LUKAS KORVER

LUKAS KORVER
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BIOGRAPHY

Lukas Korver started his commercial career as a camera operator and DP.  His work includes spots and branded content for Under Armour, Duracell, Vans, Nike, and Omega watches. Lukas loves the privilege of documenting the lives and experiences of a wide range of people.  He finds inspiration in anyone who is living to better themselves and those around them.  Lukas has a true respect for the documentarian — striving to create beautiful images is imperative, but he believes that it is often best to let authentic moments happen without the “baggage” that comes with large sets and crews.  His end goals is to always capture real moments in the most cinematic way possible.  

Lukas is an Emmy Award-winning director of the memorable Sports Illustrated piece, “A Boy Helps A Town Heal”.  The film won in the category of Outstanding New Approaches – Sports Programming.  Lukas recently directed a short film chronicling artist Brandon Stanton’s now famous “Humans of New York” photoblog, containing portraits and quotes from over 6,000 New York City residents. “Humans of New York” showed Korver the high impact that could be garnered via social media.  The former Syracuse film student proudly released his first feature length documentary.  Titled the “Medicine Game”, the PBS special followed a native American family, as Korver explains, “trying to live with each foot planted in two different worlds.” Korver directed, edited and shot the documentary over a period of seven years.