Jason Joseffer’s interest in cinematography is rooted in his immigrant grandfathers’ Manhatten camera shop. Metro Stores Co., Inc. triggered a multi-generational interest in photography. Born and raised in San Francisco, Jason learned the principles of exposure, light and composition from his father during back-packing trips to the Sierra Nevada mountains. A shift to video occurred during the production of a local cable access television program prompting him to pursue a film degree from UC Santa Cruz. His first “real” job was working as a news cameraman during which he learned how to move quickly and efficiently. A greater interest in narrative and documentary compelled him to leave the broadcast world and pursue work in film. Jason has since shot a multitude of feature, short, documentary and experimental films.