Jordi Ruiz Masó is an award-winning cinematographer that was born in Figueres, a small town in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. His training started in Barcelona where he graduated in Science of Still Photography at IES La Mercè. While filming television documentaries Jordi attended his BA in Film at the University Pompeu Fabra and gained his MFA in Cinematography at ESCAC (Cinema and Audiovisual School of Catalonia). He has been honored to be featured in the issue of American Cinematographer Magazine as a Rising Star of Cinematography. A problem solver, Ruiz Masó considers himself a born cinematographer as always has been fascinated about expressive lighting and how it can be used to support the emotional process.
Before moving to California, he spent many days in a dark room studying still photography. Films he has worked on have won major awards and have been screened at international film festivals including Cannes and in theaters worldwide. Likewise, he has worked on multiple projects for Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, PBS, The Walt Disney Company, Ion TV, Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Channel, A&E Networks, and Time Warner Cable TV, among others. Ruiz Masó continues his career as a director of photography, developing feature films, music videos and commercials. In addition, when he is not on set, he collaborates as a cinematography instructor at New York Film Academy (Los Angeles).
Jordi likes running in nature, surfing, yoga, meditation, taking pictures, eating out and of course spending time with family and friends.
Ruiz Masó speaks fluent English, Spanish and Catalan. He is an active member of the Spanish Society of Cinematographers (AEC) as well as the Television Academy (Emmy). He is also privileged to be part of the Catalan Cinema Academy (ACC) and the International Cinematographers Guild - Local 600.
Authorized to work in the United States and the European Union.
Local in Los Angeles, Barcelona and Madrid.
Able to travel.