Roman Jakobi

Roman Jakobi was born in Germany and grew up in South Africa,Germany and the United States.

After graduating from Columbia College-Hollywood In 1993 he immediately began his career as  DoP, shooting music videos and commercials. He now travels the globe working on commercials, documentaries and feature films.

Roman favors a kinetic camera style and loves a technical challenge, but also has a keen sense for capturing subtle performances as well as true emotions in a documentary setting.

Roman is a sturdy travel companion with a passion for finding grace and beauty in the strangest places.


He currently lives in Los Angeles, but keeps close family ties in Germany and is bookable from LA and Zurich.

 

Roman Jakobi

commercials:

my audi | dir: oliver wuerffell| p: 1. liebe filmproduktion hamburg
diba | dir: florian meimberg | p: rabbicorn h amburg
PETER T. NICHOLS/Enno Jacobsen/New House,
GERMANY’S NEXT TOP MODEL/Andreas Kayales/Commercials While U Wait
DIXIE/Daniel Kaufman/Bully,
NIKE FREE/Hoffman Bros/Harvest,
ONE A DAY/Ben Conad/Logan
JITTERBUG/Henning Winkelmann/Serial Sumo
BALISTO/Alex Tylevich/Sterntag
MC DONALDS/Hoffman Bros/Harvest
NIKE LUNAR/Andy McKenna/Elastic TV
VANQUISH/Alexei Tylevich/Logan
SNICKERS/Ryan Ebner/H.S.I.,
REALIZE/Julian West/MacGuffin 
SAGAWA/Alexei Tylevich/Logan
TOSHIBA/Logan,
UNKNOWN(2nd Unit) Dir.:Jaume Collet/Serra/2011
CYBER KNIFE/Josh Thacker/Fisher Edit,
MOVIE PARK/Anthony Furlong/Parasol Island
NIKE TEES/Eric Duvauchelle/Brand Kitchen,
GAP JEANS/Alexei Tylevich/Logan,
NIKE FEDERER 15/Alan Simm/Brand Kitchen,
CVS/Bruce Van Dusen/Bully, UNICLO/Alexei Tylevich/Logan, HP/Adria Petty/Harvest
SOS KINDERDORF/Roman Jakobi/Neverest,
BIOPRAZOL/Daniel Kaufman/OTOfilm,
BOJANGLES/Eric Moe/Villains,
BCBG MAXAZRIA/Kristoffer Dios/Dios
APPLE/Logan,
HEWLETT PACKARD/Motion Theory,
BMW BIKES/Niko Jaeger/Hochkant
NIKE GOLF/Ahmet Ahmet/Imaginary Forces,
NIKE PRESTO/Motion Theory
CINGULAR/Logan,
DIRECT TV/Motion Theory,
METAL GEAR SOLID/Logan
RAINBOW SIX/Michael Jakab/Agency Collective,
PHONAK/G.v.Braunmuehl/Panimage
EXXON/Scott Bergsein/Area 51,
STAPLES/Richard Sears/HKM,
ADIDAS/Scott Bergstein/Area 51
SUBWAY/Richard Sears/HKM,
KOHL'S /Warren Kushner/HSI,
AMAZON.COM/Joe Public/HQ
TRISCUIT/Geoff Ayres/Partners ,
AT&T/Scott Bergstein/Area 51,
KIA/Noam Murro/Stiefel
SPRINT PCS/Richard Sears/HKM,
REPLAY TV/Joe Public/HQ,
KONICA/Patric Cadell/Palomar
HEINEKEN/Breck Eisner/Palomar,
MCI/David Mehar/Visitor,
SONICARE/Joe Public/HQ
QUICKEN/Jesse Dylan/Straw Dogs,
NINTENDO/Chris Milk/Radical Media 
E CAMPUS.COM/Jesse Dylan/Straw Dogs,
SPRINT/David Dobkin/HSI
BELL ATLANTIC/TG Herrington/Carbo Films,
UGLY DUCKLING/Allen Martinez/Tate & Partners 
VISA/Tim Cronenweth/Event Horizon,
EIDOS/Lisa Rubisch/Reactor,
SKY TV/Rick Field/Cielo Films
FOX INTERACTIVE/Jaume Collet-Serra /The End,
POLAROID/Scott Bibo/Villains
PARTNERSHIP/DRUG FREE AMERICA/Lawrence Carroll/Mars Media,
AOL/Jaume/The End
TV Promos:
TURNER CLASSIC NETWORK(Feat. Rob Zombie)/Gerald Casale/Picture Park - 2007
FASHION HOUSE(TV Pilot)/Aaron Priest/Stu Segall - 2006
INFAMOUS(3 Episoden)/Thomas Rigler/E! - 2003
MADIGAN MEN(Promo)/Suzanne Kiley/Harley's House - 2000 
CBS SPORTS(Promo)/Steven King/CBS - 1999
THE LEARNING CHANNEL(3 Promos)/Mike Jones/First Write -1998
    

features, shorts & docs:

CONTROL Diversion Pictures, Hong Kong/Dir.:Ken Bi 20012
THE BOYS AND GIRLS GUIDE TO GETTING DOWN(Feature) /Paul Sapiano/2006 
SUNSTROKE(Short)/A.Lindergard/2006  
HAMEL’S HORIZON(Docu)/Jan De Hartog/Retina 2005 
SWEET PEA(Short)/Traci Lords/2005 
MALE MAIL(Short)/David Logan/Malicious Pix/2006 
THE MEYERSONS(Feature)/R.Sears/2001  
NASS(Short)/F.Korn/2001 -10min
THAT HAPPENS(Short)/Leonardo Veras/1993  

 

music Vvideos:

REGINA SPECTOR/Adria Petty/Harvest
THE EAGLES “How Long?”/Olaf Heine, MODEST MOUSE “Dashboard”/MotionTheory
BEN “Einmalig”/Olaf Heine, ATARIS “Not Capable of Love”/Luc Janin
ROYAL CROWN REVUE "Zip Gun Bop" /Geoff Moore, SUPER DELUXE "Sk8"/Clark Eddie
BEN HARPER "Jah Work"/J.P. Pulnier, GOO GOO DOLLS "Lazy Eye"/Lawrence Carroll
SILVERJET "Plastica"/Jaume, THE TORIES "Don't Be Long"/Jaume Collet-Serra

 

vita:

1987:        Secondary School Degree Gymnasium Vaterstetten  

1990:        Move to Los Angeles enrolled at Columbia College – Hollywood 

1993:          Bachelor of Arts

1993 -1997:     Set Lighting Technician

Since 1997:      D.O.P. for Features, Commercials, Promos and Music Videos

1998:        IATSE local: 600 (US Camera Guild)

1967: Born in Nurnberg, Germany

 

 

Roman Jakobi
Roman Jakobi