Jason Kraynek

Jason Kraynek


Camera operator, cinematographer and director in Chicago, Illinois

About Jason

Creative Director, Director of Photography, Editor, Colorist, Writer and Producer based out of Chicago IL with professional creative arts experience since 1993. Focusing on alternative story based works in music videos, commercial advertisement, sketch comedy, features and short films. Style inspired from Korean cinema, practical set effects, in camera techniques, harsh lighting, and visual story over dialog based scripts.

Clients include: Nike, Kotex, Reebok, Ad Council, Universal Music, Saatchi and Saatchi, Campbells, United Airlines, Sears, National Geographic, Toyota, Got Milk?, Reelz Channel, L'Oréal, Giordanos, Leinenkugel’s, Lifelock, PBS, POM Wonderful, Aveda, Miller Lite, Mustang, Aussie, Consumer Reports, 7-Eleven, Bayer, Diehard, Grammy Foundation, Kotex, White Castle, VO5, X-Box.

Film portfolio awards/nominations including - Best Directing, Most Original, Best Acting, Best Comedy, Contest Winner, Staff Pick, Viewers Choice, Editors Pick, Best Entertainment, Best Show and Top Finalist.

Name: Jason Kraynek

Lives in: Chicago, Illinois


Occupation: Camera Operator, Cinematographer, Director, Director of Photography, Editor, Colorist, Screenwriter, Producer, Gaffer/lighting Technician and Actor

Unique traits: improv/sketch comedy


  • Peep Deaths

    Peep Deaths (2015)
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  • Bunny

    Bunny (2015)
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  • Dying Alone

    Dying Alone (2014)
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  • Ham

    Ham (2014)
    Film (Short, Drama and Family) Camera and Electrical Department When a Mother and Son struggle to deal with a bullying incident at school, it becomes clear that the Mother has issues of her own.

  • Heaven Is Hell

    Heaven Is Hell (2014)
    Film (Action, Comedy, Fantasy and Horror) Cinematographer Shortly after dying in a car crash, Faith arrives in Heaven only to find it a barren wasteland, ruled by an evil arch angel. She then meets up with Judas, Thomas, and a team of rogue Apostles, armed to the teeth and dead set on finding an exiled Jesus Christ and restore him to power. By any means necessary. Written by Anonymous

  • Happy Anniversary

    Happy Anniversary (2013)
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  • Ceremony

    Ceremony (2012)
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  • Spice Boss

    Spice Boss (2012)
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  • Its Not Breakfast Without Milk

    Its Not Breakfast Without Milk (2012)
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  • Hitwomen

    Hitwomen (2012)
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  • Unwanted Guests

    Unwanted Guests (2012)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer A unwanted neighbor attempts to socialize with a lady who wants nothing to do with him.

  • Passion of the Chip

    Passion of the Chip (2011)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer When 2 football fans get into the game, tensions fly.

  • For the Trees

    For the Trees (2011)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer What happens when everyone around you perceives the world different then you, and is also in grade school.

  • ReelzChannel Specials

    ReelzChannel Specials (2011)
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  • What If

    What If (2010)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Cinematographer Grateful for what he has, Ted gets a taste for life on the streets as he begs for a day. Inspired by his experience, he sets out to help his community; with the help of friends and fellow Chicago residents.

  • Choose One

    Choose One (2010)
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  • Mongo Like Candy

    Mongo Like Candy (2006)
    Video (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer A clean comedy film parodying film and television. Take five talented and funny individuals, put them in a room, take away their food, take away their PlayStation 2 and what do you have? '' Mongo Like Candy''. Originally produced a sketch comedy show for Pinellas County Public Access in Clearwater, FL, ''Mongo'' has since gone on to win international acclaim at the Hometown Video Festival held in Monterrey, CA winning the Entertainment/Variety award. ''Mongo'' takes its shots at talk shows, public service announcements, horror movies and TV commercials. Written by Echelon Studios

  • The Real Chainsaw Massacre

    The Real Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
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  • Free Hare

    Free Hare (1999)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer Shot as a documentary POV parody of Jacques Cousteau coming across a wounded Hare Krishna in a airport parking lot.

  • Any Given Sunday

    Any Given Sunday (1999)
    Film (Drama and Sport) Actor When a devastating hit knocks a professional football legend and quarterback Cap Rooney out of the game, a young, unknown third-stringer is called in to replace him. Having ridden the bench for years because of a string of bad luck stories and perhaps insufficient character, Willie Beaman seizes what may be his last chance, and lights up the field with a raw display of athletic prowess. His stunning performance over several games is so outstanding and fresh it seems to augur a new era in the history of this Miami franchise, and forces aging coach Tony D'Amato to reevaluate his time-tested values and strategies and begin to confront the fact that the game, as well as post-modern life may be passing him by. Adding to the pressure on D'Amato to win at any cost is the aggressive young President/Co-owner of the team, Christina Pagniacci, now coming into her own after her father's death. Christina's driving desire to prove herself in a male dominated world is intensified by her focus on the... Written by Anonymous


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  • Improv/Sketch Comedy

  • Theater

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