Jimmy Sammarco, Video Producer, Cinematographer, Story Teller
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VIDEO PRODUCTION

Corporate/Commercial

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“Jimmy’s ability to think critically about the intent of the narrative and offer his expertise on everything from scripts, to talent, to the final touches in the editing suite are the things that make him a rock star.”

Daniel Schambow, Creative Director, Bader Rutter & Associates

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MOBILE STUDIO

The Outpost

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CINEMATOGRAPHER

DP Reel

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POST PRODUCTION

Editing

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About Jimmy

About Jimmy

Jimmy Sammarco is a Filmmaker and Cinematographer...

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Services

Video Production

Services

Video Production

With 20 years experience Jimmy has produced top quality content for America’s most recognizable brands...

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Cinematography

Director of Photography

Cinematography

Jimmy has shot in a multitude of scenarios including feature films, national spots, docs, music videos, and corporate video production...

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Post Production

Services

Post Production

The edit suites at JimmyMakesMovies, Inc. can house a wide variety of post production projects...

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Mobile Studio

The Outpost

Mobile Studio

Housed in a classic ride the Outpost Mobile Studio is the ultimate in on-site post . . .

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On the Road

On the Road

Jimmy is no stranger to the road. He's created content all across the United States from Miami to LA and outside the US from Canada to Europe.

Filmmaking

Filmmaking

Coming off of his Co-Producer role on The Surface, Jimmy is actively looking for his next feature to produce.

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Video Production

Services

THE SKILLS AND EQUIPMENT TO GET THE JOB DONE.

Everyone has a story, every company, every product, every brand. One of the most endearing compliments Jimmy Sammarco receives from his clients is that they don’t know anyone that can tell a story like he can. He’s not just a filmmaker -- he’s a storyteller. He’s been telling the stories for some of America’s most recognizable brands for 20 years. It’s important your customers know your story. Because it’s not just about pretty pictures . . . this is your brand. What’s your story? Below are just some of the brands that have entrusted Jimmy to create content for them:

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FEATURED PRODUCTION

FEATURED PRODUCTION

For this project with the SYTYCD All Stars and Libman brooms, Jimmy created 20 videos. He assembled a 10 person crew in LA and shot the videos over 2 days at Screenland Studios in Burbank.


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FEATURED PRODUCTION

FEATURED PRODUCTION

For the Miami Transplant Institute, Jimmy created a fundraising/corporate image piece. He assembled an 8 person crew in Miami and shot the video over 3 days.


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FEATURED PRODUCTION

FEATURED PRODUCTION

Jimmy has produced dozens of videos that tell the story of the life saving work and research done at the world renowned BloodCenter of WI including this video report.

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Cinematography

Director of Photography

Land

Land

Jimmy is well known for his ability to tell a story through the lens. He has mastered numerous cameras and camera support systems including dollies, cranes, and jibs. However, one of his favorite ways to shoot is hand held and he is one of the steadiest around.

Sea

Sea

His background as a world-class long distance swimmer and scuba certification give’s Jimmy an advantage when it comes to shooting on, or underwater.
For the logistically complex production of the feature film, The Surface, Jimmy undertook the task of determining the shooting method for the grueling two weeks on the open water, shooting challenging scenes including a Coast Guard rescue scene, underwater scenes and more.

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Air

Air

Shooting from airplanes, helicopters, or drones, . . .this is one Cinematographer that loves to fly. Getting this shot was a thrill, flying low over Lake Michigan in the early morning hours. Side Note: The pilot of the plane pictured here is 94 years old!!

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Post Production

Services

HIGH PROFILE POST PRODUCTION

The edit suites at JimmyMakesMovies, Inc., have housed a wide variety of post production projects ranging from spots, to documentary style corporate video storytelling, music videos and feature films, as well as high profile projects for So You Think You Can Dance, and large scale edits for corporate clients like John Deere in which Jimmy provided the post for 36 videos for John Deere’s massive product intro show.

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FEATURED EDIT

FEATURED EDIT

For this project with the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE ALL STARS, All 20 videos were edited and finished in the edit suites at JimmyMakesMovies, Inc.

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FEATURED EDIT

FEATURED EDIT

For the JOHN DEERE massive product introduction show, Jimmy was hired to provide all the post for 36 videos for both the display floor and the main event.

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FEATURED EDIT

FEATURED EDIT

Dramatic pieces such as feature films and music videos like this award winning rock video for the Heavy Metal Band, Spiral Trance, have also been edited at JMM, Inc.

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Mobile Studio

The Outpost

OPTIONS:

THE OUTPOST

OPTIONS:

  • Makeup & Hair
  • Wardrobe
  • Edit Suite
  • Color Correction
  • DIT
  • Dailies Viewing
  • Camera Dept
  • Client Lounge
  • Previs Station
  • Video Villiage
  • Command & Control
  • Mobile Office
  • Restroom
  • Dish Network
  • Talent Trailer
  • Crafty

THE OUTPOST MOBILE STUDIO, THE ULTIMATE IN ON-SITE PRODUCTION AND POST PRODUCTION SUPPORT.

The Outpost Mobile Studio

The Outpost Mobile Studio is a multi-functional production and post-production vehicle housed in this classic and completely refurbished Airstream Bus. Generator power enables this rig to operate off the grid in any location from the middle of the desert to a downtown metropolis.

MULTIPLE CONFIGURATIONS ARE AVAILABLE:

Set the RV up for makeup, hair, and wardrobe, or strip it down and use as a client lounge, talent trailer, craft services station, or office/command and control center.

Add an edit system and do rough cuts, check your LUT’s, or confirm your composites. Set up your DIT station and process dailies. Then at the end of the day, producers, directors, DPs, and clients can come on board and view the day’s best takes on the 55” 4K monitor.

It can also be use as a comfortable place for your actors and director to go over their lines, take a break, get online and check emails, or watch the game between takes.

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About

Jimmy Sammarco

JIMMY SAMMARCO IS A FILMMAKER AND CINEMATOGRAPHER SPECIALIZING IN FEATURE FILM, MUSIC VIDEOS, DOCUMENTARY, AND CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL VIDEO PRODUCTION.

Jimmy was raised by his mom Sharon, an exceptional nurse, and his father Michael, a machinist, Korean War vet, world class swimmer for the Army, and founder of the motorcycle club, the Gypsy Outlaws. Early on, Jimmy shared his Dad’s affinity for motorcycles, particularly Dad’s 1969 Triumph, and his love of swimming. And those interests continued into his adult years.

He attended the University of Wisconsin Madison on a swimming scholarship where he earned a BA in Communication Arts and went on to become a world ranked long distance swimmer.

Jimmy is currently a freelance cinematographer and filmmaker. Throughout his 20 years in the business, Jimmy has gained extensive experience as a Producer, Director, and Editor creating 100’s of award winning video projects for organizations such as SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, LIBMAN, NBC, CBS, KIMBERLY-CLARK, ABBOT LABS, JOHN DEERE, MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL, MANPOWER, INSINKERATOR, MILLERCOORS, SNAP ON, and the FBI to name a few.

However, Jimmy is probably best known for his ability as a Cinematographer and Director of Photography. His ability to light and visually tell a story through a lens is what sets him apart. Jimmy was the DP/Cinematographer for the critically acclaimed documentary, SONG SUNG BLUE, which won 8 Best Documentary Awards at film festivals worldwide and was vigorously supported by Roger Ebert, Neil Diamond, and Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam. Most recently, he was the Director of Photography and co-Producer for THE SURFACE starring Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings, Rudy), Chris Mulkey (Whiplash, Captain Phillips), Mimi Rogers, and directed by Gil Cates Jr.

In addition, he has extensive knowledge of cameras and closely tracks new technology and innovation. This knowledge base, combined with his history of producing, directing, and editing, working with talent, budgets, locations and the numerous logistical and creative choices that go into creating video content, make him one of the most well-rounded film and video production professionals around.

Fun Facts

In addition to his world ranking, Jimmy also held the WI state record in the 1000 free for multiple years. He loves Rock n’ Roll music but also enjoys Jazz, R & B, 70’s music, 60’s classics, funk, and country. He is an insane NFL fan, especially where the Green Bay Packers are concerned. He knows enough Italian to get in trouble, loves to cook, playing football with his son, making things with his daughter and loves playing with his children in general. He loves movies (especially drive-ins), holding hands and date nights with his wife, playing sports, building things with his bare hands and riding his Harley.

So You Think You Can Dance All Stars

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The Surface

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The Miami Transplant Institute

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The World Series of Poker

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John Deere

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The BRI

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Quad Graphics

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Marwen

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Pirates of the Caribbean

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Ward 3

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Song Sung Blue

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The Me You See

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Blood Center of WI, Community Report

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All I Ask

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John Deere Product Intro Show

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Karma

Philanthropy

GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY IS VITALLY IMPORTANT

TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN, MUCH IS EXPECTED. PLEASE JOIN ME IN SUPPORTING THE FOLLOWING CHARITIES.

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Make-A-Wish

JimmyMakesMovies, Inc. is a proud hole sponsor for the annual Make-A-Wish Golf outing.

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The Blood Research Institute

The Blood Research Institute is one of the most advanced and respected research facilities in the world. Breakthroughs in cancer research, organ transplantation, heart disease, Alzheimer's, Dementia, MS, influenza, and more, are making headlines in the industries most respected medical journals. The world’s top researchers turn to The BRI when they want answers to their most perplexing questions. Please join me in supporting this amazing organization.

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Children's Hospital

JimmyMakesMovies, Inc. and the Sammarco family have supported Children’s Hospital through their daughter’s participation as the face of the annual fundraiser that raised $1.4 Million. Please join us in supporting one of the most respected Children’s Hospitals in the world.

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Sojourner Family Peace Center

For the last 8 years, Jimmy has volunteered his services to produce and direct the live production for the Sojourner Family Peace Center Fashion Show Event at the Harley Davidson Museum, to raise money for this terrific organization that offers assistance and serves as a safe haven for victims of domestic abuse.

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St. Judes

JimmyMakesMovies, Inc. is a continuing financial sponsor of St. Judes.

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Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Jimmy is also a proud sponsor of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through his support of the Scenic Shore 150 bike ride. He produced an award winning video that underscores why it is so critical to support organizations like LLS that have spent millions on research over the years which have led to treatments that have saved the lives of so many, including Jimmy’s daughter Lucia.

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Pablove

JimmyMakesMovies, Inc. is a continuing financial sponsor of Pablove.

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Contact

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Monday – Friday: 9AM – 6PM

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