Paul Atkins - Cinematography
Paul Atkins - Cinematography

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POINT BREAK (2015 REMAKE) (Production)
Camera Operator (2nd Unit)
Warner Bros.
Director: Ericson Core
KNIGHT OF CUPS (Post Production)
Director of Photography (2nd Unit)
Director: Terrence Malick
DP: Emmanuel Lubezki
VOYAGE OF TIME (Post Production)
Director of Photography (IMAX)
Director: Terrence Malick
MUD (2012)
Director of Photography (Underwater)
Director: Jeff Nichols
DP: Adam Stone
TO THE WONDER (2013)
Director of Photography (2nd Unit)
Director: Terrence Malick
DP: Emmanuel Lubezki
BROKEN PARADISE (2012)
Director of Photography
Director: James Sereno
THE TREE OF LIFE (2011)
Director of Photography (2nd Unit & IMAX)
Director: Terrence Malick
DP: Emmanuel Lubezki
SOUL SURFER (2011)
Camera Operator
Sony Pictures
HEATSTROKE (2007)
Director of Photography
Rigel Entertainment / SciFi Channel
AZTECA REX (2007)
Director of Photography
Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
SciFi Channel
TIDES OF WAR (2004)
Director of Photography
Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Regent Entertainment
MASTER & COMMANDER (2003)
Academy Award for Cinematography
Director of Photography (Cape Horn Unit)
Director: Peter Weir
DP: Russell Boyd.
THE LAND HAS EYES (2003)
Director of Photography
Te Maka Productions, Inc.
Sundance 2004
Fiji’s submission for Best Foreign Film Oscar (2006)
DOLPHINS (1999)
Academy Award Nominated IMAX Film
Argentina Unit Director/ Director of Photography (IMAX)
MacGillivray - Freeman Films, 1999
NIGHT ORCHID (1997)
Director of Photography
Down East Productions
DANGER ISLAND
Director of Photography (2nd Unit / Underwater)
NBC / Von Zerneck-Sertner
DP: Alan Caso


DOCUMENTARY & TELEVISION
AS DIRECTOR / CAMERAMAN

Kilauea: Mountain of Fire (2009)
PBS / ”Nature” Series
Oceans (2008)
BBC / Discovery Channel Series
Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Adventures:
Voyage to Kure (2006)
PBS / Ocean Futures
Violent Hawaii (2004)
PBS / “Nature” Series
Secret Killers of Monterey Bay (2002)
National Geographic Explorer / BBC
Emmy Nominee, CINE Masters Series Award,
Innovative Photography – Missoula Festival
Dolphins: The Wild Side (1999)
National Geographic Special NBC / BBC
Emmy Nominee (Direction), Jackson Hole Festival Winner
Great White Shark (1995)
BBC Wildlife Special/National Geographic Special (NBC)
Emmy Winner – Cinematography,
Best Program / Innovative Photography – Missoula Festival
Hawaii: Strangers in Paradise (1991)
National Geographic Special / BBC NHU
Two Emmys, Four Emmy Nominations,
Hawaii International Film Fest Winner


ADDITIONAL CREDITS

UNTITLED CAMERON CROWE PROJECT
2nd Unit DP
YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY
Cinematographer
Showtime Series
HAWAII FIVE-0
2nd Unit DP / Camera Operator
CBS Series
LAST RESORT
Camera Operator
ABC Series
FIREFLY: BROWNCOATS UNITE
Director of Photography
Science Channel
WILD HAWAII
Cinematographer
Nat Geo Wild
THE SHORT LIST
Director of Photography
Short Film Anthology / Talk Story
SECONDS FROM DISASTER: PEARL HARBOR
Cinematographer
Darlow Smithson / Nat Geo Channel
OCEAN GIANTS
Cinematographer
BBC NHU Series
OKA!
Director of Photography (2nd Unit) / Cameraman
Roland Films / Feature
KILLER WHALES
Cinematographer
Pangolin Pictures / Discovery Channel
JAWS: THE INSIDE STORY
Director of Photography
Pangolin Pictures / A&E Biography Channel
EARTH
Additional Cinematographer
Disney Nature Feature
CHIEF
Director of Photography
Dramatic Short Film / Sundance 2008
PLANET EARTH
Cameraman
BBC series
WHAT FEMALES WANT AND MALES WILL DO
Cameraman
Pangolin Pictures / PBS / Nature Series
TRIPPIN' (WITH CAMERON DIAZ)
Camera Operator
MTV series
LOST
Camera Operator (B Camera, 2nd unit)
ABC series
SILENT YEARS
Director of Photography
BAFTA Nominated Short / Kinetic Films
DAVIS ATTENBOROUGH'S LIFE OF MAMMALS
Director of Photography / Cameraman
BBC / Discovery Channel Series
NOVA: MAGNETIC STORM
Cameraman
NOVA / PBS
GREAT MOMENTS: ULTIMATE BLAST
Director / Cameraman
Terra Nova / Discovery Channel
PEARL HARBOR: LEGACY OF ATTACK
Cameraman
National Geographic Specials
STATE OF THE PLANET WITH DAVID ATTENBOROUGH
Cameraman
BBC series
LIFE IN THE FREEZER: ANTARCTICA
Director of Photography / Cameraman
BBC series
KILLER WAVE: POWER OF THE TSUNAMI
Director of Photography / Cameraman
National Geographic Television
PASSION FOR AFRICA
Director of Photography / Cameraman
National Geographic Television
THE LIVING EDENS: PALAU
Director / Cameraman
Al Giddings / ABC-Kane
IN THE WILD: DOLPHINS WITH ROBIN WILLIAMS
Cameraman
PBS / Tigress Productions
HAWAII: BORN OF FIRE
Director / Cameraman
Peace River Films / NOVA
EXPLORER SPECIALS: VOLCANO / AFRICA
Director of Host Wraps
National Geographic Explorer / TBS
MYSTERIES OF THE DEEP WITH ROBERT URICH
Director
National Geographic Explorer / TBS
TRIALS OF LIFE WITH DAVID ATTENBOROUGH
Director / Cameraman
BBC / TBS series
ISLANDS OF THE FIRE GODDESS
Director / Cameraman
BBC / PBS Nature
LOST WORLD OF THE MEDUSA
Director / Cameraman
BBC / PBS Nature
ALIENS FROM INNER SPACE
Director / Cameraman
BBC / Wildlife On One
FASTEST CLAW IN THE WEST
Cameraman
BBC / Wildlife On One

ADDITIONAL TELEVISION SERIES

Inside The NFL (HBO)

Frontline (PBS)

The Living Planet (BBC)

Horizon (BBC)

Sportsworld (NBC)

The Infinite Voyage (PBS)

Land of the Eagle (BBC)

Spirits of the Jaguar (BBC)

Island Son (CBS / Lorimar)

Beyond The Break (2nd Unit)


COMMERCIALS

AS DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Apple iPad Air (Underwater DP)

Lexus

Toyota

Senator Brian Schatz Campaign

HITACHI

"Rise of The Apes" Internet Campaign

Starwood Hotels & Resorts

McDonald’s

Burger King

Bank of Hawaii

Island Air

Taco Bell

KFC

Volkswagen

Foster’s Beer

A.I.G.

American Savings Bank

Central Pacific Bank

Pizza Hut

Oceanic Time-Warner Cable

AT&T Wireless

PBS-Hawaii

Kaiser Permanente

Hawaiian Electric Company

Hawaiian Airlines

HVCB

Hawaii Telecom

Nature Conservancy

First Insurance


AS DIRECTOR / DP

Hinode Rice

First Insurance 2012 Campaign

"Get Ready Hawaii" PSA

American Savings Bank “Kalo”

American Savings Bank "The Grow Campaign"

The Waikiki Aquarium


AWARDS

2014 Pele Award: Best Cinematography, HEMIC "Seafood"

2010 Pele Award: Best Cinematography Perfect Moments (HVCB campaign)

2005 US International Film & Video Festival, Cinematography award. Violent Hawaii.

2005 Ashland International Film Festival. Nominee Cinematography. The Land Has Eyes.

2004 Rhode Island Film festival. First Prize Cinematography. Silent Years.

2003 CINE Masters Series Award for best film in broadcasting, Secret Killers of Monterey

2002 & 1996 Missoula International Wildlife Film Fests: Innovative Photographic Techniques, Secret Killers, Great White Shark

2000 EMMY Nomination: Directing, Dolphins: The Wild Side

1999 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Fest: Best Animal Behavior, Dolphins: The Wild Side

1999 New York Film Festival: World Medal, Dolphins: The Wild Side

1995 EMMY: Cinematography, Great White Shark.

1995 British Academy Award (BAFTA) nom: Cinematography, Great White Shark.

1993 BAFTA: Cinematography, Life in the Freezer.

1992 Telluride Film Festival Tributee, honored for wildlife filmmaking

1991 EMMY: Outstanding Cultural Programming, Hawaii: Strangers in Paradise.

1991 EMMY Nomination: Directing, Hawaii: Strangers in Paradise.

1991 EMMY Nomination: Cinematography, Hawaii: Strangers in Paradise.

1991 Hawaii International Film Fest - Best Hawaii Production, Hawaii: Strangers in Paradise

1990 BAFTA: Cinematography: Trials of Life

1989 EMMY Nomination: Cinematography, Islands of the Fire Goddess


MEMBERSHIPS

IATSE, Local 600 as Director of Photography

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences





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