Baz Idoine Welcomed Into Society Membership

The Kiwi cinematographer won an ASC Award and Emmy for his camerawork on The Mandalorian.

New ASC member Barry “Baz” Idoine was raised in New Zealand and made a name for himself as a talented camera operator before transitioning to director of photography on the popular Disney Plus series The Mandalorian, which presented a watershed in moving-image production with its use of LED-volume technology.

Baz Idoine, ASC (far left) on the set of The Mandalorian with director Dave Filoni watching and Karina Silva operating B camera.

For his work on the acclaimed Star Wars series, Idoine earned the 2021 ASC Award for Episode of a Half Hour Series for Television as well as the 2020 Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour). He also added another Emmy nomination to his list of accomplishments in 2021. His recent work also includes the feature Alone Wolf.

Idoine’s credits as a second-unit cinematographer include the features Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, American Sniper, The Master and Vice

He served as a camera operator on the series True Detective, Westworld and Legion, as well as the features Jersey Boys, The Gambler and Wild Horses. His other camera-department work includes 1st AC work on There Will Be Blood; Michael Clayton; Good Night, and Good Luck; Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol; Traffic; Erin Brockovich; and Ocean’s Eleven, among others.

Before transitioning to the role of cinematographer, Idoine (behind camera, with Filoni and ASC member Greig Fraser, center) had a successful career as a camera operator.

His recent credits include the forthcoming feature Thor: Love and Thunder, directed by Taika Waititi.

Idoine is married to Cynthia Pusheck, ASC.


Complete details on the 15 founding members of the ASC can be found here.

A complete list of all active ASC members — since 1919 — can be downloaded here.

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