Welcome to JCO Productions, an independent production company owned and operated by Jorge Olortegui since 2003. In 2014, Jorge relocated JCO Productions to Los Angeles, California after 15 years in New York City. JCO Productions specializes in Cinematography, Editing & Directing for music videos, commercials, shorts and feature films (in English or Spanish).
Jorge Olortegui was born and raised in Lima, Peru until the age of 11. He completed the International Baccalaureate Program in King High School, Tampa, Florida in 1998. He received his Bachelor in Fine Arts in Film and TV Production with a Minor in Psychology at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2001. Jorge also studied in the 35mm Cinematographer’s Workshop at FAMU in Prague, Czech Republic in 2000 and completed training for Camera Assistants with the IATSE, International Cinematographers Guild Local 600 in 2005.
As a filmmaker, Jorge has developed his own sense of camera placement, movement and lighting by working his way through the Camera and Electrical department as a Director of Photography, Cinematographer, Camera Assistant, Gaffer, Electric and Grip. Jorge has also worked alongside top Directors of Photography for such clients as Levi’s, McDonald’s, Fox Searchlight, Nickelodeon and CBS. Jorge’s filmmaking background also includes Editing for such clients as MTV, Fuse, PBS and Yahoo, developing an even more critical eye for shooting with Post Production in mind.
Through it all, Jorge Olortegui has developed his own filmmaking style from his experiences in all levels of the film industry. As a Cinematographer, Editor & Director, Jorge has collaborated on numerous short films, features, music videos, commercials, programs, and promos which have been showcased throughout Film Festivals, DVDs, Internet and Television.