Jonathan Amerikaner Director of Photography
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Currently based in Boston, and available internationally. My career started as a video-journalist and editor for a local CBS and FOX affiliate TV news station. At 19 years old, I was the youngest videographer on the team. I completed my BA in Film at the University of California, Berkeley where I was the cinematographer on numerous student films. Additionally I directed the TV broadcasts of athletic events and filmed for the Cal Football team. Later I worked as a film restoration artist and projectionist at Modern VideoFilm in LA. For one year I traveled to Israel, Turkey, India, and Nepal.
"It was a real honor to get to work with director of photography Jonathan Amerikaner. His control over the lighting was a critical component to making this production work on schedule and still give us the fantastic visuals we were hoping for (not to mention an on-set presence that is a true pleasure to be around). His input on sets, lighting, performance, and, of course, cameras was unlike anything I have experienced before. He had to work with 5 cameramen, all using slightly different cameras, in a relatively small space and under incredible time pressure. Rrrrrrrrrespect!" - Micah Smith, director of Rock of Ages music video.