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jonbrandoncruz

CRUZ

director/editor/motion graphics, LA

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  • Wanted to congratulate @therock and @laurenhashianofficial on a beautiful wedding in Hawaii. Thank you for having my team and I to capture it. It was the first wedding I’ve ever shot, and it was so memorable that if it was also the last one I ever shot I’d be totally okay with that.
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    Hawaii

    Wanted to congratulate @therock and @laurenhashianofficial on a beautiful wedding in Hawaii. Thank you for having my team and I to capture it. It was the first wedding I’ve ever shot, and it was so memorable that if it was also the last one I ever shot I’d be totally okay with that.

  •  1,558  0  3 hours ago
  • If you’re at all on the fence about getting into the gym today... I can personally attest to the fact that The Rock regularly flies halfway around the world, goes from the plane straight to the gym for a two hour work out and THEN does a 10-12 hour press day. No excuses, get after it! New video from our travels through China live on @therock IGTV now! 🇨🇳💪🏽🎥
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    China

    If you’re at all on the fence about getting into the gym today... I can personally attest to the fact that The Rock regularly flies halfway around the world, goes from the plane straight to the gym for a two hour work out and THEN does a 10-12 hour press day. No excuses, get after it! New video from our travels through China live on @therock IGTV now! 🇨🇳💪🏽🎥

  •  459  0  22 August, 2019
  • Iconic times in China with the big man.⁣
🤳✌️🇨🇳
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    China

    Iconic times in China with the big man.⁣
    🤳✌️🇨🇳

  •  550  0  16 August, 2019
  • Japan will always have my heart. The biggest photography series on YouTube, 4 Photographers Shoot The Same Model, has a new episode up today that I filmed and edited! Also, what makes this episode special is that it’s the first time we’ve filmed it overseas. Always a pleasure to collaborate with you @jessicakobeissi and shout out to everyone else who helped bring this episode to life: @flanneryunderwood @georgiarisa @kohki @ken_youthtokyo @elliephoto__ 
Link to full video in my bio 👆🏽
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    Tokyo, Japan

    Japan will always have my heart. The biggest photography series on YouTube, 4 Photographers Shoot The Same Model, has a new episode up today that I filmed and edited! Also, what makes this episode special is that it’s the first time we’ve filmed it overseas. Always a pleasure to collaborate with you @jessicakobeissi and shout out to everyone else who helped bring this episode to life: @flanneryunderwood @georgiarisa @kohki @ken_youthtokyo @elliephoto__
    Link to full video in my bio 👆🏽

  •  1,014  0  14 August, 2019
  • Wanted to start the week off right by showing some appreciation for my hero, my old man. He started by mopping floors at the nation’s first ever Spanish radio station, but through hard work and a positive attitude worked his way to becoming the first ever nationally syndicated Latino television reporter in America. When the economy crashed in 2008, things got tough for my family for a little bit. We essentially lost our home, and as the media landscape continued to change my dad had trouble finding the same work that was once everywhere. Regardless of this, he wanted so deeply to give me a chance that he took out a loan and helped me buy my first cameras, lights and a computer for editing. For years we worked together producing videos for clients, just me and my dad. It wasn’t glamorous by any means but it was honest work and I still remember those projects so fondly. Love you dad. Thanks for giving me the world!
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    @jonbrandoncruz

    Los Angeles, California

    Wanted to start the week off right by showing some appreciation for my hero, my old man. He started by mopping floors at the nation’s first ever Spanish radio station, but through hard work and a positive attitude worked his way to becoming the first ever nationally syndicated Latino television reporter in America. When the economy crashed in 2008, things got tough for my family for a little bit. We essentially lost our home, and as the media landscape continued to change my dad had trouble finding the same work that was once everywhere. Regardless of this, he wanted so deeply to give me a chance that he took out a loan and helped me buy my first cameras, lights and a computer for editing. For years we worked together producing videos for clients, just me and my dad. It wasn’t glamorous by any means but it was honest work and I still remember those projects so fondly. Love you dad. Thanks for giving me the world!

  •  593  0  12 August, 2019
  • Countless flights, interviews, red carpets, meetings and workouts... thanks for taking me on the @hobbsandshaw tour @therock! Seeing you handle such an intense workload with class, grace and humility inspires me to be the best version of myself. Until the next one. Cheers! 🥃🌍
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    @jonbrandoncruz

    Countless flights, interviews, red carpets, meetings and workouts... thanks for taking me on the @hobbsandshaw tour @therock! Seeing you handle such an intense workload with class, grace and humility inspires me to be the best version of myself. Until the next one. Cheers! 🥃🌍

  •  2,538  0  9 August, 2019
  • @therock asked me literally hours before departure if I could fly with him to Hawaii to film a video about a mountain in his sacred homeland. He stressed that this was a very important thing we needed to do so of course I said yes. What I didn’t realize was that the elevation of this mountain sits somewhere around 9,000 ft. The sun and all of its glorious UV rays are quite unforgiving at this height. As soon as we landed we jumped into the fray of filming, things were moving so fast that the last thing to cross my mind was sunscreen, and 4 hours later it started to set in... the pain in my arms. Possibly the worst sunburn I’ve ever gotten. But it was so worth it to tell the story we needed to tell. 📸: @liamunderwood
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    Hawaii

    @therock asked me literally hours before departure if I could fly with him to Hawaii to film a video about a mountain in his sacred homeland. He stressed that this was a very important thing we needed to do so of course I said yes. What I didn’t realize was that the elevation of this mountain sits somewhere around 9,000 ft. The sun and all of its glorious UV rays are quite unforgiving at this height. As soon as we landed we jumped into the fray of filming, things were moving so fast that the last thing to cross my mind was sunscreen, and 4 hours later it started to set in... the pain in my arms. Possibly the worst sunburn I’ve ever gotten. But it was so worth it to tell the story we needed to tell. 📸: @liamunderwood

  •  813  0  3 August, 2019
  • Mauna Kea is very sacred land to the Hawaiian people. It’s their spiritual sanctuary. The top of the mountains are their church. People want to come in and build things on this land that the people don’t want or need. It’s a heartbreaking dilemma, one that I hope ends with people putting humanity and compassion before profit or politics. Thank you @therock for allowing me to tell this story with you. And HUGE thanks to @captainpotter @nainoalanger @primefootage @minouye @valenahlo for contributing your footage to this piece and helping tell the greater story. Couldn’t have done it without you guys! #maunakea
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    Mauna Kea is very sacred land to the Hawaiian people. It’s their spiritual sanctuary. The top of the mountains are their church. People want to come in and build things on this land that the people don’t want or need. It’s a heartbreaking dilemma, one that I hope ends with people putting humanity and compassion before profit or politics. Thank you @therock for allowing me to tell this story with you. And HUGE thanks to @captainpotter @nainoalanger @primefootage @minouye @valenahlo for contributing your footage to this piece and helping tell the greater story. Couldn’t have done it without you guys! #maunakea

  •  1,733  0  27 July, 2019
  • Big moment. Had an incredible time putting this vid together for The Rock’s new film Hobbs and Shaw. Congratulations on a huge opening night DJ! Additional cameras @liamunderwood @mark.c.roe
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    Big moment. Had an incredible time putting this vid together for The Rock’s new film Hobbs and Shaw. Congratulations on a huge opening night DJ! Additional cameras @liamunderwood @mark.c.roe

  •  1,138  0  19 July, 2019
  • Long overdue. Took some scissors and chopped off all my hair. Anyone know any dope barbers in LA who can help me stay proper from here on out? 💈 ✂️ Also thanks for all the donation suggestions: def gonna donate!
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    Long overdue. Took some scissors and chopped off all my hair. Anyone know any dope barbers in LA who can help me stay proper from here on out? 💈 ✂️ Also thanks for all the donation suggestions: def gonna donate!

  •  831  0  10 July, 2019
  • Happy Birthday Jaden Smith! Link in my bio to a mini-documentary about Jaden’s life that I edited. It’s an honor to work with such an incredibly creative family.
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    Happy Birthday Jaden Smith! Link in my bio to a mini-documentary about Jaden’s life that I edited. It’s an honor to work with such an incredibly creative family.

  •  1,196  0  8 July, 2019
  • 20 years ago my dad took me to WWF Wrestlemania 2000. My favorite wrestler at the time was @therock, so I couldn’t believe I was finally going to get to see him wrestle in person. This past weekend I got to shoot some videos with him. The Universe does some crazy shit sometimes. (PS I accidentally put one of instagram’s awful filters on this video, that’s why it looks a little washed out. 🤦‍♂️)
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    Los Angeles, California

    20 years ago my dad took me to WWF Wrestlemania 2000. My favorite wrestler at the time was @therock, so I couldn’t believe I was finally going to get to see him wrestle in person. This past weekend I got to shoot some videos with him. The Universe does some crazy shit sometimes. (PS I accidentally put one of instagram’s awful filters on this video, that’s why it looks a little washed out. 🤦‍♂️)

  •  868  0  19 June, 2019
  • Been working hard on a bunch of videos I shot in Asia - can’t wait to put them out soon! 🇯🇵 🎥
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    Japan

    Been working hard on a bunch of videos I shot in Asia - can’t wait to put them out soon! 🇯🇵 🎥

  •  783  0  12 June, 2019