Jason Kraynek

Jason Kraynek

Director of Photography at JACENKNET
Camera Operator, Cinematographer, Director, Director of Photography, Colorist, Producer and Gaffer/lighting Technician

Chicago, Illinois

Member Since:
December 2011
Last online:
> 2 weeks ago
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About Jason

Since 1993, I have established myself as an Award-Winning Cinematographer / Director of Photography passionate in narrative, story-based films. Stunning visual and practical on-set effects are present within the projects I am involved in. The presence of in-camera techniques and colorful vivid images are displayed prominently throughout my work.

Creative projects JACENKNET offers include feature + short films, advertising campaigns, music videos, web series, sketch comedy, and promotional content. For corporate clients, JACENKNET offers experience on hundreds of projects including ENG, industrials, interviews, B-roll, and event work.

Jason has years of experience as a Cinematographer, Director, Producer, Camera Operator, Gaffer, Grip, AC, Editor, Colorist, DIT, Writer, and Storyboard Artist.

The Owner/Operator packages JACENKNET offers include 6K RED Epic Dragon and 4K Canon C300m2 digital camera, Cine Primes / Zoom lenses, lighting, wireless video, and focusing packages.

Inquire for additional gear, rates, and examples!

Unique traits: improv/sketch comedy, stage rigging, dancer, artist, gammer


  • Peep Deaths

    Peep Deaths (2015)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Bunny

    Bunny (2015)
    Film (Short and Horror) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Dying Alone

    Dying Alone (2014)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • 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)
    Video (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Ceremony

    Ceremony (2012)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Spice Boss

    Spice Boss (2012)
    Video (Short) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Its Not Breakfast Without Milk

    Its Not Breakfast Without Milk (2012)
    Video (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Hitwomen

    Hitwomen (2012)
    Television (Action) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • 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)
    Television (Documentary) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • 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)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Editor Add a Plot »

  • 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)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • 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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