Cinematographer Tal Lazar’s narrative repertoire includes drama, comedy, horrors and most recently action thrillers and has found recognition in the festival circuits across the globe. He has worked on numerous international box offices successes, with Vietnam at the forefront. Domestically, Lazar’s projects have found homes in theatrical as well as online distribution.

Lazar received his MFA in Cinematography at the American Film Institute Conservatory. He earned his BFA in Film & Television studies at Tel Aviv University, where he won the Sharet Foundation Award for Cinematography. He produced the 2004 Tel Aviv Cinematography Masterclass, and participated in the 2005 Budapest Cinematography Masterclass. In 2011 he became a Cinematography faculty member at the American Film Institute Conservatory and a lecturer for Berklee College of Music’s BerkleeOnline.

Lazar was born and raised in Israel, where he served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a staff sergeant. He received the prestigious President’s Award of Excellence for his service from President Ezer Weizman in 2000. Lazar is a member of the International Cinematographer’s Guild and resides in Los Angeles.

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