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Jay B. Johnson
Director, Cinematographer

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Over 25 years experience in filmmaking starting with film school at Ohio University.

Indie feature, "Will Work For Food" won First Place at the Los Angeles DV Film Festival and was feature in DV Magazine.

The controversial short film "The Handyman" inspired by the true story of Cleveland serial killer Anthony Sowell screened at the Ohio Independent Film Festival and The Short and Sweet film festival and was featured on Chanel 19 news.

Director of Photography credits include the independent feature films: "Banger," "#50fathers," “Dreaming on Christmas," and "Who Am I?" a pilot for a Sci-Fi TV show.

Cinematography credits include the documentaries "Coal Country," and "Blood on the Mountain" that aired on Discovery Channel and HBO and screened at nationally recognized film festivals.

Videography credits include television networks like: PBS, MTV, MSNBC, SPIKE-TV, Big Ten Network and Discovery Channel - Canada.

As Creative Director at a Cleveland based production company, I won awards for directing and shooting commercials and industrials for companies like Invacare, Pennzoil, Sterling Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Roadway, Pepsi, Intel and Abrams Books.

Part-time instructor for Advanced Cinematography at Cuyahoga Community College and recently an Artist-in-Residence at the Cleveland School of the Arts.

Cameras include but are not limited to:

Red Epic
Canon: C300, C100 and DSLRs (with external recording option)
Black Magic
Sony: F3 and XDCam series
Panasonic: HPX and HVX series, Lumix and VariCam


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