Jon Mendez

New Providence, New Jersey

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About Me

Seven years experience on film sets including commercial production at Roller Coaster Studios and Director of Photography work in short and feature length Independent films as well as Corporate, Interview and Documentary productions.

• Department Management & Coordination
• Inventory Management & Control
• Crew Hiring & Management

• Extensive work with grid lighting
• Set up interview lighting according to specifications
• Three point lighting
• Light set-up according to specific lighting plan
• Complex Grip scenarios including dolly shots
• Gear checkout/return from rental houses
• Gear breakdown and storage
• Dimmer Board Experience
• Experience with 100-800 Amp Boxes
• Extensive Green Screen Experience
• Grid Rigging

9/2011 - 6/2012 New York Film Academy, Graduate, Cinematography Program
1/2009 – 8/2009 Boston University, Center for Digital Imaging Arts (CDIA), Waltham, MA
Certificate in Digital Filmmaking
6/2008 North Plainfield High School

Short Films and Music Videos, Interviews, Corporate, 2nd Unit Feature Film Production

Cinematographer – Director of Photography
Go Fish
Truthfully Speaking
Trafico, Promo Shorts and Interviews
Take it Back, Promo Shorts, Trailer and Interviews
Saks Fifth Ave, Corporate Training Video
Southeby’s Auction House, Brazilian TV Live Art Auction and Interviews, Corporate

Gaffer, Grip & Electric
What’s With Love 2, Best Boy Electric
Promotional Interviews, Planned Parenthood, Gaffer
Cooking Products Promotional, Spanish TV, Rigging Grip, Key Grip
Painted Sky, Gaffer
Love Always Eartha, Gaffer
Obsession, Gaffer
Tower of Silence, Gaffer
Porcella, Gaffer
Tumbling After, Gaffer
Meet Cute, Gaffer
Bystander, Key Grip
ASI, Key Grip
The Door, Key Grip
Six, Gaffer
Love & Stress
Letter to Boddah, Gaffer
The Door Key Grip
Quiet on the Set Key Grip
Tumbling After, Gaffer

8/13 - 10/11/10 Roller Coaster Studios/Jet One Studios, worked as on set Grip, Gaffer and Lighting Tech for commercial shoots
• Live internet streaming for new pharmaceutical products.
• PBS Pilot on impact of African Americans on American Cinema.
• Filmed 2011 BMW Diver Manual DVD.
• Rescue Capital commercial shoot.
• Perfect Hanger product commercial.
• Promo for local high school football team on Green Screen.

5/17 - 08/12/10 Completed internship at Roller Coaster Studios.
• Cartoon Network commercial, Keep Kids in Shape, with NY Jets quarterback, Mark Sanchez.
• Live web stream for new pharmaceutical products.
• Mr. Brooks Cleaning Solution commercial.
• Live Internet streaming for local TV productions.


John Loughlin
New York Film Academy
100 E. 17th Street
New York, NY 10003

Howard Phillips

I have been in the industry since 2009.


Cinematographer – Sacha

January, 2014 — May, 2014
Short Film – Bren Burke

Work with Jon Mendez