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 09/18/17

  • 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 and Descent.

  • 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.