Stefan Czapsky

Director of photography, Chief electrician, Gaffer
German-born cinematographer was raised in the American Midwest and learned his craft in American independent films of the 1970s and early 80s. Czapsky worked his way up the ranks to become an award-winning director of ... Read more »

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (24)

Shades of Blue 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Max 2015 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Safe 2012 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Fighting 2009 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Blades of Glory 2007 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Bulletproof Monk 2003 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Matilda 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Ed Wood 1994 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Dark Wind 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Brief History of Time 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Batman Returns 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Prelude to a Kiss 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Bright Angel 1991 (Movie)

director of photography 2nd unit (Director of Photography)

Child's Play 2 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Edward Scissorhands 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Flashback 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Last Exit to Brooklyn 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Fear, Anxiety, and Depression 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Sons 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Vampire's Kiss 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

D.O.A. 1988 (Movie)

(Photography)

The Thin Blue Line 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Sitting Ducks 1980 (Movie)

(Camera Assistant)

God Told Me To 1976 (Movie)

(Camera Assistant)
Engineering, Electrical, & Grips (3)

Matewan 1987 (Movie)

(Key Grip)

Round Midnight 1986 (Movie)

(New York) (Gaffer)

Baby It's You 1983 (Movie)

(Gaffer)
Actor (1)

Lightning Over Water 1980 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

German-born cinematographer was raised in the American Midwest and learned his craft in American independent films of the 1970s and early 80s. Czapsky worked his way up the ranks to become an award-winning director of photography after amassing credits as a camera assistant, gaffer, key grip, and chief electrician. These early assignments encompassed projects as diverse as Larry Cohen's cult thriller "God Told Me To/Demon" (1976), John Sayles' period teen drama "Baby, It's You" (1983), and Bertrand Tavernier's "'Round Midnight" (1986). Early collaborations with such highly regarded filmmakers led to increasingly high profile assignments.

Relationships

Father
Ukrainian

Mother
Ukrainian

EDUCATION

Columbia University

New York , New York

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland , Ohio

Milestones

1994

Acclaimed for his black-and-white imagery in Burton's biopic "Ed Wood"

1992

Collaborated with Morris again as cinematographer for "A Brief History of Time", an unconventional biopic of physicist Stephen Hawking

1990

First collaboration with filmmaker Tim Burton as director of photography on "Edward Scissorhands"

1988

Served as chief electrician on the NY unit of Luc Besson's "The Big Blue"

1988

First noteworthy credit as director of photography, Errol Morris acclaimed docudrama, "The Thin Blue Line"

1988

Provided additional photography for the remake of the noir classic "D.O.A."

1987

Served as a key grip on Sayles' "Matewan"

1985

Debut as a cinematographer, "On the Edge"

1983

Served as a gaffer on John Sayles' "Baby, It's You"

1979

Appeared in Nicholas Ray and Wim Wenders' "Lightning Over Water"

1976

Feature debut, camera assistant on "God Told Me To", a cult horror film from writer-director Larry Cohen

Emigrated with his Ukrainian parents to Cleveland Ohio while still an infant

Born in West Germany

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