I've been behind the scenes for over 25 years. Directing Photography, producing, Gaffing, and I have long dabbled in post...I like to keep things fairly stylized, unique and bold frames that don't shy away from negative space when it's called for. Mostly, I try to LISTEN to what the story wants. It'll call for the appropriate lens, lighting, and camera movement if you really pay attention to what it's saying. My job is to build from the story, not the other way around. I'm a well seasoned gregarious team player with vision, know-how, and lots of gear.
Jeff Wager I Director of Photography I Gaffer, Jeff Wager is an accomplished Cinematographer & Filmmaker who graduated from Emerson College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film, and the 1994 EVVY Award for Best Cinematography. Wager mostly balances his time between independent feature films and commercials. Post Emerson College, Jeff started to shoot numerous independent short films, corporate & industrials, music videos, and soon found himself working grip/electric for IATSE Local 16 in San Francisco in the late 1990’s. Here he gained valuable experience working for Warner Brothers on Sphere, Disney’s Flubber, and television shows like Nash Bridges, for CBS. Wager was working as a Lighting Director, Gaffer, and Camera Operator in the late 90’s which quickly led to Music Videos for Third Eye Film Works, most of which aired on the BET Network. This in turn, opened the door for camerawork at Macy’s Satellite Network, interviews with Joe Satriani, Metallica, and Josh Gorban for Speedway Films in Los Angeles. In 2006, Wager shot all the Jerry Rice interviews for ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, and then went on to shoot an African Dance Feature, Sabar for the Rhesus Media Group. In 2008 Wager Directed photography on Where’s Marty? (best picture travel category Huston World Fest), a feature for the Monterey Film Commission with cameo roles from Betty White, George Lopez, Ken Howard and Tony Curtis. Jeff has been gaffing for the Travel Channel, HGTV, Sig Sauer Academy, Hallmark, the US Navy, IPic Theaters, and many other clients. After finishing Directing Photography on the indy Feature JUNK, I gaffed two hallmark Christmas films; Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane, and a Holiday for Hero’s. More recently shooting a short western and a short horror.
Owner/Operator :
URSA mini pro 4.6k , BMPCC6K, weebill gyro, w/ full set of super speed prime lenses- Nucleus M remote FF
Advanta lite-16’ Pan/Tilt jib, speciality cameras Grip & Electric packages - LED's, HMI's, Quartz, Kino Other production gear avail. Dollies, Walkie Talkies, EZ-UP, Generators, Etc

Jeff Wager