David Eggby

London-born Australian cinematographer David Eggby's career began with a credit that demands respect: he was the cinematographer who shot "Mad Max", the 1979 action extravaganza. The low-budget action thriller from Down ... Read more »

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (44)

Early Frost 2014 (Movie)

(Camera)

Riddick 2013 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Ironclad 2011 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Secret of Moonacre 2008 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Underdog 2007 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Marine 2006 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Racing Stripes 2005 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Eurotrip 2004 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Horseplay 2003 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Monte Walsh 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Scooby-Doo 2002 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles 2001 (Movie)

2nd unit director of photography(Australia) (Director of Photography)

Louis L'Amour's Crossfire Trail 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Pitch Black 2000 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Rip Girls 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Blue Streak 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Virus 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Daylight 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Dragonheart 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Space: Above and Beyond 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Kansas 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Lightning Jack 1994 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Dragon: the Bruce Lee Story 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Fortress 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Stephen King's The Tommyknockers 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Warlock 1991 (Movie)

visual effects photography (Photography)

Warlock 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Quigley Down Under 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Blood of Heroes 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Ground Zero 1988 (Movie)

director of photography 2nd unit (Director of Photography)

Kansas 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Return to Snowy River Part II, The Legend Continues 1988 (Movie)

director of photography 2nd unit (Director of Photography)

Frog Dreaming 1986 (Movie)

(Photography)

Morris West's The Naked Country 1984 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

The Slim Dusty Movie 1983 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

At Last... Bullamakanka The Motion Picture 1982 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Buddies 1982 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

The Man From Snowy River 1982 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Dead Man's Float 1979 (Movie)

(Camera)

Mad Max 1979 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Stepsister From Planet Weird (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Survive the Savage Sea (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Echo of Thunder (TV Show)

Director of Photography
Director (3)

Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles 2001 (Movie)

2nd unit director(Australia) (Director)

Ground Zero 1988 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

Return to Snowy River Part II, The Legend Continues 1988 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)
Actor (2)

Virus 1999 (Movie)

Norfolk Captain (Actor)

Biography

London-born Australian cinematographer David Eggby's career began with a credit that demands respect: he was the cinematographer who shot "Mad Max", the 1979 action extravaganza. The low-budget action thriller from Down Under galvanized audiences by getting so close to the road race action that one felt the cameramen narrowly escaped death in each scene. Eggby actually did hang off motorcycles to get such breath-taking footage, and the film's legend helped solidify Eggby's reputation as an action and fantasy cinematographer. His early experience in the Australian Navy helped forge his career; he spent six years on an aircraft carrier, filming each plane's landing and take-off, shot with a 16 millimeter camera. After his discharge, Eggby worked as a cameraman in Australian television before serving as cinematographer on "Mad Max". He remained in Australia, working on features until the late '80s, when he began working in the United States He continued to shoot mainly action and fantasy films, including three features with director Rob Cohen, including the '93 Bruce Lee biopic, "Dragon", and the '96 fantasy "Dragonheart". Eggby did radical work in the '06 sci-fi film "Pitch Black", creating a planet with three suns by using the risky process of bleaching the film's negative. Eggby also expanded into animation in the decade, working on two films featuring computer-animated main characters: '02's "Scooby-Doo" and '07's "Underdog". Whatever the subject matter, Eggby brings a special energy with his restless camera movement.

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