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About Joel ​

With over 15 years of experience in the film and television industry, Joel Edsel Schaeffer is a skilled and dedicated Cinematographer with a passion for visual storytelling. He has a strong understanding of the technical and creative aspects of cinematography. He is experienced in various camera systems, such as 16mm & 35mm film acquisition as well as designing custom LUTs for digital color workflows. His background in the camera department and formal education at the American Film Institute (AFI) give him a unique blend of technical camera experience, visual language, and storytelling. ​ Joel has gained a wealth of experience through his work on numerous projects, from short films to feature-length productions. He is known for his attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and ability to work collaboratively with directors and other members of the production team. He is committed to helping bring his client's vision to life and delivering beautiful, engaging, and impactful images that tell a compelling story. ​ Joel is trusted by his clients to deliver high-quality results on tight schedules and budgets. His extensive experience and expertise make him a reliable and sought-after collaborator who is able to bring clients' visions to life through stunning and evocative images.

Joel E. Schaeffer on a sand dune with a ultimate arm  Arri camera


Digital Studio Magazine Cover with Joel E. Schaeffer High Flyers Jetman
Deadline artical about Feral State Movie
Digital Studio High Flyers Artircle
Digital Studio High Flyers Artircle
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