John is a Director/Showrunner who loves science and lives in Los Angeles, California.
Many thanks to the cast and crew of Murder Book. The true stories dealt with serious tragic cold cases that we really put our best efforts into faithfully telling. From every corner of the production producers, writers, technicians and artists came together to make powerful episodes.
Fans of UFO HUNTERS, season one may enjoy the Science Build Page.
Jeff Lieberman, John Tindall and Matt Kearney pause after wrapping season 2 of "Time Warp". It was quite a ride!
Check out the New York Times Article on TIME WARP .
It has been a little over one year since principle photography began on "Reign of the Dinosaurs" and it has been a magnificent ride. Both full scale and miniature sets have been created with a collection of young talent who have excelled, rising to the challenges of limited budget and time. My thanks to everyone who worked on my portion of the shoots both at my home studio and on location.
Ashley Tindall testing out the Tesla Coil with a crispy girlfriend in the Tindall lab
Visits to the Lab
Dr. Zoz Brooks and Chlorine Gas!
During a recent session in the lab, Zoz and Tindall wanted to explore some reactions that they have used in the past on various television shows -- this time the EXPLOSIVE reaction of Chlorine and Hydrogen gas when bombarded with high energy photons (creating Hydrogen Chloride). The reaction chamber was a standard latex condom.
WARNING!!!! This reaction should ONLY be done under supervision! Chlorine Gas is quite deadly, and the reactions used to create this demonstration can easily run away and kill you!
DB COOPER: CASE CLOSED?
BEING KNOWN AS AN "ACTORS DIRECTOR" DOEN'T STOP JOHN FROM CREATING UNIQUE TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS FOR HIS PROJECTS.
WORKING WITH THE OPTICS OF THE SONY FS-7, JOHN CREATED A PROPRIETARY LENS SYSTEM TO CREATE AN AUTHENTIC "1970'S LOOK"
IN ADDITION TO THE CAMERA OPTICS, TINDALL ALSO CREATED A NEW "FRONT PROJECTION SYSTEM" THAT ENABLED THE PRODUCTION TO KEEP ON SCHEDULE WITH STUNNING RESULTS.
The use of a condom as a reaction chamber arrived by careful analysis of items that we had available to us on a Sunday. We had been using test tubes with great success, but were hesitant about scaling up for fear of flying shards of glass. Balloons were the first thought, but we were concerned about the pigments in the rubber acting as a UV filter. Pure latex condoms were acquired at the local pharmacy and indeed they did the trick -- as they usually do...
John Tindall appears with MythBusters, Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara on the Discovery Shark Week Special: "Sharkzilla." photo: Jill Koch
John Tindall and Jim Sharits relive a "near death experience" that they shared at a local metal foundry where the 8,000 pound jaw set of the the shark was created out of steel. Photo: Dave Harding
Director of Photography Richard Neil and John Tindall use Tindall's CAM GLIDE on the jet engine. The quick set-up time make for many tasty shots .Photo: Alan Plone
John had the pleasure of working on some of Discovery's Shark Week programming. The first was "Sharkzilla," a documentary about the creation of a 52-foot Megaladon shark based on 10 million year old fossilized teeth from a real creature.
Mythbusters, Kari, Grant and Tory came down from San Francisco to work with Jim Sharits and Rock Hall from Technifex. John worked with the Mythbusters back in 2009 and with Jim and Rock many times over the last 10 years so it was really an enjoyable experience for everyone.