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Birth Place: Australia Profession: director of photography, director, 2nd unit director

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Semler gained his training as a camera operator at a local TV station in his native Australia. Within months, he had begun to work as a cameraman, shooting news stories for the station, which, in turn, led to a nine-year stint at Film Australia. Not only did Semler work as a documentary filmmaker but he also shot anthropological films for educational and research purposes.

Semler gained his training as a camera operator at a local TV station in his native Australia. Within months, he had begun to work as a cameraman, shooting news stories for the station, which, in turn, led to a nine-year stint at Film Australia. Not only did Semler work as a documentary filmmaker but he also shot anthropological films for educational and research purposes.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Firestorm (1998) Director
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  Super Mario Bros. (1993) 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)
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Began career as camera operator at a TV station before becoming a TV news cameraman
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Worked as documentary cameraman with Film Australia for nine years (shot 23 films; eight of which won major awards) and shot anthropological films designed for education and research
1976:
First credit as director of photography on a fiction film, "Let the Balloon Go", shot for public TV
1981:
First theatrical feature, "Hoodwink"
1981:
First collaboration with George Miller, "The Road Warrior"
1985:
Shot Miller's "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome"
1986:
American TV-movie debut, "Passion Flower"
1987:
Was director of photography for Simon Wincer's "The Lighthorseman"
1988:
First US production, "Cocktail"
1988:
First film shot in US, "Young Guns"
1989:
American TV miniseries debut, "Lonesome Dove", directed by Wincer
1990:
First collaboration with Kevin Costner, "Dances With Wolves"
1995:
Was cinematographer on "Waterworld", starring Costner
1998:
Feature directorial debut, "Firestorm"
1999:
Shot "The Bone Collector"
2000:
Was cinematograper on "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps"
2002:
Garnered praise for lensing "We Were Soldiers"
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wife:
Annie Semler.

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