A native of Los Angeles, Jack Cooperman, ASC developed an interest in theatrical lighting and set design in high school. He then focused on these specialties while attending the University of Southern California and its Drama Department. Jack began his career as a Lighting Designer for plays and operas. From there he went on to shoot documentaries... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

WarGames Visual Effects
(1983)
Legends of Baja Cinematographer
(2016)
Big Trouble in Little China Camera and Electrical Department
(1986)
Top Gun Camera and Electrical Department
(1986)

Filmography

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 2000 The Contender (underwater director of photography)
 1998 They Come at Night (underwater camera operator)
 1993 Arctic Blue (additional cinematography)
 1992 Death Becomes Her (underwater director of photography)
 1992/I Only You (additional cinematographer)
 1991 Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (Video) (director of photography: second unit)
 1990 The Hot Spot (camera operator: aerial camera)
 1988 A Time of Destiny (additional photographer)
 1988 Colors (special photography)
 1987 Assassination (helicopter camera operator)
 1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (underwater director of photography)
 1986 Big Trouble in Little China (underwater director of photography)
 1986 SpaceCamp (director of photography: second unit)
 1986 Top Gun (aerial camera operator) / (underwater camera operator)
 1986 The Hitcher (aerial photographer: second unit)
 1985 The Blue Yonder (TV Movie) (aerial director of photogrphy)
 1985 Explorers (director of photography: second unit)
 1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (director of photography: aerial unit)
 1983 The Golden Seal (underwater photographer)
 1983 The Winds of War (TV Mini-Series) (minature photographer - 3 episodes)
- Cataclysm (1983) ... (minature photographer)
- The Storm Breaks (1983) ... (minature photographer)
- The Winds Rise (1983) ... (minature photographer)
 1982 An Officer and a Gentleman (underwater photographer)
 1980 Rockshow (Documentary) (cameraman)
 1980 Alligator (underwater photographer)
 1980 Raise the Titanic (director of photography: full size underwater inserts)
 1980 M Station: Hawaii (TV Movie) (underwater photographer)
  Project U.F.O. (TV Series) (specialized photography - 3 episodes, 1978) (aerial photography - 1 episode, 1979)
- Sighting 4014: The Wild Blue Yonder Incident (1979) ... (aerial photography)
- Sighting 4011: The Dollhouse Incident (1978) ... (specialized photography)
- Sighting 4010: The Waterford Incident (1978) ... (specialized photography)
- Sighting 4007: The Forest City Incident (1978) ... (specialized photography)
 1979 Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (underwater photography)
 1979 Wings Over the World (TV Movie documentary) (cameraman: concert performance)
 1978 The Winds of Kitty Hawk (TV Movie) (photographer: flying sequences and montages)
 1966 Crossword (TV Movie) (lighting director)
 1964 The Thrill Killers (gaffer)
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