Leland Krane is a New York based film professional with over 15 years of experience as a cinematographer, producer/shooter and camera operator in a wide array of formats and genres, from large motion pictures and episodic television, to Reality TV and small ENG shoots. Some of his more notable projects include "Chappelle’s Show," the theatrically released film "Under Hellgate Bridge," ,"Teen Mom," for MTV and"Real Housewives of DC" for Bravo, pilots for numerous production companies. Leland has traveled extensively for projects in the US, North Africa, Central America, Europe and Australia, and is available to travel again for work. He holds both U.S. and Canadian citizenship.
Leland has occupied virtually every technical position in the film making process. His complement of technical skills and creative acumen allowed him to serve as an Associate Producer on many projects including “The Trade,” “You are Here,” and others. Leland has also Directed several Music videos for "Luna," "Stumblebumbrassband," and Produced a TV pitch tape, all of which he also photographed. In addition to his work as a film and video professional, Leland has also taught courses in Cinematography at SUNY Purchace, New York University, and The New School for Social Research.
Currently, Leland has shot music videos, a short film, viral videos and produced a spec spot, and an other music video with his Cannon 5D Mark II package.
Leland’s father, a photojournalist introduced him to the camera as a child. Leland grew up with an ever expanding interest in film and literature. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Skidmore College with a degree in Creative Writing, and then studied Film at The New School for Social Research. He then spent several years as a lighting technician on music videos, commercials, films and television projects. Working with Directors such as Marcus Nispel, Tony Kaye, Brett Ratner, Rob Coen, and DPs like Dan Shulman and Jamie Rosenberg prepared him for his role as a Cinematographer. It is this combined background in writing, on-set work and photography that motivates his career as a Cinematographer and Filmmaker-- telling stories with pictures.