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Michael Otis Ropert

Known simply as Otis in the camera world, Michael "Otis" Ropert was born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit. In 1993 he was brought to Los Angeles as a camera intern by cinematographer James Glennon, (son of Bert Glennon, John Ford's Director of Photography). Over the years he worked his way up the ladder, from film loader to second assistant to... See full bio »

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Known For

Tusk Camera and Electrical Department
(2014)
War Machine Camera and Electrical Department
(2017)
V.I.P. Camera and Electrical Department
(1999-2002)
Drive Camera and Electrical Department
(1997)

Filmography

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 2019 Ratched (TV Series) (Additional Camera Operator - 1 episode) (post-production)
- Episode #1.7 ... (Additional Camera Operator)
  S.W.A.T. (TV Series) (camera operator - 23 episodes, 2018 - 2019) (additional camera operator - 11 episodes, 2017 - 2018) (Additional Steadicam Operator - 2 episodes, 2018)
- Kangaroo (2019) ... (camera operator: "c" camera)
- Trigger Creep (2019) ... (camera operator: "c" camera)
- Day of Dread (2019) ... (camera operator: "c" camera)
- Rocket Fuel (2019) ... (camera operator: "c" camera)
- Invisible (2019) ... (camera operator: "c" camera)
 2019 Malibu Rescue (steadicam operator/"b" camera operator)
  Nobodies (TV Series) (camera operator - 23 episodes, 2017 - 2018) (steadi-cam operator - 1 episode, 2018)
- Meeting Steven Spielberg (2018) ... (camera operator)
- Getting a Sign (2018) ... (camera operator)
- Alone Star State (2018) ... (camera operator)
- Rob in the Hood (2018) ... (camera operator)
- Tape Night (2018) ... (camera operator)
 2018 Here and Now (TV Series) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- Eleven Eleven (2018) ... (camera operator)
 2017 I'm Dying Up Here (TV Series) (additional camera operator - 1 episode)
- My Rifle, My Pony and Me (2017) ... (additional camera operator)
 2017 Anything (a cam operator)
 2017 War Machine (b cam operator: additional photography)
 2016-2017 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV Series) (additional camera operator - 3 episodes)
- World's End (2017) ... (additional camera operator - uncredited)
- All the Madame's Men (2017) ... (additional camera operator - uncredited)
- Ghost Rider: The Good Samaritan (2016) ... (additional camera operator - uncredited)
 2017 The Legend of Master Legend (TV Short) (camera operator: "b" camera)
 2017 The Most Hated Woman in America (camera operator: b camera)
 2016 Blunt Talk (TV Series) (camera operator - 5 episodes)
- Is This All Because I Didn't Call You (2016) ... (camera operator: additional camera operator)
- Walter Has to Look After Walter (2016) ... (camera operator: additional camera operator)
- A Cell Doesn't Have to Be a Closet (2016) ... (camera operator: additional camera operator)
- I Can't Believe I Made Love to a Sociopath (2016) ... (camera operator: additional camera operator)
- Love Is Not Linear (2016) ... (camera operator: additional camera operator)
  Scream Queens (TV Series) (additional camera operator - 2 episodes, 2016) (camera operator - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016)
- Halloween Blues (2016) ... (additional camera operator)
- Warts and All (2016) ... (additional camera operator)
- Scream Again (2016) ... (camera operator)
- Chainsaw (2015) ... (camera operator: second unit)
  Code Black (TV Series) (additional camera operator - 1 episode, 2016) (camera operator - 1 episode, 2015)
- Corporeal Form (2016) ... (additional camera operator - uncredited)
- Cardiac Support (2015) ... (camera operator: additional camera operator)
 2016 Aquarius (TV Series) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- I Will (2016) ... (camera operator: additional camera operator)
 2016 Lowriders (camera operator: additional)
 2016 Garfunkel and Oates: Trying to Be Special (TV Special) (camera operator - 2016)
 2015-2016 The Muppets. (TV Series) (camera operator - 8 episodes)
- Got Silk? (2016) ... (camera operator)
- A Tail of Two Piggies (2016) ... (camera operator)
- Swine Song (2016) ... (camera operator)
- Single All the Way (2015) ... (camera operator)
- Going, Going, Gonzo (2015) ... (camera operator)
 2016 Yoga Hosers (a camera operator)
 2015 Switched at Birth (TV Series) (additional camera operator - 2 episodes)
- How Does a Girl Like You Get to Be a Girl Like You (2015) ... (additional camera operator)
- I Lock the Door Upon Myself (2015) ... (additional camera operator)
 2012-2015 Glee (TV Series) (additional camera operator - 31 episodes)
- The Rise and Fall of Sue Sylvester (2015) ... (additional camera operator)
- Child Star (2015) ... (additional camera operator)
- Transitioning (2015) ... (additional camera operator)
- What the World Needs Now (2015) ... (additional camera operator)
- The Hurt Locker: Part 2 (2015) ... (additional camera operator)
 2014 NBC Untitled Sketch Comedy Pilot (TV Movie) (camera operator: "a" camera)
 2014 Neckpee Island (TV Movie) (a camera operator)
 2014 Tusk (camera operator: Los Angeles unit - A Camera)
 2014 Those Who Kill (TV Series) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2014) ... (camera operator: "a" camera - as Otis Ropert)
  Addicts Anonymous (TV Series) (director of photography - 5 episodes, 2013) (director of photograhpy - 1 episode, 2013)
- Choices (2013) ... (director of photography)
- Admitting (2013) ... (director of photography)
- Pride (2013) ... (director of photography)
- Boot Camp (2013) ... (director of photograhpy)
- Mistakes (2013) ... (director of photography)
  Betas (TV Series) (additional operator - 1 episode, 2013) (additional camera operator - 1 episode, 2013)
- One on One (2013) ... (additional operator)
- Kid Charlemagne (2013) ... (additional camera operator)
 2013 Enlightened (TV Series) ("b" camera operator - 2 episodes)
- Higher Power (2013) ... ("b" camera operator - as Otis Ropert)
- The Key (2013) ... ("b" camera operator - as Otis Ropert)
 2012 Jane by Design (TV Series) (camera operator - 2 episodes)
- The Wedding Gown (2012) ... (camera operator: "a" camera - uncredited)
- The Image Issue (2012) ... (camera operator: "a" camera - uncredited)
 2011 Prime Suspect (TV Series) (additional camera operator - 2 episodes)
- Wednesday's Child (2011) ... (additional camera operator - uncredited)
- Shame (2011) ... (additional camera operator - uncredited)
 2009-2011 Zeke and Luther (TV Series) (camera operator - 63 episodes)
- The Gingernator (2011) ... (camera operator)
- Bro'd Trip (2011) ... (camera operator)
- Lie Hard (2011) ... (camera operator)
- Bro, Where's Our Car? (2011) ... (camera operator)
- Skate Troopers (2011) ... (camera operator)
 2009 Legally Blondes (Video) (camera operator)
 2009 Sex Ed (TV Series) (camera operator - as Otis Ropert, 2009)
 2007/I The Neighbor (camera operator: "b" camera - uncredited)
 2007 Shredderman Rules (TV Movie) (camera operator: "a" camera)
 2007 The L Word (TV Series) (camera operator - 8 episodes)
- Long Time Coming (2007) ... (camera operator: "b" camera, Los Angeles)
- Lacy Lilting Lyrics (2007) ... (camera operator: "b" camera, Los Angeles)
- Lexington and Concord (2007) ... (camera operator: "b" camera, Los Angeles)
- Lesson Number One (2007) ... (camera operator: "b" camera, Los Angeles)
- Luck Be a Lady (2007) ... (camera operator: "b" camera, Los Angeles)
  Huff (TV Series) (first assistant camera - 11 episodes, 2004 - 2005) (camera operator - 4 episodes, 2006) (first assistant - 2 episodes, 2006)
- So... What Brings You to Armageddon? (2006) ... (camera operator: "b" camera)
- Red Meat (2006) ... (camera operator: "b" camera)
- Used, Abused and Unenthused (2006) ... (camera operator: "b" camera)
- Sweet Release (2006) ... (camera operator: "b" camera)
- Whipped Doggie (2006) ... (first assistant: "b" camera - as Michael 'Otis' Ropert)
  The Shield (TV Series) (first assistant camera - 53 episodes, 2002 - 2005) (camera operator - 1 episode, 2006)
- Man Inside (2006) ... (camera operator: "b" camera - as Otis Ropert)
- Ain't That a Shame (2005) ... (first assistant camera - as Michael 'Otis' Ropert)
- Judas Priest (2005) ... (first assistant camera - as Michael 'Otis' Ropert)
- A Thousand Deaths (2005) ... (first assistant camera - as Michael 'Otis' Ropert)
- Back in the Hole (2005) ... (first assistant camera - as Michael 'Otis' Ropert)
 2003 Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure (TV Movie) (camera operator: "b" camera) / (first assistant camera)
 2003 Easy Six (first assistant camera: second unit - as Otis Ropert)
 2003 Piece a' Cake (Short) (assistant camera)
 1999-2002 V.I.P. (TV Series) (first assistant camera - 66 episodes)
- Valley Wonka (2002) ... (first assistant camera)
- Val Who Cried Wolf (2002) ... (first assistant camera)
- True Val Story (2002) ... (first assistant camera)
- Sunshine Girls (2002) ... (first assistant camera)
- Kiss the Val (2002) ... (first assistant camera)
 1998 Modern Vampires (TV Movie) (first assistant camera: "a" second unit - as Otis Ropert)
 1997 Drive (first assistant camera: additional photography - as Mike Ropert)
 1997 When Time Expires (TV Movie) (additional first assistant camera)
 1996 The Secret World of Alex Mack (TV Series) (second assistant camera - 1 episode)
- Nerve (1996) ... (second assistant camera - as Mike Ropert)
 1996 Infinity (camera loader - as Mike 'Otis' Ropert)
 1996 Pacific Blue (TV Series) (second assistant camera - seasons 3-4)
 1995 No Way Back (first assistant camera: second unit - as Mike 'Otis' Ropert) / (second assistant camera - as Mike 'Otis' Ropert)
 1994 Judicial Consent (camera production assistant - as Mike Ropert)
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Alternate Names:

Michael 'Otis' Ropert | Mike 'Otis' Ropert | Mike Ropert | Otis Ropert
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Trivia:

Is a private pilot, and was once allowed to pilot the Goodyear Blimp for 10 minutes. See more »

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