For over a decade Jon Arthur Bowen has worked as a freelance motion picture technician on a wide variety of film and video projects from narrative features and shorts (Monster, The Celestine Prophecy, The Punisher, I'll Believe You, Secondhand Lions, Landslide, 2 Fast 2 Furious ...), TV commercials and photoshoots (Nike, Visa, Buick, Callaway, Asahi, NBA, MLB, Disney, American Express/Annie Leibovitz ...), industrial videos (Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, BioPlus ...), live TV and special events (ESPN, NFL, NCAA, NASCAR, PGA ...), and everything in between. He has held many leadership and skilled positions in the lighting/electric, grip, camera, and sound departments as a member of the local union chapter of professional motion picture studio mechanics, I.A.T.S.E. (AFL-CIO).
Jon has also worked extensively on the support side of the industry as well. While employed by some of the nation's largest motion picture production service companies (Hollywood Rentals, Panavision/TFN) he worked his way up from a Prep Technician to Repair Supervisor and then Operations Manager during which time he directly supported hundreds of film and video productions (I Am Legend, Step Up 2, The Happening, Never Back Down, Iron Man, Ray, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Jack Ass, The Family That Preys, Lonely Hearts, The Hawk Is Dying, Ladder 49, Sydney White, Basic, Altered, A Band Apart Films, Go Films, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN ...). Earlier in his career, he spent time wandering the backlot of Universal Studios cutting his teeth in the machine room of Century III's post-production facility helping to support both linear and non-linear editors.
Currently, Jon is the Senior Technologist / Operations Manager of the Film Program at UCF's School of Visual Arts & Design. Besides his broad production experience, he also pursues an interest in still photography, experimental film, philosophy, computer programming, and graphic design.
Updated: Apr 13, 2017