John Nodorft

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John Nodorft is an award-winning cinematographer working in the Los Angeles area. He was born and raised in Iowa, America's heartland, and at an early age was exposed to films that captured his imagination and helped him understand the power of the moving image. John received a Bachelor's degree in Cinema Studies from The University of Iowa and a ... See full bio »

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 2021 Strength Wars (Documentary) (camera operator)
 2021/II The Believer (camera operator)
 2018 The Ghost of Peter Sellers (Documentary) (camera operator: LA)
 2017/II E.T.A (Short) (additional photography)
 2017 Party Legends (TV Series) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- The Problem with Rap Music Today (2017) ... (camera operator)
 2016 Ditch Party (camera operator)
 2016 Small Fish (camera operator)
 2016 Paranormal Parenting (Short) (assistant camera - as John Nordorft)
 2016 Warrior Savitri (camera operator)
 2016 Successful People (TV Series) (gaffer - 5 episodes)
- Successful People Step & Repeat (2016) ... (gaffer)
- Successful People Have Stylists (2016) ... (gaffer)
- Successful People Are A$$holes (2016) ... (gaffer)
 2016 Perfect Lineup (Documentary) (camera operator)
 2016 Flophouse (TV Series documentary) (camera operator - 5 episodes)
- Haircuts at Babe Island (2016) ... (camera operator)
- Can Crushing at the Hangar (2016) ... (camera operator)
- Hoverboards at Babe Island (2016) ... (camera operator)
- How Come at the Convent (2016) ... (camera operator)
- Dong Bumping at Sylvan House (2016) ... (camera operator)
 2016 Rachel Dratch's Late Night Snack (TV Series) (assistant camera - 1 episode)
- Welcome to Rachel Dratch's Late Night Snack (2016) ... (assistant camera)
 2016 Nicki and The Royales: The Band so Killin it's Criminal (Music Video) (camera operator)
 2015 Friday Night with Crystal (Short) (gaffer)
 2015 The Convicted (Short) (camera operator)
 2015 The Magician's Pen (Short) (key grip)
 2015 Gnossienne (Short) (camera operator)
 2014 Scarlett (Short) (best boy electric)
 2014 Sin Frontera (Short) (gaffer)
 2014 Taste of Love (Short) (camera operator)
 2014 Alison and Jeremy (Short) (camera operator)
 2014 With You (Short) (swing)
 2014 One More Day (Short) (additional grip)
 2014 'Weird Al' Yankovic: Sports Song (Music Video) (grip)
 2014 First (TV Series) (gaffer - 1 episode)
- The First Talk (2014) ... (gaffer)
 2014/II Born to Die (Short) (additional first assistant camera)
 2013/III Conscious (Short) (key grip)
 2013/VI Muse (Short) (gaffer)
 2013 The Guy Who's Fucking Your Girlfriend (Short) (assistant camera)
 2013 Being Doug (Short) (camera operator)
 2013 The Red Envelope (Video short) (camera operator)
 2013 Forerunner (Short) (key grip)
 2013 Glory Days (Short) (first assistant camera)
 2012/IX Fragments (Short) (camera operator)
 2012 Shade of Blue (Short) (grip)
 2012 Playing House (Short) (camera operator)
 2012 Pomp and Circumstances (Short) (camera operator)
 2011 Blades (Short) (gaffer)
 2011 Charlie Joe's Hotel Motel (Short) (grip)
 2011/I Homesick (Short) (second assistant camera)
 2011 The Batting Cage (Short) (gaffer)
 2011/II Vibrations (Short) (gaffer)
 2011 Vitriolage (Short) (gaffer)
 2011 We Two Have Wandered (Short) (first assistant camera)
 2011 Wig (Short) (camera operator)
 2011/II Hot Mess (Short) (additional gaffer)
 2011 Nothing Falls Forever (Short) (best boy grip)
 2010 Rifle Ave (Short) (camera operator)
 2010 Hunter and Prayer (Short) (second assistant camera)
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Show Show Writer (5 credits)
Show Show Producer (6 credits)
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John Nordorft


6' 3" (1.91 m)

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Attended Chapman University for MFA in Film Production with Emphasis in Cinematography.

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