JR Kraus is a Director of Photography, and camera operator working in motion picture production on a free-lance basis. JR has over 20 years experience in the field of professional commercial, narrative, and documentary production. Currently an owner/operator of an Arri Alexa Mini camera package, JR has extensive knowledge and experience with a variety of camera systems. Originally from Western New York, JR relocated to Los Angeles, CA in late 2015 to further his career. JR has been the recipient and associated with a number of AAF award wins throughout his career. As an avid traveler with a passion to see as much of the world as possible, JR has worked many locations around the US, as well as many countries abroad.
JR was very helpful and communicative, and took the trouble to arrange a special pick up time for me. His gear is in immaculate shape and he was very careful in observing all the latest COVID-19 precautions during pickup. Highly recommend working with him!