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Michael O'Connor

Cinematographer

A cameraman with over 50 years experience, Michael O’Connor joined the NZ Broadcasting Corporation as a trainee straight from high school. O'Connor went on to shoot some of New Zealand's most iconic dramas, from Under the Mountain to 1980s cop show Mortimer's Patch. His documentary work includes popular series Heartland and Epitaph, and directing Dalvanius, about singer Dalvanius Prime.

The one thing I always enjoyed about documentary work was being with people and in places I normally wouldn't be. Michael O'Connor

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Media7 - Series Seven, Episode 13

2011, Camera - Television

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Brutal Beauty - The Architecture of Sir Miles Warren

2011, Cinematographer - Television

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Attitude Special - The Journey of the Wheel Blacks

2008, Camera - Television

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Here to Stay

2007 - 2008, Cinematographer - Television

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Here to Stay - The Chinese

2007, Camera Operator - Television

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Black Grace - From Cannon's Creek to Jacob's Pillow

2005, Cinematographer - Television

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Our Lost War

2005, Camera - Television

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Murder on the Blade?

2003, Cinematographer - Television

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Dalvanius

2002, Director - Television

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Von Tempsky's Ghost

2002, Camera - Television

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Trio at the Top

2001, Camera - Television

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Shipwreck - The Tragedy of the Boyd

2000, Cinematographer - Television

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Shipwreck - The Wreck of the Orpheus

2000, Cinematographer - Television

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The Family

1999, Camera - Television

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Hell for Leather

1999, Camera - Television

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Epitaph - An Unforgeable Signature

1999, Cinematographer - Television

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Through the Eyes of Love

1998, Cinematographer - Television

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Cave Creek: The Full Story of a National Tragedy

1998, Cinematographer - Television

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The Mighty Moa

1998, Camera - Television

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Witi Ihimaera

1997, Cinematographer - Television

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Epitaph

1997 - 2002, Cinematographer - Television

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Epitaph - Last Man Hanged

1997, Cinematographer - Television

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Icon in B Minor

1996, Camera - Television

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Ten Guitars

1996, Camera - Television

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Letter to Blanchy

1994 - 1997, Cinematographer - Television

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Marlin Bay - Series Three, Episode 11

1994, Cinematographer - Television

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It's in the Genes Girls

1993, Cinematographer - Television

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Deepwater Haven - First Episode

1993, Cinematographer - Television

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Marlin Bay

1992 - 1994, Camera - Television

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Heartland

1991 - 1996, Camera - Television

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Māori Battalion - March to Victory

1990, Camera - Television

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How D'ye Do Mr Governor

1989, Field Camera - Television

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The Shadow Trader (Part One)

1989, Camera - Television

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The Shadow Trader (Part Two)

1989, Camera - Television

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Real Lives

1988, Camera Operator - Television

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The Grasscutter

1988, Camera Operator - Television

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The Rate Race

1987, Camera - Television

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Porters (Episode Five)

1987, Cinematographer - Television

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Network New Zealand

1985, Camera - Television

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Hanlon - In Defence of Minnie Dean

1985, Camera Operator - Television

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Hanlon

1985, Camera Operator - Television

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Heroes

1984 - 1986, Cinematographer - Television

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Viewfinder - 12 April 1984

1984, Camera - Television

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Under the Mountain - The Alien World Below (Episode Four)

1981, Cinematographer - Television

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Under the Mountain

1981, Cinematographer - Television

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Mortimer's Patch - Day of Judgement (First Episode)

1980, Cinematographer - Television

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The Greatest Run on Earth

1980, Additional Camera - Television

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Mortimer's Patch

1980 - 1984, Cinematographer - Television

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Children of Fire Mountain

1979, Cinematographer - Television

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Children of Fire Mountain - Tom (First Episode)

1979, Cinematographer - Television

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Ngaio Marsh Theatre - Died in the Wool

1978, Camera Operator - Television

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Gather Your Dreams - Episode Three

1978, Cinematographer - Television

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Gather Your Dreams

1978, Cinematographer - Television

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The Mackenzie Affair - Tancred (Final Episode)

1977, Camera Operator - Television

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The Mackenzie Affair

1977, Camera Operator - Television

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Hunter's Gold

1976, Camera Operator - Television

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Hunter's Gold - First Episode

1976, Camera Operator - Television

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Section 7

1972, Camera Operator - Film - Television

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This Day

1970 - 1974, Camera - Television

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Country Calendar

1968 - 1975, 2006 - 2009 , Camera - Television

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Town and Around

1968 - 1970 , Camera (Wellington) - Television