Introduction Nirmal Jani has over 35 years professional experience as a cinematographer, with an extensive track record in India. He has credits in well over 100 productions, including 14 recent feature films in India, Won a number of awards for cinematography and lighting design. He adept at a variety of visual and cinematic styles. He is noted for his versatility and inventiveness on the set. Lighting design is one of his fortes, along with all forms of camera movement, including hand-held techniques. He can often add considerable production value to a film irrespective of budget constraints. He has a good reputation for consistently delivering high-quality, creative, and striking visual-work in any format. As an Indian, freelance cinematographer with international experience , He is available to work around the world. Having bases in Mumbai (Bombay), is a Full Member of the W.I.C.A Profile Nirmal Jani is an Director of Photography whose work includes Feature films, television series, music videos for cutting edge groups, and commercials. Nirmal started his career in 1975, working alongside some of India's most accomplished Cinematographers. Exhibiting a keen eye for lighting and a passion for composition, In 1975, Nirmal's father Mr. Pranlal Jani hired him to work as Assistant Cameraman. The volume of work and the diversity of clients provided hands-on experience for high speed, motion control, jib arm and blue screen cinematography. Filled with special effects, the commercials allowed Nirmal to hone his post-production skills, as well as the requirements and special needs of rigging, match dissolve and multi layer composites mandatory for many of these shoots. Nirmal has worked on more than 40 feature films till date. Biography Nirmal Jani is an experienced director of photography who has built up an impressive body of work ranging from feature films to commercials, TV drama to documentaries. His most recent feature film Deewar was widely appreciated by people and media He has recently finished shooting on 'Hope and a little sugar' the movie was shot extensively in United States of America on Panavision. He is just as comfortable shooting 35mm/ S16mm as well as digital cinematography including HD. Nirmal started in the industry as a camera assistant working for high profile cinematographers like Baldev Sing, Babubhai Udeshi . Nirmal lives in Mumbai (Bombay) India. and have worked with Bollywoods biggest banners. Projects Name Nirmal Pranlal Jani. Add Shashank C. H. Society, Flat No.6, 1st Floor, Manmala tank Road, Mahim, Mumbai – 400 016. Telephone No. 24372368. Date of birth 9th June 1956 Member of Association W. I. C. A. ( Western India Cinematography Association ) (Committee Member ), Mumbai 1083 Work Experience as an Assistant Cameraman Sr. No. Name of Cameraman Film Producer/ Director Artist 1 Pranlal T. Jani Satyanarayan Ki Raghunath Sing Mahapooja 2 A. D. Wadadekar Toofan Aur Bijli Homi Wadia 3 Babubhai Udeshi Mama Bhanja Virendra Kumar Narendra Kumar 4 Babubhai Udeshi Mazdoor Jindabad Naresh Kumar As an Chief Assistant Cameraman 1 Baldev Sing Jani Dushman Raj Kumar Kohli 2 Baldev Sing Muqabala Raja Roy / Raj Kumar Kohli 3 Baldev Sing Badleki Aag Raj Kumar Kohli 4 Baldev Sing Naukar Bivi Ka Raj Kumar Kohli 5 Baldev Sing Raaj Tilak Anil Suri / Raj Kumar Kohli 6 Baldev Sing Haatkadi Pehlaj Nehalani / Surendra Mohan 7 Ishwar Bidri Ghulami H. A. Nadiadwala/ J. P. Datta 8 Ishwar Bidri Yateem Bikaram Singh/ J. P. Datta 9 Ishwar Bidri Hathyar F.A. Nadiadwala / J.P. Datta As an Operative Cameraman 1 Pushpal Datta Khoon Bhari Mang Rakesh Roshan 2 Pushpal Datta Kaala Baazar Vijay surma/ Rakeh Roshan 3 Pushpal Datta Khudgarz Rakesh Roshan 4 Pushpal Datta Kisahan Kanhya Rakesh Roshan As Associate Camaraman 1 Ankush N. Chandra Subhash 2 Apradhi Ratan Inanition K. Ranishankar 3 Roop Ki Rani Choro ka Raja Bonny Kapoor Satish Kaushik 4 Prem Bonny Kapoor Satish Kaushik 5 Aar ya Paar Ketan Mehta Ketan Mehta AS AN CINEMTOGRAPHER 1 Zulm ki Hukumat Sajid Nadiadwala Bharat Rangachari Dharmendra, Govinda, Kimi Katkar. 2 Zakhmi Zamin Mahendra Shah Mahendra Shah Jaya Prada, Aditya Pancholi, Deepak Tijori. 3 Pathar Ke Phool Sippy Films Anand Bakshi Salman Khan , Raveena Tondon, (Introduced) 4 Fateh Mueesh Duggal Talat Jani Sanjay Dutt , Mosim Khan, Paresh Rawel. 5 Kshatriya Pushpa Movies J. P. Dutta Dharmendra , Vinod Khanna, Sunil Dutt. 6 Sarhad Mahendra Shah Mahendra Shah Deepak Tijori, Divya Bharti. 7 Khuddar N.R. Pachisiya Iqbal Durani Govinda, Karishma Kapoor. 8 Haqeeqat N. R. Pachisiya Kuku kohli Ajay Devgan, Tabu. 9 Dushmani Chneyug Ali Morani Sunny Deol, Karim Morani ManishKoi , Jacki Shrof, Anupam Kher. 10 Pyar To Hona Hi Tha Baba Flims Aneez Bazmi Ajay Devgan, Kajol. 11 Dushman Vishesh Flims Tanuja Chandra Sanjay Dutt, Pooja Bhatt Kajol, Ashitosh Rana. 12 Zakham Pooja Bhatt Mahesh Bhatt Pooja Bhatt Nagrajun, Ajay Devgan. 13 Agar Tum Na Aate Sippy Films Robin Bhatt Akshay Khanna, Tinkul Khanna. 14 Diwana Tere Naam Ka Weston Cassesttes Rajat Rawail Akshay Khanna, Karishma Kapoor. 15 Hudd Kar Di Aapne R.R.Production Manoj Agarwal Govinda Rani Mukherji, Satish Kaushik, Paresh Rawal. 16 ArjunPandit Ratan International Rahul Rawail Sunny Deol, Juie Chawla, Ashish Vidratti. 17 Deewane (Special Effects) Om Shakti Combine Lalit Kapoor Ajay Devgan, Raju Urmila Mathonakar, Mahima Chawadari. 18 Raju Chacha Nirula Anil Devgan Ajay Devgan, Kajal NOMINATED FOR, Rishi Kapoor, CINEMATOGRAPHIC AWARD 19 Chori Chori Late Raju Narula Milin Luthria Ajay Devgan, Rani Mukherji, Sonali Bendra. 20 Kranti Viky Film Naresh Bobby Deol, Amisha Patel, Vinod Khanna, Rathi Agniotri. 21 Sur Pritish Nandi Tanuja Chandra Lucky Ali, Gauri. 22 Hum Ko Tum Pyar Hai Vikaram Bhatt Cineyug Bobby Deol, Arjun Pandit, Amisha Patel. 23 Kuch Katti Kuch Mithi Pritish Nandi Films -- Kajal ,Sunil Shetty, Rathi Agniotri, Rishi Kapoor. 24 Deewaar Gaurang Doshi Milin Luthariya Amitab Bachan., (Let `s bring our Hero`s home) V.R. Films Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Khanna, K.K. Menon, Amrita Roy. 25 Black Mail Siddhi Vinayak Anil Luthria Ajay Devgan, Creation Sunil Shetty, Diaya Mirza, Priyanka Chopra. 26 HOPE AND HOPE AND A LITTLE Scott PARDO - Anupam Khair A LITTLE SUGAR SUGAR L.L.C Glenn Russow Suhasini Mullye Film Shot On – PANAVISION - Mahima Chowdhari Line Producer Amit Seol Garry Guidice Directed By – TANUJA CHANDRA COMMITEE MEMBER OF WICA My Vision as a Cameraman and Director of Photography I believe that the cinematographer has one primary job: to serve the director’s vision of the story. Some cameramen seem bent on making a different movie than the one the director is making - such behavior is completely unprofessional, even silly. I strive to maintain a fullly professional attitude whether we are shooting 35mm film or DV; High Def 24P or video. I try to make every shot the best it can be. One of the great pleasures of filmmaking is the collaboration. I take great pride in always making the best effort I can to understand what the director is trying to do and helping him or her achieve that vision. Some directors prefer to control every aspect of the image and, at the other extreme, some prefer to concentrate on directing the actors and pretty much leave the photography up to me. Most commonly, of course, it’s somewhere in the middle. I am completely comfortable working either way or some combination of the two. I can be very flexible in terms of working method.