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Jun Oshima (MA 2010) – STREETS 2012

Jun Oshima is a New York City based filmmaker and cinematographer, and graduate of the MA in Media Studies program at The New School.

Prior to his career in film, Jun worked as an advertising executive with Tokyo Advertising and JWT Japan, where he worked on numerous global advertising campaigns including: Columbia Sportswear, Nestle, Unilever, Max Mara, Samsonite, and others. In 2008, Jun came to New York City to pursue his Master’s Degree in Media Studies and film production where he conceived and co-founded the successful School of Media Studies student event series, “RUFF CUTS”.  He also worked as a cinematographer on the 2010 Student Academy Award winning project,  SURFACE FILM”.

As a professional filmmaker, Jun’s projects have included corporate commercials, documentaries, independent fiction, TV, MV and more. Jun’s extensive client list includes Google, MoMA Design Store, McCann Erickson and PBS, where he has had the distinct pleasure to work with and shoot international icons such as Keith Richards, Busta Ryhmes, and Gary Oldman. A lifelong DJ and music producer, Jun enjoys creating music of all kinds and is currently producing a documentary about the effect of Japanese technological innovation on Hip Hop through the AKAI MPC sampling machine.

Very recently, Jun directed and shot a short documentary in association with STREETS International, Vietnam, and Baltz and Company, USA. The film focuses on STREETS International, a social initiative aimed at transforming the lives of street kids and disadvantaged youth in SE Asia and throughout the world.