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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 such as 3M and Great Clips.  Jake has been a freelance Director of Photography since 2009 and commercial work continues with 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 content for web, and small non-profits who have an important story to tell.  He strives to work with people who are passionate about creating work that is always 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 lighting-grip equipment 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.