American cameraman William Bradford began his long film career as an assistant cutter at First National and Universal in the mid-'20s. From 1925-1935, he worked with various independent companies, including Allied and Liberty, before joining the special effects team at serial producer Mascot in 1935. Bradford remained with the company when it became part of Republic Pictures, filming every "cowboy" on the lot. Later associated with Gene Autry at Columbia Pictures, Bradford also served as a cameraman on such Autry-produced television shows as Annie Oakley and The Adventures of Champion. He died in 1959.