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John Cavill

Cinematographer | Camera and Electrical Department
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Past Film & Video (16 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (13 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The Brokenwood MysteriesThe Brokenwood Mysteries (TV Series) Camera Operator ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017 1
  • Primary photo for The Making of the MobThe Making of the Mob (TV Mini-series) Cinematographer ( 8 episodes, 2016 )  Less 2016 8
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  • Primary photo for Ash vs Evil DeadAsh vs Evil Dead (TV Series) Director Of Photography ( 5 episodes, 2015–2016 )  Less 2015–2016 5
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  • Primary photo for TatauTatau (TV Mini-series) Director Of Photography (second unit) ( 8 episodes, 2015 )  Less 2015 8
    • Episode #1.8 (May 17, 2015) Director Of Photography (second unit)  Less
    • Episode #1.7 (May 17, 2015) Director Of Photography (second unit)  Less
    • Episode #1.6 (May 10, 2015) Director Of Photography (second unit)  Less
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  • Primary photo for LumenLumen (TV Movie) Camera Operator (a camera)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Spartacus: Blood and SandSpartacus: Blood and Sand (TV Series) Additional Unit Director Of Photography ( 13 episodes, 2010 ) , Director Of Photography ( 10 episodes, 2012–2013 )  Less 2010–2013 23
    • Victory (Apr 12, 2013) Director Of Photography  Less
    • Separate Paths (Mar 22, 2013) Director Of Photography  Less
    • Spoils of War (Mar 8, 2013) Director Of Photography  Less
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  • Primary photo for Spartacus: Gods of the ArenaSpartacus: Gods of the Arena (TV Mini-series) Director Of Photography ( 3 episodes, 2011 )  Less 2011 3
    • The Bitter End (Feb 25, 2011) Director Of Photography  Less
    • Beneath the Mask (Feb 11, 2011) Director Of Photography  Less
    • Missio (Jan 28, 2011) Director Of Photography  Less
  • Primary photo for Forever New ZealandForever New Zealand (TV Movie) Cinematographer  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Street LegalStreet Legal (TV Series) Cinematographer ( 2 episodes, 2002 )  Less 2002 2
    • The Good Son (Jul 25, 2002) Cinematographer  Less
    • Crash (Jul 18, 2002) Cinematographer  Less
  • Primary photo for Xena: Warrior Princess - A Friend in Need (The Director's Cut)Xena: Warrior Princess - A Friend in Need (The Director's Cut) (TV Mini-series) Director Of Photography  Less 2002– 
  • Primary photo for Xena: Warrior PrincessXena: Warrior Princess (TV Series) Director Of Photography ( 22 episodes, 1997–2001 ) , Cinematographer ( 3 episodes, 1999–2000 ) , Director Of Photography (second unit) ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1997–2001 26
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  • Primary photo for Hercules: The Legendary JourneysHercules: The Legendary Journeys (TV Series) Cinematographer  Less 1995–1999
  • Primary photo for HighwaterHighwater (TV Movie) Cinematographer  Less 1997

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    CURRICULUM VITAE
    _________________________
    JOHN CAVILL
    PO BOX 5378
    WELLESLEY ST
    AUCKLAND

    Phone: +64 9 817 9566
    Mobile: +64 274 960 140
    e-mail: john@johncavill.co.nz

    ______________________________________________________________________

    PERSONAL DETAILS

    FULL NAME John Joseph Cavill

    NATIONALITY New Zealander

    ADDRESS 7 Tainui Road
    Titirangi
    Auckland
    NEW ZEALAND

    Phone: +64 9 817 9566
    Mobile: +64 274 960 140
    e-mail: jcavill@xtra.co.nz

    EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

    1974 - 1977 Hillmorton High School, Christchurch

    • School Certificate
    • University Entrance
    • A Bursary

    PADI Certified Scuba Diver (Open Water).

    __________________________________________________________________________

    EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

    1986 – PRESENT DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
    STEADICAM OWNER / OPERATOR

    SUMMARY Started career in 1978 and was employed and trained by the
    Broadcasting Corporation of New Zealand as a
    Television Cameraman (Multi-Camera). Moved to
    Auckland in 1981 to continue work in broadcast TV.

    Formed own company in 1986 as a Freelance Camera Operator and
    Director of Photography, initially working
    predominantly in TV commercials but also on a variety
    of other television and film projects both as
    Director of Photography and Steadicam Owner/Operator
    (since retired).

    Focus in recent years has been on Feature Film and Drama production,
    primarily as Director of Photography, interspersed
    with TV commerical work.

    May 2016 - June 2016 DREAMWORKS SKG
    Additional Camera Operator (Main Unit)
    Additional Unit DOP (VFX)
    “GHOST IN THE SHELL”
    FF (Alexa 65 - 240:1)

    April 2016 THE DOWNLOW CONCEPT
    Main Unit Director of Photography (Pick-ups)
    “CHIEF GARY”
    FF (4K HD - 240:1)

    Oct 2015 – Dec 2015 STEPHEN DAVID ENTERTAINMENT (NY)
    Main Unit Director of Photography
    “MAKING OF THE MOB: CHICAGO” (SEASON 2)
    TV (2K HD – 16:9)

    May 2015 – Aug 2015 PACIFIC RENAISSANCE AVED
    Main Unit Director of Photography
    “ASH vs. EVIL DEAD”
    (Episodes 2,3,6,7 & 10)
    TV (2K HD – 16:9)

    Feb 2015 – May 2015 WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS
    2nd Unit Director of Photography
    “PETE’S DRAGON”
    FF (HD – 2.40:1
    __________________________________________________________________________

    EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

    Jan 2015 – Feb 2015 NINTH FLOOR PRODUCTIONS
    ‘A’ Camera Operator
    “LUMEN”
    TV (HD – 16:9)

    Sep 2014 – Dec 2014 BBC THREE / SOUTH PACIFIC PICTURES CO-PRODUCTION
    2nd Unit Director of Photography
    “TATAU”
    TV (HD – 2.35:1)

    Feb 2012 – Oct 2012 PACIFIC RENAISSANCE SPARTACUS
    Main Unit Director of Photography
    “SPARTACUS – WAR OF THE DAMNED”
    (Even Episodes)
    TV (HD – 16:9)

    April 2011 – Nov 2011 PACIFIC RENAISSANCE SPARTACUS
    Main Unit Director of Photography
    “SPARTACUS – VENGEANCE”
    (Even Episodes)
    TV (HD – 16:9)

    April 2010 – Nov 2010 PACIFIC RENAISSANCE SPARTACUS
    Main Unit Director of Photography
    “SPARTACUS – GODS OF THE ARENA”
    (Even Episodes)
    TV (HD – 16:9)

    April 2009 – Nov 2009 PACIFIC RENAISSANCE SPARTACUS
    Additional Unit Director of Photography
    “SPARTACUS – BLOOD AND SAND”
    TV (HD – 16:9)

    November – December 2007 ENDURANCE FILMS
    Director of Photography – Main Unit
    “SHOW OF HANDS”
    FF (HD/DI – 2.35:1 Film Out)

    March – April 2007 SOUTH PACIFIC PICTURES
    Director of Photography – Main Unit
    “WE’RE HERE TO HELP”
    FF (HD/DI – 1.85:1 Film Out)

    __________________________________________________________________________

    EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

    March – April 2006 WALDEN MEDIA
    2nd Unit/Additional Unit DOP (VFX)
    “BRIDGE TO TERIBITHIA”
    FF (S35mm/1.85:1)

    October 2004 – April 2005 BIG PRIMATE PICTURES
    ‘A’ Camera Op-2nd Unit/Additional Unit DOP (VFX)
    “KING KONG”
    FF (S35mm/2.35:1)

    August 2004 SILVERSCREEN PRODUCTIONS
    Director of Photography – Main Unit (Additional)
    “RIVER QUEEN”
    FF (S35mm/1.85:1)

    November - December 2003 PARAMOUNT PICTURES
    ‘A’ Camera Op-2nd Unit/’B’ Camera Op-Main Unit
    “WITHOUT A PADDLE”
    FF (S35mm/1.85:1)

    May - October 2003 THREE FOOT SIX FILMS
    ‘A’ Camera Op/Steadicam
    Op-Main Unit
    Director Of Photography-
    Visual Effects Unit
    “Lord of the Rings”:
    “RETURN OF THE KING” Film 3 Pickups
    FF (S35mm/2.35:1)

    February - March 2003 WETA DIGITAL
    ‘A’ Camera Op/Additional Photography DOP
    “MASTER AND COMMANDER, FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD”
    Miniatures/Visual Effects Unit
    FF (S35mm/2.35:1)

    March – April 2002 THREE FOOT SIX FILMS
    ‘A’ Camera Op/Steadicam Op Main Unit
    Additional Unit DOP
    “Lord of the Rings”: “TWO TOWERS” Film 2 Pickups
    FF (S35mm/2.35:1)

    January 2002 SCREENWORKS
    Director of
    Photography Main Unit
    “STREET LEGAL”
    Series III
    Episodes 1 & 2
    TV (S16mm/1.66:1)

    __________________________________________________________________________

    EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

    March 2001 RENAISSANCE PICTURES

    Director of Photography Main Unit

    “XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS”
    Series VI
    Episodes 121 & 122
    (The Final Episodes)
    TV (S35mm/1.85:1)

    January 2001 SCREENWORKS

    Director of Photography Main Unit

    “STREET LEGAL”
    Series II
    Episodes 16, 17 & 18
    TV (S16mm/1.66:1)

    1999 – 2000 THREE FOOT SIX FILMS.
    Director of Photography 2nd Unit
    “THE LORD OF THE
    RINGS” Trilogy
    September 1999 -
    October 2000.
    FF (S35mm/2.35:1)

    1997 - 1999 RENAISSANCE PICTURES

    Director of Photography Main Unit

    “XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS ”Series III & IV
    (Even Episodes)
    TV (S35mm/1.85:1)

    1996 - 1997 RENAISSANCE PICTURES

    Director of Photography Main Unit

    “HERCULES, THE
    LEGENDARY JOURNEYS”
    Series III to VI
    (12 Episodes)
    TV (S35mm/1.85:1)

    1995 - 1996 RENAISSANCE PICTURES
    Director of Photography 2nd Unit
    “HERCULES, THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS”
    Series II
    TV (S35mm/1.85:1)

    1986 FREELANCE DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

    1982 - 1986 NORTHERN TELEVISION
    Senior Lighting Cameraman

    1978 - 1982 BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF NZ
    Television Cameraman, Class A
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