Ross W. Clarkson

Ross W. Clarkson

camera and electrical department, cinematographer, director

Ross W. Clarkson was born on Jan 11, 1963 in Australia. Ross W. Clarkson's big-screen debut came with Prisoners of the Sun directed by Stephen Wallace in 1990. Ross W. Clarkson is known for The Eagle Path directed by Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as Frenchy and Claudia Bassols as Sophia. The upcoming new movie Ross W. Clarkson plays is The Eagle Path which will be released on Jul 01, 2023.

Inspiration is all around us, if we will only open our eyes.Ross has been a cinematographer for 30+ years, and over that period of time he has developed a very unique energetic style.Ross Clarkson is an international director of photography who became popular for action films. His energetic visual style came to light with Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing which lead to a wave of martial arts films. Directed by Isaac Florentine, the film elevated the acting career of Scott Adkins.Together Ross and Isaac have worked on many films which gained high recognition in the martial art/action genre. Undisputed 3: Redemption, Assassin's Bullet, Ninja, Ninja 2: Shadow of a Tear.Ross has also been the 2nd unit director of photography for several big budget films for Millennium Films including Conan the Barbarian and The Legend of Hercules.DVD Review - Ninja: Shadow of a Tear (2013) May 12, 2014 by Gary Collinson Ninja: Shadow of a Tear, 2013. As one has come to expect from a Florentine and Adkins collaboration, the fight scenes are fantastic. Florentine, a martial artist himself, fully appreciates how to make a fight look good on screen, whilst they tend to use exceptionally imaginative fight choreographers. In this case it is Tim Man (who also appears as a vertically challenged, high kicking henchman). The cohesion of the choreography, the performers and the dynamic camera work of Ross Clarkson (serving as Director of Photography as well as operating) come together with great effect. It's hard to pick a stand out fight sequence because there's so many and they're all brilliantly delivered.The Thai locations give the film a nice look, and plenty of able and willing stunt performers to recklessly throw themselves around. Ross Clarkson, when he's not plunging his camera into the heart of the action, makes the film look great, and beyond it's low budget. This looks like a big screen picture.Ninja: Shadow of a Tear posted October 14, 2013 BY Mike Fury DOP Ross Clarkson, who frequently collaborates with Florentine, captures the tone, mood and refreshing 'East meets West' flavor with slick style. Particularly for fans of Hong Kong cinema, we sometimes take clean, crisp and legible action for granted, which only becomes apparent when served butchered, over-edited fights in American films. For anyone familiar with Isaac's work, that's simply never the case and once again he and Clarkson offer us stunning fights and exciting action set pieces - shot cleanly and framed widely so we can fully appreciate everything on offer.

  • Birthday

    Jan 11, 1963
  • Place of Birth

    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Movies & TV Shows