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Gregory Irwin (born 21 September 1961; age 59) is a First Assistant Camera Operator who worked as First Assistant "A" Camera Operator on the 2016 sequel Star Trek Beyond, directed by Justin Lin with First Assist Director Nick Satriano. [1] He previously worked for Lin as First Assistant Camera Operator on the action sequels The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), Fast Five (2011), and Furious 6 (2013).


Born in Long Beach, California, Irwin attended the University of California in Long Beach where he graduated in Cinematography, Film Production and Business and started his career as camera operator in the 1980s. Since 1989, he is the owner and president of Latitude 33 Motion Picture Services, LLC, a camera technology rental company located in Irvine, California, which he is operating with his wife Lisa Lau Irwin. [2] Irwin is a member of IATSE's International Cinematographers Guild and the Society of Camera Operators. In 2015, he has been nominated for the SOC's Camera Technician Lifetime Achievement Award.


Irwin first credits as first assistant camera operator include the crime drama Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987, with Jerry Hardin and Robert Harper), the comedy Campus Man (1987), the thriller D.O.A. (1988, with Christopher Neame, Robert Knepper, and Bill Bolender), the horror thriller I, Madman (1989, with Clayton Rohner), and Dyan Cannon's drama The End of Innocence (1990, with George Coe and Madge Sinclair).

In 1990, Irwin was the cinematographer of the horror film Terrorgram, his only credit as cinematographer so far. The film features Star Trek: The Next Generation background actor Mark Kosakura.

As first assistant camera operator he worked on the crime drama New Jack City (1991, with Bill Cobbs and Thalmus Rasulala), the comedies Encino Man (1992), Coneheads (1993, with Michael McKean, Barry Kivel, Jason Alexander, Cameron, and Randy Pflug), and Wayne's World 2 (1993), the sequel Batman Forever (1995, with Rene Auberjonois and Ed Begley, Jr.), the drama Showgirls (1995), the television series Fallen Angels (1995, with Bert Remsen and Miguel Ferrer), the comedy The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996), the comic adaptation Barb Wire (1996), the horror comedy Bordello of Blood (1996, with John Kassir, Chris Sarandon, William Sadler, and Whoopi Goldberg), the science fiction film Starship Troopers (1997, with Dina Meyer and Clancy Brown), the comedy American Pie (1999), the horror thriller Deep Blue Sea (1999), and the crime drama Fight Club (1999).

Further credits include the science fiction thriller Hollow Man (2000), the war drama Pearl Harbor (2001), the comic adaptation Spider-Man (2002, with Kirsten Dunst), the science fiction film The Core (2003, with Glenn Morshower, Bruce Greenwood, Alfre Woodard, and Matt Winston), the sequel Bad Boys II (2003, with Gabrielle Union), the remake Bewitched (2005), the fantasy adventure The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008), the television series Hung (2009-2011), the comedy The Hangover (2009) and its sequels The Hangover Part II (2011) and The Hangover Part III (2013), the sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013, starring Dwayne Johnson), the action comedy Pain & Gain (2013, with Dwayne Johnson), and the crime drama American Hustle (2013, with Anthony Zerbe).

More recent projects include the science fiction film Interstellar (2014, with Andrew Borba and Russ Fega), the crime comedy Mortdecai (2015), the action sequel Furious Seven (2015, with Dwayne Johnson, music by Brian Tyler, cinematography by Stephen F. Windon, and costume design by Sanja Milkovic Hays), the reboot Terminator Genisys (2015, produced by Skydance Productions, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Paul Schwake), the biopic Steve Jobs (2015), and the action film Geostorm (2016).

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