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Jason Kraynek

Chicago, Illinois

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About Me

CHICAGO RED EPIC DRAGON CINEMATOGRAPHER / CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Focusing on alternative story based visually driven projects. I specialize in practical onset effects, in camera techniques and colorful vivid images. Styles inspired from Korean cinema, indie filmmakers, viral creative advertising and social media filmmakers.

I currently own a 6K RED Epic Dragon and 4K Canon C300 mark II digital camera package, Canon Cine Primes / Zoom lenses, Easyrig Vario 5 w Serene, full lighting package along with wireless video and focusing packages.

Projects include: Feature Films, Short Films, Commercials, Music Videos, Crowdfunding Campaigns, Web Series, Sketch Comedy, Advertising, Promotional and Alternative Content.

Clients include: Nike, Kotex, Reebok, Ad Council, Universal Music, Saatchi and Saatchi, Campbell's, Sears, National Geographic, Toyota, Got Milk?, Reelz Channel, L'Oréal, Giordanos, Lifelock, PBS, POM Wonderful, Aveda, Miller Lite, Mustang, Aussie, Consumer Reports, 7-Eleven, Bayer, Diehard, Grammy Foundation, Kotex, Leinenkugel’s, White Castle, VO5, X-Box.

Film portfolio awards/nominations including - Best Directing, Most Original, Best Acting, Best Comedy, Contest Winner, Staff Pick, Viewers Choice, Editor's Pick, Best Entertainment, Best Show and Top Finalist.

I have been in the industry since 2003.

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 – County Care Health
September, 2018 — September, 2018
Commercial – Yokai Films
Director of Photography – Ladies of the House
July, 2018 — July, 2018
Television – Magna Media
Director of Photography – Pitch Day
July, 2018 — July, 2018
Short Film – Red Ink
Director of Photography – Carson - Good Love
June, 2018 — July, 2018
Music Video – Third Beacon
Director of Photography – Fire Together
March, 2018 — May, 2018
Short Film – Oscillations
Director of Photography – The Illusion and the Aftermath
February, 2018 — February, 2018
Live Event – Temporary Distortion
Director of Photography – Steel
January, 2018 — March, 2018
Commercial – Steel Supplements
Director of Photography – Pares Ratliff - I Hate People
December, 2017 — April, 2018
Live Event – Pares Ratliff
Director of Photography – Gancho
October, 2017 — September, 2018
Short Film – Very Cool Videos
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 Stories
September, 2017 — October, 2017
Commercial – Match.com
Director of Photography – Queers
September, 2017 — September, 2017
Online – Magna Media
Director of Photography – the Handoff
August, 2017 — September, 2018
Short Film – Very Cool Videos
Director of Photography – Love
August, 2017 — October, 2017
Short Film – Legstone Films
Director of Photography – Ganser - Psy Ops
August, 2017 — August, 2017
Music Video – Ganser
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 – Drain Mitt
July, 2017 — July, 2017
Commercial – Drain Mitt
Director of Photography – Coffee Guy
June, 2017 — June, 2017
Short Film – Very Cool Videos
Director of Photography – Neon Black
February, 2017 — April, 2017
Online – Lady Jack Entertainment
Director of Photography – the Golem
January, 2017 — March, 2018
Music Video – Melter
Director of Photography – Owning Optimism
December, 2016 — January, 2017
Commercial – Ohio Lottery
Director of Photography – Hellsgate Haunted House
October, 2016 — September, 2018
Online – Zombie Army Productions
Director of Photography – Hu Friedy
March, 2016 — March, 2016
Commercial – Plum Productions
Director of Photography – the Fool
February, 2016 — March, 2017
Music Video – Transit Studios
Director of Photography – AVMA Life
January, 2016 — March, 2016
Commercial – 88 Brand Partners
Director of Photography – Rutgers Health
January, 2016 — January, 2016
Corporate – Yokai Films
Director of Photography – Hard Rock Hotel
January, 2016 — January, 2016
Commercial – Yokai Films
Director of Photography – Shedd Aquarium
November, 2015 — November, 2015
Corporate – Plum Productions
Director of Photography – Whats Your Flavour
October, 2015 — March, 2016
Music Video – Protovulcan
Director of Photography – Matador
October, 2015 — November, 2015
Commercial – Loctite Glue
Director of Photography – BMO Harris
October, 2015 — October, 2015
Commercial – Yokai Films
Director of Photography – NeoCon
August, 2014 — August, 2018
Live Event – Interior Design

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