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IATSE Local 600 - AFI Cinematography Fellow, c/o 2024

Jodi Savitz is a multifaceted cinematographer and IATSE Local 600 camera operator currently based in Los Angeles.


She began her journey at Northwestern University, graduating with a degree in theater and gender studies. Initially drawn to acting, she soon found her calling in documentary filmmaking after moving to New York City. In 2016, her feature documentary, "Girl on Girl," made waves for its groundbreaking exploration of LGBTQ and feminine lesbian identity, gaining widespread recognition. Concurrently, Jodi produced, directed, and shot several short documentaries for NBC Digital, showcasing her ability to capture diverse stories with political, religious, and LGBTQ themes.


Nearly a decade immersed in documentaries honed her storytelling skills, but it was her passion for narrative cinematography that ultimately led her to shoot short films whenever possible.


In 2022, Jodi made the pivotal decision to relocate to Los Angeles to pursue a master's degree in cinematography at the esteemed American Film Institute (AFI). This intensive program deepened her understanding of the art, craft and technology of cinematography, equipping her for a career in narrative feature and episodic work.


With a growing portfolio that includes nearly a dozen short films and numerous commercials and branded content pieces, Jodi excels as a narrative director of photography and camera operator. She also lends her talents as both a director and cinematographer to commercial and documentary endeavors, continuing to push boundaries and inspire through her craft.


A passionate Scorpio in every way, she brings a blend of creativity, innovation, and collaborative spirit to her work, crafting visually captivating stories that resonate deeply with audiences.

Based in Los Angeles, she is available to travel to New York City for projects, and is likewise excited to work internationally to expand her reach and opportunities in the industry.

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