#1: From interview [2010]

 

   


JEFFREY JUR   ASC

 

Born: ? June 1955, Chicago. A.k.a. Jeff Jur.

Education: Film Department of Columbia College, Chicago.

Career: 'Through a film class in high school, I found filmmaking to be the perfect language for a shy kid. I made a couple of Super 8 films, and then, a 16mm sound film that got me a scholarship to the Columbia College film department. [After college] I worked in Chicago on doc's, industrial films and commercials as a camera assistant and gaffer. It was mostly 16mm and a little 35mm, mainly to make some money. While I was doing that I was still shooting dramatic projects for students and faculty members, mainly short films and some documentaries. I actually got a lucky break in Chicago and got a chance to shoot 4 American Playhouse films. The PBS-series was based on short stories by famous authors. The last one, 'The Roommate', my first opportunity shooting 35mm, was actually made as a feature. These were seen on a national level and gave me some exposure in Hollywood.' [From interview on the KODAK OnFilm website.]

Awards: ASC TV Award [2002] for 'Last Call'; ASC TV Award [2003] & 'Emmy' Award [2004] for 'Carnivàle' [ep #6]; ASC TV Award nom [2005] for 'Carnivàle' [ep #13]; 'Emmy' Award nom [2005] for 'Carnivàle' [ep #21]; ASC TV Award nom [2009] for 'FlashForward' [ep #7 'The Gift' dir by Nick Gomez]; ASC TV Award nom [2015] for 'Bessie'.


Jeffrey Jur: 'A big part of the art of filmmaking is the collaboration - it's a director's vision and the cinematographer's execution based on your taste and experience - who you are and where you are in your life. I don't think that will change. I think the digital intermediate technology will be part of our future. It gives you more control and more choices, so you can be more creative. I'm a computer guy. I've had a Mac since 1984. I love it as a tool, but I still believe in the importance of the original image. I want to get as much of the look that I can on the original negative. Post-production manipulation can add to and amplify your ideas. I love shooting on film. It has an emotional resonance that I haven't seen in any digital image. There is a difference between grain and pixels, and people respond differently.' [From interview on the KODAK OnFilm website.]


 

 FILMS

1976

Medusa Challenger [Steven Elkins] c; short/24m; addph; ph: Craig Somers & Marc Miller

1978

A Steady Rain [Marc Leif] c; short/28m

1980

Murder in the Mist [Lisa Gottlieb] c; short/29m

1983

Whose Problem Is It? [Chuck Olin] c; doc/25m; the effect of substance abuse on one's health, career, life-style, relationships, and employer

1985

Static [Mark Romanek] c

1985

Screen Test [Sam Auster] c

1986

Soul Man/The Imposter [Steve Miner] c

1986

The In Crowd [Mark Rosenthal] b&w-c; addph; ph: Anthony Richmond

1986

Dirty Dancing [Emile Ardolino] c

1986

Lady in White/The Mystery of the Lady in White [Frank LaLoggia] c; co-2uc; ph: Russell Carpenter

1987

Stranded [Tex Fuller & (alien world seq) Marina Sargenti] c; ph alien world seq: Robert Brinkmann

1987

Valentino Returns [Peter Hoffman] c; addph; ph: Jerzy Zielinski

1987

1969 [Ernest Thompson] c; co-addph; ph: Jules Brenner

1988

The Big Picture [Christopher Guest] c

1988

Hider in the House [Matthew Patrick] c

1988

A Gnome Named Gnorm/Upworld [Stan Winston] c; addph; ph: Bojan Bazelli

1990

Ambition [Scott D. Goldstein] c

1991

Family Prayers/A Family Divided [Scott Rosenfelt] c

1991

Mad Dog and Glory [John McNaughton] c; addph; ph: Robby Müller

1991

Live Wire [Christian Duguay] c; 2uc: James L. Carter & Phil Lee

1992

Ghost in the Machine/Deadly Terror [Rachel Talalay] c; 2u addph; ph: Phil Méheux

1993

It's Pat [Adam Bernstein] c; 2uc: David Frederick

1995

Unforgettable [John Dahl] c; addph: Beth-Jana Friedberg & Thomas Fillingham

1996

Almost Heroes/Edwards and Hunt [Christopher Guest] c; addph; ph: Adam Kimmel & Kenneth MacMillan

1997

How Stella Got Her Groove Back [Kevin Rodney Sullivan] c

1998

Mystery, Alaska [Jay Roach] s35/c; addph; ph: Peter Deming

1999

Panic [Henry Bromell] p/c

1999

Joy Ride/Roadkill [John Dahl] s35/c; addph: Jamie Anderson; 2uc (in May 2000): David Boyd

2000

My First Mister [Christine Lahti] p/c; 2uc: Jennifer Ann Henry

2000

My Big Fat Greek Wedding [Joel Zwick] c

2002

Home [Nancy Deren] c; short/29m

2003

Fathers and Sons [Rob Spera (seg #1), Rodrigo García (seg #2) & Jared Rappaport (seg #3)] c; 3 seg

2006

You Kill Me [John Dahl] s35/c; addph: Bengt Jonsson

2007

The Eye [David Moreau & Xavier Palud] s35/c; addph: Brian Pearson; 2uc New Mexico: Michael A. Benson

 

 TELEVISION & INTERNET

1981

Any Friend of Nicholas Nickleby Is a Friend of Mine [Ralph Rosenblum] tvm/55m; ep of PBS-tv series 'American Playhouse'

1981

Who Am I This Time? [Jonathan Demme] tvm/60m; co-addph; ph: Paul Vom Brack; ep of PBS-tv series 'American Playhouse'

1984

A Matter of Principle [Gwen Arner] tvm/60m; ep of PBS-tv series 'American Playhouse'

1984

Under the Biltmore Clock [Neal Miller] tvm/68m; ep of PBS-tv series 'American Playhouse'

1984

The Roommate [Nell Cox] tvm; addph: Gordon Quinn; ep of PBS-tv series 'American Playhouse'

1985

Can a Guy Say No? [Thomas Schlamme] tvm/60m; an ABC-tv 'Afterschool Special'

1987

Trying Times [ep #4 'Bedtime Story' dir by Michael Lindsay-Hogg & #5 'The Visit' dir by Alan Arkin] 12-part series, 1987 & 1989; 1st season, 1987; other ph: Henner Hofmann; for PBS-tv

1987

In the Hands of the Enemy/Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami/Hostile Witness [Jeff Bleckner] tvm

1989

Midnight Train to Moscow [Paul Flaherty] perf (with Billy Crystal)/72m; filmed in Moscow, Russia

1989

[HBO's] Tales from the Crypt [ep #4 'Only Sin Deep' dir by Howard Deutch & #5 'Lover Come Hack to Me' dir by Tom Holland] 93-part series, 1989-96; 1st season; ph crypt keeper seq for ep #4 (ph: Richard Bowen)

1989

Equal Justice [ep #3 'Balancing Act' dir by Michael Switzer, #4 'A Sucker's Bet' dir by Eric Laneuville, #5 'The Art of the Possible' dir by Kevin Hooks, #6 'Start of the Fire' dir by Dan Lerner, #7 'Promises to Keep' dir by Thomas Carter (TC), #8 'The Price of Justice' dir by TC, #9 'Goodbye, Judge Green' dir by Gregory Hoblit, #10 'False Images' dir by Win Phelps, #11 'Sugar Blues' dir by Christopher Leitch, #12 'Curses' dir by Ron Lagomarsino, #13 'Cop's Story' dir by Michael Ray Rhodes & #14 'Separate Lives' dir by Bill Corcoran] 27-part series, 1990-91; 1st season, 1990; other ph (2-part pilot): Paul Elliott

1990

Revealing Evidence [: Stalking the Honolulu Strangler] [Michael Switzer] tvm

1990

The Killing Mind [Michael Ray Rhodes] tvm

1991

Morton & Hayes [Christopher Guest (5 ep) & Michael McKean (1 ep)] 6-part series/b&w-c/16mm

1992

Running Mates/Dirty Tricks [Michael Lindsay-Hogg] tvm

1992

Those Bedroom Eyes/A Kiss to Die For [Leon Ichaso] tvm

1992

Caught in the Act [Deborah Reinisch] tvm

1993

The Last Seduction [John Dahl] tvm; also released theatrically

1994

Another Midnight Run [James Frawley] tvm; addph; ph: Robert Draper

1994

The O.J. Simpson Story [Alan Smithee (= Jerrold Freedman)] tvm

1994

Zooman [Leon Ichaso] tvm; ph New York: Claudio Chea

1995

Murderous Intent [Gregory Goodell] tvm

1996

Cutty Whitman [Robert Singer] pilot/60m; 2uc: Brian Sullivan; for CBS-tv

1996

Murder Live! [Roger Spottiswoode] tvm

1996

[Horton Foote's] Alone [Michael Lindsay-Hogg] tvm

1997

First-Time Felon [Charles Dutton] tvm

1998

Texarkana [Beeban Kidron] unaired pilot/60m; 2uc: Michael Price & Philip Lee

2000

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction [ep #23 'E-Mail/Blood Donor/Epitaph/Stitches in Time/Soldier' & #26 'Connie/Positive I.D./Trucker/Cook Out/The New House' dir by various] 45-part series, 1997-2002; 3rd season, 2000; cph: Alex Nepomniaschy (#23) & Christopher Taylor (#26); 2uc: Robert Bennett (#26); for Fox-tv

2000

The Warden [Stephen Gyllenhaal] tvm

2001

Living with the Dead/Talking to Heaven [Stephen Gyllenhaal] 2-part tvm

2001

Last Call/Fitzgerald [Henry Bromell] tvm

 

"On Thin Ice"

 

2002

On Thin Ice/Breaking Through/Defending My Children [David Attwood] tvm

2002

Carnivàle [pilot 'Milfay' dir by Rodrigo García] 24-part series, 2003 & 2005; 1st season, 2003; cph (pilot): Tami Reiker & James Glennon

2003

Carnivàle [ep #2 'After the Ball Is Over' dir by Jeremy Podeswa (JP), #4 'Black Blizzard' dir by Peter Medak, #6 'Pick a Number' dir by Rodrigo García (RG), #8 'Lonnigan, Texas' dir by Scott Winant, #10 'Hot and Bothered' dir by JP & #12 'The Day That Was the Day' dir by RG] 1st season, 2003; other ph: James Glennon; see 2002

2004

Grey's Anatomy/Complications [pilot 'A Hard Days Night' dir by Peter Horton] series, 2005-present; 1st season, 2005; other ph: Adam Kane & Tim Suhrstedt

2004

Carnivàle [ep #13 'Los Moscos' dir by Jeremy Podeswa (JP), #15 'Ingram, TX' dir by John Patterson, #17 'Creed, OK' dir by JP, #19 'Damascus, NE' dir by Alan Taylor, #21 'Lincoln Highway' dir by Rodrigo García & #23 'Outside New Canaan' dir by Dan Lerner] 2nd season, 2005; other ph: Jim Denault (6 ep); see 2002

2004

Blind Justice [ep #4 'Up on the Roof' dir by John Badham, #6 'Seoul Man' dir by Bobby Roth (BR), #8 'Past Imperfect' dir by Guy Ferland, #10 'Doggone' dir by BR & #12 'Under the Gun' dir by Rick Wallace] 13-part series, 2005; other ph: Kramer Morgenthau (pilot) & Rick Bota

2005

Invasion [pilot dir by Thomas Schlamme + 21 ep dir by various] 22-part series, 2005-06; cph (#22 'The Last Wave Goodbye' dir by Lawrence Trilling): Michael Goi 

2006

The Riches [pilot dir by Carl Franklin & (reshoots) Peter O'Fallon] 20-part series, 2007-08; 1st season, 2007; cph pilot: Theo van de Sande (with dir C. Franklin); other ph: Michael Negrin

2007

Dirty Sexy Money [9 ep dir by various] 23-part series, 2007-09; 1st season, 2007; other ph (pilot): Oliver Bokelberg

2008

Dirty Sexy Money [13 ep dir by various] 2nd season, 2008-09; see 2007

2009

House Rules [Daniel Minahan] pilot/HD (Genesis); for CBS-tv

2009

FlashForward [10 ep dir by various] 22-part series/HD (Sony F35) (+ 1 special), 2009-10; other ph: Kramer Morgenthau (ep #1) & Nelson Cragg

2010

Lone Star [ep #2 'One in Every Family' dir by Peter Horton & #3 'Unveiled' dir by Scott Winant] 7-part (5 unaired) series/HD (Genesis); other ph (pilot): Eric Steelberg

2010

Off the Map [ep #7-13 dir by various] 13-part series/HD, 2011; other ph: Edward J. Pei

2011

Reconstruction [Peter Horton] pilot/HD (ARRI ALEXA); for NBC-tv

2011

Perception/Proof [ep #2-10 dir by various] 39-part series, 2012-15; 1st season, 2012 (10 ep); other ph (pilot): David Franco

2011

Hart of Dixie [ep #19 'Destiny & Denial' dir by David Paymer, #20 'The Race & the Relationship' dir by Ron Lagomarsino, #21 'Disaster Drills & Departures' dir by Jeremiah Chechik & #22 'The Big Day' dir by Tim Matheson] 76-part series/HD (Sony F35), 2011-15; 1st season, 2011-12 (22 ep)

2012

Bad Girls [John Dahl] pilot/HD; for NBC-tv

2012

Dexter [12 ep dir by various] 96-part series, 2006-2013; 7th season/HD (ARRI ALEXA + Nikon D800)-to-35mm, 2012 (12 ep)

2012

Ruth & Erica [10 ep dir by Amy Lippman] 13-part (x 7m) web series/HD; other ph: Kenneth Zunder (#2), Don Devine (#3) & Tommy Maddox-Upshaw (#13); for Wigs (a YouTube web channel)

2013

Dexter [12 ep dir by various] 8th season/HD (ARRI ALEXA), 2013 (12 ep); see 2012

2013

Mad Men [ep #69 'To Have and to Hold' dir by Michael Uppendahl] 92-part series/s35 & HD (ARRI ALEXA), 2007-15; 6th season/HD, 2013; addph: Don Devine

2013

Mad Men [ep #70 'The Flood' dir by Christopher Manley] 6th season/HD, 2013; addph; ph: Don Devine; see above

2013

The Mentalist [ep #131 'White as the Driven Snow' dir by Chris Long] 151-part series, 2008-15; 6th season/HD (ARRI ALEXA), 2013-14 (22 ep)

2013

Resurrection [ep #2-8 dir by various] 21-part series/HD, 2014-15; 1st season, 2014 (8 ep); other ph (pilot): Terry Stacey

2014

How to Get Away with Murder [pilot dir by Michael Offer] series/HD, 2014-present; 1st season, 2014 (15 ep); other ph: Michael A. Price (14 ep)

2014

Bessie/Blue Goose Hollow [Dee Rees] tvm/HD (ARRI ALEXA)

2014

Halt and Catch Fire [ep #11-20 dir by various] series/HD, 2014-present; 2nd season, 2015 (10 ep)

2015

Masters of Sex [ep #29 'Matters of Gravity' dir by Adam Arkin] 46-part series/HD (Sony F65), 2013-16; 3rd season, 2015 (12 ep)

2015

Colony [ep #2-3 dir by Juan José Campanella] series/HD, 2016; other ph: Checco Varese (pilot); aph: Douglas S. Holgate

2015

The Catch [pilot dir by Julie Anne Robinson] series, 2016-present; 1st season, 2016 (10 ep)