Philip
Jarmain

Philip Jarmain started his career as a teenager working for Rawi Sherman, a large production company in Toronto producing Television commercials.  He moved West to attend Film School and then spent ten years with I.A.T.S.E. motion picture lighting department working on feature films and episodic television.  His desire to be more involved in the creative process with smaller crews led him to leave the film industry and begin work as a commercial photographer.  Conceptual advertising was a chance to still participate in the collaborative process that was so crucial in filmmaking but on a smaller more intimate level. The changing landscape of advertising and the thrill of storytelling has now brought Jarmain full circle as he now finds himself as a D.O.P., Director and Photographer on television, online and print campaigns. Jarmain's focus now is to simplify the production process using the newest Digital Motion and Stills Cameras such as the 8K RED Weapon to capture stills and motion on a campaign at the same time.  Not ideal for all projects but the process often allows more resources to be spent on talent, props, wardrobe, hair, make-up and post-production.  Whether it be photography or cinematography Jarmain continues to focus on lighting.  Clients include; Jameson Whiskey, Sport Chek, Volkswagen, BMW, Esso, Pfizer, Lotto 649, Tim Hortons and more. When there is downtime Jarmain pursues fine art projects such as American Beauty; The Opulent Pre-Depression Architecture of Detroit which has garnered much international press.