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David B. Nowell


David B. Nowell was born on December 4, 1948 in Los Angeles, California, USA as David Bailey Nowell. He is known for his work on The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), Signs (2002) and The Avengers (2012). See full bio »
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 2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (aerial director of photography) (post-production)
 2015 Bolden! (aerial director of photography) (post-production)
 2015 Tomorrowland (aerial director of photography) (post-production)
 2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (aerial director of photography) (post-production)
 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (aerial director of photography)
 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy (aerial director of photography)
 2014 The Purge: Anarchy (director of photography: aerial unit - as David Nowell)
 2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction (aerial director of photography)
 2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (aerial director of photography)
 2013 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (aerial director of photography: Iceland)
 2013 The Lone Ranger (aerial director of photography)
 2013 Man of Steel (aerial director of photography)
 2013 Iron Man 3 (aerial director of photography: docks, second unit - as David Nowell)
 2013 Pain & Gain (aerial director of photography)
 2013/I Oblivion (aerial director of photography)
 2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation (aerial director of photography)
 2012 Zero Dark Thirty (aerial director of photography: aerial unit, US - as David Nowell)
 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (director of photography: aerial unit)
 2012 Argo (aerial director of photography: second unit)
 2012 Savages (aerial director of photography: splinter unit - as David Nowell)
 2012 The Avengers (aerial director of photography)
 2012 Act of Valor (aerial cameraman - as David Nowell)
 2012 One for the Money (aerial director of photography - as David Nowell)
 2012 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (aerial director of photography)
 2011 New Year's Eve (aerial director of photography)
 2011 The Rum Diary (aerial director of photography)
 2011 Warrior (aerial director of photography)
 2011 Real Steel (aerial director of photography)
 2011 Cowboys & Aliens (aerial director of photography - as David Nowell)
 2011 Friends with Benefits (aerial director of photography - as David Nowell)
 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon (aerial director of photography)
 2011 Green Lantern (aerial director of photography)
 2011 X-Men: First Class (aerial director of photography)
 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (aerial director of photography)
 2011 Battle Los Angeles (aerial director of photography)
 2011 I Am Number Four (aerial director of photography)
 2011 Paul (aerial director of photography)
 2010 Gulliver's Travels (aerial director of photography: Los Angeles)
 2010 The Next Three Days (aerial director of photography: helicopter unit - as David Nowell)
 2010 Love & Other Drugs (director of photography: aerial unit)
 2010 Due Date (aerial director of photography - as David Nowell)
 2010 Unstoppable (aerial director of photography)
 2010 127 Hours (aerial director of photography)
 2010 Takers (aerial director of photography)
 2010 Iron Man 2 (aerial director of photography)
 2010/I The Losers (aerial director of photography)
 2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (aerial director of photography)
 2009 The Lovely Bones (aerial director of photography)
 2009 Law Abiding Citizen (aerial director of photography: insert and aerial unit - as David Nowell)
 2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (aerial director of photography)
 2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (aerial director of photography)
 2009 Terminator Salvation (aerial director of photography: second unit)
 2009 Star Trek (aerial director of photography)
 2009 The Unborn (aerial director of photography - as David Nowell)
 2008 Quantum of Solace (aerial director of photography: Mexico)
 2008 Max Payne (aerial director of photography)
 2008 Body of Lies (aerial director of photography: Washington D.C. - as David Nowell)
 2008 Nights in Rodanthe (aerial director of photography)
 2008 Eagle Eye (aerial director of photography)
 2008 Tropic Thunder (aerial director of photography: aerial unit)
 2008 Hancock (director of aerial photography)
 2008 Iron Man (aerial director of photography)
 2007 National Treasure: Book of Secrets (aerial director of photography)
 2007 I Am Legend (aerial director of photography - uncredited)
 2007 Fred Claus (aerial director of photography: second unit, Chicago)
 2007 Live Free or Die Hard (aerial director of photography - as David Nowells)
 2007 Transformers (aerial director of photography)
 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (director of photography: aerial unit)
 2007 Knocked Up (aerial director of photography)
 2006 The Ex (camera operator: Wescam camera - as David Nowell)
 2006 Deja Vu (aerial director of photography)
 2006 Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (director of aerial photography: second unit)
 2006 Flicka (director of aerial photography: Wyoming)
 2006/I The Guardian (aerial director of photography)
 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (aerial director of photography)
 2006 Mission: Impossible III (aerial director of photography)
 2005 King Kong (aerial director of photography)
 2005 Domino (aerial director of photography)
 2005 Shopgirl (aerial director of photography - as David Nowell)
 2005 Elizabethtown (aerial director of photography: second unit)
 2005 Serenity (aerial director of photography - as David Nowell)
 2005 The Island (aerial director of photography)
 2005 Mr. & Mrs. Smith (aerial director of photography: second unit)
 2005 Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party (Documentary) (aerial camera operator)
 2004 Flight of the Phoenix (aerial photographer)
 2004 National Treasure (director of photography: aerial unit)
 2004 Collateral (aerial director of photography)
 2004 Man on Fire (aerial director of photography)
 2004 Starsky & Hutch (aerial director of photography)
 2004 The Big Bounce (aerial director of photography: second unit)
 2004 The Threat (aerial camera operator - as David Nowell) / (director of photography: aerial unit)
 2003 Bad Boys II (aerial director of photography)
 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (aerial director of photography)
 2003 Hollywood Homicide (director of photography: aerial unit)
 2003 A Guy Thing (director of photography: aerial unit)
 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (aerial director of photography - as David Nowell)
 2002 Beat the Devil (Short) (aerial director of photography - as David Nowell)
 2002 The Ring (aerial director of photography: second unit)
 2002 Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (aerial director of photography: aerial unit - as David Nowell)
 2002 Signs (aerial director of photography: second unit) / (camera operator: second unit)
 2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember (aerial director of photography)
 2002 Minority Report (aerial photographer)
 2002 We Were Soldiers (aerial camera operator)
 2001 Behind Enemy Lines (aerial camera operator)
 2001 The One (aerial director of photography)
 2001 The Shrink Is In (aerial director of photography)
 2000 The Cell (aerial camera operator - as David Nowell)
 2000 The Perfect Storm (aerial director of photography - as David Nowell)
 2000 The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (director of photography: aerial unit)
 1999 Play It to the Bone (camera operator: second unit) / (director of photography: second unit)
 1999 The Bachelor (director of aerial photography)
 1999 Wild Wild West (aerial photographer)
 1999 Instinct (aerial photographer - as David Nowell)
 1999 The Straight Story (aerial director of photography - as David Nowell)
 1998 Enemy of the State (director of aerial photography)
 1998 Armageddon (aerial director of photography)
 1998 Six Days Seven Nights (aerial camera operator)
 1998 Wild Things (director of photography: helicopter)
 1997 I Know What You Did Last Summer (aerial camera operator: California)
 1997 G.I. Jane (aerial director of photography - uncredited)
 1997 Air Force One (aerial unit photographer)
 1997 Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (aerial director of photography)
 1997 Turbulence (aerial camera operator - as David Nowell)
 1996 The Evening Star (helicopter camera operator)
 1996 Ransom (aerial director of photography: second unit - as David Nowell)
 1996 Family Matters (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- Paris Vacation: Part 3 (1996) ... (director of photography: Paris)
- Paris Vacation: Part 2 (1996) ... (director of photography: Paris)
 1996 The Fan (helicopter camera operator)
 1996 The Rock (director of photography: aerial unit - as David Nowell)
 1995 Heat (aerial director of photography - uncredited)
 1995 Against the Odds (photographer: air-to-air - as David Nowell)
 1995 Apollo 13 (director of photography: KC-135 weightless unit - as David Nowell)
 1995 Outbreak (aerial sequences photographer)
 1994 Junior (aerial photographer)
 1994 Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (camera operator: San Francisco - as David Nowell)
 1994 Exit to Eden (director of photography: second unit - as David Nowell)
 1993 The Pelican Brief (gyroscope camera operator: New Orleans - as David Nowell)
 1993 Striking Distance (aerial photographer: second unit)
 1993 Last Action Hero (director of photography: second unit)
 1992 Unlawful Entry (aerial director of photography - as David Nowell)
 1992 White Sands (aerial photographer)
 1992 Aces: Iron Eagle III (director of photography: aerial unit)
 1991 Keeper of the City (TV Movie) (aerial camera operator - as David Nowell)
 1991 Curly Sue (aerial photographer)
 1991 Delirious (director of photography: second unit - as David Nowell)
 1991 Thelma & Louise (aerial director of photography)
 1991 Flight of the Intruder (photography: second unit)
 1990 Air America (camera operator)
 1990 Ghost Dad (director of photography: second unit - as David Nowell)
 1990 Ski Patrol (camera operator - as David Nowell)
 1989 Black Rain (aerial photographer - as David Nowell)
 1988 Iron Eagle II (aerial director of photography)
 1988 Earth Girls Are Easy (gyrosphere camera operator - as David Nowell)
 1987 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (aerial photographer)
 1987 Dragnet (aerial photographer - as David Nowell)
 1986 Howard the Duck (camera operator: second unit)
 1986 Top Gun (aerial camera operator - as David Nowell)
 1986 Choke Canyon (aerial camera operator - as David Nowell)
 1985 UFOria (aerial photographer - as David Nowell)
 1984 Joy of Sex (camera operator - as David Nowell)
 1984 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (camera operator - as David Nowell)
 1984 The Magic of David Copperfield VI: Floating Over the Grand Canyon (TV Special) (camera operator - as David Nowell)
 1983 Octopussy (camera operator: second unit - as David Nowell)
 1981 The Magic of David Copperfield IV: The Vanishing Airplane (TV Movie) (camera operator - uncredited)
 1981 King of the Mountain (aerial camera operator)
 1980 The Blues Brothers (helicopter pilot and/or camera operator - as David Nowell)
 1979 The Great Santini (aerial camera operator - as David Nowell)
 1979 Apocalypse Now (assistant camera - as David Nowell)
 1977 Capricorn One (assistant aerial camera operator - as David Nowell)
 1974 A Woman Under the Influence (camera operator - as David Nowell)
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Alternate Names:

David Knoll | David Nowel | David Nowell | David Nowells
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Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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