Jake Gardner

Jake is a cinematographer from the Midwest and has a studio in NE Minneapolis.  His work takes place in town and around the world. Early on Jake spent significant time working for a production house where he shot and edited projects for companies like 3M, Great Clips, and St. Jude Medical.  Jake has been a freelance Director of Photography since 2007 and commercial work continues with agencies and companies like Polaris and Buffalo Wild Wings. In addition to commercial, music video, and film work Jake has shot hundreds of hours of television for series on History, HGTV, Travel, ABC, and other cable networks. 

Whether Jake is spending time with his family or traveling the world his eyes are always searching for a photograph.  He's interested in working on projects across a wide spectrum from broadcast spots, branded web content, narrative film, and music videos.  He strives to work with people who are passionate about creating work that is on-trend; work that is driven by fashion and art.

Jake is well traveled and experienced with all types of production.  From doc shooting abroad to studios and location shoots with 5 ton trucks, it's all familiar to him.  He has a small studio and owns a Ford Transit 1 Ton package that can handle many types of small to medium shoots.  He is fluent in all the major camera systems and owns a RED-Weapon 8K camera package.