Zach Zamboni.  Cinematographer.

Raised in Maine, Zach studied Philosophy, Writing, and Cinematography at The University of Maine at Orono, The University of East Anglia in the UK, and The Maine Workshops.  Before shooting, he learned the art and craft of lighting as an electrician and gaffer in New York’s independent feature and commercial world.

As a Cinematographer, Zach has spent years working in every corner of the globe.  Over 10,000 hours of international camera work have given him a rare perspective on the world and its peoples, cultures, and landscapes. Stylistically, he works to bring cinema into the real world, and the real world into cinema.  Zach has won three Primetime Emmy Awards for Nonfiction Cinematography. His unique eye and experiences are sought by Television, Documentary, Commercial, and Feature Film clients.

Zach is known for capturing people and food beautifully. He’s worked with many of the world’s greatest chefs, including: Ferran Adria, Rene Redzepi, Joan Roca, Alex Atala, Andoni Aduriz, Inaki Aizpitarte, Joel Robuchon, Juan Mari Arzak, Erik Ripert, Marco Pierre White, Jiro Ono and many more.


While the editor is working through thousands of hours of amazing footage to update the reel… please check current projects on IMDB.

All seasons of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown are available on iTunes.  (Check out Copenhagen.)

All seasons of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and The Layover are available oniTunes and Netflix.

Recommendations?  Parts Unknown: Copenhagen, Myanmar, Libya, Colombia.  No Reservations: Rome. Haiti. Penang. Mozambique. Laos. Burgundy. Maine.  The Layover: New York. Taipei. New Orleans.

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Zamboni’s work as a Cinematographer encompasses all levels of production from gritty, hand-held Documentary work to well-polished Fiction, Branding Films, and Commercial work. He works with number of camera platforms, including the Sony F3/5/55, Canon C300, RED, ARRI Alexa, and Film. // DOWNLOAD CV AS PDF //



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2013 // Shooting Abroad with Award -Winning Zach Zamboni // WATCH VIDEO

2013 //Craf Truck- Zach Zamboni // WATCH VIDEO // LISTEN PODCAST

2012 //Around the Globe, with DP Zach Zamboni // WATCH VIDEO

2012 // Vice Magazine : MUNCHIES // WATCH VIDEO

2012 // SXSW Digital Debauchery Panel // LISTEN

2011 // Google Talks: Anthony Bourdain // WATCH VIDEO




2012 // Huffington Post : Food Informants // VIEW ARTICLE

2012 // Creative Cow Magazine // VIEW ARTICLE

Essays by Zach Zamboni // MYTH OF CAPTURE




2013 // NoFilmSchool- “Zach gets the shot, no matter what” // VIEW ARTICLE

2013 // I Smell Emmy- Anthony Bourdain // VIEW ARTICLE

2013 // Eater- Parts Unknown Nominations // VIEW ARTICLE

2013 // Creative Planet, CNN’s Parts Unknown // VIEW ARTICLE

2012 // Creative Planet, Spotlight: Zach Zamboni // VIEW ARTICLE

2012 // Creative Planet, On Location: No Reservations- Sony F3 // VIEW ARTICLE

2012 // Huffington Post : Food Informants // VIEW ARTICLE

2011 // SplatF // VIEW ARTICLE

2011 // Variety // VIEW ARTICLE

2011 // F-3 and Panavision Interview // VIEW ARTICLE

2011 // Nominations Chicago Tribune // VIEW ARTICLE

2011 // New York Post : Rome Episode // VIEW ARTICLE

2011 // “Swag Bag For All My Friends” // VIEW ARTICLE

2010 // The Blot Says – Maine // LAUNCH POST

2010 // “Zamboni Time” // PERMALINK

2009 // “I Told You I Smelled Emmy” // VIEW ARTICLE

2009 // “Tony Talks Emmy…” // WATCH VIDEO

2009 // Variety // VIEW ARTICLE

2006 // Videography // DOWNLOAD PDF

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