Early morning on stage. Shooting tests for an undisclosed feature.

Early morning on stage. Shooting tests for an undisclosed feature.

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.

Advanced development meeting with Nameless co-creator Becka Adams.

Advanced development meeting with Nameless co-creator Becka Adams.

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 01/04/16

  • 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 Technology Committee Lens Sub-Committee.

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

  • Mindgame has been completed.

  • 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.

  • Behind the Lens receives its first two reviews, 5-Stars, on Amazon.com

  • The Invoking 2, featuring Jay Holben's short film Alone, is available on DVD and streaming. All Hallow's Eve 2, featuring Descent, is available on streaming.

  • 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

  • Black Tar Road moves into sound mixing with 16-time Academy Award Nominated Re-Recording Sound Mixer Greg Russell (Skyfall, Alice in Wonderland)

  • 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.

  • Endorsement quotes from Richard Crudo, ASC, Yuri Neyman, ASC and David E. Williams have been added to the page for Behind the Lens

  • 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.