Mike Kiname
Cinematographer

Mike Kiname

based in Tokyo, Japan

Profile

Mike Kiname is a Japanese American cinematographer based in Tokyo. Born in California and growing up in both the US and Japan, Mike was always fascinated with movies and photography. After making a film with his classmates in high school, Mike decided to pursue a career in the film industry and attended New York University, completing his BFA in 2010.


 


He started out in New York as a camera assistant, mainly working on independent feature films. After several years of working as a camera assistant, Mike transitioned to shooting commercials, documentaries and narrative films. Utilizing his bilingual capabilities, he has many experiences working with both Japanese and US productions as a cinematographer.


After 10 years of working in the industry, he relocated from the US to Japan in 2021.


 


When he isn’t fantasizing about shooting celluloid, Mike enjoys the outdoors, cooking and taking photographs. He is always in pursuit of polishing his craft and looks forward to each opportunity to collaborate and create something compelling and engaging.


東京を拠点に活動するシネマトグラファー。カリフォルニアで生まれ、幼少期をアメリカと日本で過ごす。

高校時代に友人と映画を作ったことをきっかけに映像制作の道を志すようになり、ニューヨーク大学 映像学科へ進学。卒業後、現地で撮影助手としてのキャリアをスタートさせる。
インディペンデント映画を中心にアシスタントとして経験を重ねたのち、シネマトグラファーとして独立。日英のバイリンガルスキルを活かしながら、アメリカと日本のプロダクションを中心にこれまでに数々のTVCM、映画およびドキュメンタリーを手がけている。
アメリカで10年以上のキャリアを積んだのち、2021年に拠点を東京に移す。

プライベートではアウトドアを楽しむ他、趣味は料理と写真。
常に意欲的に自分のスキルを磨き、様々な機会を通じて魅力的な作品作りのヒントを探し求めている。

Clients

Amazon Prime Japan, Asahi, Hawke & Co, Japan Airlines, JT, +J Uniqlo, Laura Mercier, Lululun, Mistubishi Motors North America, Mos Burger, NTT, P&G, Rag and Bone, Shiseido, Sony, Suntory, Tempur, Vera Wang, Vidivici


Aquafina
Jerusha MV
Aquafina
The Power Mask
Lululun
The Power Mask
The Evolution of Connecting
JAL
The Evolution of Connecting
プライムデー2021 ドキドキ編
Amazon Prime Japan
プライムデー2021 ドキドキ編
sawa takai - spring summer 2021
Fashion Film
sawa takai - spring summer 2021
Tomomi Ishimura
Zero Training
Tomomi Ishimura "Zero Training"
Winston
JT
Winston "Freedom"
SHISEIDO × Zagitova
SHISEIDO
SHISEIDO × Zagitova
MANJI - Trailer
Documentary
MANJI - Trailer