#1: 2010

#2: With dir Gaby Dellal [New York City, 2011]

 

   


DAVID JOHNSON   BSC

 

Born: 25 March 1954, Nottingham, UK, as David Robert Johnson.

Career: Born in Nottingham where he worked at the Theatre Royal as a stage hand in the evenings while still attending school. Moved to London aged 18 to work as photographers assistant. Entered film industry as asst battery charger at Samuelson Film Services. Left after 4 years and became freelance loader, focus puller, c.op and, ultimately, doph.

Ph commercials dir by Julia Jason, Martha Fiennes, Jake Nava, a.o. Ph music videos, e.g. 'The Misunderstood' [2000; a: Kick Angel; d: David Mould], 'Don't Care Who Knows' [2005; a: Keisha White; d: Phil Griffin], 'Back to Black' [2006; a: Amy Winehouse; d: Phil Griffin; b&w/4m] & 'Carry You Home' [2007; a: James Blunt; d: Jake Nava; b&w/4m].

Lives together with dir Gaby Dellal [b. 1961].

Awards: Avanca FF 'Cinematography Prize' [2000] for 'Football'.

Website: David Johnson


 

 FILMS

1987

Visiting Mr Beak [Philip Ridley] ?; short/21m

1988

The Universe of Dermot Finn [Philip Ridley] c; short/11m

1989

The Dogs [Trevor Melvin] 16mm/b&w + c (titles); short/13m

1991

The Star, the Castle & the Butterfly [Naomi Gryn] c; doc/25m

1994

Unsigned [Oliver Parker] c; short/14m

1995

A Little Loving [Oliver Parker] c; short/15m

1995

The Short Cut [Oliver Parker] c; short/11m

1995

Othello [Oliver Parker] c

1997

Basil [Radha Bharadwaj] c

1997

Tunnel of Love [Robert Milton Wallace] b&w-c; short/12m; cph: Simon Reeves; 2uc: Simon Minett

1997

Martha - Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence/The Very Thought of You [Nick Hamm] c; 2uc: Tim Dodd

1997

Toy Boys [Gaby Dellal] c; short/17m

1997

Hilary and Jackie [Anand Tucker] s35/c

1998

An Ideal Husband [Oliver Parker] c

1999

Honest [David A. Stewart] c; 2uc: Howard Smith

2000

The Martins/Tosspot [Tony Grounds] p/c; aph: Simon Werry

2000

Football [Gaby Dellal] c; short/8m

 

With actor Martin Crewes [center] & dir Paul W.S. Anderson [right]

"Resident Evil"

 

2001

Resident Evil/Resident Evil Genesis [Paul W.S. Anderson] c; 2uc: Sue Gibson; addph: James Gardner; model unit ph: Simon Margetts; efx unit ph: Tom Debenham

2001

The Ride/Joy-Rider/Two Wheels Only [Gaby Dellal] c; addph: Michael Brennan

2002

Bienvenue au gîte/Bed and Breakfast [Claude Duty] scope/c

2003

[AVP:] Alien Vs. Predator [Paul W.S. Anderson] s35/c; 2uc: Sue Gibson; 3uc (+ ph miniature unit Prague): Peter Talbot; mountain unit ph: Keith Partridge

2004

On a Clear Day [Gaby Dellal] c; uwph: Mark Wolf

2006

Resident Evil: Extinction [Russell Mulcahy] s35/c; 2uc: Igor Meglic; aph: Steve Koster

2008

Wild Target [Jonathan Lynn] s35/c

2009

Angels Crest/Waska [Gaby Dellal] RED-to-35mm scope/c

2012

Reel Life [Laurence Relton] RED Epic/c; short/13m

2014

Despite the Falling Snow [Shamim Sarif] HD/c

2014

Radiator [Tom Browne] HD/c

2014

About Ray/Three Generations [Gaby Dellal] HD/c

 

 TELEVISION

1987

The Sabbath Bride [Naomi Gryn] doc/52m

1987

The Comic Strip Presents... [ep #22 (55m) 'The Yob' dir by Ian Emes] 35-part series, 1982-93 (+ specials/features); 4th season, 1988

1989

Free Spirit [various] 14-part series, 1989-90

1990

Chasing Shadows [Naomi Gryn] doc/b&w-c/52m

1994

Saint-Ex [Anand Tucker] doc/80m; French loc ph (+ doc seq ph): Gavin Finney; ep BBC-tv series 'Bookmark'

1996

The Mill on the Floss [Graham Theakston] tvm; 2uc: Mike Parker; uwph: Mike Valentine

1998

Tube Tales [seg #6 (7m) 'Mouth' dir by Armando Iannucci, #8 (6m) 'Rosebud' dir by Gaby Dellal & #9 (15m) 'Steal Away' dir by Charles McDougall] 9-part series; other ph: Sue Gibson & Brian Tufano; for British Sky Broadcasting; also released theatrically (85m)

1999

The Sight [Paul W.S. Anderson] tvm; 2uc: Howard Smith

2012

Leaving [Gaby Dellal] 3-part miniseries/HD

2012

The Borgias [ep #26 'Lucrezia's Gambit' dir by David Leland (DL) & #27 'Tears of Blood' dir by DL] 29-part series/HD (ARRI ALEXA + Canon EOS 5D & 7D + Sony F35)+s35-to-HD, 2011-13; 3rd season, 2013 (10 ep); other ph: Pierre Gill (2 ep) & Paul Sarossy (6 ep)

2015

Blindspot [ep #3 'Eight Slim Grins' dir by Steve Shill & #5 'Split the Law' dir by Mark Pellington] series, 2015-present; 1st season, 2015-16 (23 ep)

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

1977

Enemy at the Door [ep #1-5 & #9 dir by various] 26-part tv-series, 1978 & 1980; 1st season, 1978 (13 ep); 2nd c.asst; film cam: Barry Noakes & Tim Piper (cph #4-5)

1978

Afternoon Off [Stephen Frears; tvm] c.asst; ph: Charles Stewart; ep series 'Six Plays by Alan Bennett'

1978

All Day on the Sands [Giles Foster; tvm] c.asst; ph: Paul Bond & Barry Noakes; ep series 'Six Plays by Alan Bennett'

1978

Alien [Ridley Scott] 2nd c.asst; ph: Derek Vanlint

1980

Clash of the Titans [Desmond Davis] 2nd c.asst; ph: Ted Moore

1981

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman [Christopher Petit] 1st c.asst; ph: Martin Schäfer & Pascoe MacFarlane

1982

Joni Jones [Stephen Bayley; tv-miniseries] c.asst; ph: Richard Greatrex

1982

The Comic Strip Presents/The Comic Strip Presents... [9 ep (1983, 1984, 1986 & 1988) dir by various; tv-series] c.asst; ph: Oliver Stapleton, Richard Greatrex & John Metcalfe; see Television (1987)

1984

Jazzin' for Blue Jean [Julien Temple; mus short] focus puller; ph: Oliver Stapleton

1984

Arena - An Absurd Notion [Russell Mulcahy; exp mus short/59m] focus puller; ph: Tony Mitchell

1985

Pete Townshend - White City [Richard Lowenstein; exp mus short/46m] c.op; ph: Andrew De Groot

1985

Running Out of Luck/She's the Boss [Julien Temple] 1st c.asst; ph: Oliver Stapleton

1987

Graceland - The African Concert [Michael Lindsay-Hogg; concert film/87m/v] co-cameraman; cam superv: Barrie Dodd; filmed on 14 February at the Rufaro Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa

1995

The Darkening/Dark Encounters/The Black Gate [William Mesa] 2nd c.asst 2u; 2uc: John P. Mesa; ph: William Mesa & David Stump