On July 19, 1957, five Air Force officers volunteered to stand directly under an exploding nuclear bomb. The only non-volunteer was the cameraman. ctbto.org/specials/testin…
The last thylacine captured on film bit the cameraman on the ass. australiangeographic.com.…
Richard Stanley the film director once escaped from war torn Afghanistan with his wounded cameraman after he took the LSD he had with him.. He said the LSD saved his life as he could see in the dark and believed he could smell the land mines.... youtu.be/rut6_hT5eKw?t=26…
Shortly after finishing the filming of Zombieland, Woody Harrelson had an altercation with a TMZ photographer. His defense was that he was still in character and thought the cameraman was a zombie. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zom…
In January 1977, inspired by film Jaws, Evel Knievel attempted a motorcycle jump over a tank of live sharks but in rehearsal he crashed breaking his arms. However he was more distraught at having injured a cameraman in the crash en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eve…
While Alfred Hitchcock was filming 'The Pleasure Garden', an actress refused to enter the water because she was on her period. It was the first time Hitchcock heard about menstruation, and a cameraman had to explain to him what she meant. the.hitchcock.zone/wiki/T…
The cameraman who videotaped The Station nightclub fire was there to film a planned segment on nightclub safety en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
An atomic bomb cameraman ripped his safety goggles a split second before the bomb exploded. He immediately covered his eyes with his hand and saw his hand's bones through his closed eyelids just like in an X-ray. youtube.com/watch?v=3mbkT…
During the filming for Top Gun, the cameraman pilot entered a flat spin in order to gain footage. This is the same flat spin that was portrayed in the movie which would ultimately kill "goose".The spin was unrecoverable, killing the pilot/cameraman. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art…
Abram McGull, a cameraman who recorded Gary Plauche shooting the man who had molested his [Gary's] son, went on to become a prosecutor. news-leader.com/story/new…
The Dolly Zoom is the name of the cinematic technique in which the camera moves closer or further from the subject while simultaneously adjusting the zoom angle to keep the subject the same size in the frame. The effect is credited to cameraman Irmin Roberts and first used by Alfred Hitchcock. wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolly_…
In the movie "Good Will Hunting", The therapy scene caused Johnny (the cameraman) to laugh so hard that the camera's POV can actually be seen moving up and down slightly as it shows Damon breaking character by also laughing so hard. youtube.com/watch?v=z8mn3…
In 1995, an ESPN cameraman captured Fenway fans having a threesome during a game. deadspin.com/5828487/in-1…
The only cameraman shot during the filming of COPS was accidentally shot by a cop. tvrage.com/Cops/show_faq
Harrison Ford breifly worked as a cameraman with the Legendary band The Doors. doorsexaminer.com/harriso…
Harrison Ford was a cameraman for the only documentary made by The Doors called "Feast of Friends" (1970) and can be seen working with Jim Morrison and the band. i.stuff.co.nz/entertainme…
Today I learned about a 1912 short film titled The Cameraman's Revenge. It is a stop motion story of infidelity using dead bugs youtube.com/watch?v=U424m…
Harrison Ford had a brief stint as a cameraman. He was offered to fill the role of second camera/grip for a documentary about The Doors, called Feast of Friends, after director Paul Ferrara had hired him for carpentry work on his house. stuff.co.nz/entertainment…
In 2002 a British man conned 30 people into believing they were participating in a reality TV series. Most of the 'contestants' gave up their homes and jobs and ended up sleeping on the floor of their cameraman's flat. No criminal case against the perpetrator was ever pursued. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
For the Super Bowl Final they hire a cameraman to run onto the pitch to shoot the jingle "I'm going to Disney World!" of whoever Disney paid to say it if they win. Millions of dollars ride on his shoulders. sfgate.com/sports/article…
In 1962, the Mansfield, Ohio Police Dept. placed a cameraman inside a public restroom, hidden behind an one-way mirror, in order to film gay men having sex. 38 men were later convicted of sodomy. williamejones.com/collect…
Footage exists of the 2003 fire at The Station nightclub in Rhode Island (US) because a cameraman for a local news station was already there that night, filming a story about nightclub tragedies foxnews.com/story/0,2933,…
Steven Fry's cameraman was sexually assaulted by a flightless parrot youtube.com/watch?v=6A7uF…
A cameraman for the TV show "Cops" was killed during a shooting involving a Robbery suspect. nytimes.com/2014/08/28/us…
Today I learned of a Hollywood film cameraman who played in the NFL. Todd Schlopy kicked in three games during the 1987 NFL players' strike, then returned to his main career of cinematographer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tod…
A Turkish cameraman died in de Centennial Olympic Park bombing not by the explosion itself but he got a heart attack rushing to the place to capture the aftermath. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cen…
Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson) released an instructional canoe building video in 2008. His cameraman's pay was one canoe. youtube.com/user/Canoecra…
David Fincher (director Fight Club, et al) was an assistant cameraman on Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi imdb.com/name/nm0000399/?…
Filming a car chase in the Raid 2 involved disguising a cameraman as a car seat and having another lying on a sideboard attached to the car youtube.com/watch?v=kutD5…
One of George Lucas' first professional jobs was as a cameraman for the infamous Rolling Stones Altamont Speedway concert / documentary _Gimme Shelter_. imdb.com/name/nm0000184/?…
The first word processor for home computers was developed by a former cameraman for Candid Camera with no programming experience. Released in 1976, Electric Pencil proved to be a big success. books.google.ca/books?id=…
Dennis Rodman effectively lost $1,000,000 for kicking a cameraman during an NBA game nytimes.com/1997/01/21/sp…
An aerial cameraman died while filming for the movie Top gun. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A…
Cary Grant's signature forehead bump was actually a benign tumour. A concerned cameraman on the set of "An Affair to Remember" urged Grant to get it checked out. books.google.ca/books?id=…
The narrator for the Honey Badger videos is a true wildlife enthusiast and was inspired by his father, who was a cameraman for Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom. youtube.com/watch?v=opPn3…
Harrison Ford was a cameraman for The Doors youtube.com/watch?v=R_qIk…
The scene in Good Will Hunting where Robin Williams talks about his wife's idiosyncrasies was improvised, and it made the cameraman laugh so hard the camera can be seen moving up and down slightly en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goo…
On December 31st 1999, a cameraman and a DJ cheated time zones and actually celebrated the New Millenium twice. harveyglen.com/about-me/
The POW crew members from the captured U.S.S. Pueblo secretly gave cameraman "the finger" claiming it was a "Hawaiian good luck sign" in staged North Korean propaganda photos en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llo…
Harrison Ford was once a cameraman for The Doors youtube.com/watch?v=IZ_YD…
The famous TV shot of Carlton Fisk "waving" his '75 World Series home run fair -- pioneering the "reaction shot" in televised sports -- only happened because the cameraman was distracted by a rat at his feet. He only followed Fisk down the line because he did not see where the ball was hit. sptimes.com/News/112399/S…
Ridley Scott didn't think that the "Space Jockey" looked big enough in Alien, so he had his two sons and the son of a cameraman take the place of the actors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali…

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