Son of film pioneer Fred Ransom.
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 2007 Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (camera operator: second unit) / (director of photography: second unit)
 2007/I Shooter (director of photography: second unit)
 2001 Out Cold (camera operator: second unit) / (director of photography: second unit)
 2001 Wolf Lake (TV Series) (director of photography: second unit)
 2000 Shanghai Noon (director of photography: second unit)
 1998 Deep Rising (camera operator: "b" camera)
 1996-1997 The X-Files (TV Series) (director of photography - 8 episodes)
- Kaddish (1997) ... (director of photography: second unit)
- El Mundo Gira (1997) ... (director of photography: second unit)
- Paper Hearts (1996) ... (director of photography: second unit)
- Terma (1996) ... (director of photography: second unit)
- Tunguska (1996) ... (director of photography: second unit)
 1996 An Unexpected Family (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 1996 Bordello of Blood (camera operator: "b" camera)
 1996 She Woke Up Pregnant (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 1996 A Secret Between Friends: A Moment of Truth Movie (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 1996 Happy Gilmore (camera operator)
 1996 Harvey (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 1995 Slam Dunk Ernest (Video) (camera operator)
 1995 Deadlocked: Escape from Zone 14 (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 1995 Man of the House (camera operator: "b" camera)
 1995 University Hospital (TV Series) (camera operator - 3 episodes)
- Life and Death (1995) ... (camera operator)
- Endings and Beginnings (1995) ... (camera operator)
- Secrets Great and Small (1995) ... (camera operator)
 1995 Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (camera operator: second unit)
 1995 Fighting for My Daughter (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 1994 Wagons East (camera operator: "a" camera)
 1994 Red Scorpion 2 (camera operator)
 1994 This Can't Be Love (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 1993 Ernest Rides Again (camera operator)
 1993 Look Who's Talking Now (camera operator: "b" camera)
 1993 Cool Runnings (camera operator: second unit)
 1993 When a Stranger Calls Back (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 1992 Through the Eyes of a Killer (TV Movie) (camera operator)
  21 Jump Street (TV Series) (camera operator - 25 episodes, 1989 - 1990) (assistant camera - 24 episodes, 1987)
- Back to School (1990) ... (camera operator)
- Tunnel of Love (1990) ... (camera operator)
- Blackout (1990) ... (camera operator)
- Everyday Is Christmas (1990) ... (camera operator)
- Rounding Third (1990) ... (camera operator)
 1990 The New Adventures of the Black Stallion (TV Series) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- Where There's a Will (1990) ... (camera operator)
 1990 Ski School (additional photographer: second unit)
 1989 Look Who's Talking (first assistant camera: second unit)
 1989 Food of the Gods II (camera operator: second unit)
 1988 Watchers (first assistant camera: second unit)
 1987 Malone (first assistant camera: second unit, Vancouver)
 1986 Rad (assistant camera)
 1985-1986 Danger Bay (TV Series) (first assistant camera - 5 episodes)
- Grace Under Pressure (1986) ... (first assistant camera)
- Katie and the Whale (1985) ... (first assistant camera)
- Salmon Run (1985) ... (first assistant camera)
- Running Free (1985) ... (first assistant camera)
- The Sea Pup (1985) ... (first assistant camera)
 1985 The Lost Empire (second assistant camera)
 1985 Ghost Warrior (second assistant camera)
 1983 Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (assistant camera)
 1983 My Tutor (second assistant camera)
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Alternate Names:

Joel J. Ransom | Joel R. Ransom | Joel Ranson

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Son of film pioneer Fred Ransom.

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