JR Campbell
Over the past 21 years I have worked as a Director of Photography and or Camera Operator on just about every kind of production you can imagine. I started out shooting non-fiction TV shows and documentaries for networks such as Discovery, National Geographic, TLC, MTV, History Channel, ESPN, etc. After years of shooting television, I started to moved my focus into larger budget feature films and commercial productions. Specializing in 35mm film and high-end digital cinema production, I’ve worked on feature films and other narratives, commercials, music videos, and branded content videos. Recently I won a Best Lighting Telly award for a Geico commercial that I DP’d. In addition, I also had the honor to be one of two main camera operators for the most recent “Rocky” feature film series “Creed”, which has been an enormous success. I was also recently the lead Camera Operator on “Brawl In Cell Block 99”, starring Vince Vaughn and directed by the incredibly talented Craig Zahler. This movie is sure to be a big hit.
My passion for beautiful imagery is one of many reasons I am one of the most sought after cameramen in the area. Years of television production and working with shoestring budgets and small crews has shaped my work ethic and proficiency. It has also made me one hell of a handheld cameraman. The time I’ve spent working on big budget projects has given me an entirely different set of tools and knowledge to go further into these types of projects. What sets me apart is the ability to meld both worlds of cinema production with run and gun docu-series style production. I truly love what I do. My creative, collaborative and ‘can do’ attitude continually lead to amazing projects. Not to mention I always bring a great attitude to set.

CREDITS PARTIAL LIST

 

Narrative

Walking Dead – AMC – Camera Operator – Multiple episodes
The originals – The CW – Camera Operator – Multiple Episodes
Lodge 49 – AMC – Camera operator
The Quad – BET – Camera Operator – Multiple Episodes
Dynasty – The CW – Camera Operator – Multiple episodes
Life and Death of John Gotti – A Camera Operator – Feature Film – Directed by Kevin Connolly
Ozark – Netflix – B Camera Operator/2nd Unit DP – Episodic – Directed by Andrew Bernstein
Brawl In Cell Block 99 – A Camera Operator – Feature film – Directed by Craig Zahler
Creed – MGM – B Camera Operator/2nd Unit DP – Feature Film – Directed by Ryan Coogler
Delco Proper – A Camera Operator – Comedy Central – Episodic TV – Directed by John McKeever
The Affair – Showtime — Camera Operator – Episodic TV
Equity – Camera Operator – Feature Film – Directed by Meera Menon
Do No Harm – NBC – Camera Operator –  Episodic TV

Split Decision – Director or Photography – Short film directed by Ken Barbet

Princess Dancer – Director of Photography – Short film directed by Kevin Hackenberg

Marmalade – Director of Photography – Short Film directed by Allen Alan Clarke

TV/Docu – Series:

 

History Channel – Truck Night In America
Nat Geo – Missing Dial (Reenactments only)
Animal Planet – Life at Vet U
Nat Geo – The Boonies
Discovery – Rebel Gold
Animal Planet – Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Food Network – All Star Academy
Food Network Cooks vs Cons
DIY – Barn Hunters
TLC –  Preaching Alabama
Food Network – Americas Best Cooks
Discovery – Hillbilly Blood
Animal Planet – Call of the Wildman
Discovery – Amish Mafia season 2
Nat Geo – Worlds Toughest Fixes
Equator HD – Journeys of the Heart Peru
Food Network – Heat Seekers
Food Network – Restaurant Impossible
TLC – A Dating Story
TLC – A Makeover Story
TLC – A Perfect Proposal
Discovery – Surgery Saved My Life
HGTV – Homes of Europe

Commercial

 

Geico
FX Network
Dish Network
Planet Fitness
Trojan
Arm & Hammer
Turtle Wax
WPVI – 6 ABC
Mentadent

Music Video

 

Julia Othmer – Whether

Jazzy Jeff & Peedi Peedi – Brand New Funk 2K7
Victory In Numbers – The King Is Dead
Blue Collar – Vincent

Downtown Harvest – Sinner