Jonathan began his career in the camera department developing an extensive knowledge of all technical aspects of camera work, Filmmaking, and lighting. Through this time he worked on over 400 Television commercials. Working closely and being mentored by some of the best and most highly acclaimed directors and DP's in the business. His knowledge and experience of cameras, lenses, lighting and equipment give him a unique edge over the majority.
Jono has a keen and critical eye for realistic post effects and editing, having edited some of his own jobs earlier in his career when he made the jump from Cinematography to directing 12 years ago. Thanks to his timeless on-set filmmaking. Jonathan always endeavours to get as much in camera as possible, not relying on post production, believing a tool to enhance and strengthen the in-camera narrative. He then works tirelessly in the post process to create complete, authentic VFX integration.
Although his passion lies in powerful and emotive visuals. he has also created a strong performance reel. He always works closely and personally with the cast, crew and creative team, knowing how to get the best out of every budget while maintaining an easy going, enthusiastic personality that helps make the whole process an enjoyable experience.
He has received awards and recognition at home and internationally at Cannes and One Show NY for his commercials for clients including Contiki, Pepsi, ABC Cure for life Foundation, Natural Gas, Sydney Water and McDonalds.
From the Outback of Kenya, to the beaches of Thailand, to the mountains of New Zealand or simply the home streets of Sydney, Jonathan never loses focus, giving 100% in creating the absolute best result from every job he does.
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