John Paul DeFazio (born 1975) is a Los Angeles-based mixed-media and glitch artist, furniture designer, experimental film and music video director, and award-winning director of photography in the film and television industry. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a MFA from University of Southern California, he is a member of Film Independent, the Music Video Production Association, the International Cinematographers Guild Local 600, and Local 80.DeFazio has served as the director of photography on numerous music videos, 35 mm and high-definition movies, some of which have been screened at notable film festivals, including Sundance Film Festival (Crossing, Roam) and the Cannes International Film Festival (9:30). He has shot movies for Hollywood directors and producers Joe Dante (director of Gremlins), Paul Schrader (director of American Gigolo and screenwriter of Taxi Driver and Raging Bull), and Roger Corman (producer of Death Race, The Little Shop of Horrors) among others. His second feature, Undoing was singled out by the Los Angeles Film Festival for its "striking imagery," and Tobe Roberts from Cinema Without Borders called his work "stylistically shot and emotionally charged." While DeFazio's diverse background in the visual arts offers him a unique perspective and approach to cinematography, his work has been criticized for its overuse of color-drenching, over-exposure, and under-exposure.DeFazio film credits include Director of Photography on the film, The Canyons, released in 2013 and directed by Paul Schrader; Director of Photography on Undoing, a 2006 neo-noir drama film directed by Chris Chan Lee and Joe Dante's 2009 horror webisode series,Splatter, for Netflix. He directed music videos for rapper J-Flexx (former Death Row Records producer), Evan Elton and producer DJ Lethal (La Coka Nostra, Limp Bizkit), pop vocalist Rae Ray, and crunkcore rapper J Bigga.