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Hi. My name's Jon
I tell stories
(That's me over there)
I'm a designer
cinematographer
and storyteller
living in Lynchburg, VA
These are my
tools.
Interactive Experiences

created with
a bit of math,
a splash of color,
and just a dash
of magic.
Web
Design
Media
Production
Narrative.
Commercial.


Using video
and audio to
deliver powerful
messages.
Stories I've Told
(Well, a few of them anyway...)
Check out my
Vimeo Page
"The Power Trials Project"

Power Trials Universe, LLC
Narrative Web Series
"The Last Smile"

Luminaire Creative, LLC
Narrative Short
"The Girl I Left Behind"

Vindicator Artists
Promotional Trailer
"LoQuiz"

Luminaire Creative, LLC
Commercial Project
"Fragile Witness"

Luminaire Creative, LLC
Narrative Short
"Humble Pie"

Regent Pictures
Narrative Short
Project Name: "Superhuman: Gadgets vs Supers"
Genre: Mockumentary
Produced By: Luminaire Creative, LLC
Filmed in: Summer 2015
Status: Currently Running

Position: Creator/Director

Logline: "The Day MUST Be Saved"

Synopsis: The Power Trials Project provides an exclusive look into the secret lives of heroes when they’re off the battlefield, exploring the previously undisclosed rivalry between the Gadget Heroes, and the Super Heroes. Choose your side and join the fight at ThePowerTrialsProject.com!
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Project Name: "The Last Smile"
Genre: Drama
Produced By: Luminaire Creative, LLC
Filmed in: Portsmouth, VA
Status: In Progress (Postproduction)

Position: Director of Photography

Logline: TBD

Synopsis: As a man struggles to come to grips with his past, he discovers a friend who understands him better than anyone.
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Project Name: "The Girl I Left Behind"
Genre: Period Drama
Produced By: Vindicator Artists
Filmed in: Richmond, VA
Status: Completed (Spring 2014)

Position: Director of Photography

Logline: "She was a Southern Belle with something to prove."

Synopsis: In a fight that wasn't supposed to be hers, their world was coming apart. Some carried on as they always had, while others took their stand and fell. She wasn't gonna stand for that.
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Project Name: "LoQuiz"
Genre: Commercial
Produced By: Luminaire Creative, LLC
Filmed in: Tallinn, Estonia
Status: Completed (Fall 2013)

Position: Director of Photography

Logline: "LoQuiz is an adventure for smarts."

Synopsis: Filmed on location in Talinn, Estonia, Luminaire Creative was hired to craft a three-part brand development video campaign for LoQuiz, Inc to showcase the features of their new software.

Check them out here!
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Project Name: "Fragile Witness"
Genre: Mystery
Produced By: Luminaire Creative, LLC
Filmed in: Virginia Beach, VA
Status: Festival Circuit - Completed (Fall 2013)

Position: Director

Logline: "The perfect family. The perfect murder. One Fragile Witness."

Synopsis: It was a perfect murder. The only witness, a glass of wine. But the plan goes awry as the fragile witness is swept around the room, discovering the motives of the not-so-perfect family, in a quick game of who-done-it.

Awards:

Official Selection - Worldfest Houston 2014
Bronze Telly Award - Telly Awards 2013
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Project Name: "Humble Pie"
Genre: Period Drama
Produced By: Regent Pictures
Filmed in: Richmond, VA
Status: Completed (Spring 2011)

Synopsis: A young monk gives into his hunger and steals a pie, yielding an unexpected confession.

Awards:
Silver Telly Award - Telly Awards 2012
Bronze REMI Award - Worldfest Houston 2011
Golden Eagle Award - CINE Film and Video Competition 2011
Award of Merit - The Accolades 2011
Finalist - Aegis Video and Film Awards 2011
Gold Award - Aurora Awards 2011
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"Vocem Deserto"

Regent Pictures
Narrative Short
"Fighting Old Age"

Regent Pictures
Narrative Short
"Super"

Regent Pictures
Narrative Short
"Pitch"

Luminaire Creative, LLC
Narrative Web Series
"Odie and Troy:
A Filmmaker's Odyssey"

Luminaire Creative, LLC
Narrative Short
"Framed"

Sailfish Pictures
Narrative Short
Project Name: "Vocem Deserto"
Genre: Drama/Experimental
Produced By: Regent Pictures
Filmed in: Chesapeake, VA

Position: Director of Photography

Status: Completed (Fall 2012)

Synopsis: A man follows an unseen voice into a dark world where he encounters an unexpected adversary.
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Project Name: "Fighting Old Age"
Genre: Drama
Produced By: Regent Pictures
Filmed in: Virginia Beach, VA
Status: Completed (Fall 2011)

Position: Director of Photography

Logline: "You're never too old for adventure!"

Synopsis: Nikolas Elwood struggles with his double-life as a secret agent while coming to terms with the effects of old age.

Awards:
Official Selection - Colony Film Festival
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Project Name: "Super"
Genre: Drama
Produced By: Regent Pictures
Filmed in: Virginia Beach, VA
Status: Completed (Spring 2011)

Position: Director of Photography

Logline: "Totally Wicked."

Synopsis: When a failed superhero gives up the fight, a young boy with a secret of his own helps him remember the meaning of being a hero.

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Project Name: "Pitch"
Genre: Mockumentary
Produced By: Regent Pictures
Filmed in: Virginia Beach, VA
Status: Completed (Fall 2010)

Position: Director

Synopsis: When a major motion picture producer comes to town, five backwoods screenwriters find out if they have what it takes to make it in the movie business.

Awards:
Gold Award - Aurora Awards 2011
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Project Name: "Odie and Troy: A Filmmaker's Odyssey"
Genre: Mockumentary
Produced By: Luminaire Creative, LLC
Filmed in: West Plam Beach, FL
Status: Completed (Fall 2008)

Position: Producer/Co-Director

Logline: "Some people like it that way."

Synopsis: Hal Potts, a one-man film crew, takes on his greatest challenge yet - an adaptation of Homer's "The Odyssey".

Awards:
Best Film Miami - The 48 Hour Film Project 2008
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Project Name: "Framed"
Genre: Comedy
Produced By: Luminaire Creative, LLC
Filmed in: West Palm Beach, FL
Status: Completed (Spring 2008)

Position: Director of Photography

Logline: "Ever get the feeling you've been somewhere before?"

Synopsis: An experimental film concerning the boundaries of the visual frame and editing on audience perception, "Framed" follows a man that gets caught in a virtual loop.

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Oh, and one more thing...
I love to
teach
Check out my
Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae
Jonathan C. Hout, MFA
Regent University
Class of 2011

Master of Fine Arts
Directing for Cinema
and Television

Portfolio Thesis
Fighting Old Age: An Exploration
of Light and Shadow in the Imagination

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Adjunct Professor
Regent University

Undergraduate Courses
Cinematography
Lighting Aesthetics and Design
Sound Production and Design
Postproduction Tools

Graduate Courses
Editing Aesthetics and Technique

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Selected Filmography
(Full List Available Upon Request)

Director of Photography

Vindicator Artists
"Unadorned"

Regent Pictures
"Humble Pie"
"Vocem Deserto"
"Fighting Old Age"

Luminaire Creative, LLC
Icy Edge Producitons
Various Commercial
Projects

Director

Luminaire Creative, LLC
"Fragile Witness"

Regent Pictures
"Pitch"


Editor and Sound Designer

Various Projects
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(Full List Available Upon Request)

Telly Awards

"Fragile Witness"
Bronze Telly Award
2013

"Humble Pie"
Silver Telly Award
2012

Worldfest Houston

"Fragile Witness"
Official Selection
2014

"Humble Pie"
Gold Remi Award
2012
CINE Competition

"Humble Pie"
Golden Eagle Winner
2011

Aurora Awards

"Pitch"
Gold Award
2011

"Humble Pie"
Gold Award
2011
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Audience Interaction and the Mechanics of Interactive Storytelling

Teaching Methodology
in Film Education

Redefining Cinema Studies in the Context of Self-Marketing

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