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Warwick Field, Cinematographer began his career in Melbourne, Australia, working for a busy production house that produced TVC’s and documentaries. His tasks included everything from maintaining the studio and gear to camera assisting under the mentorship of Ernie Clark ACS. During that period he also developed skills in the editing room and by the end of his two year tenure there, he had become the Chief Editor while carrying out his on-set duties as 1st AC. Studying part time, he graduated from AFTRS as dux of the program they ran for Camera Assisting.

Warwick then began freelancing as a 2nd AC on television and film productions such as The Last Outlaw, Squizzy Taylor, Phar Lap and Slate, Wynn and Me. A few years later he started Focus Pulling. As 1st AC his films included Ground Zero, Father, The Fringe Dwellers, Bushfire Moon, Exile, Amy and Lucky Break. TV credits included The Dunera Boys, A Thousand Skies, Flair, Sky Trackers, A Place To Call Home and several of the abundant TV Drama productions shot throughout that era.

Before long, Warwick’s aspiration to shoot took hold and he began working as DP. He drew on his experience and inspiration from having worked with many of Australia’s most acclaimed cinematographers, as well as plenty of visiting international cinematographers. He has worked as Camera Operator on projects such as Heartbreak Kid, Dolphin Cove (USA), Mission:Impossible(USA), Queen Of The Damned, Bony, Breaking Strain, Horseplay, Sea Change, Blonde, Josh Jarman, Secret Life Of Us, Till Human Voices Wake Us, Ghost Rider(USA), Where The Wild Things Are(USA) and Knowing(USA). His passion for blending the art and technique of cinematography continues. Throughout his career Warwick has also taken on literally hundreds of TVC’s, Short Films and Music Videos.

His collaboration with film maker Natasha Pincus produced the short films Love’s Labour, Emma and The Barista and  Arietta. Warwick’s work has been consistently awarded, most notably with several Australian Cinematography Awards including most recently a Gold Award for his work on Missy Higgins “Everyone’s Waiting” music video and the now famous Gotye “Somebody That I Used To Know” clip which at time of writing had achieved a record 450 million views on YouTube. Those two music videos won consecutive ARIA awards for Best Video in 2011 and 2012. Warwick shot the feature film “Turkey Shoot” earlier this year which premiered in MIFF and is on pre-production to shoot “For You” starring Robert de Niro in Italy and France later this year. He is currently the President of the Australian Cinematographers Society (Vic) and member of the Australian Cinema Pioneers.

See Warwick’s Filmography online:  http://www.warwickfield.com/?page_id=10