About

With decades of work on film and video originated projects, JB Letchinger’s understanding of digital acquisition is at an advanced level. With Director of Photography work appearing in several recent PBS broadcast productions, including “American Masters,” “Great Performances” and many of the “My Music” series, JB continues to shoot for television.  Broadcast cinematography includes promos for Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, VH-1 and  series for A&E, Bravo, History Channel, Travel Channel, Discovery, TLC, and the WE network. DVD extras for Lucas Films, ABC, Disney, Shout! and MGM. JB shoots custom branded content, commercials, documentaries, corporate films and more. As a young still photographer, JB was a darkroom fanatic, and worked countless days printing black and white stills. With knowledge of current camera engineering, commercial lighting and cinematography, color correction, 35mm feature film production, JB’s Director of Photography skills feature analog experience melded with digital expertise. Working with nationally renowned documentary, commercial and feature filmmakers, JB has the experience for any project. Familiar formats now include deep experience with HD, RAW, Sony FS-7, Canon C300, Sony A7rii, Sony F55, Red Epic/Dragon, Arri Alexa, Panasonic Varicam. View credits on IMDB.

Corporate and television clients often hire JBL Films as a crew and equipment provider.  Some nonprofits contract for full-service start to finish production, including creative services, scripting, all aspects of production, through editorial and delivery via web, projection, and Blu Ray DVD. Foundations and nonprofits make up a large part of JBL Films client base. Top clients include the Recording Academy, the Television Academy Foundation,  and JVS Los Angeles.  JB Letchinger is an award winning director who has produced multiple promotional films every year since 2003 including six PRSA award winning films. Client list available in resume below.

Other awards for directing promotional films include a Platinum from the Aurora Awards, a Silver Plaque and two Certificates of Merit from Chicago’s Intercom Festival.

Blending documentary with commercial techniques, we aim to achieve high-end production values and authenticity. Based in Los Angeles, JBL Films additional production services include consulting, music composition and recording, still photography and more.
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Education:
B.A., History: Grinnell College
Film Production: Columbia College Chicago
French Language: Paris IV, Sorbonne University