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John Meiklejohn

  • Birthday: June 21
Date of passing: 
April 13, 2019

Obituary

Obituary: 

John Meiklejohn was an American camera operator.

Beginning in the mid-1980s, Meiklejohn worked on hundreds of documentaries, awards shows, standup comedy specials, and live concert events, featuring a wide variety of performers including Andrew Dice Clay, The Rolling Stones, Tori Amos, Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews, Ellen DeGeneres, Dennis Miller, Conan O’Brien, Justin Timberlake, Steve Martin, Lewis Black, Elvis Costello, and Taylor Swift.

Meiklejohn received two Daytime Emmy Award nominations and eleven Primetime Emmy Award nominations, winning a Primetime Emmy in 2012 for his work on The 66th Annual Tony Awards.

John Meiklejohn was an American camera operator.

Beginning in the mid-1980s, Meiklejohn worked on hundreds of documentaries, awards shows, standup comedy specials, and live concert events, featuring a wide variety of performers including Andrew Dice Clay, The Rolling Stones, Tori Amos, Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews, Ellen DeGeneres, Dennis Miller, Conan O’Brien, Justin Timberlake, Steve Martin, Lewis Black, Elvis Costello, and Taylor Swift.

Meiklejohn received two Daytime Emmy Award nominations and eleven Primetime Emmy Award nominations, winning a Primetime Emmy in 2012 for his work on The 66th Annual Tony Awards.

Meiklejohn worked with Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, and CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Colbert paid tribute to Meiklejohn on The Late Show a few days after his passing.

Meiklejohn died April 13, 2019. He was 81.

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

15 Nominations 1 Emmy

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Limited Series, Movie Or A Special - 2015

  • Nominee
  • John Meiklejohn, Camera
  • Peter Pan Live!
  • NBC
  • Universal Television, Sony Pictures Television, Storyline Entertainment

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special - 2013

  • Winner
  • John Meiklejohn
  • 66th Annual Tony Awards
  • CBS
  • White Cherry Entertainment in association with Tony Award Productions

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special - 2009

  • Nominee
  • John Meiklejohn, Camera Operator
  • The 62nd Annual Tony Awards
  • CBS
  • White Cherry Entertainment in association with Tony Award Productions

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special - 2008

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special - 2007

  • Nominee
  • John Meiklejohn, Camera
  • Dane Cook: Vicious Circle
  • HBO
  • Cream Cheese Films, New Wave Entertainment and Super-Finger Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
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