Cinematography and Sound II
Jerry Risius was born on a farm on the Iowa side of the Iowa/Minnesota border. He grew up working on the family farm, went to the University of Iowa and then joined the Peace Corps/Ecuador in the mid-80s. In 1990, he moved to NYC and began to pursue a career in documentary filmmaking. He worked with many talented producers and directors of photography as a camera assistant, and after purchasing a super 16mm camera, he soon began to shoot. Presently, he has over a 25 year career dedicated to documentary filmmaking. His clients include: CNN: Parts Unknown, CNN Original Films, HBO, Showtime, PBS (Frontline, NOVA, Nature, Wide-Angle, Independent Lens, POV), National Geographic, BBC, among others. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and daughters and has been recognized for his work in festivals around the world and the Television Academy.