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Shallow Ground
Shallow Ground Cinematographer
(2004)
The Apocalypse
The Apocalypse Camera and Electrical Department
(1997)
Dragon Fury
Dragon Fury Camera and Electrical Department
(1995)
Dangerous Waters
Dangerous Waters Cinematographer
(1994)

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  Dead End Town Movie (director of photography) (announced)
 2018 Ten Minute Call (Short) (completed)
 2017 The Tunche
 2015 Defiance (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2015 A Place in the Sun (Documentary)
 2013 Clara's Deadly Secret (TV Movie)
 2012 Whipped (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2012)
 2011 Seance: The Summoning (director of photography)
 2010 Murder by Proxy: How America Went Postal (Documentary) (as John Tarver)
 2010 El Dorado (TV Mini-Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- City of Gold (2010) ... (director of photography - as John Tarver)
- Temple of the Sun (2010) ... (director of photography - as John Tarver)
 2010 Mothman (TV Movie)
 2009/I Simone (Short)
 2009 Houston, We Have a Problem (Documentary)
 2009 Screamers: The Hunting (Video) (as John Tarver)
 2008-2009 Jack Hunter and the Lost Treasure of Ugarit (TV Mini-Series) (director of photography - 3 episodes)
- Jack Hunter and the Star of Heaven (2009) ... (director of photography)
- Jack Hunter and the Quest for Akhenaten's Tomb (2008) ... (director of photography)
- Jack Hunter and the Lost Treasure of Ugarit (2008) ... (director of photography - as John Tarver)
 2007 Kaw
 2006 ...So Goes the Nation (Documentary)
 2006 Earthstorm (TV Movie)
 2004 The Youngest Guns (Video documentary)
 2004 Shallow Ground (as John Tarver)
 2004 Serial Killing 4 Dummys (as John Tarver)
 2004 Larceny
 2004 Target
 2002 Clover Bend
 2002 Cover Story (as John Tarver)
 2001 Night Class (director of photography - as John Tarver)
 2000 Seventeen Again (TV Movie)
 1999 Small Change (Short)
 1999 Stonebrook
 1997 Champions
 1996 Devo Presents Adventures of the Smart Patrol (Video Game) (director of photography - as John Tarver)
 1994-1996 Erotic Confessions (TV Series) (15 episodes)
- Love Calling (1996) ... (as John Tarver)
- Lap Dance (1996) ... (as John Tarver)
- Watching Vanessa (1995) ... (as John Tarver)
- The Workout (1995) ... (as John Tarver)
- The Painting (1995) ... (as John Tarver)
 1996 Fox Hunt
 1996 Smart Money
 1996 The Legend of Gator Face (as John Tarver)
 1996 Juicehead (Short)
 1995 Lethal Cowboy (director of photography)
 1995 Professional Affair (Video)
 1994 National Lampoon's Blind Date (Video Game) (as John Tarver)
 1993 Dark Horizon (Short)
 1993 Two Brothers, a Girl and a Gun (as John Tarver)
 1992 Simon Sezz (Short)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (19 credits)
Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
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Born in New York City, Tarver was raised in Alberta, Canada. When a close call convinced him that the Ski Patrol was not a career for him, he went to film school at The University of Southern California, where he was awarded the Kodak Scholarship in Cinematography. Continually active as a Director of Photography, he is also currently an instructor at USC.

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