PRESS ( Reviews 2012
Rajeev Jain is an acclaimed cinematographer, who has over 1402 commercials
under his belt and whose feature credits include Carry on Pandu,
Aiyyo Paaji !, Kalpvriksh, Kadachit, Meerabai
Not Out, Badhaai Ho Badhaai, Pyar Mein Kabhi Kabhi and Army and as 2nd unit DOP
in Trimurti, Gupt, Chalte Chalte, Rang De Basanti, Afrika Mon Amour and others.
Well-respected, with more than a decade in the industry, he continues to work on
a variety of challenging commercial and independent projects that excel in
visual impact". - Bombay Times Feb. 2012
Jain has photographed most every type of food and tabletop imaginable from
liquids and pour shots to salads and desserts to cooked meats, platter shots,
burgers, pizzas and more including high speed camera and photo Sonics. Rajeev's
expertise also include packaged goods and product shots. Rajeev works with
experienced tabletop directors but is also comfortable being left alone to
choreograph, light and shoot insert product or food shots".
- Brief April. 2012
"If beauty is in the eye of the
beholder - film is in the eye of the cinematographer. Rajeev's ability to
capture the beauty of nature is astounding....truly a gift."
- Asian Age May. 2012
Jain is a Director of Photography with an edgy, MTV style to his work and
the ability to bring a fresh approach to commercials, features and music
videos. His commercials vary from comedic to urban to edgy fashion to off
the wall. Rajeev is inventive, fast, personable and gets a lot of production
value on screen despite limited budgets". -
The Times of India July.
Why Choose Rajeev Jain For Your
Over twenty years working in
virtually all film and video formats
Credits on numerous award winning projects.
"The crew for RAJEEV JAIN CINEMATOGRAPHY was very small in size, so we had
to call on each other... Throughout the shoot we discovered how
knowledgeable Mr. Jain was in every department."
Steven Alex, President, SCENT FILMS, London
"... other elements about
him began to overflow; his level of professionalism, and the keen and
prodigious knowledge he possesses in his craft."
Dean Olga, Writer /
Director, SONG PRODUCTIONS, Oslo
"I feel that your signature
is on many of our films, and is, in part, responsible for many of the awards
we have received. When you assume responsibility for any phase of the
production process, I am always confident that it is going to be done
Fed Centre, Director, MARCELLO FILMS, Amsterdam
College graduate, even
Professional attitude and work ethic
Specialize in keeping first-time directors out of trouble
"... I was struck by his
modesty about his abilities - although I was fully aware of them from having
seen three of his films. He will not promise more than he can deliver. Yet,
as my experience shows, he delivers more than one expects."
Joseph Rumbaed, Producer, TWO SITES PRODUCTIONS,
"He creates a friendly
atmosphere on the set. He has a likable but mature personality. And yet he
is serious in his insistence for quality work. Many of the cast and crew
found Rajeev to be leader and friend. Likewise, he gave the respect other
crafts, skills and talents deserved and to those who were his superiors."
Jim Dave, Director, FRONT PRODUCTIONS, London
"... well prepared and
extremely flexible in dealing with directors who were lacking in their
knowledge of composition."
Anthony Smyth, Producer, FLIGHT PRODUCTIONS, Sydney
to work under stress with scant resources
Fast, flexible and inventive
"... When one considers the
limited crew Rajeev had to work with, it is astonishing that he came up with
the effects he did; both in day and night shooting, exteriors and
Jose Rice, Producer, EXTREME FILMS, Auckland
"He is dedicated to his
craft and works diligently, even in inclement weather, grueling shooting
conditions, long days, and a fast-paced schedule. He is able to work with
few resources because he himself is resourceful."
Mark Davidson, Director, MARK PRODUCTIONS, Melbourne
"Rajeev is wonderful at
working within small budgets and getting the best value on the screen. I
look forward to working again with him in the future."
Kim Hawk, Director, FLIGHT PRODUCTIONS, Uganda
Balance of cinematic art and
Meticulous craftsman who will go the extra mile to get it right
"He is efficient,
hard-working, and very talented. He shows a great attitude towards the work,
and is always willing to go the extra mile."
Kelvin Tea, Line Producer, BBC, London
"... twice on the set I
praised him for his relentless pursuit of the PERFECT SHOT."
Dean Oaks, Writer/Director, DEAN FILM WORKS, Vienna
"You have such a way with
the camera, and your patience in teaching us along the way after all these
years has had a great effect on us all."
Lyne Belcher, Manager, MOTT PRODUCTIONS, INC.,
Rajeev is also an award
International production experience
Affordable, negotiable rates
"Rajeev is the best kept
secret in Mumbai!"
Read Mitch, President, VENTURES, Paris