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Stephen McCarthy (I)


Stephen McCarthy is a director of photography whose thirty year career has spanned the width and breadth of non-fiction filmmaking. His work appears regularly in prime time documentary series including PBS's American Experience, American Masters, Frontline, Nova and P.O.V. as well as HBO's "YoungArts Masterclass" Mr. McCarthy has served as ... See full bio »

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Known For

King Arthur
King Arthur Camera and Electrical Department
(2004)
The Bill
The Bill Camera and Electrical Department
(2005-2010)
In America
In America Camera and Electrical Department
(2002)
American Experience
American Experience Camera and Electrical Department
(1996-2016)

Filmography

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 2015 Wifey Redux (Short) (best boy) (completed)
 2016 Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War (Documentary) (additional camera)
 2016 Jackie Robinson (TV Mini-Series documentary) (additional cinematography - 2 episodes)
- Jackie Robinson: Part Two (2016) ... (additional cinematography)
- Jackie Robinson: Part One (2016) ... (additional cinematography)
 2016 Simply Ming (TV Series documentary) (director of photography - 4 episodes)
- Dallas with Omar Flores (2016) ... (director of photography)
- Dallas with Matt McCallister (2016) ... (director of photography)
- Dallas with Stephen Pyles (2016) ... (director of photography)
- Dallas with Dean Fearing (2016) ... (director of photography)
  Frontline (TV Series documentary) (camera operator - 10 episodes, 1997 - 2015) (additional camera operator - 3 episodes, 2009 - 2012) (cinematographer - 3 episodes, 2000 - 2008) (additional photography - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2011)
- My Brother's Bomber Part 3 (2015) ... (camera operator)
- My Brother's Bomber Part 2 (2015) ... (camera operator)
- The Retirement Gamble (2013) ... (camera operator)
- Endgame: Aids in Black America (2012) ... (additional camera operator)
- Football High (2011) ... (additional photography)
 2015 Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted (TV Special) (camera operator)
  American Masters (TV Series documentary) (camera operator - 1 episode, 2015) (assistant camera - 1 episode, 1990)
- American Ballet Theatre: A History (2015) ... (camera operator)
- Edward R. Murrow: This Reporter (1990) ... (assistant camera - as Steve McCarthy)
  Nova (TV Series documentary) (camera operator - 17 episodes, 2001 - 2015) (cinematographer - 8 episodes, 2001 - 2015) (additional camera - 1 episode, 2015) (additional photography - 1 episode, 2011) (assistant camera - 1 episode, 2007)
- Lethal Seas (2015) ... (additional camera)
- The Great Math Mystery (2015) ... (cinematographer)
- Petra: Lost City of Stone (2015) ... (camera operator)
- Inside Animal Minds: Dogs & Super Senses (2014) ... (camera operator)
- At the Edge of Space (2013) ... (camera operator)
 2014/I Standby (gaffer)
 2014 Damo and Ivor (TV Series) (gaffer - 5 episodes)
- Episode #2.5 (2014) ... (gaffer)
- Episode #2.4 (2014) ... (gaffer)
- Episode #2.3 (2014) ... (gaffer)
- Episode #2.2 (2014) ... (gaffer)
- Episode #2.1 (2014) ... (gaffer)
 2014 Cutting Grass (Short) (gaffer)
  Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (additional camera operator - 3 episodes, 2003 - 2014) (cinematographer - 1 episode, 2008)
- God Loves Uganda (2014) ... (additional camera operator)
- Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness (2010) ... (additional camera operator)
- Banished (2008) ... (cinematographer)
- Strange Fruit (2003) ... (additional camera operator)
  American Experience (TV Series documentary) (camera operator - 6 episodes, 2002 - 2011) (additional cinematographer - 3 episodes, 1999 - 2010) (additional photography - 2 episodes, 2009) (assistant camera - 2 episodes, 1996 - 2000) (additional camera operator - 1 episode, 2014) (additional photographer - 1 episode, 1999)
- The Amish: Shunned (2014) ... (additional camera operator)
- The Great Famine (2011) ... (camera operator)
- Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World (2010) ... (additional cinematographer)
- We Shall Remain: Part V - Wounded Knee (2009) ... (additional photography)
- We Shall Remain: Part II - Tecumseh's Vision (2009) ... (additional photography)
 2014 Calvary (gaffer)
 2014 Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (Documentary) (additional camera)
 2013 The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (TV Mini-Series documentary) (camera operator - 4 episodes)
- Rise! (1940-1968) (2013) ... (camera operator)
- Making a Way Out of No Way (1897-1940) (2013) ... (camera operator)
- Into the Fire (1861-1890) (2013) ... (camera operator)
- The Age of Slavery (1800-1860) (2013) ... (camera operator)
 2013 Run & Jump (gaffer)
 2012 Crime Stories (TV Series) (camera assistant - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.17 (2012) ... (camera assistant - as Steve McCarthy)
  Nova ScienceNow (TV Series documentary) (camera operator - 10 episodes, 2007 - 2012) (cinematographer - 2 episodes, 2011)
- Can I Eat That? (2012) ... (camera operator)
- How Smart are Animals? (2011) ... (cinematographer)
- How Does the Brain Work? (2011) ... (camera operator)
- Can We Live Forever? (2011) ... (camera operator)
- Can We Make It to Mars? (2011) ... (cinematographer)
 2012 Electoral Dysfunction (Documentary) (additional photography)
 2012 The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (Documentary) (gaffer: Dublin unit)
 2011 Dreams of a Life (Documentary) (gaffer: Ireland)
 2011 Prohibition (TV Mini-Series documentary) (additional cinematographer - 3 episodes)
- A Nation of Hypocrites (2011) ... (additional cinematographer)
- A Nation of Scofflaws (2011) ... (additional cinematographer)
- A Nation of Drunkards (2011) ... (additional cinematographer)
 2011 The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection and Adaptation (Documentary short) (camera operator)
 2011 The Making of the Fittest: The Birth and Death of Genes (Documentary short) (camera operator)
 2011 The Education of Dee Dee Ricks (Documentary) (additional camera - as Steve McCarthy)
 2010-2011 Raw (TV Series) (gaffer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #3.4 (2011) ... (gaffer)
- Episode #3.1 (2011) ... (gaffer)
- Episode #3.6 (2010) ... (gaffer)
- Episode #3.3 (2010) ... (gaffer)
- Episode #3.2 (2010) ... (gaffer)
 2011 Nova Science Now: How Smart Are Animals? (TV Series documentary) (camera operator - 1 episode)
 2010 Mysteries at the Museum (TV Series documentary) (photography - 2 episodes)
- San Francisco Quake; Mastodon Story (2010) ... (photography)
- Alcatraz; Enigma Machine; Real Mona Lisa (2010) ... (photography)
 2010 Bo Burnham: Words, Words, Words (TV Special) (camera operator)
  God in America (TV Series) (additional camera operator - 1 episode, 2010) (additional cinematographer - 1 episode, 2010)
- A Nation Reborn/A New Light (2010) ... (additional camera operator)
- A New Adam/A New Eden (2010) ... (additional cinematographer)
 2010 Going Blind (Documentary) (camera operator)
  The Bill (TV Series) (assistant camera - 68 episodes, 2005 - 2008) (camera assistant - 37 episodes, 2005 - 2010)
- Taking a Stand (2010) ... (camera assistant - as Steve McCarthy)
- The Calling (2010) ... (camera assistant - as Steve McCarthy)
- Walk on My Grave (2010) ... (camera assistant - as Steve McCarthy)
- Deadly Consequences (2010) ... (camera assistant - as Steve McCarthy)
- That Type of Cop (2010) ... (camera assistant - as Steve McCarthy)
 2010 Noreen (Short) (gaffer)
 2010 This Emotional Life (TV Series documentary) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- Rethinking Happiness (2010) ... (camera operator)
 2009 Freedom Riders (TV Series) (additional photography)
 2009 FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman (TV Series) (videographer - 1 episode)
- How to Really Train Your Dog (2009) ... (videographer)
 2009/I Cracks (additional electrician)
 2009 Father & Son (TV Mini-Series) (gaffer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (2009) ... (gaffer)
- Episode #1.3 (2009) ... (gaffer)
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... (gaffer)
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... (gaffer)
 2009 The People v. Leo Frank (additional camera)
 2009 Nature (TV Series documentary) (additional cinematographer - 1 episode)
- The Loneliest Animals (2009) ... (additional cinematographer)
 2008 Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story (Documentary) (additional cinematographer)
 2008 Food, Inc. (Documentary) (additional photography)
 2007 The War (TV Mini-Series documentary) (additional cinematography - 6 episodes)
- A World Without War: March 1945 - September 1945 (2007) ... (additional cinematography)
- The Ghost Front: December 1944 - March 1945 (2007) ... (additional cinematography)
- Pride of Our Nation: June 1944 - August 1944 (2007) ... (additional cinematography)
- A Deadly Calling: November 1943 - June 1944 (2007) ... (additional cinematography)
- When Things Get Tough: January 1943 - December 1943 (2007) ... (additional cinematography)
 2007 Shrooms (gaffer: pick-ups)
 2007 Learning Gravity (aka the Undertaking) (lighting gaffer)
 2006 Talk (Short) (camera operator - as Steve McCarthy)
 2006 Murphy's Law (TV Series) (gaffer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #4.3 (2006) ... (gaffer)
- Episode #4.2 (2006) ... (gaffer)
- Episode #4.1 (2006) ... (gaffer)
 2004 Six Shooter (Short) (gaffer)
 2004 King Arthur (gaffer)
 2004 Small Ball: A Little League Story (Documentary) (additional photography)
 2003 Close (Short) (gaffer)
 2003 This Far by Faith (TV Series documentary) (videographer - 1 episode)
- There Is a River (2003) ... (videographer)
 2002 Tough Love (TV Movie) (electrician - as Steve McCarthy)
 2002 In America (generator operator - as Stephen Mccarthy)
 2002 Strange Fruit (Documentary) (additional photographer)
 2002 Evolution (TV Series documentary) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- The Mind's Big Bang (2002) ... (camera operator - as Steve McCarthy)
 2002 Science Times (TV Series documentary) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- Ancient Poison, Modern Cure (2002) ... (camera operator)
 2002 Social Studies in Action: A Teaching Practices Library K-12 (TV Series) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- Making Bread Together ... (camera operator - as Steve McCarthy)
 2001 The Impressionists (TV Movie documentary) (additional cinematographer)
 1999-2001 New York: A Documentary Film (TV Series documentary) (additional director of photography - 7 episodes)
- The City and the World (1945-2000) (2001) ... (additional director of photography)
- City of Tomorrow (1929-1941) (2001) ... (additional director of photography)
- Cosmopolis (1919-1931) (1999) ... (additional director of photography)
- Sunshine and Shadow (1865-1898) (1999) ... (additional director of photography)
- The Power and the People (1898-1918) (1999) ... (additional director of photography)
 2001 Jazz (TV Mini-Series documentary) (additional cinematography - 2 episodes)
- The True Welcome: 1929-1934 (2001) ... (additional cinematography)
- Gumbo: Beginnings to 1917 (2001) ... (additional cinematography)
 2000 Buskers (Short) (gaffer)
 2000 George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire (Documentary) (assistant camera)
 1998 Frank Lloyd Wright (Documentary) (assistant camera)
 1997/II Alaska (Short) (electrician)
 1997 Divided Highways: The Interstates and the Transformation of American Life (Documentary) (additional cinematography)
 1996 Space Truckers (electrician)
 1996 The Van (electrician)
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Stephen McCarthy is the brother of Designer Elaine J. McCarthy.

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