Holben and Vice President of Optical Engineering at Panavision Dan Sasaki discuss modern trends in optics at the National Association of Broadcasting Tiffen/ASC presentation.

Holben and Vice President of Optical Engineering at Panavision Dan Sasaki discuss modern trends in optics at the National Association of Broadcasting Tiffen/ASC presentation.

 Holben hosts a panel with "Chicago Fire" cinematographer Jayson Crothers, "Chicago Justice" 'A' Camera Operator and cinematographer and 1st Assistant Camera Lewis Fowler for the ASC/Tiffen presentation at NAB 2017.

Holben hosts a panel with "Chicago Fire" cinematographer Jayson Crothers, "Chicago Justice" 'A' Camera Operator and cinematographer and 1st Assistant Camera Lewis Fowler for the ASC/Tiffen presentation at NAB 2017.

 A phenomenal line written in the first draft of "Frostbite" by writer Bryan Stumpf showing extraordinary faith in Holben's directing to execute a critical moment.

A phenomenal line written in the first draft of "Frostbite" by writer Bryan Stumpf showing extraordinary faith in Holben's directing to execute a critical moment.

 On the set of  'Tis It the Season  early test shoot.

On the set of 'Tis It the Season early test shoot.

 Sound mixing for  Alone .

Sound mixing for Alone.

What's New?

Last Update 8/16/18

  • A full 2-hour long narrative lighting workshop has been posted on the Learn page.

  • Holben hosts the ASC Instagram feed

  • Holben's second book, Behind the Lens: Dispatches from the Cinematographic Trenches has been translated into Chinese and is now available in Asia.

  • Holben will participate in the Zeiss Lenses Metadata Workflow discussion panel at Cine Gear on Saturday June 2.

  • Holben will participate in the Global Cinematography Institute panel discussion on the future of cinematography at Cine Gear.

  • A short montage of moments from the work of Jay Holben has been added to the Director's Reel page.

  • For a quick look at the work of Jay Holben, The Bulletpoints has been added to the website navigation.

  • Holben hosted a panel for the American Society of Cinematographers and Tiffen at the National Association of Broadcasters conference in Las Vegas.

  • Holben was the host for several panels for filmmakers at the Sundance Film Festival January 18-20 sponsored by Canon USA and American Cinematographer Magazine.

  • Holben became an Associate member of the American Society of Cinematographers.

  • Production wrapped on Before the Dawn an independent romantic drama feature film directed by Holben.

  • A new page for Strange Events has been added - horror anthology feature including Alone.

  • Holben organized the American Society of Cinematographers "Spherical Lens Day" at the famed ASC Clubhouse.

  • Music video for The Summit's "Pillow Talk," directed by Holben, is now online.

  • Updates have been added to the Director's Reel section featuring work from 2016 and a special thriller/horror/drama montage reel.

  • A page for the Zeiss CP.3 Demo short, produced by Holben, has been posted.

  • Holben hosted the ASC/Tiffen NAB panels with Dan Sasaki on Modern Trends in Optics and a report on the ASC Technology Lens Subcommittee as well as a lively panel with "Chicago" family Jayson Crothers, Tari Segal and Lewis Fowler.

  • A link to watch the full project of Mindgame has been posted.

  • A link to the NRG Energy docu-video on the "Shoe Without a Footprint" has been posted.

  • Holben taught a cinematography Master Class in Shanghai 12/4-12/10 with the Dafeng Film School. http://movie1895.cn for more info.

  • Holben was named co-chair of the newly formed American Society of Cinematographer's Motion Imaging Technology Council Lens Committee.

  • Holben received Honorable Mention for the coveted Folio Award for Editorial Excellence for his American Cinematographer Article "Time and Space."

  • Of Fortune and Gold wins Best Feature at the Boston International Film Festival

  • A page has been added for Custom Actor Reels

  • A trailer for Of Fortune and Gold is added to that page in the features section.

  • Bloody Disgusting calls Holben's Descent "The best one of the bunch" regarding All Hallow's Eve 2, an anthology film of shorts.

  • In March, 2016, Holben was a guest lecturer at Scottsdale Community College in Scottsdale, Arizona.

  • If. The short film directed by Jay Holben, is now available for viewing online.

  • Behind the Lens: Dispatches from the Cinematographic Trenches, Jay Holben's second book is available NOW!

  • A new page added for the horror anthology All Hallow's Eve 2, featuring the short Descent directed by Jay Holben

  • The Invoking 2 page added to the features section.

  • Several music videos have been added to the Other Work section.

  • Two pages have been added to the Corporate section: Bratz and So In the Know.

  • The feature-in-development Frostbite has been added to the development slate.

  • An hour-long podcast interview with Jay Holben for the Zach and Zack Podcast is now on iTunes

  • Interview with Jay Holben on The Slaughtered Bird about Alone at Shriekfest, 2014. In TESTIMONIALS / PRESS section.

  • Paranoid is honored as one of the Top 10 Stephen King short film adaptations ever by AllVoices.com. See TESTIMONIALS / PRESS section.