About

On location, France. Photo: Vincenzo Cesareo  

On location, France. Photo: Vincenzo Cesareo

 

 

I'm John Cummings, an award-winning cinematographer/lighting cameraman. I distill decades of incredibly diverse experience into every project I touch. I work worldwide with documentary filmmakers, production shops, content producers, ad agencies, indy producers and directors--shooting corporate and marketing videos, entertainment programs, documentaries and doc elements, branded content and doc-style commercials. I've shot for some of America's biggest brands- including Mercedes Benz, Nike, Wahl and Kahlua, as well as hundreds of segments and episodes for popular programs on HGTV, DIY, PBS, Discovery, Food Network, History and Animal Planet. Also Getty, BBC, ITV, RTE and Al Jazeera English. 

I do plenty of one-off shoots for various producers, but I'm most proud of my ongoing creative relationships with clients...many lasting decades...involving multiple seasons of shows and generations of documentary series. I like to think that level of trust is driven by results, not luck.

Whatever your project might be, chances are I've shot something very similar before. I'm known in the industry as a versatile, creative and efficient cinematographer, capable of producing quality work quickly and cleanly. A well-seasoned pro that can roll with whatever might happen and deliver the goods. Someone who can make even the most mundane subject matter look fresh and interesting, someone who can "run and gun" while still producing a nice cinematic look.