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Jon Else

Jon Else is known for his work on Top Gun (1986), Tupac: Resurrection (2003) and Fruitvale Station (2013). See full bio »

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Known For

Top Gun
Top Gun Camera and Electrical Department
(1986)
Tupac: Resurrection
Tupac: Resurrection Cinematographer
(2003)
Fruitvale Station
Fruitvale Station Camera and Electrical Department
(2013)
Food, Inc.
Food, Inc. Camera and Electrical Department
(2008)

Filmography

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 2016 Cooked (TV Mini-Series documentary) (additional photography - 1 episode)
- Earth (2016) ... (additional photography)
 2015 The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements (TV Mini-Series documentary) (camera operator - 3 episodes)
- Into the Atom (2015) ... (camera operator)
- Unruly Elements (2015) ... (camera operator)
- Out of Thin Air (2015) ... (camera operator)
 2014 Merchants of Doubt (Documentary) (addditional cinematography)
 2013 A Kind of Order (Documentary) (additional photography)
 2013 Fruitvale Station (director of photography: second unit)
  Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (additional photography - 1 episode, 2012) (camera operator - 1 episode, 2008) (additional cinematographer - 1 episode, 2005)
- Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream (2012) ... (additional photography)
- Wonders Are Many: The Making of 'Doctor Atomic' (2008) ... (camera operator)
- Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005) ... (additional cinematographer)
 2011 Nova (TV Series documentary) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- Power Surge (2011) ... (camera operator)
 1992-2009 American Experience (TV Series documentary) (camera operator - 4 episodes)
- The Kennedys (2009) ... (camera operator)
- The Kennedys: Part 2 - The Sons, 1961-80 (1992) ... (camera operator)
- The Kennedys (Part 1): the Father, 1900-61 (1992) ... (camera operator)
 2008 Food, Inc. (Documentary) (additional photography)
 2007 The War (TV Mini-Series documentary) (additional cinematography - 5 episodes)
- A World Without War: March 1945 - September 1945 (2007) ... (additional cinematography)
- The Ghost Front: December 1944 - March 1945 (2007) ... (additional cinematography)
- A Deadly Calling: November 1943 - June 1944 (2007) ... (additional cinematography)
- When Things Get Tough: January 1943 - December 1943 (2007) ... (additional cinematography)
- A Necessary War: December 1941 - December 1942 (2007) ... (additional cinematography)
 2006 Shut Up & Sing (Documentary) (additional cinematographer)
 2005 Frontline (TV Series documentary) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- The O.J. Verdict (2005) ... (camera operator)
 2005 Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (Documentary) (additional cinematographer)
 2004 Tell Them Who You Are (Documentary) (additional camera operator)
 1996 The West (TV Series documentary) (additional cinematography - 9 episodes)
- Ghost Dance (1996) ... (additional cinematography)
- One Sky Above Us (1996) ... (additional cinematography)
- The Geography of Hope (1996) ... (additional cinematography)
- Fight No More Forever (1996) ... (additional cinematography)
- The Grandest Enterprise Under God (1996) ... (additional cinematography)
 1994 Frosh: Nine Months in a Freshman Dorm (Documentary) (additional photographer)
 1994 Crumb (Documentary) (camera operator)
 1991 In the Shadow of the Stars (Documentary) (additional camera)
 1987 Grateful Dead: So Far (Video documentary) (camera operator)
 1987 Eyes on the Prize (TV Series documentary) (camera operator - 6 episodes)
- Bridge to Freedom: 1965 (1987) ... (camera operator)
- Mississippi: Is This America?: 1962-1964 (1987) ... (camera operator)
- No Easy Walk: 1961-1963 (1987) ... (camera operator)
- Ain't Scared of Your Jails: 1960-1961 (1987) ... (camera operator)
- Fighting Back: 1957-1962 (1987) ... (camera operator)
 1986 Top Gun (assistant camera: USFX)
 1984 Merton (assistant camera: California)
 1984 The Times of Harvey Milk (Documentary) (additional camera operator)
 1983 Hells Angels Forever (Documentary) (additional cinematographer - as Jonathan Else)
 1983 Vietnam: A Television History (TV Series documentary) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- Homefront USA (1983) ... (camera operator)
 1978 Old Friends... New Friends (TV Series documentary) (photography - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 ... (photography)
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