R. Jason Ball began his career more then a decade ago working as an assistant location manager for Touched by an Angel. Since then, he has turned his focus to the camera department, working as a first assistant camera operator and steadicam operator. Stepping into the role of director of photography in 2007, Jason began shooting several shorts and commercials. In the fall of 2007, Jason traveled to Italy to shoot a full-length documentary following landscape photographer John Scanlan around Tuscany. In 2008 the documentary A Window Into Italy won the Society of Professional Journalists award for Best Cinematography. Jason also shot the feature documentary We Still Believe that follows the 90’s band Blessid Union Of Souls, which later won an Emmy for best documentary in 2008. Invited to join an elite group of filmmakers, Jason has worked at the Sundance Institute’s Directors Lab over the past twelve years. He is now the head of the camera department for the Labs. Jason has workshopped many films, such as Eagle Vs Shark (2007), Circumstances (2008) and Martha Marcy May Marlene (2010). Circumstances won the audience choice awards for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Jason has been able to study under Robert Elswit ASC, Ellen Kuras ASC, Caleb Deschanel ASC and Allen Daviau ASC as they instruct the many participants of the labs. Recently, Jason has been the director of photography for two award winning films, Jack and Jen (2009) and Reco (2010).