Emmy® and Peabody Award® winning Cinematographer/Lighting Cameraman John Cummings has worked in many genres over the last 25+ years, earning a solid reputation for his collaborative work ethic and ability to produce great results under any conditions, working solo or in a small crew environment.
Recent credits: "Catholicism-The Pivotal Players" (2018), "US elections" Al-Jazeera English (2016), "Catholicism" (2013) a 10X1 hour essay series distributed by PBS, 2nd unit credits for "Hot to Trot" (2017) a film about same-sex ballroom dancing and "Violins of Hope" (PBS/Ideastream-2016) a story about violins of the Holocaust. Earlier projects include NBC’s “Yellowstone: Four Seasons after Fire,” “Aztec!” for the Denver Museum of Natural History. Other films, series and web projects have highlighted Shaken Baby Syndrome awareness, teen pregnancy and short films for the Maltz Museum, Cleveland Music Settlement and the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.
Beyond documentaries, corporate and broadcast projects include work for the BBC, Reuters, Getty, Golf Channel, web marketing series for Mercedes Benz and national ad campaigns for Wahl Grooming. He is also a veteran of hundreds of non-fiction segments for programs airing on HGTV, Animal Planet, Discovery, History, Food, CMT and DIY networks.
Owner-operator Sony F5, Osmo Pro 4K cameras. Zeiss primes, various EF zooms.
We have been in the industry since 1998.
John Cummings is a great shooter. He is a wonderful storyteller. He approaches every project as if he owns it. He appreciates budgets and schedules. He's great with clients and with crew.
John is exceptionally talented. He works hard and smart. And he's a pleasure to work with.
John makes every project he touches - better. He's all the things you want to hire. Dependable. Easy to work with. Flexible. But then he delivers outstanding work too. A real talent is that John knows how to find shots when they are hard to find. I've hired John many times and will continue to.
John is an amazing cameraman. I'm currently working on a multimillion dollar global project with him and am constantly blown away by the quality of his work. Every single person I've shown clips to mention how stunning it looks. He's also incredibly easy to work with. Highly recommended.