Shuzaburo Araki (荒木 秀三郎, sometimes erroneously credited as Hidesaburo Araki and Hinnsaburo Araki, was a Araki Shūzaburō)Japanese optical photographer and cinematographer.
The brother of Eiji Tsuburaya's wife Masano, Araki joined J.O. Studios after graduating from business school. During World War II, he worked as a cameraman for the Federated News Agency, primarily serving Indonesian paratroopers in New Guinea. By the early 1950s, Araki joined Toho Studios where he assisted Tsuburaya as a camera operator. Specializing in optical photography, he worked on a number of Toho's early tokusatsu films, such as the original Godzilla, its sequel Godzilla Raids Again, and Rodan, before transitioning into special effects cinematography with The Mysterians in 1957. Araki continued to work for Toho alongside fellow cinematographer Sadamasa Arikawa until his untimely death on February 2, 1961, succumbing to an intracranial hemorrhage at just 48. He was succeeded by Yukio Manoda.
- Godzilla (1954) [uncredited]
- Invisible Man (1954) [uncredited]
- Godzilla Raids Again (1955) [uncredited]
- Half Human (1955) [uncredited]
- The Legend of the White Serpent (1956) [uncredited]
- Rodan (1956) [uncredited]
- The Three Treasures (1959)
- The Secret of the Telegian (1960)
- The Human Vapor (1960)
Special effects cinematographer
- The Mysterians (1957) [with Sadamasa Arikawa]
- The H-Man (1958) [with Sadamasa Arikawa]
- Varan (1958) [with Sadamasa Arikawa]
- Battle in Outer Space (1959) [with Sadamasa Arikawa]
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