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Peter Arthur Appleton Edit Profile

motion picture editor and cameraman

Peter Arthur Appleton, American motion picture editor and cameraman. Recipient award Industrial Film Producers Association, 1973, certified Chicago International Film Festival, 1973, Council on International Nontheatrical Events Golden Eagle award Council on Non-Theatrical Events, 1978, Golden Joey award, 1996.


Appleton, Peter Arthur was born on June 10, 1941 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of David Olof and Dorothea Virginia (Smith) Appleton.


Bachelor in Journalism, University Denver, 1963. Master of Arts in Communications, University Pennsylvania, 1964.


Freelance film and video editor, cameraman,, Los Angeles, 1964-1989;freelance film and video editor, cameraman,, Portland, Oregon, since 1990. Instructor cinematography Columbia College, Hollywood, California, 1980.


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  • Other Work

    • Film editor Buffalo Bill, 1975 (1st place award Berlin Film Festival), The Late Show, 1977, Rainy Day Friends, 1984, The Passage, 1987, Iron Heart, 1991, The Devil's Keep, 1994, Backtime, 1997. Sound editor My Own Private Idaho, 1991, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, 1993, To Die For, 1995. Editor, director photography When I Am King, 1981.

      Director photography television series The Optimist, 1982, numerous others. Exhibited American Imprint Photograph Exhibition, Los Angeles, 1989, Portland, Oregon, 1990.


Member International Alliance Motion Picture and Theatrical Stage Employees, International Underwater Explorers Society (life), Phi Beta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: music composition, tennis, photography, hiking.


Married Wanda Hoskins, April 10, 1964. 1 child, Claire Palmer Brown.

David Olof Appleton

Dorothea Virginia (Smith) Appleton

Wanda Hoskins

Claire Palmer Brown Appleton