James Klopko is a freelance cinematographer from Toronto, Canada. He has primarily focused on shooting short films, documentaries and music videos on film or HD video.
From a very young age, James Klopko expressed great interest in video cameras and still photography. To further this interest, he spent four years at Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts studying cinematography under Torben Johnke ASC. With numerous student films under his belt, upon graduating James was accepted to the Budapest Cinematography Masterclass of 2007, where he was instructed by the cinematography masters Vilmos Zsigmond ASC (CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, THE DEER HUNTER, THE BLACK DAHLIA) and Elemer Ragalyi HSC (JAKOB THE LIAR, AN AMERICAN RHAPSODY, NEVER TALK TO STRANGERS). In 2006, James was the winner of the Technicolor Award in Cinematography.