Years Experience: 36
Jon Fauer has been shooting films since he was 8 years old. He attended Collegiate School in New York, the Universite de Lausanne, Switzerland and graduated with degrees in Art and Film from Dartmouth College. His mentors were director Joseph Losey, Director of Photography Andrew Laszlo, ASC, film historian/distributor Arthur Mayer, and writer/director Maurice Rapf. With a grant from public television, he collaborated with Losey on an hour television documentary called "Losey on Film."
His first major film, "Wildwater", commissioned by the U.S. Kayak Team, featured the World Whitewater Championships in Italy. The film, and the numerous awards it won, led to documentaries around the world: skiing, kayaking, and action adventure specials for ABC, PBS, American Sportsman, and National Geographic in the jungles of Guatemala, the mountains of New Zealand, and the Altiplano of Bolivia; from the North Pole to the Chesapeake. His work led to membership in The Explorers Club of New York.
Jon Fauer became a camera operator when Andy Laszlo asked him if he could ski backwards with a camera. However, the film was mainly about bob-sledding and love, which qualified him as a busy camera operator on many features for the next five years. When Jon changed his card to Director of Photography, he shot commercials, features, and television films.
He has won many awards for his work, including Best Cinematography at the NY Festivals, Gold Camera Award for Best Cinematography at the US International Film Festival, CINE Gold Eagles, CINDY Golds, Tellies, BOLI's, Chris's, and Worldmedals. He is author of three best-selling books on cinematography: "Arriflex 16SR3: The Book", "The 16SR Book" and "The Arriflex 35 Book".
He is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers, Directors Guild of America, Explorers Club
Universite de Lausanne, Switzerland.
Dartmouth College, Art and Film.
Spoken Languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian