Jo studied cinematography at Prague’s prestigious Film & TV School of Performing Arts (FAMU) and spent her early career in post-production, working on both film & digital projects. Here she gained a deep understanding of post-production workflows and time spent on archival scanning projects helped Jo to develop her efficient, calm and detail orientated working style. Exposure to high-profile grading projects from top colourists led to her to begin grading herself.
A desire to apply her wealth of post experience to an on-set environment was realised through her most recent role as a DIT with Digital Orchard. Here she was able to combine her lab, colour and camera knowledge to great effect, supporting DOPs from pre-production through to post. As a dailies colourist on many large-scale productions, Jo has excelled in creating a space & workflow for DOPs to quickly achieve the early visual look of their projects. Jo’s combines a passion for cinematography, extensive technical experience and a deep understanding of the impact that colour grading has in achieving an immersive & compelling experience for audiences.
Jo is passionate about nurturing young film talent and has mentored many of Digital Orchard’s early career DITs and Video Operators. She is a strong supporter of initiatives that remove practical barriers to gaining on-set experience.