|Date of Birth||4 March 1947 , Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
Mini Bio (1)
A native of Canada, Ron has been based in Los Angeles for over 20 years. As a young cameraman and inventor, he spent 14 years in Europe where he established a reputation as a leader in aerial cinematography, contributing key material to Star Wars and Superman films and the longest single uncut shot in film history -- the final sequence in Antonioni's The Passenger. In 1976, Ron won the Scandinavian Commercial Cinematography award.
Over the years, many winning sequences for the Academy Award for Cinematography have featured Ron's aerial work. He also earned the Giant Screen Cinema Films (GSCA) Best Cinematography Award in 2001, 2004 and 2007. In 2007, he also received the GSCA Film Achievement Award for his work on The Alps.
During his period in Europe, Ron made many engineering improvement to the original Wescam camera system, finally culminating in the launch of the "X Mount" in 1980, which was later renamed GyroSphere. At SpaceCam, he designed a totally new gyro-stabilized camera system that remains the standard in the film industry for aerial cinematography.
Today, SpaceCam is utilized in 80% of large Hollywood features. Ron also successfully developed an IMAX® version of the system and has participated on some 15 IMAX films, two of which won the industry's best cinematography award. SnakeHead has been utilized for the first time in 2008, in James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ron Goodman