“Having just finished principal photography on my tenth feature film, I can’t say enough about Ari Golan and the sizable contribution he and his production facilities made in the production of Jeepers Creepers 3.
Ari is talented, resourceful, and as a camera operator and operator of special equipment, many a day on the set Ari became the reason we got our shot – many of them spectacular – and exactly the shot we needed. Often regardless of how complicated that shot was Ari was intrepid, devoted and irreplaceable.
I hope all my future projects are with Ari and his production facilities. Hoping for a long and happy Association with him.
As a filmmaker for over 30 years I can unequivocally state that anyone would be lucky to be in business with him.”
Don E. FauntLeRoy
“The thrill and confidence inspired by talent is no more evident than being in the presence of and working with Ari Golan.
His Chicago Studio reflects his exemplary knowledge in state of the art technology, equipped with a Green Screen stage Edit and Color timing suites it also boasts the newest CGI capabilities, all run seamlessly by Mr. Golan’s supreme business and film acumen.
Mr. Golan was thankfuly introduced to me this year on Jeepers Creepers 3. He arrived wearing the Excutive Producers hat but, because his enthusiam, energy and talent are irrepressible, without missing a step he became my camera operator and second unit D.P. all of which he executed with professionalism. He thankfully brought down his Freefly Alta 8 drone capable of flying an Arri Mini along with three new Black Magic cameras, lenses, MoVI Pro and the Flowcine Black stablizing arm, all of which were indespensible to the film because of his technical and physical capabilities in operating them.
As with all films, situations arose that were difficult. Mr. Golan was always the first problem solver, inspiring others to join him.
Having worked with some of the industries greatest talents, Spielberg, Pechinpah, Scorsese, and Vilmos Zsigmond to name but a few, my standards are high. It is rare today to be exposed to talent, knowledge, energy and inspiration all in one package. When it happens it is motivating and that, is what Mr. Golan truly is.”
“One of our most recent productions is the film “Jeepers Creepers 3,” for which Mr. Ari Golan provided services as an Executive Producer.
I am enormously pleased with Ari’s contributions to the project, and all transactions were handled timely, smoothly, efficiently and professionally.
As well, he provided a great variety of high-quality equipment to the production, and also contributed outside his role as EP as an active, working crew member with great skill, professionalism and work ethic.
I am happy to offer my highest recommendations for him and his company as an integral part of the success of our production.”
Marty Murray III
Producer at fullthrottlepictures.com
“I was first introduced to Ari Golan and Atomic Imaging aka “Golan Studios” by the largest film studio complex in Chicago, as the “Go-to-guy” for shooting green screen with the best location and stage for shooting. After completing that project and hitting it off, I brought Ari in to work on subsequent feature film projects, “Paranormal Island” and “Kill Game”.
To say that Ari’s talents are diverse would be an understatement.
Over the last few years, and several film projects later, Ari has excelled at filling the following roles: Co-Producer, DP, 2nd Unit Director, Aerial and Underwater Cinematographer, Steadicam operator, VFX Supervisor, Post-Production Supervisor and even Colorist.
After 40 movies and 160 TV episodes in my 12+ years in Los Angeles, and another 6 years back home in Chicago, I have yet to meet anyone in the industry with the breadth and depth of knowledge and wide ranging experience that Ari brings to the table.
As for the Atomic Imaging facility, not only did they have all of the equipment we needed from cameras to lighting to sound, his team was every bit about us and our needs especially when new things would pop up ie. The “oh by the way” moments. Between the shooting stage and the back lot, we were provided a multitude of locations that we were able to take full advantage of.
Any project would be extremely lucky to have Ari, his team and his facility involved… To me the epitome of a One Stop Shop!”
Owner-The Media Barons, LLC
“I run a business that makes a very conscious effort to make things painless and hassle-free for clients, as the whole basis of our business is on recognizing that people hire us because they aren’t experts in that field. That’s why working with everyone at Atomic Imaging was such a great experience, because they clearly reflect the same set of values. We were new in the realm of streaming remote cameras live for use in a motorsports webcast, and Ari Golan and his team completely embraced what we were doing, and went above and beyond to make sure our project worked. As a result, our webcast went flawlessly, and I can honestly say that the level of service and insight that everyone at Atomic played was one of the biggest factors. I couldn’t recommend their service any stronger, as they truly understand the needs of a client and how to make their project work.”
“I’ve written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users. As part of this recommendation process, I was only given the choice to select 3 attributes of; Great Results, Personable, Expert, Good Value, On Time (On Budget), High Integrity and Creative. Over Years of working with Ari on so many projects he is all of those and so much more.
I always appreciated his Value, Creativity, Exemplary Customer Service, and Entrepreneurial Spirit and Awesome Finished Products we created as a collective team together. An indelible impression was left in my mind of him, his Agency Services, his Team, Leadership, and Stellar Customer Service and Promise! I wish you 27+ more years of prosperity in our ever changing marketplace.
If you have the opportunity to be hired by Ari, to work with him on a Team, and especially hire a Cutting and Bleeding Edge Creative and Business Minded Individual Who understands how to message a client’s needs and services to communicate a story, which captures the intended audience. What a bang for your buck. Your investment with Ari would cost 10X more with any other full service production agency. With Ari and Atomic Imaging, you get 10X the amount of service and product, which those aforementioned agencies would provide!
All-in-all, Ari is an exemplary messaging creative soul, storyteller and technical whiz.”
Writer/Executive Producer-Uppercut Studios
“Ari came up with a bullet-proof solution for a live-streaming event for one of our new clients. He walked us through the technology and was coming up with suggestions and creative solutions during every phase of testing and production. We utilized a Teradek Bond system and high speed modems to accomplish the feed. Moreover, Ari was a pleasure to deal with, all the way around. I’d recommend him without hesitation to any of my colleagues or clients in the future.”
Executive Producer/Director – Pablo Lewin Productions LLC
“I recently took a Green Screen Intensive run by Atomic Imaging’s Hollywood Camera Work Seminars, Ari was absolutely essential in that class. He took the time to personally and expertly answer each and every question. Weeks later I called him again with some questions and he once again went above and beyond the call of duty. Ari is a consummate professional and personable as well. I will certainly do business with his Company again.”
Pre-Viz Supervisor / Director – Halon Entertainment LLC
Star Trek, Indiana Jones-Raiders of the Lost Ark
“Ari was instrumental in the Hollywood Camera Work training I was fortunate to be a part of in Hollywood, CA. He organized a personal opportunity for a small group to learn together. Ari went above and beyond to work closely with attendees through out the weekend to share relevant experiences, to guide the hands on exercises so that we could all learn through doing but still have expert hands on guidance through the process. Ari was a perfect sign of the professional expertise and flexibility that all attending would have desired to emulate. I hope to work with and interact with Ari more in the future.”
Director-Dreams on Screen
“Dear Atomic Imaging/Golan Studios, Just wanted to say thank you so much for all the shoots we have had in the past year at your studio. I took a poll with my team at a meeting and it was agreed that you have the most client savvy studio we have worked with in Chicago! You and your team always go way above and beyond to make sure we have what we need to have a successful shoot for all of our clients. We have a lot of shoots coming up and will definitely be running our productions our of your studio! Look forward to working with you and your team again! – Joel Kapity Dreams On Screen Productions” March 7, 2012
Partner-Centrifuge Brand Marketing
“Ari has been an important creative ally on many video projects over the years. Having him with us on a project always improves both the concept and its execution. Moreover we always have a good time working together. Add to this the fact that he is a skilled cameraman, up to speed on the technology side — and he hosts the best Halloween party in Chicago!”
“Ari, Candice, Terry & Kevin,
Thank you very much for all of your hard work on the Kaplan project. You are a skilled & capable team.
It was very enjoyable working with all of you! I sincerely hope we can collaborate on many projects in the future.
Best Regards, David Wells”