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BJ McDonnell

BJ McDonnell is a motion picture camera operator and director. In 2000 McDonnell graduated from Los Angeles City College with his degree in Cinema and quickly became a grip and then a union camera / steadicam operator in I.A.T.S.E 600.He is also a member of SAG / AFTRA. McDonnell has shot such features as "Jack Reacher", "Battle: Los Angeles", "... See full bio »
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Avengers: Age of Ultron
Avengers: Age of Ultron Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Reacher
Jack Reacher Camera and Electrical Department
Tomorrowland Camera and Electrical Department
Battle Los Angeles
Battle Los Angeles Camera and Electrical Department


Hide Hide Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (151 credits)
 2017 Annabelle 2 (camera operator) / (steadicam operator) (completed)
 2017/II Unforgettable (camera steadicam operator) (completed)
 2017 The Disaster Artist (a camera: steadicam operator) (completed)
 2017 Future Man (TV Movie) (a camera: steadicam operator) (post-production)
 2017/I Home Again (b cam operator: steadicam operator) (post-production)
  The Evil Within (additional Steadicam operator) (post-production)
 2016 Office Christmas Party (a camera: steadicam operator)
 2016 Rules Don't Apply (camera operator) / (steadicam operator)
 2016 Central Intelligence (additional b camera steadicam operator)
 2016 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping ("a" camera operator) / (steadicam operator)
 2016 Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (a camera: steadicam operator)
 2016 31 (a camera/steadicam operator)
 2016 Discarnate (camera operator)
 2016 Dream Team (TV Movie) (a cam operator)
 2015 Freaks of Nature (camera operator: "b" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2015 Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (a camera operator: steadicam operator)
 2015/I The Perfect Guy (camera operator)
 2015 Ant-Man (a cam operator/steadicam: additional photography)
 2015 Tomorrowland (b camera / steadicam operator: Spain & Los Angeles) / (b camera/steadicam operator: Spain and Los Angeles)
 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron (camera operator: "a" camera) / (steadicam operator: additional photography)
 2014/II The Interview (a cam/steadicam operator)
 2014 Immediately Afterlife (Short) (steadicam operator)
 2014/I Neighbors (a-camera/steadicam operator)
 2014 Life After Beth (camera operator)
 2013 Lone Survivor (steadicam operator: second unit)
 2013 Mortal Kombat: Legacy (TV Series) (a cam/steadicam operator - 2 episodes)
- The Cause of Liu Kangs Fall Is Revealed (2013) ... (a cam/steadicam operator)
- Liu Kang and Kung Lao Reunite in Macau (2013) ... (a cam/steadicam operator)
 2013 This Is the End (additional camera operator - uncredited)
 2013 Star Trek Into Darkness (additional camera operator: second unit - uncredited)
 2013 The List (TV Movie) (b camera / steadicam operator)
 2012 Jack Reacher (camera operator: "a" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2012 The Walking Dead: Webisodes (TV Series) (a cam/steadicam operator - 4 episodes)
- Cold Storage: Parting Shots (2012) ... (a cam/steadicam operator)
- Cold Storage: Keys to the Kingdom (2012) ... (a cam/steadicam operator)
- Cold Storage: Hide and Seek (2012) ... (a cam/steadicam operator)
- Cold Storage: The Chosen Ones (2012) ... (a cam/steadicam operator)
 2012/II The Collection (camera operator: "a" camera - as BJ McDonnel) / (steadicam operator - as BJ McDonnel)
 2012 The Lords of Salem (a camera operator: additional photography)
 2012 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (camera operator: "a" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2012 That's My Boy (camera operator: "b" camera)
 2012 Loom (Short) (camera operator)
 2012 Project X (additional camera operator)
 2011 The Darkest Hour (camera operator: "a" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2011 Arena (Video) (camera operator: "a" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2011 Killer Joe (camera operator: "a" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2011 Battle Los Angeles (camera operator: "b" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2011/I The Roommate (camera operator: "a" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2010 Zombie Roadkill (TV Series short) (Steadicam operator - 2010)
 2010 Easy A (additional camera operator - uncredited) / (additional steadicam operator - uncredited)
 2010 Hatchet II (camera operator) / (steadicam operator - uncredited)
 2010 Jonah Hex (camera operator: Los Angeles) / (steadicam operator: Los Angeles)
 2010 Mortal Kombat: Rebirth (Video) (camera operator: "b" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2010 Nic & Tristan Go Mega Dega (Steadicam operator)
 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street (camera operator: "a" camera, Los Angeles & insert units) / (steadicam operator: Los Angeles & insert units)
 2010 Once Fallen (steadicam operator)
 2010 MacGruber (camera operator: "a" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2010 The Odds (TV Movie) (camera operator: "a" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2009 Convict (Steadicam operator)
 2009 The Canyon (Steadicam operator) / (camera operator: "b" camera)
 2009 The Tivo (Short) (camera operator)
 2009 Fame (camera operator: "c" camera - uncredited) / (operator: MK-V AR - uncredited) / (steadicam operator)
 2009 The Hole (Steadicam operator: Los Angeles - as BJ Mcdonnell)
 2009 Halloween II (MK-V AR operator) / (Steadicam operator) / (camera operator: "b" camera)
 2009/II Forget Me Not (b camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2009/I The Collector (Steadicam operator) / (camera operator: "a" camera)
 2009/I Angel of Death (steadicam operator)
 2009 The Six Wives of Henry Lefay (Steadicam operator) / (camera operator: "a" camera)
 2009/I Mercy (camera operator: "a" camera) / (steadicam operator)
 2009 Serious Moonlight (camera operator - as B.J. McDonnell) / (steadicam operator - as B.J. McDonnell)
 2009 Stay Cool (Steadicam operator)
  Heroes (TV Series) (Steadicam operator - 11 episodes, 2007 - 2008) (steadicam operator - 7 episodes, 2008 - 2009)
- Chapter Ten '1961' (2009) ... (steadicam operator - uncredited)
- Chapter Seven 'Cold Snap' (2009) ... (steadicam operator - uncredited)
- Chapter Six 'Shades of Gray' (2009) ... (steadicam operator - uncredited)
- Chapter Four 'Cold Wars' (2009) ... (steadicam operator - uncredited)
- Chapter Three 'Building 26' (2009) ... (steadicam operator - uncredited)
 2009 Tag (Short) (steadicam operator)
 2009 Shrink (Steadicam operator)
 2008 Starting Under (TV Movie) (Steadicam operator - 2008)
 2008 The New Adventures of Old Christine (TV Series) (steadicam operator - 1 episode)
- Everyone Says I Love You Except Ritchie (2008) ... (steadicam operator - uncredited)
 2008 Death Race (camera operator: Los Angeles)
 2008 Jolene (camera operator - as B.J. McDonnell) / (steadicam operator - as B.J. McDonnell)
 2008 30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust (TV Mini-Series) (camera operator: "a" camera - 2008)
 2008 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series) (additional camera operator - 1 episode)
- Pater Familias (2008) ... (additional camera operator - uncredited)
 2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) (additional camera operator - 1 episode)
- For Gedda (2008) ... (additional camera operator)
  Welcome to the Captain (TV Series) (Steadicam operator - 5 episodes, 2008) (camera operator - 5 episodes, 2008)
- Mr. Big Meeting (2008) ... (Steadicam operator) / (camera operator: "a" camera)
- The Wrecking Crew (2008) ... (Steadicam operator) / (camera operator: "a" camera)
- The Letter (2008) ... (Steadicam operator) / (camera operator: "a" camera)
- Weekend at Saul's (2008) ... (Steadicam operator) / (camera operator: "a" camera)
- Pilot (2008) ... (Steadicam operator) / (camera operator: "a" camera)
 2008 Living Hell (TV Movie) (camera operator - as B.J. McDonnell)
 2008 Expendable (Short) (Steadicam operator)
 2007 Fugly (TV Movie) (additional Steadicam operator: additional unit)
 2007 The Take (Steadicam operator)
 2007 Born in the USA (TV Movie) (Steadicam operator)
 2007 Halloween (Steadicam operator) / (camera operator: "b" camera)
 2007 The Kingdom (additional camera operator: second unit)
  Standoff (TV Series) (camera operator - 7 episodes, 2006 - 2007) (Steadicam operator - 6 episodes, 2006 - 2007)
- Ex-Factor (2007) ... (camera operator)
- Lie to Me (2007) ... (camera operator)
- Road Trip (2007) ... (Steadicam operator - uncredited) / (camera operator)
- Backfire (2007) ... (Steadicam operator - uncredited) / (camera operator)
- No Strings (2007) ... (camera operator)
 2007 How to Rob a Bank (and 10 Tips to Actually Get Away with It) (Steadicam operator) / (camera operator: "b" camera)
 2007 Ripple Effect (Steadicam operator) / (camera operator: "b" camera)
 2007 Family Karma (Short) (steadicam operator - as B.J. McDonnell)
 2007 The Grand (camera operator) / (steadicam operator)
 2007 Assassin (Short) (Steadicam operator)
 2007 Sinner (camera operator)
 2007 Santa Croce (Short) (Steadicam operator)
 2007 Magnus, Inc. (Short) (Steadicam operator)
 2007/I Spiral (Steadicam operator) / (camera operator: "a" camera)
 2007 Beat the Street (Short) (steadicam operator)
 2007 The Big Day (Short) (steadicam operator - as B.J. McDonnell)
 2006 Faith Happens (Steadicam operator)
 2006 Mr. Fix It (additional Steadicam operator) / (additional camera operator)
 2006 Eye of the Dolphin (Steadicam operator)
 2006 Dark Ride (Steadicam operator)
 2006 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Steadicam operator) / (camera operator)
 2006 The Dog Problem (Steadicam operator) / (camera operator)
 2006 Mystery Woman: Oh Baby (TV Movie) (Steadicam operator - as B.J. McDonnell)
 2006 Hood of Horror (Steadicam operator) / (Steadicam operator: "b" camera) / (camera operator)
 2006 Hatchet (Steadicam operator: "a" camera)
 2006/I Lucid (Short) (Steadicam operator)
 2006 Living the Dream (additional Steadicam operator)
 2006 Janie (Short) (additional Steadicam operator)
 2006 Open Window (Steadicam operator)
 2006 The Gymnast (Steadicam operator)
 2005 Heart of the Beholder (Steadicam operator) / (camera operator)
 2005 A Year and a Day (Steadicam operator)
 2005 Kids in America (Steadicam operator)
 2005 Brothers in Arms (Steadicam operator) / (camera operator: "b" camera)
 2005 The Devil's Rejects (dolly grip - as B.J. McDonnell) / (grip - as B.J. McDonnell)
 2005 War of the Worlds (additional grip - uncredited)
 2005 Nightshift (Short) (Steadicam operator)
 2005 Break a Leg (best boy grip) / (dolly grip) / (key grip)
 2005 West Bank Story (Short) (Steadicam operator - as Billy John McDonnell)
 2005 Americano (Steadicam operator)
 2005 Dating Games People Play (additional Steadicam operator)
 2005 Dirty Love (Steadicam operator) / (camera operator)
 2004 Wear Something Nice (Short) (Steadicam operator)
 2004 Choices (Short) (Steadicam operator)
 2004 How's My Driving (Short) (key grip)
 2004 Shallow Ground (steadicam operator - as B.J. McDonnell)
 2004 Sweet Union (Short) (Steadicam operator)
 2004 Perfect Opposites (grip)
 2004 Who's Your Daddy? (Video) (grip)
 2004 Seafood Heaven (Short) (Steadicam operator)
 2003 Evil Alien Conquerors (grip)
 2003 Winter Break (grip)
 2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (grip: second unit)
 2003 Dallas 362 (dolly grip)
 2003 Stealing Candy (grip - as B.J. McDonnell)
 2003 Spin, Shoot & Run (key grip)
 2003 Art of Revenge (Video) (key grip)
 2003 Die, Mommie, Die! (grip)
 2003 My Terrorist Dad (Short) (key grip)
 2003 Russkie v Gorode Angelov (TV Series) (dolly grip) / (key grip)
 2002 Hungry Hearts (key grip)
 2002 Fastlane (TV Series) (grip)
 2002 Malevolent (grip)
 2002 The Dogwalker (key grip)
 2002 Pumpkin (grip - uncredited)
 2002 Better Luck Tomorrow (dolly grip) / (key grip)
 2002 Time of Fear (dolly grip)
 2001 Kickin' Chicken (Short) (grip)
 2001 Scrubs (TV Series) (grip)
 2001 The Division (TV Series) (grip)
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