 2017
Commercial – Zooppa Inc

Director of Photography – Queers

September, 2017 — September, 2017
Online – Magna Media

Director of Photography – Love

August, 2017 — October, 2017
Short Film – Legstone Films

Director of Photography – Ganser

August, 2017 — August, 2017
Music Video – Nadia Graofalo

Director of Photography – Tower Town

July, 2017 — September, 2018
Short Film – David Cotrell

Director of Photography – Sons of Vienna

July, 2017 — May, 2018
Television – Opus 76

Director of Photography – Dolby Atmos

April, 2017 — April, 2017
Online – Dolby

Director of Photography – Melter

January, 2017 — March, 2022
Music Video – Lens Records

Director of Photography – Coffee Guy, Handoff, Gancho

January, 2017 — October, 2018
Short Film – Very Cool Videos

Director of Photography – Hellsgate Haunted House

October, 2016 — September, 2018
Online – Zombie Army Productions

Director of Photography – Synthroid

August, 2016 — August, 2016
Corporate – Abbvie

Camera Operator – United Airlines

June, 2016 — June, 2016
Live Event – Bitter Jester

Director of Photography – You Lost Me

February, 2016 — March, 2017
Music Video – Transit Studios

Director of Photography – AVMA Life

January, 2016 — March, 2016
Commercial – 88 Brand Partners

Director of Photography – Shedd Aquarium

November, 2015 — November, 2015
Corporate – Plum Productions

Director, Director of Photography – Loctite

September, 2015 — September, 2015
Commercial – Zooppa Inc

Director, Director of Photography – Container Store

August, 2015 — August, 2015
Commercial – Zooppa Inc

Director of Photography – Smuckers

May, 2015 — December, 2015
Other – Plum Productions

Director of Photography – Abbvie

January, 2015 — December, 2019
Corporate – Brella Productions

Director of Photography – Humira

January, 2015 — January, 2018
Corporate – Brella Productions

Director of Photography – BMO Harris

January, 2015 — December, 2015
Commercial – Plum Productions

Director, Director of Photography – Kotex

December, 2014 — December, 2014
Commercial – Zooppa Inc

Director of Photography – Spot Hero

November, 2014 — November, 2014
Corporate – AT&T

Director, Director of Photography – Campbells

November, 2014 — November, 2014
Commercial – Zooppa Inc

Director, Director of Photography – Ad Council

November, 2014 — November, 2014
Commercial – Zooppa Inc

Director of Photography – National Geographic

June, 2014 — June, 2014
Online – Brella Productions

Director of Photography – Leinenkugels

June, 2014 — June, 2014
Commercial – Jacobson Rost

Director of Photography – Uline

May, 2014 — August, 2022
Corporate – Plum Productions

Director of Photography – Dying Alone

April, 2014 — November, 2014
Short Film – Chicago Skyview Productions

Director of Photography – Mustang

April, 2014 — April, 2014
Online – Octopixel Media

Director of Photography – Luvs Diapers

October, 2013 — October, 2013
Commercial – Yokai Films

Director of Photography – Reebok

September, 2013 — September, 2013
Commercial – Yokai Films

Director of Photography – Interior Design

August, 2013 — June, 2023
Live Event – Yokai Films

Director, Director of Photography – Alberto vo5

August, 2013 — August, 2013
Commercial – Zooppa Inc

Director of Photography – Lollapalooza

August, 2013 — August, 2013
Online – Grammy Foundation

Director of Photography – BBC

May, 2013 — May, 2013
Television – AB Productions

Director of Photography – BUNNY

April, 2013 — August, 2014
Short Film – Yokai Films

Director of Photography – White Castle

March, 2013 — March, 2013
Commercial – Plum Productions

Director, Director of Photography – My Gold Mask

February, 2013 — February, 2013
Music Video – Moon Sound Records

Director of Photography – Raybestos

January, 2013 — November, 2014
Commercial – 426 Inc

Director of Photography – Boss Snowplow

January, 2013 — January, 2013
Commercial – Jacobson Rost

Director, Director of Photography – David guetta ft Tegan and Sara

November, 2012 — November, 2012
Music Video – Genero

Director of Photography – Allister

August, 2012 — August, 2012
Music Video – Universal Music Japan

Camera Operator – Secret Millionare

July, 2012 — July, 2012
Television – Meyer Film

Director of Photography – Richard Roeper Summer Movie Preview

April, 2012 — April, 2012
Television – Reelz Network

Director, Director of Photography – Got Milk?

April, 2012 — April, 2012
Commercial – Zooppa Inc

Director of Photography – Garnier Fructis

March, 2012 — March, 2012
Commercial – Poptent

Director of Photography – Na Palm

January, 2012 — January, 2013
Music Video – 4 Door Films

Director, Director of Photography – Lifelock Ultimate

January, 2012 — January, 2012
Commercial – Tongal

Director, Director of Photography – Guitar Center

November, 2011 — November, 2011
Music Video – Undisguised Traces

Director, Director of Photography – Doritos

October, 2011 — October, 2011
Commercial – Smash the Superbowl

Director of Photography – Heaven is Hell

July, 2010 — March, 2014
Feature – Yokai Films

Camera Operator – Cold Case Files

December, 2009 — December, 2009
Television – Kurtis Productions

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