(written from a Production point of view)
|Birth name:||Arthur J. Raitano|
|Date of birth:||26 October 1967|
|Place of birth:||La Habra, California, USA|
|Roles:||Visual Effects Camera Operator|
|...working with a USS Enterprise-D camera test model for "The Pegasus"|
Arthur J. Raitano (born 26 October 1967; age 46), commonly credited as "A.J. Raitano", is a visual effects camera operator and cinematographer who worked for Image G on Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes such as "The Pegasus" in 1993. In 2002 he was the visual effects first assistant photographer for Digital Domain on Star Trek Nemesis.
Following his work as first assistant camera operator on the 1993 short film The Last Leaf, Raitano worked as visual effects assistant camera operator on the action thriller Chain Reaction (1996), the science fiction film The Fifth Element (1997), the science fiction blockbuster Starship Troopers (1997), the science fiction film Armageddon (1998), the horror thriller Final Destination (2000), the action comedy Spy Kids (2001), the science fiction remake The Time Machine (2002), the horror sequel Final Destination 2 (2003), the fantasy film The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003), the drama The Aviator (2004), the horror sequel Final Destination 3 (2006), the fantasy comedy Night at the Museum (2006), and the thriller Shutter Island (2010).
Raitano's credits as cinematographer include the thriller Slip (2006), the short film The Chronicles of Curtis Tucker: Letting Go (2008), the horror film Tales from the Dead (2008), the television series N.Y.P.D.M. (2011), the fantasy film The Box (2011), the science fiction film The Last Push (2012), the short comedy Time Trippers (2012), the western To Kill a Memory (2012), the family movie Saving Santa (2012), and the action film The Hunted (2013).
Raitano also worked as additional cinematographer on the action comedy Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) and as camera technician on the science fiction blockbuster Avatar (2009) and the animated movie The Adventures of Tintin (2011).