57th Street Productions

57th Street Productions commercial • narrative • documentary • motion picture production JR Kraus is a Director of Photography, and camera operator in motion picture production on a free-lance basis.

Since 1998 JR has worked in the field of professional commercial, narrative, and documentary motion picture production. Throughout JR’s career he has worked in a large portion of the US, as well as many countries throughout the world.

Interstitial elements for the Showtime documentary SuperVillain - The Making of 6ix9ine.Client: Showtime • Prod. Co.: Im...
05/03/2021
Supervillain • Elements of a Supervillain • Showtime

Interstitial elements for the Showtime documentary SuperVillain - The Making of 6ix9ine.

Client: Showtime • Prod. Co.: Imaginary Forces • Director: Karin Fong • Producer: Renee Robson • Cinematographer: JR Kraus • Prod. Designer: Matthew Eikelberger • 1st AD: Kevin Muir • 1st AC: Jacques Lorch • Gaffer: Tim McArdle • Key Grip: Danny Poole • VO Talent: Giancarlo Esposito

Lead Designer/Animators: Henry Chang, James Gardner • Editors: Lexi Gunvaldson, Zach Kilroy • Animator: Merrill Hall • Action Figure Designer: Tim Sepulveda • On-set VFX Supervisor/Animator: Kiyoon Nam • Colorist: Beau Leon // Framestore
https://vimeo.com/543846306

Interstitial elements for the Showtime documentary SuperVillain - The Making of 6ix9ine. Client: Showtime • Prod. Co.: Imaginary Forces • Director: Karin…

Client: Showtime • Prod. Co.: Imaginary Forces • Director: Karin Fong • Producer: Renee Robson • Cinematographer: JR Kra...
05/03/2021
Supervillain • Main Title • Showtime

Client: Showtime • Prod. Co.: Imaginary Forces • Director: Karin Fong • Producer: Renee Robson • Cinematographer: JR Kraus • Prod. Designer: Matthew Eikelberger

Lead Designer/Animators: Henry Chang, James Gardner • Editors: Lexi Gunvaldson, Zach Kilroy • Animator: Merrill Hall • Action Figure Designer: Tim Sepulveda • On-set VFX Supervisor/Animator: Kiyoon Nam • Colorist: Beau Leon // Framestore
https://vimeo.com/543798279

Client: Showtime • Prod. Co.: Imaginary Forces • Director: Karin Fong • Producer: Renee Robson • Cinematographer: JR Kraus • Prod.…

Black Pumas and Lucius reflect on Life In A Day, their collaboration, and the coming together of two unique artists to c...
05/03/2021
Life In A Day 2021 • "Strangers • Black Pumas and Lucius

Black Pumas and Lucius reflect on Life In A Day, their collaboration, and the coming together of two unique artists to create one beautiful cover of “Strangers” by The Kinks.

Client: YouTube/Google • SPM: Maria Real • CD: Lorrin O'Niell and Drew Jaz • Prod. Co.: PS260 • EP: Zarina Mak • LA Crew (Lucius): DP: JR Kraus • Sound: Mike Mori • Gaffer: Eddie Crosby • Austin Crew (Black Pumas): DP: Nick Grisham • Camera: Stijn Dobbleaire • Editor: Lisa Tan • Colorist: Carlos Flores Espinoza • Post Audio: Stephen Hermann

https://vimeo.com/519737534

Black Pumas and Lucius reflect on Life In A Day, their collaboration, and the coming together of two unique artists to create one beautiful cover of “Strangers”…

https://vimeo.com/513548210Client: Chipotle • Prod. Co.: Imaginary Forces • Producer: Renee Robson • Director: Alan Will...
05/03/2021
Chipotle • Foodprint

https://vimeo.com/513548210

Client: Chipotle • Prod. Co.: Imaginary Forces • Producer: Renee Robson • Director: Alan Williams • DP: JR Kraus

Client: Chipotle • Prod. Co.: Imaginary Forces • Producer: Renee Robson • Director: Alan Williams • DP: JR Kraus

11/23/2020
Donny Frivolis on Twitter

https://twitter.com/dfrivolis/status/1330958855874875392...
Produced by David Barnblatt and 57th Street MotionWorks
Written by: David Barnblatt, Pete Novitch, and Marc Blitstein
Directed by: David Barnblatt and Pete Novitch
DP: JR Kraus
Art: Paul Dove
VO: Laurie Burke
Feel free to share!

“Have you lost an election lately? #law #lawyer #hoax #election2020 #election #frivolous #fraud #electionfraud #usa #vote #vote2020 #comedy #donnyfrivolis #frivolis #electionattorney #attorney #electionattornyatlaw #votingbooth #voterfraud #guiliani #rudy #rudyguiliani https://t.co/pc5sNYIGB7”

12/12/2019
Ben Lee - "Sugar Kane"

New Work! "Sugar Kane" by Ben Lee from his new album 'Quarter Century Classix'.

Label: New West Records • Director: Jake Fogelnest • Producer: Sean Boyle • DP: JR Kraus • Editor: Andrew Balasia • 1st AC: Chris Savage • Gaffer: Eddie Cross • Original song by: Sonic Youth

https://vimeo.com/375759577

Artist: Ben Lee • Label: New West Records • Director: Jake Fogelnest • Producer: Sean Boyle • DP: JR Kraus • Editor: Andrew Balasia •…

Billboard's write up on a new music video DP JR Kraus shot with director Jake Fogelnest for Ben Lee's new record "Quarte...
11/07/2019
Ben Lee Covers Sonic Youth's 'Sugar Kane': Premiere

Billboard's write up on a new music video DP JR Kraus shot with director Jake Fogelnest for Ben Lee's new record "Quarter Century Classix" out Nov 22. Thanks to Producer Sean Boyle, 1st AC Chris Savage, G&E Eddie Cross, and support of Alternative Rentals Digital Cinema.

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/qn_JfIuHesc

Ben Lee blasts back to the past on his upcoming covers album Quarter Century Classix -- quite literally in the case of the video for his new treatment of Sonic Youth's Dirty single "Sugar Kane."

06/03/2019
Huawei • "AI For Good"

Recent work for Hauwei. Agency: B-Reel • Prod. Co.: Armada • Prod. Service (Spain): Twentyfour Seven Spain & Portugal • Agency Producer: Katie Flynn • Producer: Elizabeth MacKenzie • Director: Andrew May • DP: JR Kraus • Color: Ayumi Ashley // Ntropic • Mix: Chris Afzal // Wave Studios • Music: Klang

https://vimeo.com/335604893

Agency: B-Reel • Prod. Co.: Armada • Prod. Service (Spain): 24/7 // Diego García-Valdecasas • Agency Producer: Katie Flynn • Producer:…

04/17/2019
Assorted Kinds

Excited to see the 4th release from Assorted Kinds is out in the world! Choices is an experimental film starring 14 actors playing the same roles within one scene, all trying to make a choice. Written and directed by Kevin Rosen-Quan, director of photography Jeremie Brillant produced by Jana Woesner Devino. Please take a few minutes to check it out, and swing over to www.assortedkinds.com to peep our other shorts that have rolled out this year, thanks!

It’s launch day for our fourth #shortfilm on assortedkinds.com! "Choices" is an experimental film starring 14 actors playing the same roles within one scene, all trying to make a choice. Written and directed by @kevborosequo, director of photography @brilliantimages, produced by @bananamamajana 🎥🎬

02/18/2019
Assorted Kinds

Please take a few minutes to check out Last One Screaming on the Assorted Kinds site (www.assortedkinds.com)! This film from writer/director Matt Devino and DP Darrin P. Nim was the first project I worked on with this amazing group of creative minds. I hope you enjoy!

Watch our newest film LAST ONE SCREAMING right now at ASSORTEDKINDS.COM!

What happens to the Final Girl after a horror movie is over?

After surviving a horrific weekend at a remote cabin in the woods where all of her friends were brutally murdered, Ashley finds herself in handcuffs. Her story is extraordinary, and the cops who brought her in for questioning don't believe a word of it. The FBI sends in a psychologist, Dr. Warren to determine whether Ashley is completely crazy, or if there's more to her story...

Written & Directed by Matt Devino

Starring
Camila Greenberg as Ashley
Olivia Mackenzie-Smith as Dr. Warren
Derek Alvarado as Detective Stacy Valentine
Nick Biron as Detective Johnny Babe

Produced by Chris Laughter and Nicole Castillo
Director of Photography: Darrin P. Nim
1st AD: Taylor Shofner
Production Coordinator: Jana Woesner Devino
Original Score: Kenny Gray
Camera Operators: Jeremie Brillant Luigi Ventura
Gaffer: JR Kraus
Camera Assistants: William Walsh Ivan Acero
Production Sound: Brian Curley
Post Sound: Steve Devino
Hair & Makeup: Caitlin Wronski
Evil Puzzle Box & Poster Design: Steph Devino
Evil Puzzle Box Fabrication: Whalefilm

Winner - Best Short, B***s and Blood Fest 2018
Winner - Best Director, B***s and Blood Fest 2018
Winner - Best Actress, B***s and Blood Fest 2018
Winner - Best Cinematography, B***s and Blood Fest 2018
Winner - Best Hair and Makeup Hollywood Horrorfest 2018
Official Selection - NYC Horror Film Festival 2018
Official selection - Los Angeles Crime & Horror Film Festival 2018
Official Selection - NOLA Horror Film Fest 2018
Official Selection - IFS Film Festival 2018
Official Selection - Anatomy Crime & Horror International Film Festival
Official Selection - Tucson Terrorfest: Horror Film Festival 2018
Official Selection - New Hampshire Film Festival 2018

01/19/2019
Assorted Kinds

I'm excited to share the launch of Assorted Kinds, a group of LA based filmmakers who started a collective with the goal of developing and producing narrative short films once a month! Our first release will be Monday 1•21•19 with Taylor Shofner short film "Mr. Mailman". I hope you'll take time to check out this film and keep up to date through our website www.assortedkinds.com as well as social feeds on FB, Instagram, and Twitter (@assortedkinds).

In October of 2017 a group of LA based filmmakers started a collective called Assorted Kinds with the goal to develop narrative short films and nourish creativity all around. Since then we’ve shot a new short film almost every month. On Monday the 21st we’re going to begin releasing them into the wild, starting with writer/director Taylor Shofner's fantastically weird film “Mr. Mailman”.

Mister Mailman is a colorful and cartoonish dark comedy about the world's most passionate mailman attempting to deliver a package to a very difficult customer. The film was selected and screened at the Abracadabra Alakazam film festival. The full film drops next Monday the 21st on assortedkinds.com!

10/16/2018
Google Community Works

New work up from a collaboration with B-Reel and Armada for Google. Have a look!
Agency: B-Reel • Prod. Co.: Armada • Producer: Elizabeth MacKenzie • Director: Andrew May • DP: JR Kraus • Executive Producer: Sosia Bert • ECD: Jonathan Graham • Agency Producer: Katie Flynn

Agency: B-Reel • Prod. Co.: Armada • Producer: Elizabeth MacKenzie • Director: Andrew May • DP: JR Kraus • Executive Producer: Sosia Bert…

10/04/2018
McDonald Selznick Associates

Excited to have been a part of this production! Please register if you are not then get out and vote November 6.
REGISTER at Headcount.org/dancefordemocracy and VOTE Nov. 6th!
Directed by: Samuel Bayer
Music by: Macy Gray
Video Choreography by: Keith Young
Executive Producers: Pam Tarr, Julie McDonald
Post Production: Spot Welders
Featuring: Debbie Allen, Kenny Ortega, Tony Testa, Isabella Fonte, Wade Robson, Nakul Dev Mahajan, JR Taylor, The Seaweed Sisters, Jody Sperling, Chloe Arnold and Maud Arnold.

#dancefordemocracy #vote2018

New voters have the most power this election season so join our movement and make a difference. REGISTER at Headcount.org/dancefordemocracy and VOTE Nov. 6th!
Directed by: Samuel Bayer
Music by: Macy Gray
Executive Producers: Pam Tarr, Julie McDonald
Post Production: Spot Welders
Featured Choreographers: Keith Young, Debbie Allen, Kenny Ortega, Tony Testa, Isabella Fonte, Wade Robson, Nakul Dev Mahajan, JR Taylor, The Seaweed Sisters, Jody Sperling, Chloe Arnold and Maud Arnold.

#dancefordemocracy #vote2018

08/03/2018
Arby's + Coca-Cola "Big Announcement"

New work up for Arby's big announcement that they now have Coca-Cola!

Agency: Moxie • Production Co.: PF100 • ECD: Jared Kozel • EP: Barry Sonders • Director: Ricky Mabe • DP: JR Kraus • Aerial team: Jimmy Dempsey and Blair Madigan of Glide Aerials • Production Designer: Clayton Beisner Editor: Brad Schulz • Grade: Derek Hansen at The Mill
https://vimeo.com/280813194

Agency: Moxie • Prod. Co.: PF100 • Executive CD: Jared Kozel • Executive Producer: Barry Sonders • Director: Ricky Mabe • Producer: Tony…

Happy to see Director Nik Kleverov's project The Auctioneer is available for your viewing pleasure! JR Kraus worked as c...
08/03/2018
Nik Kleverov - Director

Happy to see Director Nik Kleverov's project The Auctioneer is available for your viewing pleasure! JR Kraus worked as camera operator for DP Heimo Peter Ritzinger on this project shot in Nashville, TN. Thanks to the amazing cast and crew on this!

So excited to share my latest project, The Auctioneer.

It's about a man who overcomes his speech impediment and follows his dreams.

Starring: Bubba Spar### Music, John Moschitta, and Sharif Atkins.

Thank you to everyone that worked to hard to create this, including but not limited to: Nate Eggert, Leslie Lucey, Alexander Mukhin, Heimo Peter Ritzinger, JR Kraus, Rebecca Hamm, Tyler Granlund, Ellen Hammock, Ashley Amezcua, Katrina Brooks, Allison Joy Gale, Josh Moody, Mitchell Lestner, Cherie Melaniuk, Alex Walters, Nadav Itzkowitz, Chris Merchant, Mario Luna, Jeff Johnson, Bryan Parrilll, Michael Norquest, Kegan Lambert, Aaron Marsh, and many many more.

https://www.theauctioneer.tv/

06/26/2018
Catholic Health "Prepared" :30

Here is another spot from the campaign we shot with Partners + Napier and dPost for Catholic Health's stroke center.

Agency: Partners + Napier • Prod. Co.: dPost • CD/Director: Michael Baron • DP: JR Kraus • Executive Producer: Andy Donovan • Producer: Shannon Silva • Art Dir.: Jeff Hopper • Copywriter: PJ Galgay • Account Director: Kelly Chapman • VP Marketing CH: Barb McManus • Prod. Design: Leah Glickman • Editor: Evan Pease• Sound Design: Michael Barra & Greg Wiktorski • 1st AD: John Takacs • Gaffer: Chuck Moran • Key Grip: Timothy Limner • 1st AC: Timothy Brown • DIT: Lindsay Cave Sisting • MUA: Maryellen Howe • Wardrobe: Anastasia Cerankosky • Grip: Joe Bunce

https://vimeo.com/275417488

Agency: Partners + Napier • Prod. Co.: dPost • CD/Director: Michael Baron • DP: JR Kraus • Executive Producer: Andy Donovan • Producer:…

06/25/2018
Catholic Health "Decisions" :30

Some new work we are happy to share for Catholic Health with Partners + Napier and dPost. Thank you to a wonderful crew and all of the actual doctors and techs who worked with us!

Agency: Partners + Napier • Prod. Co.: dPost • CD/Director: Michael Baron • DP: JR Kraus • Executive Producer: Andy Donovan • Producer: Shannon Silva • Art Dir.: Jeff Hopper • Copywriter: PJ Galgay • Account Director: Kelly Chapman • VP Marketing CH: Barb McManus • Prod. Design: Leah Glickman • Editor: Evan Pease • Sound Design: Michael Barra & Greg Wiktorski • 1st AD: John Takacs • Gaffer: Chuck Moran • Key Grip: Timothy Limner • 1st AC: Timothy Brown • DIT: Lindsay Cave Sisting • MUA: Maryellen Howe • Wardrobe: Anastasia Cerankosky • Grip: Joe Bunce

Agency: Partners + Napier • Prod. Co.: dPost • CD/Director: Michael Baron • DP: JR Kraus • Executive Producer: Andy Donovan • Producer:…

06/20/2018
Arby's

Here's a project our DP JR Kraus has been working on the past month, it's been a hell of a good time working along with the teams from Moxie and PF100 for Arby's and Coca-Cola new partnership!

Agency: Moxie
Jared Kozel, Executive Creative Director
Jennifer Barclay, Associate Creative Director
Judd Wachstein, Senior Copywriter
Sergio Velez, Senior Copywriter
Chiara Travia, Account Supervisor
Kyle Lusk, Director of Brand Planning
Julia Fox, Associate Brand Planner
Catherine Morgan, Media Director
Nikita Desai, Senior Media Planner
Mike Singletary, Social Engagement Manager
Tracey Jenkins, Program Director
Production Company: PF100
Barry Sonders, Executive Producer / Producer
Tony Galante, Co-Producer, Production Manager
Ricky Mabe, Director
JR Kraus, Director of Photography
Clayton Beisner, Production Designer
Jacques Lorch, 1st AC
Anna Lillie, Production Coordinator
Jimmy Dempsey, Glide Aerials - Drone Operator
Blair Madigan, Glide Aerials - Drone Operator
Brad Schulz, Editor
Steve Bucino, Sound Editor + Mixer
Derek Hansen, Colorist - The Mill
HOPR, Vfx + Clean Up

We broke two Guinness World Records titles just to let everyone know that Arby’s now has Coca-Cola.

03/16/2018
Yahoo Tourney Pick'em • "Self Defense"

New work up with Oath and PF100 for Yahoo's Tourney Pick'Em campaign.
Creative Director: Toph Clarke • Director: Allan Mcleod • DP: JR Kraus • Producer: Joshua Smith • Executive Producer: Barry Sonders • Editor: Brad Schulz • Colorist: Nick Sanders at Ntropic - LA • Sound Design: Steve Bucino • Music Score: David Schuler

Thanks to our stellar crew: PM: Justin Reynolds • 1st AD: Kirsten Knisely • 1st AC: Elizabeth Hodgman Hanks • 2nd AC: Edgar Gonzalez • Gaffer: Toby Miller • Key Grip: Sean Hale Hunt • DIT: Alec Ernest • Audio: Matt Sanchez • Electric team: David Woolner, Jihan Casquejo, Genevieve Evans, Korey VanHuis • Grip team: Kaleb Blakey, Robert Paradov, Tom Platt, Blake Danchik • Wardrobe: Megan Feely

https://vimeo.com/260345257

Agency: Oath • Prod. Co.: PF100 • Creative Director: Toph Clarke • Director: Allan McLeod • DP: JR Kraus • Producer: Joshua Smith •…

Great time working on the grade for a recent project with Nick at Ntropic - LA yesterday! I'll post the final when it's ...
03/03/2018

Great time working on the grade for a recent project with Nick at Ntropic - LA yesterday! I'll post the final when it's released.

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Free-lance commercial, narrative, and documentary production. We have the experience to provide services, crew, and gear to make any job work. Call or email JR: 585.615.6502 • [email protected] In response to the new Facebook guidelines, I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details contained in my personal and business profiles, including, but not limited to: all postings, status updates, comments, illustrations, paintings, drawings, art, photographs, music, videos, etc. as per the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, (a/k/a the Berne Convention). For commercial use of any of the above, my written consent is required in each instance and at all times. By the present communiqué, I notify Facebook that it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, disseminate, or take any other action against me on the basis of this profile and/or its contents. The aforementioned prohibited actions also apply to employees, students, agents and/or any staff under Facebook's direction or control. The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of my privacy is punished by law (UCC 1 1-308-308 1-103 and the Rome Statute).

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