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Stephen F. Windon, ASC, ACS (born 1959) is an Australian cinematographer who served as Director of Photography on Star Trek Beyond replacing the previously announced Director of Photography Claudio Miranda. [1] [2]

Windon is probably best known for his work as director of photography on the Fast & Furious sequels The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), Fast Five (2011), Furious 6 (2013), Furious 7 (2015) and the upcoming Fast 8 (2017). On the first three films he worked for director Justin Lin and on the latter four with actor Dwayne Johnson. Windon received an Emmy Award nomination in the category Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie in 2010 for his work on the television mini series The Pacific which featured recurring actors Conor O'Farrell and William Sadler and producer April Nocifora. He also received an AMC Award from the American Society of Cinematographers in the category Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Motion Picture/Mini-Series Television in 2011 and a Golden Tripod from the Australian Cinematographers Society in the category Telefeatures, TV Drama & Mini Series in 2011 for The Pacific.

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Windon's early credits as camera operator include the sequel Crocodile Dundee II (1988, with Stephen Root and Carlos Carrasco), the action drama The Rescue (1988, with Edward Laurence Albert, Timothy Carhart, James Cromwell, Christine Harnos, Leon Russom, and Ned Vaughn), and the television thriller The Rainbow Warrior Conspiracy (1989).

Early work as director of photography include the horror film Kadaicha (1988), the television drama Prejudice (1989), episodes of the television series Mission: Impossible (1989, starring Phil Morris and guest starring Mitchell Ryan), Police Rescue (1991), and Children of the Dragon (1991), the television drama Come in Spinner (1990), the television drama The Leaving of Liverpool (1992), the comedy Love in Limbo (1993), the family drama No Worries (1994), the drama Rapa Nui (1994), the television series Naked: Stories of Men (1996), and the romance Hotel de Love (1996).

Windon has started his international career working as director of photography on Kevin Costner's drama The Postman (1997, with Charles Esten, Ellen Geer, and Carl David Burks), the action thriller Firestorm (1998), the thriller The Patriot (1998), and the horror thriller Deep Blue Sea (1999, with Ronny Cox and Frank Welker, produced by Akiva Goldsman, and stunt coordination by R.A. Rondell).

Further credits include the action comedy The Tuxedo (2002, music by John Debney), the horror sequel Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004, with Salli Richardson-Whitfield), the horror thriller House of Wax (2005), the horror thriller Needle (2010), the comedy A Few Best Men (2011), and the science fiction sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013, with Dwayne Johnson and produced by David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Paul Schwake).

In 2015, Windon produced the crime drama BAD DAY in BELGRADE on which his brother Marc Windon worked as director, producer, and director of photography.

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