New Society member Jacques Jouffret is a director of photography with more than 30 years of experience in the film and television industry. Raised in Paris, his appreciation for film was transferred to him by his father, who had been captivated by the art form when, at the close of World War II, France experienced an influx of American films that had previously been unreleased in the country. Imbibed with his father’s fascination, Jouffret discovered the filmmakers of the 1970s, who became strong influences on his cinematic taste.
After graduating film school at New York University, Jouffret launched a career as a camera/Steadicam operator, amassing more than 40 feature and television credits, including Gummo, The Pentagon Wars, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Swordfish, The One, Seabiscuit, Man on Fire, Eagle Eye, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Greenberg, The Mechanic, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, War Dogs and Transformers: The Last Knight.
A member of the Society of Camera Operators, he has earned three Camera Operator of the Year nominations from the SOC, for Lone Survivor and Deepwater Horizon, winning for Into the Wild.
As an operator, he collaborated with ASC members including Florian Ballhaus, Enrique Chediak, Robert McLachlan, Tobias A. Schliessler, John Schwartzman, Jonathan Sela, Ben Seresin and Larry Sher.
As a cinematographer, Jouffret’s feature credits include The Purge, The Purge: Anarchy, The Purge: Election Year, Truth or Dare, Bloodshot, Joe Bell and Father Stu. His most recent television work includes American Primeval and Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.
Jouffret recently wrapped the features Arthur the King, directed by Simon Cellan Jones, and Gran Turismo, directed by Neill Blomkamp.
You'll find his personal site here.