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Jon Betz

Director of Photography in Brooklyn, NY, USA
Hi I’m Jon 🙂

I am a Brooklyn-based Director of Photography specializing in cinematic documentary and commercial work, with extensive experience filming science-based expedition films around the globe for National Geographic. I moved to Brooklyn after 10 years working in the broadcast and feature documentary industry in Washington DC where I shot dozens of shows for National Geographic, PBS, Discovery Channel, and Smithsonian. My credits include the last 10 films for National Geographic Pristine Seas, an ocean conservation initiative for which I work as topside Director of Photography and field producer/director, as well as Into the Okavango (a National Geographic feature documentary). In DC I also cut my teeth in commercial cinematography filming countless political ads and commercials around the country. With a focus on cinematic lighting and efficient production scheduling, I am always looking to achieve the greatest visual story possible to meet the director and agency's needs while staying on schedule. I own a Red DSMC2 Dragon-X 6K camera and also shoot Arri depending on the project.

"To go in the dark with a light is to know the light. To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight, and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings, and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings." - Wendell Berry

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  • Director/DP
  • Documentary

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Jon Betz 2020 DP Reel

Jon Betz 2020 Director of Photography Reel

Jon Betz 2020 DP Reel

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