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New Zealand-born and resident
Lighting Film Cameraman for New Zealand Television.
And Australian ABC-TV till 1981.
Freelance Director of Photography from
1982 to present.
TVCs in 32 countries, International clients.
All 35mm Cinema and Digital camera knowledge & skills.
Arriflex, Panavision, Red Epic, Aaton, Sony, Canon, Panasonic camera systems.

Axis Ian Paul
Axis Gold
 

Mt Rolleston

My climbing buddy and I were returning down the Crow River on a wet and wild day after scouting Mt Rolleston out for a possible winter ascent route.
Below us were 2 trampers, packs overladen with metal camera boxes, exhausted and struggling to cross the fast rising river.
We helped them back down the valley to safer ground.They were amateur filmmakers just arrived from England. I carried their tripod and large heavy camera case back to their car, and gratefully accepted their offer of thanks "to teach me how to shoot a movie." From them I learnt the basic skills of 16mm filming over time in Christchurch and up in the Arthurs Pass National Park.
I was only 15 years of age. Those skills ignited my passion for filming and started me on a professional full time career as a cameraman. I never got to climb Mt Rolleston.

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Contact

Ian Paul
ip at ianpaul dot co dot nz
+64 27 444 4944 (24hrs)



Filmography Awards

Feature Films:
The Squeeze
Sylvia
The Silent One
Additional Photography:
Goodbye Pork Pie
Worlds Fastest Indian
Battletruck
Short Films:
Avondale Dogs
Angel Wings
Documentaries:
Eye of the Octopus
Worlds Population 1300
Flight of Fancy
Taking a Stand