John M. Stephens

John M. Stephens

Gender: Male
Known for: Camera
Birthday: 1932-11-17
Deathday: 2015-06-18 (82 years old)

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Biography

John Morley Stephens (born November 17, 1932 Valparaiso, Indiana died Huntington Beach, California June 18, 2015) was an American cinematographer. He was noted for his innovative work on the 1966 film Grand Prix, for which he pioneered the use of a number of camera mounts and developed the first remotely operated pan-and-tilt-head camera. For this latter invention, he received a Technical Achievement Award from the Society of Operating Cameramen in 1994. Stephens learned how to use a camera when he served in the United States Navy in the 1950s. Working as a photographer in Sun Valley, Idaho, he entered film work as an assistant cameraman and stills photographer on Bus Stop (1956) and South Pacific (1958).As a cinematographer, Stephens was known for his work on such films as Billy Jack, Blacula, Martin Scorsese's Boxcar Bertha, and William Friedkin's Sorcerer. He also shot the memorable bicycle chase for Steven Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, though he did not receive on-screen credit for his work. He was also the second unit director and cameraman for John Landis' comedy Three Amigos and the aerial photographer for Phil Alden Robinson's acclaimed Field of Dreams. From the late 1980s onward, he more prominently worked as a second unit director of photography, most notably on Martin Brest's Midnight Run and James Cameron's Titanic.Stephens died in Orange County, California on June 18, 2015. He was 82.

Filmography

All 34

Movies 33

Director 8

TV shows 1

Self 1

Cinematographer
Baby Huey's Great Easter Adventure (1999)

Baby Huey's Great Easter Adventure (1999)

Movie
Second Unit Director of Photography
Titanic (1997)

Titanic (1997)

Movie
7.3
Director of Photography
Overkill (1996)

Overkill (1996)

Movie
Aerial Camera
The Arrival (1996)

The Arrival (1996)

Movie
8
Second Unit Director of Photography
Major League II (1994)

Major League II (1994)

Movie
5.42
Second Unit Director of Photography
Out on a Limb (1992)

Out on a Limb (1992)

Movie
Second Unit Director of Photography
Beethoven (1992)

Beethoven (1992)

Movie
5.64
Cinematographer
The Marla Hanson Story (1991)

The Marla Hanson Story (1991)

Movie
Camera Operator
Eve of Destruction (1991)

Eve of Destruction (1991)

Movie
Director of Photography
Ski Patrol (1990)

Ski Patrol (1990)

Movie
Cinematographer
Steele Justice (1987)

Steele Justice (1987)

Movie
Cinematographer
Half Nelson (1985)

Half Nelson (1985)

Movie
Cinematographer
Sorcerer (1977)

Sorcerer (1977)

Movie
1
Cinematographer
Roll, Freddy, Roll! (1974)

Roll, Freddy, Roll! (1974)

Movie
Cinematographer
Fer-de-Lance (1974)

Fer-de-Lance (1974)

Movie
Cinematographer
Pray for the Wildcats (1974)

Pray for the Wildcats (1974)

Movie
Cinematographer
Outrage (1973)

Outrage (1973)

Movie
Cinematographer
Dying Room Only (1973)

Dying Room Only (1973)

Movie
Cinematographer
Little Cigars (1973)

Little Cigars (1973)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Magic of Walt Disney World (1972)

The Magic of Walt Disney World (1972)

Movie
Cinematographer
Blacula (1972)

Blacula (1972)

Movie
6
Director of Photography
Boxcar Bertha (1972)

Boxcar Bertha (1972)

Movie
1
Cinematographer
Black Rodeo (1972)

Black Rodeo (1972)

Movie
Cinematographer
Probe (1972)

Probe (1972)

Movie
Director of Photography
Bunny O'Hare (1971)

Bunny O'Hare (1971)

Movie
Cinematographer
Bearcats! (1971)

Bearcats! (1971)

TV show
Cinematographer
Billy Jack (1971)

Billy Jack (1971)

Movie
4.38
Camera Operator
Soul in Cinema: Filming Shaft on Location (1971)

Soul in Cinema: Filming Shaft on Location (1971)

Movie
Cinematographer
Powderkeg (1971)

Powderkeg (1971)

Movie
Cinematographer
Yuma (1971)

Yuma (1971)

Movie
Cinematographer
Gidget Grows Up (1969)

Gidget Grows Up (1969)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Fantastic Plastic Machine (1969)

The Fantastic Plastic Machine (1969)

Movie
Additional Photography
Ice Station Zebra (1968)

Ice Station Zebra (1968)

Movie
2
Self
The Man Who Makes the Difference (1968)

The Man Who Makes the Difference (1968)

Movie

Information

Known for
Camera

Gender
Male

Birthday
1932-11-17

Deathday
2015-06-18 (82 years old)

Place of birth
United States of America, United States of America

Citizenships
United States of America

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John Morley Stephens

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3 Movies
Douglas Heyes
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2 Movies
1 TV shows
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Buddy Joe Hooker worked together with John M. Stephens in:
3 Movies
Rod Taylor
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Rod Taylor worked together with John M. Stephens in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
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Ernest Borgnine worked together with John M. Stephens in:
3 Movies
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