Jeff Barklage

Bio

Jeff Barklage Cinematographer

I love what I do! This is an exciting, often challenging and always a rewarding business. I have a passion for the art and technical aspects of cinematography.

This IS the best business in the world!

I am an Emmy award winning cinematographer. My list of commercial, motion picture and television experiences cover the spectrum from national TV spots for the Super Bowl for Bud-Light to studio pictures for Weinstein Co/Universal/Paramount/October Films, etc….

With 25 years experience, I have established a unique lighting, utilizing unorthodox objects to control and manipulate the source.

I have filmed for noted directors and cinematographers such as John Sayles, Robert Richardson, ASC, Richard Benjamin, David Watkins, ASC, BSC, Joel and Ethan Coen, Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC

Currently, I split my time between commercial production and features: Most recently 2nd unit DP work for CAROL [dir: Todd Haynes, DP: Ed Lachman, ASC, starring Kate Blanchett & Rooney Mara] as well as MILES AHEAD [dir: Don Cheadle, DP: Roberto Schaffer, ASC, starring Ewan McGregor and Don Cheadle].

Some of my feature credits include: THE NAKED MAN, ARTWORKS, ULTIMATE FORCE, and APOCALYPSE AND THE BEAUTY QUEEN

Commercially, some of my credits include: BUDWEISER, OIL OF OLAY, FOLGERS, COKE, TIDE, EURO MARLBORO

I so specialize in tabletop cinematography working on campaigns: McDONALDS, BIG BOY, LONG JOHN SILVERS, FAZOLI’S, VELAMINTS

I personally own an arsenal of digital motion cameras and support gear as well as a vast assortment of classic Cooke optics to compliment the harder digital look.

I enjoy the collaborate effort and have had the pleasure to work with Director’s such as Joel & Ethan Coen, Todd Haynes, Don Cheadle, John Sayles, Frank Marshall, Richard Benjamin, J. Todd Anderson, Joe Scudiero, Chuck Hallau, Elyse Lewin

My awards include 3 EMMY’s with 5 nominations, many TELLY’s and ADDY’s.

I am a member in good standing of the Society of Operating Cameramen and the IATSE Local #600 Camera Guild as a Director of Photography, West Coast Roster.