John Foster

John Foster

Cinematographer

Location
Brooklyn, New York (Greater New York City Area)
Industry
Motion Pictures and Film

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John Foster's Overview

Current
  • Cinematographer at Teachout/Wu
  • Director of Photography at Tribe Pictures
  • Cinematographer at Streetcar to Kolkata - River Films
Past
  • Cinematographer at TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE
  • Cinematographer at HERE COME THE VIDEOFREEX
  • Cinematographer at BORN TO FLY
  • Director of Photography at THE KILLER SPEAKS -- ITV
  • Second Unit D.P. at EL CIELO ES AZUL
  • Camera Operator at HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA (pilot)
  • Cinematographer at SEEDS OF TIME
  • Cinematographer at BIG MEN
  • Director of Photography at THE JOB
  • Producer at FLIP THIS HOUSE -- Departure Films
  • Director of Photography at BOTTLEWORLD
  • Director of Photography at ADRIFT IN MANHATTAN
  • Cinematographer at THE TRIALS OF DARRYL HUNT
  • Cinematographer at BEYOND THE STEPS for "American Experience" PBS
  • Producer, Video Journalist at New York Times Television
  • Director of Photography at ROCK THE PAINT
  • Director of Photography at KEANE
  • Cinematographer at Granada Television
  • Director of Photography at TULLY
  • Second Unit D.P. at SECRETARY
  • Director of Photography at THE ADVENTURES OF SEBASTIAN COLE
  • Cinematographer at INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY
  • Director of Photography at SUNDAY
  • Director of Photography at THE GREEN MONSTER
  • Director of Photography at VARIETY
  • Director of Photography at WILD STYLE
Education
Connections

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John Foster's Summary

--- nominated for 2 Independent Spirit Awards for KEANE and SUNDAY
--- Films have won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, Dupont Columbia Award, and been nominated for 4 Independent Spirit Awards, won Best Film at LA International Film Festival, and many other awards.
--- 33 years experience in feature films and documentaries. Credits include Keane, Tully, Sunday, Wild Style, The Trials of Darryl Hunt, Beyond the Steps, The Job, Bottleworld.
--- Producer of "Trauma: Life in the E.R." and "Maternity Ward" for TLC. "Flip This House"
--- Filmmaking grants from The American Film Institute and New York Foundation for the Arts

John Foster's Experience

Cinematographer

Teachout/Wu

June 2014Present (4 months) New York State

Director: Jennifer Dworkin

Director of Photography

Tribe Pictures

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Media Production industry

November 2013Present (11 months)

Cinematographer

Streetcar to Kolkata - River Films

March 2013Present (1 year 7 months) West Bengal, India, New Orleans, LA

Director of Photography

IATSE Local 600

Motion Pictures and Film industry

1991Present (23 years)

Cinematographer

TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE

April 2014June 2014 (3 months)

Cinematographer

HERE COME THE VIDEOFREEX

20052014 (9 years)

directed by Jon Nealon and Jenny Raskin

Cinematographer

BORN TO FLY

20132013 (less than a year) New York

Director: Catherine Gund

Director of Photography

THE KILLER SPEAKS -- ITV

June 2011October 2012 (1 year 5 months) New York, NY

Series for A&E.

Second Unit D.P.

EL CIELO ES AZUL

July 2012July 2012 (1 month)

feature directed by Andrew Fierberg. Steve Fierberg D.P.

Camera Operator

HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA (pilot)

20102010 (less than a year)

series for HBO

Cinematographer

SEEDS OF TIME

20102010 (less than a year)

Cinematographer

BIG MEN

20092009 (less than a year) Texas and New York

Director of Photography

THE JOB

April 2008May 2008 (2 months)

comedic thriller with Joe Pantoliano, Ron Perlman, Taryn Manning, and Patrick Flueger

Producer

FLIP THIS HOUSE -- Departure Films

20082008 (less than a year)

Director of Photography

BOTTLEWORLD

September 2007October 2007 (2 months)

Director of Photography

ADRIFT IN MANHATTAN

October 2006November 2006 (2 months)

drama with Heather Graham, Dominic Chianese, and William Baldwin

Cinematographer

THE TRIALS OF DARRYL HUNT

June 2005June 2005 (1 month)

Winner of DuPont Columbia Journalism Award, shown on HBO

Cinematographer

BEYOND THE STEPS for "American Experience" PBS

April 2003June 2005 (2 years 3 months)

Producer, Video Journalist

New York Times Television

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; NYT; Newspapers industry

19982005 (7 years)

"Trauma: Life in the E.R." "Maternity Ward"

Director of Photography

ROCK THE PAINT

September 2004November 2004 (3 months)

Director of Photography

KEANE

March 2004May 2004 (3 months)

with Damian Lewis, Abigail Breslin, and Amy Ryan

Cinematographer

Granada Television

20022003 (1 year)

Director of Photography

TULLY

June 2002August 2002 (3 months) Greater Omaha Area

Winner of many awards, including best film at LA International Film Festival. Nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards.

Second Unit D.P.

SECRETARY

20022002 (less than a year)

feature directed by Steven Shainberg. Steve Fierberg, D.P.

Director of Photography

THE ADVENTURES OF SEBASTIAN COLE

April 1998May 1998 (2 months)

Cinematographer

INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY

19971998 (1 year)

HBO

Director of Photography

SUNDAY

February 1996March 1996 (2 months)

Director of Photography

THE GREEN MONSTER

19921992 (less than a year)

for the series "P.O.V" on PBS

Director of Photography

VARIETY

19831983 (less than a year) New York

Feature length film. In permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Cannes Film Festival.

Director of Photography

WILD STYLE

19821983 (1 year)

John Foster's Skills & Expertise

  1. Cinematography
  2. Film
  3. Documentaries
  4. Feature Films
  5. Television Producing
  6. Film Production
  7. Video Production
  8. Camera
  9. Lighting
  10. Producing
  11. Video
  12. Pre-production
  13. Storytelling
  14. HD Video
  15. Photography
  16. 35mm
  17. Digital Media
  18. Music Videos
  19. Short Films
  20. Comedy
  21. Commercials
  22. Camera Operating
  23. Post Production
  24. Digital Cinema
  25. Arri Alexa
  26. Reality

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John Foster's Education

University of California, Berkeley

BA, Art, English, Design

19691973

Activities and Societies: campus sponsor of The Resistance

New York University

MFA, Film and Television

19751978

John Foster's Additional Information

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IATSE Local 600

Honors and Awards:

Nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards for cinematography. The films I shot have won the GRAND JURY PRIZE at Sundance, the Dupont Columbia Award, Critics Prize at L.A. Int'l. Film Festival. Many other awards and nominations.

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