Paul Cameron, ASC has worked on some of the most visually groundbreaking feature films of the past decade.
He just completed Principal Photography on The Commuter starring Liam Neeson for director Jaume Collet-Serra.
He also lensed the pilot of the critically acclaimed HBO’s series Westworld. Written and directed by Jonathan Nolan and produced by J.J. Abrams, the series premiere drew 3.3 million viewers — one of HBO’s most-watched premieres. Cameron shot the pilot on 35mm film to enhance the large scale cinematic feel. Paul’s work on the pilot garnered him an ASC award nomination for outstanding achievement in a TV, Movie, Miniseries or Pilot, and was also featured at the 2016 Camerimage First Look TV Pilots competition.
Set for release on 26 May next year, Disney’s much anticipated Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales promises to be the most cinematic and exciting in the film series. Cameron spent the larger part of 2015 shooting the film on location in Australia.
Other films Cameron shot include Dead Man Down, starring Colin Farrell and Noomi Repace, directed by Niels Arden Oplev. 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).