Jason Kraynek | 224.612.1584 | jacenk@gmail.com

About

Jason Kraynek

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Director of Photography

I started my career behind the camera in the era of VHS/hi-8/vhs-c, moving then into the world of dlsr/ENG/EX-1, and currently working in RED/Canon and higher end professional cameras. Completely self taught and learning with every new project- I strive to become better and more technically creative with everything i do. I try to use practical effects and in camera techniques whenever possible and look forward to collaborating with agencies, directors, and projects that want the visual element to be just as important as the rest.

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INSPIRATIONS
Director

I started directing improv and sketch comedy groups back in the 90s which developed into stage work and eventually film work. Having a decade long background as actor and performer in improv helped my problem solving skills as well as working with people. My skills are best used in comedy (as is my background) which have won various awards in projects ranging from commercials to shorts. Im currently talking on projects in the action, drama, and horror subject matter in hopes to develop those skills as well.

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Editor

I started editing back in the VHS days of hooking up 2 vcr’s together and/or a vcr hooked to my camcorder in order to edit. I didn’t have a computer, studio, or editing bay – and taught myself everything to do with editing from the start. My preference is working on narrative project edits where the story benefits from clear cutting rather then just random images thrown together to disrupt the flow. I’m currently trying to learn new programs, skills, and techniques to take make my edits to the next level.

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INSPIRATIONS
Colorist

The way a image looks on final delivery has always interested me and ever since my days as a freelance photographer – I have tried to learn new skills and make each project more vibrant and polished on export. Currently using and forever learning – Davinci Resolve, Red Cine-x, Adobe Lumetri, and Red Giant Colorista.

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Writer

I’ve always enjoyed the writing process which expanded enormously once i discovered improv comedy and found that I’ve been doing that my entire life (just didn’t know it had a name). For me, stories and ideas come easy with the only trouble being that I come up with too many to possibly do them all. My writing and characters are based mostly on taking subject matter and flipping the norm into the absurd and comical.

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AWARDS

Contest Winner – 3 spots

AYI (Are you Interested)

Director, DP, Gaffer, Editor, Colorist, Writer, Producer

Client Award Winner

7 in 1 Shot

Director, DP, Gaffer, Editor, Colorist, Writer, Producer

Contest Winner – 2 spots

Ad Council

Director, DP, Gaffer, Editor, Colorist, Writer, Producer

Contest Winner, Honorable Mention

Kotex

Director, DP, Gaffer, Editor, Colorist, Writer, Producer

Contest Winner

Lifelock Ultimate

Director, DP, Gaffer, Editor, Colorist, Writer, Producer

Most Original Concept, Best Acting

48hour Guerrilla Film Challenge

Director, DP, Gaffer, Editor, Colorist, Writer, Producer

Client Award

Alberto VO5

Director, DP, Gaffer, Editor, Colorist, Writer, Producer

Contest Winner

CrackPot Cube

Director, DP, Gaffer, Editor, Colorist, Producer

Contest Winner – 4 spots

ROCK bodyspray

Director, DP, Gaffer, Editor, Colorist, Writer

Best Improv Group

Charming Hooligans

Director, DP, Editor, Writer, Producer, Actor

Top Finalist, Editors Choice

Garnier Fructis

Director, DP, Gaffer, Editor, Colorist

Best Entertainment Variety, Overall, Best Show, Best Writer

Mongo Like Candy

Director, DP, Gaffer, Writer

Best Feature (Sci-Fi/Horror)

Heaven is Hell

DP, Gaffer, Story

Top M/V of 2016

Protovulcan

DP, Gaffer Colorist

Contest Winner

Consumer Reports

DP, Gaffer Colorist

Contest Winner

LUVS

DP, Gaffer, Colorist

Best Local Actor / Performer

Wizard Studios, INC

Actor

Contest Pitch Winner

The Spitfire Documentary

Writer