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List of Famous Camera Operators

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List of famous camera operators, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top camera operators in the world? This includes the most prominent camera operators, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable camera operators is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic camera operators were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned camera operators.

This list is made up of people like Lauren Shuler Donner and Arthur Yee.

From reputable, prominent, and well known camera operators to the lesser known camera operators of today, these are some of the best professionals in the camera operator field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous camera operators ever?" and "What are the names of famous camera operators?" then you're in the right place. (86 items)
Lauren Shuler Donner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Camera Operators
Lauren Diane Shuler Donner (born June 23, 1949) is an American film producer, who specializes in mainstream youth and family-oriented entertainment. She owns The Donners' Company with her ...more
Bert Haanstra is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Camera Operators
Albert 'Bert' Haanstra (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɑlbərt bɛrt ˈɦaːnstraː]; 31 May 1916 – 23 October 1997) was a Dutch director of films and documentaries. His documentary Glass (1958) won the ...more
Rich White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Camera Operators
Rich White
Rich White is a camera operator and cinematographer.
Norman Warwick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Camera Operators
Norman Warwick
Norman Warwick was a cinematographer.
Dean Semler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Camera Operators
Dean Semler, A.C.S., A.S.C., (born 1943) is an Australian cinematographer and film director. Over his career, he has worked as a cinematographer, camera operator, director, second unit director, ...more
Tobe Hooper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Camera Operators
Willard Tobe Hooper (January 25, 1943 – August 26, 2017) was an American director, screenwriter, and producer best known for his work in the horror genre. Among his most recognized films are The ...more
Matteo Garrone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Camera Operators
Matteo Garrone (born 15 October 1968) is an Italian filmmaker. Born in Rome, the son of a theatre critic, Nico Garrone and a photographer, in 1996 Garrone won the Sacher d'Oro, an award ...more
Yam Laranas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Camera Operators
William Laranas (born 12 December 1978 in Davao City) is a Filipino director and cinematographer.
Art Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Camera Operators
Art Lloyd
Arthur "Art" Lloyd (October 17, 1897 - November 25, 1954) was an American cameraman and cinematographer who worked for Hal Roach Studios and filmed many of the Laurel and Hardy and Our
Christian Peschken is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Camera Operators
Christian "Chris" Peschken (born June 9, 1955) is a German-American cameraman, director, producer and screenwriter. He has been involved in film and radio and television production ...more
Charlie Hamilton James ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Camera Operators
Charlie Hamilton James (born c. 1974) is an English photographer, television cameraman and presenter, specialising in wildlife subjects. He started his career at 16, working on David ...more
Rachel Robb Kondrath is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Camera Operators
Rachel Robb Kondrath is a production designer, film producer and film art director.
Massimiliano Trevis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Camera Operators
Massimiliano Trevis is a camera operator and a cinematogrpaher.
Mario Montuori is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Camera Operators
Mario Montuori
Mario Montuori was a cinematographer.
Benjamen Logan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Camera Operators
Benjamen Logan is a film producer, cinematographer, film director.
Bob Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Camera Operators
Bob Carmichael
Bob Carmichael is a film cinematographer, director and camera operator.
Matthew Akers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Camera Operators
Matthew Akers is a cinematographer, film producer and film director.
Kabir Khan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Camera Operators
Kabir Khan is an Indian film director, screenwriter and cinematographer. He started his career working in documentary films, and then made his feature film directorial debut in 2006 with Kabul ...more
Alejandro Ulloa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Camera Operators
Alejandro Ulloa
Alejandro Ulloa was a cinematographer.
Arthur Yee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Camera Operators
Arthur Yee is a cinematographer.
Loïc Jean-Albert is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Camera Operators
Loïc Jean-Albert (b. 8 February 1978 in Toulon, but grew up on Réunion), known as the Flying Dude from a popular YouTube video, Loic is an expert parachuter, and among a group ...more
Manuel Kinzer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Camera Operators
Manuel Kinzer
Manuel Kinzer is a film producer and cinematographer.
Walter Riml is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Camera Operators
Walter Riml (September 23, 1905 – June 21, 1994) was an Austrian cameraman and actor.
Udayan Prasad is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Camera Operators
Udayan Prasad is a film and television director.
José Couso is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Camera Operators
José Couso
José Couso Permuy (5 October 1965 – 8 April 2003) was a Spanish cameraman who was one of the April 8, 2003 journalist deaths by U.S. fire after a U.S. tank fired at the Palestine Hotel in ...more