Jon Else (Emeritus)

Department: Journalism

Jon Else produced and directed the documentaries The Day After Trinity: J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Atomic BombYosemite: The Fate of HeavenA Job at Ford’s part of the PBS series The Great DepressionCadillac Desert: Water and the Transformation of NatureSing Faster: The Stagehands’ Ring Cycle, and Open Outcry. He was series producer and cinematographer for Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years. Else served as cinematographer on documentaries for PBS, BBC, ABC, MTV and HBO, including the BBC/PBS History of Rock and Roll, the Paramount/MTV feature documentary Tupac: Resurrection and Afghanistan: Hell of a Nation, and numerous commercials and music videos. He is directing a feature documentary about nuclear weapons.