Jonathan Roberts’ Bio:
When I was nine years old my father, an amateur videographer, was asked by friends to film their young daughter’s birthday party. My father took me along to get some “B Roll.” When he showed his friends the unedited footage, some of the scenes they liked most were the scenes I shot. As a child myself, I was able to show them the view from the children’s perspective. One result was that the video was very true to their daughter’s experience. Another result was that I discovered my love of filmmaking.
My father gave me one of his old video cameras and I started shooting random things. Anything could be my subject at any time, from kids playing in the street to the leaves rustling in the trees and candid shots of my parents.
My films add color to the world. As an NYU Tisch student of film, I apply the art form I’ve learned from my professors and the directors who preceded us to see how art influences cinema. I’ve learned to visualize film in new and exciting ways. Being taught that everything in the frame is deliberate and how images can impart subliminal messages to the subconscious mind. I have gained more knowledge of the world through other filmmakers‘ visions and that has helped me to discover my own cinematic voice.
My life’s experiences and my mentors have inspired me to pursue an education and career in filmmaking. I’ve immersed myself in learning the filmmaking and screenwriting process. But I am a student of film and know there is much more to learn.
NYU, Tisch School of the Arts
Kanbar Institute of Film & Television
New York, NY
Film & TV, Junior
2016 – 2020
Relevant Work Experience
Related Coursework: (GPA 4.0)
Film, Entertainment and Media Industries
Jonathan Roberts is a student of cinematic and commercial filmmaking with a passion for storytelling.