Daniel Jobin, is both a cinematographer and inventor with a patent or two under his belt. Born in 1949 in Saint-Raymond-de-Portneuf in Quebec, Canada, the cinematographer and cameraman has a wide aesthetic scope that ranges from the affectionate Quebecois kitsch of Elvis Gratton to the delicate, haunting beauty of Lilies and The Hanging Garden. The highly acclaimed Lilies won a Genie for Best Film in 1996, and Jobin was nominated for a Genie for Best Cinematography. He was also nominated for a Chlotrudis Award for Best Cinematography for Lilies in 1997, and won his second Kodak Totem Prize in 1996. The film also won Best Canadian Film at the Montreal World Film Festival in 1996.
He was previously nominated for a Best Cinematography Genie in 1991 for Cargo, and won his first Kodak Totem Prize for the film that same year. He was also nominated for a Gemini Award in 2001 for the mini-series Jean Duceppe, and won a Gemini award for Best Cinematography for the mini-series Le Pollock in 1997. Recent projects include the feature film La Capture), and the TV mini-series Moose TV .
As a cinematographer Daniel Jobin has worked on Les Etats-Unis d'Albert (2004), Acapulco Gold (2003), Elvis Gratton 3: Le Vengence d'Elvis Wong (2003), Le Collectionneur (2002), Island of the Dead (2002, starring Malcolm McDowell and Mos Def), Nuit de Noces (2001), Varian's War (2000), Laura Cadieux 1 & 2 (1998/99), and Le Siège de l'Ame (1996). The Hanging Garden (1997) won an Air Canada People's Choice Award and Best Canadian Film at the Toronto International Film Festival. Louis 19 (1994) won a Bobine d'Or Genie Award. Earlier works include L'Automne Sauvage (1991), L'Enfant Sur Le Lac (12991), and Ma Nuit Avec Hortence (1986).
His television work includes Tag…L'Epilogue (2002), the series Vampire High (2000/01, 22 episodes of 26), Back To Sherwood (1998), Omerta III (1998, won a Gemini Award for Best Dramatic Series in 1999), Les Intrépides II (1994). As a cameraman he's worked on Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994), Love & Human Remains (1993), Thank You Satan (1989), Elvis Gratton: Le king des kings (1985), The Gunrunner (1984), Les Beaux Souvenirs (1981), and My Bloody Valentine (1980).
Jobin graduated in cinema from CEGEP Bois de Boulogne in Quebec before leaving to studying at INSAS (Institut national supérieur des arts du spectacle et des techniques de diffusion) in Brussels, Belgium (1972/73). He undertook an internship in Los Angeles in 1974, where he worked as a video assistant and practised his skills with a steadycam/PanaGlide. Between 1974 and 1988 he was first camera assistant on numerous productions including Les Beaux Souvenirs and Les Années de Rêve. Since then he has worked on numerous advertising campaigns for television and film. Since 1980, he's also worked on numerous short films with directors such as Yves Simoneau in Troubles (1984), François Girard (Vie et Mort de l'Archithèque, 1989), Bernar Hébert (La La La Human Sex, 1987) and Richard Troy (Transit, 1987). The short film Le Jardin Des Ombres, Ernest Cormier won a Meilleure Image award from Festival International du Film sur l'Art in 1993.
He invented, developed over four years, and patented a device he named a "Panaflasher", which he later sold to Panavision USA in 1998. (The Panaflasher is a unit attached to the camera body that exposes a base of light onto the film before or after it passes through the camera gate, affecting only the shadow areas of the negative. This enables you to manipulate contrast in-camera and reduce color saturation.) He also conceived and developed Reflight, a lighting system
Thank you for your e-mail, I like this show also and it was fun to work with all these young actors. I don't know why the show stopped after just one year. Manytime small production can't take the place and beat the big american TV machine.
I would like to thank Mr Jobin for answering my email and for the photo of the entire cast and crew of Vampire High. And I agree totally this production was fantastic and it is a pity that so much has to hinge on the Amercian TV machine.Thank you for your e-mail, I like this show also and it was fun to work with all these young actors. I don't know why the show stopped after just one year. Manytime small production can't take the place and beat the big american TV machine.