Photo by Michael Coate [2007]

               

 JEFFREY KIMBALL   ASC

Born: 29 May 1943, Wichita, Kansas, USA, as Jeffrey Lane Kimball.

Education: North Texas State University [Psychology & Music], Denton, Texas.

Career: Made his first films on weekends in high school with an 8mm camera that he won in a competition by selling newspaper subscriptions. In 1964, after graduation, he landed a trainee position with Warner Bros. He became asst dir, still ph, laboratory tech and c.asst. Became doph shooting commercials in 1965 and left Hollywood for Dallas in 1968 to work with dir Lee Lacey [commercials for Pepsi, Coca Cola, etc.]. In 1972 he returned to Hollywood.

Ph commercials dir by Rocky Morton, Jake Scott, Tony Scott, Garry Marshall, Bob Giraldi, Russell Mulcahy, Oliver Stone, David McNally [for Michelin], a.o. Ph music videos.

Active member of the ASC since 1990.

Awards: Golden Satellite Award nom [2001] for 'Mission: Impossible II'.



 FILMS

1965

Hell Raiders [Larry Buchanan] c; 2uc; ph: Robert Jessup

1970

Divorce Las Vegas Style [William White] c; asst doph; ph: Robert Caramico

1971

On the Line [Lee Stanley] c

1973

It's Alive [Larry Cohen] c; uncred 2uc; ph: Fenton Hamilton

1981

Cat People [Paul Schrader] c; 2uc; ph: John Bailey & Paul Vom Brack

1985

The Legend of Billie Jean [Matthew Robbins] c

1985

Top Gun [Tony Scott] s35 & 70bu/c; vfx ph: Rick Fichter; uwph/aph: Jack Cooperman

1986

Beverly Hills Cop II [Tony Scott] s35/c

1988

Revenge [Tony Scott] p/c

1989

Days of Thunder [Tony Scott] scheduled as doph, but wasn't available and was replaced by Ward Russell

1989

Jacob's Ladder/Dante’s Inferno [Adrian Lyne] c; 2uc: Gábor Kövér

1990

Curly Sue [John Hughes] c; 2uc: Flemming Olsen; aph: David B. Nowell

1992

True Romance [Tony Scott] p/c

1994

The Specialist [Luis Llosa] c; 2uc: Michael O'Shea

1995

Lolita [Adrian Lyne] announced as doph, but replaced by Howard Atherton

1996

U Turn [Oliver Stone] c; uncred addph (finished shooting); ph: Robert Richardson; filmed 1996-97

1997

Wild Things [John McNaughton] p/c; 2uc: Flemming Olsen; aph: David B. Nowell

1998

Stigmata/Toby's Story [Rupert Wainwright] s35/c; 2uc: Flemming Olsen

1999

Mission: Impossible II/M:I-2 [John Woo] p/c; 2uc: Gary Capo; aph: Phil Pastuhov; model unit ph: Nigel Stone; replaced Andrew Lesnie, who left prod in May while filming in Sydney

[Hat] with dir John Woo [left] - "Windtalkers" - Photo by Steven Vaughan

2000

Windtalkers [John Woo] s35/c; 2uc: Brian Smrz

2001

Star Trek - Nemesis [Stuart Baird] p/c; 2uc: Flemming Olsen; vfx ph: Erik Nash

2002

Hostage [John Woo] scope/c; short/9m; uwph: Ian Fox; ep of internet film series 'The Hire' for carmaker BMW

2002

The Big Bounce [George Armitage] s35/c; aph: David B. Nowell; wave unit ph: Don King

2003

Paycheck [John Woo] p/c; 2uc: Larry Blanford; splinter unit ph: Roger Vernon; aph: Phil Pastuhov; vfx ph: Don Baker

2004

Be Cool [F. Gary Gray] s35/c; aph: Phil Pastuhov

2004

Glory Road [James Gartner] s35/c; cph: John Toon (fell ill halfway through filming and was replaced by Kimball); 2uc: Gregory Lundsgaard

2005

Bonneville [Christopher N. Rowley] p/c; 2uc: T.C. Christensen & Matthew Williams

2007

Old Dogs [Walt Becker] 35mm (+ D-Cinema)/c; aph: Hans Bjerno & Phil Pastuhov

2007

Four Christmases [Seth Gordon] c; aph: Phil Pastuhov; filmed 2007-08

2008

The Camel Wars [John McTiernan] pre-production; status unknown

2009

The Expendables [Sylvester Stallone] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c; action unit ph + ph Brazil: Jacques Haitkin; 2uc: Vern Nobles & Matt Leonetti (Sr.)

[Left] with dir Stokes McIntyre - "Valley of the Sun"

2009

Valley of the Sun [Stokes McIntyre] RED/c; 2uc: Cliff Traiman; Arizona principal ph wrapped in November

2010

The Double/Secret Identity [Michael Brandt] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c; uncred 2uc: Vern Nobles

2011

A Doll's House [Charles Huddleston] announced

2011

Bumped [Stephen Herek] pre-production

2013

The Expendables 3 [Patrick Hughes] RED Epic & Scarlet-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; vfx ph; ph: Peter Menzies Jr.

2014

Men of Granite [Dwayne Johnson-Cochran] pre-production


 TELEVISION

2012

Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives [Mark Pellington] pilot/HD; for NBC-tv

2013

Big Thunder [Rob Bowman] pilot; cph: Steve Mason; for ABC-tv