A background in Architecture and Photography , then Film School in his native New Zealand set up Jase perfectly for his cinematographic and photographic career - initially as an assistant for some of the highest profile DoP's and Photographers worldwide.
Camera Operating and shooting 2nd unit in the TV Commercials world followed and Jase's distinctive visual style naturally led him on to shooting Music Videos , Fashion Films, Commercials and high-end Branded Content and Events. Jase is passionate about visual storytelling ...and he's consistent and tenacious in helping bring his Client's and Director's visions to life.
When two time Oscar winning DOP Dion Beebe needed a first rate Operator to shoot what turned out to be Amy Winehouse’s last studio performance at Abbey Road with Tony Bennett for the documentary Duets II, I had no hesitation in booking Jase for the job. Dion was very happy with his work and his footage went on to form part of the Oscar winning documentary “ Amy" .
In short , Jase has a great eye for the shot , is a proper team player and I’m more than happy to recommend him as a professional, dependable and creative DOP .... and a great guy to work with !
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'Duets II' ( Tony Bennett / Amy Winehouse )
I’ve been working with Jason on a brand new series for the Discovery Science Channel called 'Strange Evidence'. Jason undoubtedly has a great eye. He shot dynamic science demos, inventive actuality sequences and beautiful interview set ups in challenging locations. He is quick, can multi-task and is unflappable under pressure. Most importantly he is an absolute pleasure to work with and is now top of my list of DoP’s.
Already looking forward to hiring him again.
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'Strange Evidence' Discovery Channel / WagTV