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Leo Shelton

Cinematographer

Leo Shelton started his television career in 1967 as a trainee cameraman at Wellington station WNTV-1. He worked his way up through the ranks to become a widely respected camera operator and cinematographer, on everything from news and current affairs to award-winning documentaries and drama. Shelton died on 9 May 2017.

Leo was generous with his advice and praise. I remember him once saying that I was a better cameraman than him. It made me feel pretty special at the time, even though it wasn’t true. Fellow cameraman Peter Janes, in magazine NZ Techo, Spring 2017

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Twelve Days Of Glory - The Forgotten Athletes

1993, Camera - Television

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Men of the Silver Fern - A Winning Reputation (1870 - 1924)

1993, Camera - Television

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Erua

1988, Camera - Television

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Country Calendar - Tim Wallis

1987, Camera - Television

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A Master of Light - The Life and Work of Brian Brake Photographer

1987, Camera - Television

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A Spark of Life - James Greig, Potter, Man of West and East

1987, Camera - Television

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Witi Ihimaera: Roimata Toroa

1987, Camera - Television

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Close Up - Following the Leader (Jim Bolger)

1986, Camera - Television

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Pioneer Women - Hera Ngoungou

1983, Cinematographer - Television

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Pioneer Women - Princess Te Puea

1983, Cinematographer - Television

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Country Calendar - Daggy and the Dickheads

1982, Camera - Television

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Loose Enz - The Pumice Land

1981, Camera - Television

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Close Up

1981 - 1987, Camera - Television

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Mortimer's Patch

1980 - 1984, Cinematographer - Television

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Children of Fire Mountain

1979, Camera Operator - Television

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Children of Fire Mountain - Tom (First Episode)

1979, Camera Operator - Television

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Epidemic - Hemi Te Koaka (First Episode)

1976, Camera - Television

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Epidemic

1976, Camera Operator - Television

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The Killing of Kane

1971, Assistant Camera - Television

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Town and Around: Wellington Highlights

1968, Camera - Television

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Looking at New Zealand

1967 - 1969, Camera - Television

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Country Calendar

1968 - 1991, Camera - Television

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Town and Around

1967 - 1970, Camera (Wellington) - Television

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NZBC Network News

1967 - 1975, Camera - Television