“I love cinematography because I get to merge the technical and creative aspects of my personality. I love to innovate and to bring the vision to life through unique images! Lighting is what really excites me! You can control so much of the mood, tone, and quality of a shot by getting the lighting just right. That combined with specific framing and camera movement allows you to communicate ideas and emotions without dialogue. From the outside looking in it’s like magic and I love that subtlety.”
Born in Maryland and raised in Ashburn, Jerald is an accomplished musician and rising filmmaker. He studied at Brigham Young University-Hawaii, where he graduated with a dual emphasis in Music and Political Science. While there, he worked behind-the-scenes for 2 years as an audio engineer and producer for broadcast and web-streaming content.
After graduation, he began studying cinematography, a subject that combined his imagination nurtured in music with the critical thinking he learned in political science. He made the switch to full time freelance in 2019 and now works on commercial productions and produces promotional content for business and influencers.
Jerald still moonlights as a professional recording artist, songwriter, and music producer. When taking it easy he enjoys going to the movies with his wife Christina and grilling over charcoal with his family in Ashburn.