Leland Krane is a New York based Local 600 ICG Director of Photography with over twenty years of experience in film and television. He moves from operating camera on a dozen major TV productions, including “The Americans”, “Bull”, “Luke Cage”, “Iron Fist”, and “High Maintenance”, to shooting shows for History, Discovery, Investigation Discovery and Comedy Central. He shoots and directs promos and commercials which air in the US, Europe and online. Leland’s feature cinematography credits include more than a dozen films, with stars such as Academy Award winning actress Melissa Leo, Elizabeth Banks, Frank Vincent, Dabney Coleman, Vincent Pastore, and Ali Larter.
Camera System agnostic, Leland prefers to find the right camera and workflow for the project, be that Film, Arri, RED, SONY, Panasonic, Canon or other systems; There is no “one size fits all” in the ever changing digital ecosystem.
From carrying sandbags and cable to lensing movies he has always believed talent is not enough, hard work and perseverance are far more important than gear, but solid connections earned through work are paramount.
Leland’s work has been recognized by American Cinematographer, Indiewire, and the Wall Street Journal. He has taught Cinematography at The New School, SUNY Purchase, and guest lectured at NYU and the High School for Film and Television.