Michael Chapman

Director of photography, Director, Camera operator
Former camera operator and assistant to cinematographer Gordon Willis who has worked several times with Philip Kaufman and whose crisp, powerful images proved integral to several Martin Scorsese pictures, most notably ... Read more »
Born: 11/21/1935 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (48)

Red, White & New 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Colorist

Bridge to Terabithia 2007 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Hoot 2006 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

House of D 2005 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Eulogy 2004 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Suspect Zero 2004 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Evolution 2001 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Watcher 2000 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Story of Us 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The White River Kid 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Six Days, Seven Nights 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Primal Fear 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Space Jam 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Rising Sun 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Fugitive 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Kathleen Battle and Wynton Marsalis: Baroque Duet 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Whispers in the Dark 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Doc Hollywood 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Kindergarten Cop 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Quick Change 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Ghostbusters II 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Scrooged 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Shoot to Kill 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Lost Boys 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Love Letters 1984 (Movie)

photograph of Anna (Photography)

The Man With Two Brains 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid 1982 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Personal Best 1982 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Raging Bull 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Photography

Hardcore 1979 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Wanderers 1979 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Fingers 1978 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Last Waltz 1978 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Taxi Driver 1976 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Jaws 1975 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

The Front 1975 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Next Man 1975 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Last Detail 1973 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The White Dawn 1973 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Godfather 1972 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Klute 1971 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

The End of the Road 1970 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

The Landlord 1970 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Death Be Not Proud (TV Show)

Director of Photography

King (TV Show)

Director of Photography
Actor (15)

Side by Side 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

House of D 2005 (Movie)

Doorman (Actor)

Suspect Zero 2004 (Movie)

Prosecutor #1 (Actor)

Evolution 2001 (Movie)

Sheriff Long (Actor)

The Story of Us 1999 (Movie)

Waiter (Actor)

Six Days, Seven Nights 1998 (Movie)

Handsome Mechanic (Actor)

Rising Sun 1993 (Movie)

Fred Hoffman (Actor)

Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography 1993 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Doc Hollywood 1991 (Movie)

Shooting Gallery Operator (Actor)

Kindergarten Cop 1990 (Movie)

Firefighter (Actor)

Quick Change 1990 (Movie)

Policeman at Grocery (Actor)

Shoot to Kill 1988 (Movie)

Lawyer (Actor)

The Last Detail 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gotham (TV Show)

Actor

Third Degree Burn (TV Show)

Actor
Director (5)

The Viking Sagas 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

The Annihilator 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Director

The Clan of the Cave Bear 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

All the Right Moves 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

The Annihilator (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (2)

Wander Over Yonder 2014 (Tv Show)

Story By

The Viking Sagas 1994 (Movie)

(From Story)
Other (1)

American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince 1990 (Movie)

production assistance (Production Assistant)

Biography

Former camera operator and assistant to cinematographer Gordon Willis who has worked several times with Philip Kaufman and whose crisp, powerful images proved integral to several Martin Scorsese pictures, most notably the gritty black-and-white of "Raging Bull" (1980) and the atmospheric, intense neon color of nighttime New York in "Taxi Driver" (1976). As a director, Chapman has been less effective, though "All the Right Moves" (1983) enjoyed some success. His next directorial effort, "The Clan of the Cave Bear" (1986), may well have been the first feminist cave woman movie but many found it laughable. Chapman continued working as director of photography for mainstream big-budget films like "Kindergarten Cop" (1990), culminating in his Oscar nomination for the cinematography of "The Fugitive" (1993) and his inclusion in the acclaimed documentary on "the art of cinematography," "Visions of Light" (1992).

Relationships

Amy Jones

Wife
born on September 17, 1953

Milestones

1983

Feature film directing debut, "All the Right Moves"

1973

First film as director of photography, "The Last Detail"

1969

Served as assistant/camera operator for cinematographer Gordon Willis on "The Godfather", "Klute", "End of the Road" and "The Landlord"

Began career working on documentaries in NYC

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