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Leo Shelton


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