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Oliver David Whiteside Stapleton (born 12 April 1948),
BSC BSC may refer to: * Bachelor of Science A Bachelor of Science (BS, BSc, SB, or ScB; from the Latin Latin (, or , ) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages. Latin was originally spoken in the ...
is an English
cinematographer A cinematographer or director of photography (sometimes shortened to DP or DOP) is the person responsible for the photographing or recording of a , television production, music video or other live action piece. The cinematographer is the chief of ...

cinematographer
.


Life and career

He graduated from the
University of Cape Town The University of Cape Town (UCT) is a public university, public research university located in Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. UCT was founded in 1829 as the South African College making it the oldest higher education ...
in 1970 with a degree in
psychology Psychology is the scientific Science () is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge Knowledge is a familiarity or awareness, of someone or something, such as facts A fact is an occurrence in the real world. ...

psychology
and from the
National Film and Television School The National Film and Television School (NFTS) is a film, television and games school established in 1971 and based at Beaconsfield Studios Beaconsfield Film Studios is a British Television studio, television and Film studio, film studio i ...
(NFTS) UK while working in South Africa (from 1966 to 1974) and England. One of his first efforts was the student film ''Shadowplay'', a film about South African immigrants trying to adjust to life in London, which he wrote, directed, and edited. He progressed to filming music videos and commercials. He worked with many famous bands in the early-to-mid 80s, including
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,
David Bowie David Robert Jones (8 January 194710 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie ( ), was an English singer-songwriter and actor. A leading figure in the music industry, Bowie is regarded as one of the most influential musicians of th ...

David Bowie
,
The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones are an English band formed in London in 1962. Active for almost six decades, they are one of the most popular and enduring bands of the rock era. In the early 1960s, the Rolling Stones pioneered the gritty, heavier-drive ...

The Rolling Stones
,
Eddy Grant Edmond Montague Grant (born 5 March 1948) is a Guyanese-British singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, known his genre-blending sound; his music has blended elements of electronic pop, reggae Reggae () is a music genre that origin ...
and
The Human League The Human League are an English synth-pop band formed in Sheffield in 1977. Initially an experimental electronic music, electronic outfit, the group signed to Virgin Records in 1979 and later attained widespread commercial success with their thi ...

The Human League
.


Awards

*1986 – won
MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography The MTV Video Music Awards, MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography is a craft award given to both the artist as well as the cinematographer/director of photography of the music video. From 1984 to 2006, the award's full name was Best Cinemat ...
for "
The Sun Always Shines on T.V. "The Sun Always Shines on T.V." is a song by Norwegian pop rock band A-ha. The song was written by guitarist Paul Waaktaar-Savoy, Pål Waaktaar. It was released as the third single from their debut studio album ''Hunting High and Low'' (1985). In ...
" by
a-ha A-ha (usually stylised as ''a''-h''a''; ) is a Norwegian synth-pop Synth-pop (short for synthesizer pop; also called techno-pop; ) is a subgenre of new wave music that first became prominent in the late 1970s and features the synthes ...
. *nominated for
ACE Award The CableACE Award (earlier known as the ACE Awards; ACE was an acronym An acronym is a word or name formed from the initial components of a longer name or phrase, usually using individual initial letters, as in NATO (North Atlantic Treaty ...
for ''Danny, the Champion of the World''. *1990 – nominated for Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography for ''
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''. *2001 – nominated for
Camerimage The International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography Camerimage () is a Film festival, festival dedicated to the celebration of cinematography and recognition of its creators, cinematographers. The first seven events (1993–1999) were hel ...
Golden Frog for ''
Buffalo Soldiers Buffalo Soldiers originally were members of the 10th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army The United States Army (USA) is the land military branch, service branch of the United States Armed Forces. It is one of the eight Uniformed s ...
''. *2003 – nominated for
AFI Award The Australian Film Institute (AFI) was founded in 1958 as a non-profit organisation devoted to developing an active film culture in Australia and fostering engagement between the general public and the Cinema of Australia, Australian film indust ...
for ''
Ned Kelly Edward "Ned" Kelly (December 1854 – 11 November 1880) was an Australian bushranger, outlaw, gang leader and convicted police-murderer. One of the last bushrangers, he is known for wearing a armour of the Kelly gang, suit of bulletproof armour ...
''.


Filmography


References


External links


Official website
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1948 births English cinematographers
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Film people from London University of Cape Town alumni South African emigrants to the United Kingdom {{Cinematographer-stub