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Cinematographer Tal Lazar’s narrative repertoire includes drama, comedy, horrors, and most recently action thrillers, and has found recognition in the festival circuits across the globe. He has worked on numerous international box offices successes, with Vietnam at the forefront. Domestically, his projects have found homes in theatrical as well as online distribution.

Tal received his MFA in Cinematography at the American Film Institute Conservatory. He earned his BFA in Film & Television studies at Tel Aviv University, where he won the Sharet Foundation Award for Cinematography. He produced the 2004 Tel Aviv Cinematography Masterclass and participated in the 2005 Budapest Cinematography Masterclass. In 2011, he became a Cinematography faculty member at the American Film Institute Conservatory and an instructor at Berklee Online.

Tal was born and raised in Israel, where he served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a staff sergeant. He received the prestigious President’s Award of Excellence for his service from President Ezer Weizman in 2000. Tal is a member of the International Cinematographer’s Guild and resides in Los Angeles.