Jared Lorenz is a filmmaker with work experience as a cinematographer, writer, producer and editor.
He first worked as a community news camera operator and producer at 17. His first short documentary, produced through Calgary’s NUTV, followed a group of good-natured activists who attempted and happily failed to take over the 1996 World Cup Downhill dressed as giant forest animals.
Jared’s plans to pursue a career as a writer shifted when he was called to write, produce and direct his first feature documentary LATE HARVEST (2007), shortly followed by the CIFVF-funded Photo Generation (2009, Producer, Writer) and the OAC and Canada Council-funded feature ALL OUT WAR (2013, Producer). In this period, Jared became known for his innovation and resourcefulness in both production and post. He travelled three continents working with tier 1 companies and leading brands, producing and shooting video, and supervised post-production on a number of series including I PROPHESY, a blue chip documentary series with extensive restoration work and international multiformat deliveries.
In 2009 he produced and edited the VideoFACT funded, acclaimed and award-winning animated music video for Zeus (Arts & Crafts) MARCHING THROUGH YOUR HEAD. In 2012 he coproduced the short “WHERE ARE THE DOLLS,” a BravoFACT short by Cassandra Nicolaou starring Megan Follows.
After earning Director of Photography credits on Stornoway’s doc series OMG and the Hart House / OAC feature on underground music, TORONTO SOUNDS, Jared continued his training as a cinematographer with the DoP Master Class and Steadicam Workshops at Maine Media Workshops in 2012. He is an Associate member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers and has completed courses in Camera Motion, Lighting, and Tabletop Lighting.
Jared works as a behind-the-scenes shooter on TV series and features, such as RIDE, STATE LIKE SLEEP, ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, KODACHROME, ROOKIE BLUE, SAVING HOPE, lighting interviews for today’s most current stars, and has worked as an assistant instructor at the National Theatre School of Canada. He also works as a commercial DIT and playback operator. In 2012, he began piloting a program to produce industrial video using cargo bikes. In 2017, we will begin retailing these bikes to other cinematographers.
In his spare time, he writes poetry, spends time with family, and works on documentaries.