Victor J. Kemper

Victor J. Kemper ( born April 14, 1927 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American cinematographer.


Kemper came to his training at the camera in 1949 to a New York television station, where he worked as engineer. In the following decade and a half he remained technical jobs in television and film faithfully, before all the camera work prescribed in the movie.

In 1967 he was responsible for the first time as a simple cameraman at The Tiger Makes Out. Two years later, he was at that function at Alice 's Restaurant. In the same year he was promoted to director of photography in the 1970 tarnished film The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart. Overall, participated in nearly 60 productions.

Victor J. Kemper, from 1993 to 1996 and in the years 1999 to 2001, President of the American Society of Cinematographers. In 1998, he was honored by that organization with the " ASC Lifetime Achievement Award".

1987 for his work on the television film Every murder comes at a price, the first continuation of the series Kojak - Kojak nominated for an Emmy. The following year he was nominated for the ASC Award for the same production.

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