John Shafto is a filmmaker who balances his creativity and technical precision to create world-class films, music videos, and advertisements. After studying photography and cinematography at The Creative Circus, an advertising school in Atlanta, John moved to New York City, where he jumped into the industry at MPC, one of the largest post-production companies in the world. During his five years there he quickly rose through the ranks to become one of a handful of Flame artists, always supervising and working on multiple projects at once, while continuing to build his cinematography reel on the side.
Since he left he has primarily focused on his passion as a director of photography, but he wears many hats from pre-production to post-production, producing, directing, creating VFX, and color grading, splitting his time between New York and Los Angeles.
He's worked with countless clients including Adidas, BMW, Apple, Google, Nike, Amazon, Motorola, Sia, Calvin Klein, Vice, and Vh1, across a number of mediums, from an edit of Warhol's 8mm film that showed at MOMA and The Warhol Museum, to an experimental piece, directed by Floria Sigismondi, that was projected onto spraying water in the fountain in Downtown Toronto for the Nuit Blanche Festival. He also occasionally writes about himself in the third person. Hit me up, I want to help.