Peter Anderson (cinematographer)

Peter Anderson is a cinematographer, visual effects supervisor, and leading expert on a number of specialized imaging technologies, many of which he helped to develop, including modern 3-D, motion control, large format, high frame rate, and high dynamic range.

Anderson was the staff director of photography at Walt Disney Animation Studios, and he has led visual-effects facilities at Walt Disney Studios and Universal Studios.

Anderson was instrumental in the creation of the theme-park attractions King Kong: 360 3-D, T2 3-D: Battle Across Time[1] and Captain Eo.[2][3] Peter has also supervised IMAX 3-D productions, including Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man [4] and Wild Ocean,[5] and contributed visual effects to an array of projects, including the features U2 3D and Tron[6] and the original incarnations of the television series Battlestar Galactica and Cosmos.[7]

In 2014, Anderson received the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences prestigious Gordon E. Sawyer Award, a special Oscar awarded to "an individual in the motion picture industry whose technological contributions have brought credit to the industry."[8]


  1. ^ American Cinematographer, August 1996
  2. ^ Zakarin (9 December 2015). "The making of "Captain EO"". Yahoo Movies. Yahoo News. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  3. ^ American Cinematographer, December 1987
  4. ^ American Cinematographer, September 2000
  5. ^ American Cinematographer, June 2008
  6. ^ American Cinematographer, August 1982
  7. ^ American Cinematographer, October 1980
  8. ^ David Heuring (2014-02-25). "Peter Anderson Accepts Gordon E. Sawyer Award from AMPAS". Retrieved 2017-11-13.

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