Frazier, Jim (1940-)

Also known as
Frazier, James Albert (1940-)
Field of activity
Optics; Camera operator
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Jim Frazier is a camera man whose credits include shooting wildlife films for David Attenborough. But he is best known for his optics skills. Frustrated with the lack of picture clarity and focus traditional camera lenses offered, Frazier set about developing his own version. From the start he was told that what he wanted to create was impossible and almost defied the laws of physics. However, after more than 10 years of research and refinement, Frazier developed his revolutionary deep focus lens. The lens enabled both the subject, say a tiny insect, and its surrounds to be kept in focus. It also has the ability to swivel in any direction without moving the camera and has an inbuilt image rotator. The patent for the technology was bought by American lens manufacturer giant Panavision in around 1993. The lens is now widely used in Hollywood movies, television commercials, as well as in wildlife documentaries. Frazier was awarded an Oscar for this motion picture lens in 1998.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Frazier, Jim
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. My Life: Dear to dream - great Australian inventions
    Delforce, Rebecka
    Published: 1999
    Series: Australian Good Taste, Jnauary, 30-34

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  1. Jim Frazier : Australian and New Zealand Art Files]
    Frazier, Jim
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 39,219.312)

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  2. Crystal visions. -Jim Frazier's crystal art forms-
    Frazier, Jim
    Australian Geographic
    [ Article : 1993 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 36,333.84)

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  3. The greening of Gondwana : photography of fossils by Jim Frazier
    White, Mary E
    [ Book : 1986 ]
    At Genazzano College
    The greening of Gondwana : photography of fossils by Jim Frazier
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  4. Butterflies on my mind / Dr Jim Frazier ; editor, Christine Calabria
    Frazier, Jim
    [ Book : 2015 ]
    At 2 libraries
    Butterflies on my mind / Dr Jim Frazier ; editor, Christine Calabria
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  5. Close up on wildlife : Jim Frazier & Densey Clyne
    [ Video : 1994 ]
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  6. Australian rainforests
    Clyne, Densey
    [ Book : 2001 ]
    At 8 libraries
    Australian rainforests
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  7. Jim Frazier
    EnhanceTV (Firm)
    [ Video : 2010 ]
    At Uni of Melb Library
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  8. Jim Frazier
    ABC-TV (Australia)
    [ Video : 2010 ]
    At Central Libraries
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  9. Iris : flower of the rainbow / Graeme Grosvenor ; photography by Jim Frazier and Graeme Grosvenor
    Grosvenor, Graeme, 1936-
    [ Book : 1997 ]
    At 24 libraries
    Iris : flower of the rainbow / Graeme Grosvenor ; photography by Jim Frazier and Graeme Grosvenor
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 20,654.998)

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  10. Rainforest / Densey Clyne ; principal photography Densey Clyne, Jim Frazier
    Clyne, Densey, 1922-2019
    [ Book : 1989 ]
    At 39 libraries
    Rainforest / Densey Clyne ; principal photography Densey Clyne, Jim Frazier
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  1. [Jim Frazier : Australian Art and Artists file]
    [ Book : 1993 ]
    At Art Gallery NSW Lib
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