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John Ramsay

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Born in Hamilton in 1958, and raised mainly in Auckland, John Ramsay went on to study science at Massey University, before doing extended time overseas. Returning home in the mid 1980s, he learnt about photography and soon fell in love with moving pictures. He began filming a busy diet of documentaries and commercials, and set up camera company Shoot with Simon Moore. Keen on any project involving a plane or helicopter, Ramsay's credits included award-winning documentary Relative Guilt50 Years of Television, and many projects for Māori Television. He passed away on 12 March 2017.

John was one of those unique directors of photography that you could trust implicitly to send off overseas by himself to shoot a job – no matter how challenging. Simon Moore, John Ramsay's business partner at camera company Shoot

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All Talk with Anika Moa - First Episode

2016, Studio Crew - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 1 - From One Channel to One Hundred

2010, Camera - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 2 - The Whole World's Watching

2010, Camera - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 3 - Let Us Entertain You

2010, Camera - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 4 - Winners and Losers

2010, Camera - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 5 - Telling Stories

2010, Camera - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 6 - A Sense of Identity

2010, Camera - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 7 - Taonga TV

2010, Camera - Television

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Christine Hellyar - Artist and Naturalist

2009, Camera - Television

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Eating Pork'n'Puha with Chopsticks

2007, Camera - Television

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Being Billy Apple

2007, Camera - Television

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Swing

2005, Camera - Music video

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Contemplating the Landscape - Stanley Palmer in Karamea

2005, Camera - Television

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New Faces Old Fears

2004, Camera - Television

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Ben and Olivia: The Search for Truth

2002, Camera - Second Unit - Television

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1951

2001, Camera - Television

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Space

2000 - 2003, Cinematographer - Television

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My Kainga My Castle

2000, Cinematographer - Television

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The Price of Fame

2000, Camera - Television

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Relative Guilt

1999, Camera - Television

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Robert Muldoon: The Grim Face of Power - Part One

1994, Camera - Television

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Robert Muldoon: The Grim Face of Power - Part Two

1994, Camera - Television

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Kia Ora Bonjour - Part One

1990, Camera - Television

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Kia Ora Bonjour - Part Two

1990, Camera - Television

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Lew Pryme - Welcome to my World

1990, Camera - Television

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Hotshotz

1989, Camera Operator - Television