Located and living Los Angeles California.
My experience began in the Australian Film Industry at the age of 16, working on countless TV Commercials in Sydney. In 1999 I moved to America, as an aspiring cinematographer here in LA.
As an IATSE Local 600 DP and SOC, I have experience with many aspects in this industry.
These range from Cinematography where I enjoy operating camera and span all the way through to the finishing aspects of owning a fully equipped DI Color Grading Suite here in Hollywood CA.
I've also got a 5000 square foot sound stage located 10 minutes from my location.
As an educator at Moviola in Hollywood, I teach a Digital Cinema Camera course, for which I wrote and published the syllabus.
Cinematographers, in a digital film industry, know it is now absolutely essential to at least have a basic understanding of Color Grading.
Understanding the pipeline, the workflow and how lighting affects digital images in preparation for post is critical.
This experience is what I bring to each project I work on. This enables clients to have confidence in knowing that their Cinematographer is an experienced Colorist.
This enables the directors vision to be filmed and finished in line with what was intended..
(This eliminates having a post house just rush through the color process. They do not have a vested interest in the project and often times, the end result is compromised)
I built my equipment list around understanding of what is needed to produce Films. So I am able to produce as well as work with all producers at any level.
It is important to be doing what you love, with people that love doing it with you.
Name: JT Trent
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Unique traits: Cinematography, DI Colorist