My Name is Joshua Peter Grafstein but you can call me JASH (because I'm from Chicaaago).
I’m a photographer specializing in creating Animated GIFs.... or is it Jiff?
My approach to creating content has always been to treat everything as if I’m performing a magic trick. Through the use of various filmmaking techniques, the latest technologies, and my active imagination, I strive to create unique and playful content that tells a story and captivates the audience.
BACKGROUND
I’m a Canadian/American photographer, filmmaker, and motion graphics artist.
Born in Toronto / Raised in Chicago.
Based in Vancouver, BC / Los Angeles, CA
EDUCATION
BFA in Photography - Emily Carr University of Art and Design - 2007 - 2010
University of British Columbia - 2005 -2007
University of California Los Angeles - Digital Video Production - Summer Program - 2004
Columbia College -  16mm Film Making Course - Summer Program - 2003
Highland Park High School - High School Diploma - 2001 - 2005
SKILLS
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Premiere
Adobe Illustrator
Insta360 Studio
Plotagraph Pro
Wordpress
EXPERIENCE
Touring Videographer - DJ Tiesto - 2019 - 2020
Experience Creator - Insomniac Events - 2019 - 2020
Social Media Creator - Life Is Beautiful Music Festival - 2016 - 2019
Social Media Creator - Safe and Sound Music Festival - 2017-2018
Contributing Photographer - Exclaim! Magazine - 2014 - Present
Resident Photographer, SoulGood Events - 2011 - Present
Digital Editor - Beatroute Magazine - 2013 - 2019
Event Photographer - The Donnelly Group - 2013 - 2018
Resident Photographer, Safe and Sound Entertainment - 2013 - 2018
Resident Photographer, Electric Owl Social Club - 2011 - 2012
Retail Sales, Future Shop - 2009