About Jon Reino
Jon Reino is a photographer, cinematographer, and director based out of New Jersey with a BFA in Filmmaking from Montclair State University. He specializes in handheld camera operation and fast-paced editing, while providing quality regardless of budget. He is also a still photographer, specializing in photojournalism and portraiture, with a passion for astrophotography and nature. Most often, Jon finds himself photographing concerts, as well as events in his hometown of Lebanon Borough where he is a member of the Board of Recreation.
His upcoming film works includes several feature length documentaries. "Mindreader: Beyond Sonification" about Colin Harrington's revolutionary technology which converts brainwaves into audio and visual compositions. "Toska", which follows Jon and his partner Jes Lynne around the country, learning from unique and interesting people about different ways of living sustainably. And "Sounds Underground", a profile of New York City's subway music scene over the course of several years. Jon is the Director, Cinematographer, Editor, and Producer of all three films, with the addition of all those who have made each film possible, and the exception of Sounds Underground being edited by friend and collaborator, Austin Morris.
His films have screened and won awards at dozens of film festivals around the country including the New York City International Film Festival, the Big Apple Film Festival, twice at the New Hope Film Festival, and Montclair Film Festival, three times at the Cape May Film Festival, and many more with wins for Best Short Film at the Urban Suburban Film Festival in Philadelphia for "Thinner Blood" and Best Documentary at the Flamingo Film Festival in Ft. Lauderdale for "The Tattoo Life". His music video for Greeley Estates' "Head Underwater" premiered on the Alternative Press website and his work with them has amassed more than 160,000 views on YouTube.
Josh Samford of Rogue Cinema Magazine wrote that Jon has a "keen eye for the visual", and Don Lewis of Film Threat Magazine claimed that he "was impressed by [his] artistry" in his review of The Tattoo Life. His intense handheld camera operation and fast paced style was described as "unique" and "refreshing" by Cary Conley of Rogue Cinema.