JEFFSCOTTSHAW // CINEMATOGRAPHER + PHOTOGRAPHER
Seattle-based Cinematographer/Part 107 Drone Op with 13 years experience shooting documentary, commercial, and branded content. Past clients have included Puma, Sports Illustrated, Microsoft, Amazon, AT&T, T-Mobile, USA Today Ventures...and many more. My stills work has appeared in The New York Times, Food & Wine, Modern Farmer, South Seattle Emerald, and People Magazine. My 2018 film “The BLOCK Project : Seattle” has screened in New York, Washington DC, and Los Angeles in partnership with American Institute of Architects (AIA).
At the core of who I am, I am a community connector and I have found that telling stories is a great way to reframe community conversations. People are what make places specials and I am a cinematographer who finds great joy in capturing and telling stories of people who are making a difference in the greater Seattle community and beyond.
Storytelling can shift and shape how we as individuals engage with other humans both in our community and around the world. Who tells a story and how they tell it has a powerful effect. This belief in the power and importance of storytelling has shaped my education, career, and projects I take on and is the main reason why I am so deeply rooted in Seattle. I believe it will be the stories of those that make up this city that move and shift the foundation on which Seattle will be known for in the future.
In 2019, I launched “Badass Women” which focuses on the stories of women who are not typically highlighted by traditional media and has committed to hiring women for 3 out of every 4 crew positions.
In other news, I collect cast iron skillets, am trying to farm oysters, have embraced soccer as a sport because of the Sounder’s community, and am truly fascinated with guard llamas. I like working with amazing people on quality projects.
Say hi. Let’s be friends. If we end up creating something together, even better.