Richard Bluck NZCS – Cinematographer

Richard Bluck has more than 25 years’ experience as a cinematographer, camera and Steadicam operator and focus puller. Richard was 2nd Unit DOP and 2nd Unit Miniatures DOP on Peter Jackson’s King Kong. Black Sheep marked Richard’s feature film debut as a cinematographer, and he followed that as DOP of Second Hand Wedding.


From 1999, he worked on Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy as a 2nd Unit Director of Photography, Main Unit A camera and Steadicam operator. He shot the boat miniatures for Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World and the train miniature sequence for The Legend Of Zorro.

“I am a working director of photography – I love to shoot; I love to realise a vision, tell a story, and make interesting and powerful images.”

Richard Bluck, in an interview for Onfilm magazine.