Cinematographer

Paul Cameron, ASC has worked on some of the most visually groundbreaking feature films of the past decade.

He is currently shooting The Commuter starring Liam Neeson for director Jaume Collet-Serra. Cameron also shot the pilot for the critically acclaimed HBO’s series Westworld, written and directed by Jonathan Nolan, produced by J.J. Abrams. The series premiere was one of HBO’s most-watched premieres, drawing in 3.3 million viewers.

Cameron also lensed Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The trailer has fans thrilled for the film’s release, which is set to be May 26, 2017.

Other films Cameron has shot include Dead Man Down, starring Colin Farrell and Noomi Repace, directed by Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). He has lensed for directors Len Wiseman (Total Recall), Tony Scott (Man on Fire, Déjà Vu), Dominic Sena (Swordfish, Gone in Sixty Seconds) and Michael Mann (Collateral), among many others.

His cinematography for Collateral confirmed the capabilities of the still-young digital medium, immortalized now as one of the first major studio films to embrace digital cinematography. The film earned Cameron a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award and the Los Angeles Critics Award for Best Cinematography.

In 2003, his masterful lensing caught the eye of the Clio and AICP awards. His photography on the BMW featurette “Beat the Devil” with director Scott took top cinematography honors at both events and is now part of the NYC Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection. He won another Clio in 2008 for the VW Golf Night Drive spot with director Noam Murro – his third Clio to date.

Cameron currently resides in Los Angeles. He is represented by Dattner Dispoto and Associates (DDA).

Speaker years: 
2016