Hideho Urata


Hideho Urata

Senior Lecturer, Film
  • MA Film, New York University, USA

Originally from Japan, Hideho began his career in the United States as a camera operator for NYPD Blue ― a four-time Golden Globe winner – television drama starring Dennis Franz. He has worked as a camera assistant for cinematographers such as Ernest Dickerson and Stephen H. Burum.

He is now a cinematographer with vast experience in feature film, TV commercial and music video production. One of the feature films, KAMATAKI won Best Director, Ecumenical Prize, International Film Critics’ Award, Most Popular Canadian Film, People’s Choice Award at Montreal World Film Festival 2005 and Special Mention at Berlin International Film Festival 2006.

Another of his work, The Clone Returns Home won the Best Cinematography at Montreal Fantasia Film Festival 2009 and the Best Visual Achievement at New York Asian Film Festival 2009.