In this episode of Modern Cinematographer we speak with DP Jon Chema, who recently signed with the talent agency Partos Co
We speak with Jon about how he got into the industry and how he learned his way around a professional film set. Jon worked in Nashville for several years and was an active member of the thriving music video scene. Jon’s big break was a commercial that he shot for Coca-Cola staring the dancer Marquese Scott. The spot started as a passion project but last minute sky rocketed to a full blown national commercial.
After the success of the “On Top of the World” spot, Jon started to split his time between Nashville and LA. He started to meet with different talent agencies that all advised him to move to either LA or NYC. Jon talks about the decision to move to LA full time and the process of signing with his first talent agency.
Cinematography Database Profile (2016)
Jon Chema is an LA based cinematographer who got his start in the music community in Nashville. Jon is currently signed with Partos Co and is interested in shooting high end commercials and music videos.