About Me

Hailing from Oxford, Mississippi, Jalen has now made Charlotte his new home. He got his start behind the camera as a combat photographer in the Marine Corps and has since gone on to work for ESPN, Major League Soccer, XFL, and E! Network.

Do you specialize in a specific shoot style?

I would have to say I don’t specialize in any one style but I really like to shoot documentaries and following a story.

How long have you been filming?

I’ve been filming for 5 years now.

Do you have a favorite project you’ve worked on?

My favorite project thus far has been a feature documentary called “Messwood”. This was my first camera operator credit!

What cameras and equipment have you worked with the most?

I have worked with Canon, Sony, and Black Magic Design products throughout the years. My main setup now is Sony. The Sony FX9 is my A-Cam and the FS5 is my B-Cam. I have a variety of lenses to cover any situation including the Sony 28-135mm servo lens. For lighting I run with Nanlite’s Forza 300’s and bi-color Forza 60’s. I also have Aladdin light mats, and tube lights that can add extra light that may be needed for a scene.

I have been in the industry since 1997.

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Added on 8/18/2023
Charlotte based DP

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