When I was young, my family would rent movies every weekend (sometimes more often than that) - it’s one of my favorite childhood memories. By the time I was a teen, I got my hands on a Sony digital 8mm camcorder that I used almost daily for shooting skate videos. The years went by and my interest in cameras only grew and soon I upgraded to a Canon XL1 and skate videos started to become secondary to my new interest of narrative and learning the art of filmmaking.
In 2002, I was accepted to the prestigious Brooks Institute of Photography. I was eager to get to LA as soon as I could and in 2005, I jumped in with both feet and bought a complete Aaton XTR+ S16mm camera package from the Kent Burns camera fleet and set off to be a DP. Since then I have had the great fortune of working on teams with some of the biggest names in cinema. I've shot all around the world and utilized literally every form of film gate and digital capture available.
I'm a fan of quiet tropical beaches, hand rolled cigars, and well aged single malt scotch. My name is Jonathan Hall and I am a Cinematographer.