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Chris Terpstra

Director of Photography

Chris Terpstra is a lighting cameraman with over 30 years experience, and has enjoyed working on a broad range of projects from drama to TVC’s, documentaries and corporates. He is a well respected skilled operator and enjoys lighting to a high standard. Chris is also adept at fast turn around projects and can work OPC.

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Chris is excellent at capturing the essence of a director’s vision in an artistic and economical fashion. Production’s comment that his beautifully lit frames, easy going personality and sensitivity are an asset to any project. Chris is a great communicator able to interact with people from all walks of life.

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Recent Career History – Snapshot


Prison Families:  2012. Documentary series. Gibson Group. Sony 800

Hooked  National Geographic Fishing show Sony F900R

Inside Natures Giants  Giant Squid. Windfall Films. BBC4 Sony F900R

Wild Coast, East Coast Gems.

The Wahine Disaster

Our People our Century

Children of Gallipoli

Tutus and Town Halls

Last of the Anzacs

Nude NZ

Collecting the Dues

They call it Home

Coming to our Place


Hobbit:  2013 DVD interviews Pellerin Prods. Sony F3

Lord of the Rings: Pellerin multi Media. DVD Interviews and EPK Sony F900R

King Kong DVD interviews, EPK and behind the scene Sony F900R

Avatar Mob Scene DVD interviews, EPK and behind the scenes. Sony F900R

10,000 BC  Mob Scene EPK and behind the scenes. Sony F900R

Lovely Bones  EPK and interviews Sony F900R

Tintin  EPK and interviews Sony F900R

Television Programmes

Street Hospital 2013: Gibson Group. Documentary reality series. Sony PMW200 and Canon 5D for time lapse.

Operation Hero:  2013 Gibson Group. Children’s reality series. Sony EX3 with Nano recorder

Fresh Stories:  TVC series.  Ogilvy Advertising.  Sony F3 with Nano recorder

Sensing Murder

Beyond the Darklands

What’s Your Verdict


Taste New Zealand


Inside Out

Maggie’s Garden Show

Location Location Location

Corporate Videos

NZ Transport Driver Instruction:  2013 Propeller Prods.  Series of 15. Sony PMW200

ANZ<BNZ, Westpac, National Bank

NZ Fire Service

Airways Corporation

NZ Correspondence School



Ministry of Justice

NZ Police


Meridian Energy

Tourism NZ



NZ Lottery:  Lotto draw prize package. Sauce Prods. Canon 5D

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