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Cinematography (feature film)

1.
Godzilla (2014)
Storyline is under wraps.
2.
Ender's Game (2013)
A gifted child trains at a military school in preparation for an alien invasion.
3.
R.I.P.D. (2013)
A murdered cop is recruited to work for an afterlife police force that battles spirits not yet ready to depart this world.
4.
Five-Year Engagement, The (2012)
When Tom and Violet become engaged to be married, their trip to the altar is delayed by an unexpected job opportunity for Violet that requires the couple to temporarily relocate to Michigan.
5.
Master, The (2012)
"The Master" heads a popular faith-based organization and a young drifter arrives and becomes his assistant.
6.
I Am Number Four (2011)
A group of nine alien teenagers, having escaped the destruction of their home planet, are hunted on Earth by a hostile species.
7.
Thor (2011)
Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior, is banished to Earth when his reckless actions reignite an ancient war. When the most dangerous villain of his world sends its darkest forces to invade Earth, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero.
8.
Seven Pounds (2008)
Ben Thomas is a man at a crossroads searching for a way to redeem his heavy conscience. He discovers he has the power to change the circumstances of seven strangers who deserve a second chance. But when one of them captures his heart, he must decide if he should reveal his secret -- even if it means giving up on his plan.
9.
Untraceable (2008)
Within the FBI, there exists a division dedicated to investigating and prosecuting criminals on the internet. Welcome to the front lines of the war on cybercrime, where Special Agent Jennifer Marsh has seen it all--until now. A tech-savvy internet predator is displaying his graphic murders on his
10.
Milk (2008)
In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man to be voted into public office in America. His victory was not just a victory for gay rights; he forged coalitions across the political spectrum. From senior citizens to union workers, Harve
11.
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Two Boston private-eyes risk everything to investigate a missing child in a territory of broken families, bitter cops and whacked out ex-cons.
12.
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Recently retired, Agent Ethan Hunt lives a slower-paced life training new IMF agents. With this change, new opportunities enter his life, including a possible marriage to his girlfriend Julia. However, when a new conflict arises, Ethan is called back to duty to confront the toughest villain he's ever faced - Owen Davian, an international weapons and information provider with no remorse and no conscience.
13.
Pursuit of Happyness, The (2006)
Chris Gardener is a family man struggling to make ends meet. Despite his valiant attempts to help keep the family afloat, the mother of his five-year-old son, Christopher, is buckling under the constant strain of financial pressure. No longer able to cope, she reluctantly decides to leave. Chris, now a single father, continues doggedly to pursue a better-paying job using every sales skill he knows. He lands an internship at a prestigious stock brokerage firm, and although there is no salary, he accepts, hopeful he will end the program with a job and a promising future. Without a financial cushion, Chris and his son are soon evicted from their apartment and forced to sleep in shelters, bus stations, bathrooms, or wherever they can find refuge for the night. Despite his troubles, Chris continues to honor his commitment as a loving and caring father, using the affection and trust his son has placed in him as an impetus to overcome the obstacles he faces.
14.
Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The (2005)
Four young adventurers playing hide-and-seek in the country home of an old professor stumble upon an enchanted wardrobe that will take them places they never dreamed. Stepping through the wardrobe door, they are whisked out of World War II London into the spectacular parallel universe known as Narni
15.
Rent (2005)
In New York's East Village, a group of bohemians struggle to express themselves through their art and strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic. Roger is an aspiring songwriter who has emotionally shut down after his girlfriend's suicide
16.
Bee Season (2005)
Eliza Naumann spells words. Lots of words. Hard words. Long words. And with an effortlessness and understanding that surprises everyone around her. Her teachers, her fellow students. But especially those closest to her: her father, mother and brother. The people whose lives Eliza's newfound gen
17.
Twisted (2004) as First Assistant Camera
Newly promoted police inspector Jessica Shepard is searching for a serial killer, and is shocked to discover that men she has recently slept with are victims. The investigation becomes more and more twisted as her partner behaves strangely, and the police commissioner is being asked to remove her from the investigation as she is a prime suspect. All the clues point to her and Jessica begins to suspect that she might be the killer she is looking for.
18.
Peter Pan (2003) as First Assistant Camera (La Unit)
In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into their nursery one night and leads them over moonlit roo
19.
Duplex (2003) as First Assistant "A" Camera
In terms of living the American Dream, Alex and Nancy have it pretty good. They are a young, vibrant couple in New York City with bright futures ahead of them. But one thing is missing: a home of their own. When they find one, it comes with one feature they didn't expect--an upstairs tenant, Mrs. Connelly, who lives in a rent-controlled apartment, and who isn't quite as easy-going or frail as Alex and Nancy originally anticipated. As their blissful life begins to seriously fray around the edges, their dream home rapidly turns into a nightmare and they decide that they must get Mrs. Connelly out of their lives.
20.
Time Machine, The (2002) as 1st Assistant Camera
Scientist and inventor Alexander Hartdegen is determined to prove that time travel is possible. His determination is turned to desperation by a personal tragedy that now drives him to want to change the past. Testing his theories with a time machine of his own invention, Hartdegen is hurtled 800,000 years into the future. There he finds a post-apocalyptic world where he discovers that mankind has been divided into the hunter... and the hunted.
21.
Ring, The (2002)
It sounded like just another urban legend--a videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, until four teenagers all met with mysterious deaths exactly one week after watching just such a tape. Allowing her investigative curiosity to get the better of her, Rachel tracks down the video... and watches it. Now she has just seven days to unravel the mystery of the "Ring."
22.
40 Days and 40 Nights (2002) as "B" Camera First Assistant (San Francisco Crew)
Matt Sullivan's last big relationship ended in disaster and ever since his heart's been aching and his commitment's been lacking. Then came Lent, that time of year when everybody gives something up. That's when Matt, a guy who's never been able to finish anything, decides to go where no man's gone before and make a vow: No sex. Whatsoever for 40 straight days. No touching. No kissing. No foreplay. No fooling around. No self-gratification. No nothing. At first he has everything under control. That is until the woman of his dreams, Erica, walks into his life. Sexy and spirited, Erica drives Matt wild. Now, with everyone betting he won't finish what he started, he's just trying to hold on, and hoping she's willing to hold out...
23.
Moulin Rouge! (2001) as Focus puller, main unit/Steadicam
Christian, a young Bohemian poet living in 1899 Paris, defies his father by joining the colorfully diverse clique inhabiting the dark, fantastical underworld of Paris' now legendary Moulin Rouge. In this seedy but glamorous haven of sex, drugs and newly-discovered electricity, the poet-innocent find
24.
Man on the Moon (1999) as 1st Assistant Camera
The story of Andy Kaufman, the comic genius who knew no boundaries.
25.
Mask of Zorro, The (1998) as 1st Assistant Camera (2nd Unit)
It has been 20 years since Don Diego de la Vega successfully fought Spanish oppression in Alta California as the legendary romantic hero, Zorro. Imprisoned for two decades, he now must find a successor to stop Don Rafael Montero--the powerful, former Spanish governor of Alta California who cost de la Vega his freedom, his wife, Esperanza, and his daughter, Elena--who is making plans to purchase California from Mexico's president, General Santa Anna. Alejandro Murieta, a bandit with a troubled past, is transformed by Don Diego into a new Zorro who he hopes will help him foil Montero's schemes once and for all. Tracing the heroic story of these highly-charged relationships, the tale follows the new Zorro as he assumes de la Vega's mantle and enters into a romantic relationship with a woman close to his predecessor's heart...
26.
Stepmom (1998) as 1st Assistant Camera
Jackie and Isabel have nothing in common--one is the ideal mother, the other is struggling to be any kind of mother--until circumstances force them to share a family and put aside their mutual hostility for the sake of the children. They discover how precious life, love and the ties that bind them really are in this tale about the intricate circumstances surrounding what happens when a man's new wife learns from his former wife that she is terminally ill with cancer.
27.
Edge, The (1997) as 1st Assistant Camera
A bookish billionaire, Charles Morse, accompanies his younger model wife, Mickey, to Alaska for a photo shoot. When fashion photographer Robert Green and his assistant Stephen set out on a private plane in search of an Indian to pose for the shoot, Charles comes along for the ride. Stranded after the plane crashes into a lake, the men must formulate a strategy to survive and it is Charles, with his book smarts, who devises many of the best ideas. Stephen, whose bleeding leg attracks a Kodiak bear, is killed leaving only Charles and Robert to continue. Both have become suspicious of each other with Charles beginning to suspect Robert of trying to kill him so that he can continue an affair with Mickey.
28.
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (1996) as 1st Assistant Camera
"Two households, both alike in dignity/In fair Verona (where we lay our scene/From ancient grudge break new mutiny,/Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean/From forth the fatal loins of these two foes/A pair of star-crossed lovers take their lives." These famous lines and the vivid language of S
29.
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996) as 1st Assistant Camera (San Francisco Crew)
Story of two dogs and a cat lost in SanFransisco and trying to get home.
30.
Jack (1996) as 1st Camera Assistant
Jack Powell appears to be an average, middle-aged forty year old man--who plays with G.I. Joe and wears Power Ranger pajamas. But Jack is only 10-years-old. He suffers from a genetic disorder that causes him to physically age four times faster than a normal person. Fearing ridicule from the outside world, Jack's parents have kept him secluded in their home, which they have stocked with every toy a young boy could want. Toys can't take the place of the real friends which Jack craves. Now he's about to embark on the greatest adventure of his unusual life--he's about to enter the fifth grade.
31.
Dangerous Minds (1995) as 1st Assistant Camera (2nd Unit)
Former Marine LouAnne Johnson leaves an officer's commission and a nine-year military career to pursue her dream of becoming an English teacher. But while earning her credentials at a Northern California high school, she is assigned to a group of students who change her life forever. And she changes theirs. Although each of her charges exhibits a seemingly inpenetrable facade, these kids are desperate to connect with someone who cares about them. As their new instructor, the feisty Ms. Johnson defies all the rules, creates her own curriculum and instructs this class of tough, inner-city teenagers from college-level texts. Frustrated that her students, whose standardized test scores range from average to excellent, have come to accept failure as a way of life, she cajoles and tricks them, even bribes them, into learning. More important, she loves them and helps them to believe in themselves, in their spirit and their potential.
32.
Nine Months (1995) as "A" Camera 1st Assistant
Samuel and Rebecca have it all. During their near-perfect, five-year relationship, they've seen their careers thrive; experienced countless nights of passion in their wonderful San Francisco home; and had the freedom to take off on romantic weekends at whim. And then one day they receive a little surprise... one that will catapult their life of Perfect Order into one of Utter Chaos: Rebecca is pregnant, and Samuel's life will never be the same. His frenetic new existence begins with an unlikely friendship with a couple of well-meaning, but overbearing parents, Marty and Gail. Then, there's Rebecca's first appointment with a friendly but somewhat nervous Russian physician--whose only previous experience has been with four-legged creatures. When Rebecca suggests that his beloved, gleaming red Porsche has to be traded in for a "family" car, Samuel realizes his life may be falling apart at the seams. And all that he's getting in return is a miracle...
33.
River Wild, The (1994) as 1st Assistant Camera
A small group tries to escape armed killers while navigating a treacherous river.
34.
Jurassic Park (1993) as Plate Photographer Camera Assistant (Ilm)
Eccentric millionaire John Hammond has invited three dinosaur experts see his new amusement park before it opens. The park is on an island off Costa Rica and is populated by actual, living dinosaurs that Hammond has created using DNA harvested from pre-historic insects. The scientists are joined by Hammond's two grandchildren during their preview of the park and the group is enjoying the tour in their computer-controlled cars until a storm knocks out power on the island. A park employee who wants to steal some of the dinosaur embryos takes advantage of the situation and sabotages the system, inadvertently causing the gigantic beasts to go on a rampage and forcing all the humans on the island to flee for their lives.
35.
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) as B Camera 1st Assistant
An out of work voice-over actor and his wife get divorced, with the wife gaining custody of the three children. Unhappy with the alotted time given him to spend with the kids, the father dresses up as an old lady and gets a job as the kids' nanny.
36.
Doors, The (1991) as Plate Camera Operator
A look at the enduring 60s rock group The Doors, fronted by Jim Morrison.
37.
Hudson Hawk (1991) as Camera Assistant (Rome/Budapest)
A man released from prison after ten years, plans to live a normal life. But his friend is in trouble and will be killed unless he steals some paintings by Leonardo Da Vinci.
38.
Hook (1991) as Camera Department (Ilm)
A grown up Peter Pan has to fight off the return of Captain Hook.
39.
Extreme Close-Up (1990)
A fifteen-year-old boy is shattered by the accidental death of his mother and tries to make sense of her death by reviewing his family's home videos. A tape of her accident leads him to a shocking discovery.
40.
Back To The Future (Part 3) (1990) as Camera Assistant (Ilm)
Marty McFly drives into the Old West to rescue Doc, whose blossoming romance makes him reluctant to return, from the clutches of the villainous Tannen Gang.
41.
Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) as Visual Effects Camera Assistant (Ilm)
Convinced that he's dying, a man agrees to jump into a volcano to save an island from an angry god.
42.
Chattahoochee (1989) as 1st Additional Assistant Camera
True story of a man who was insitutionalized after being perceived as mentally disturbed.
43.
Always (1989) as Camera Assistant (Ilm)
A downed pilot plays celestial wingman to his successor in love and flying.
44.
Ghostbusters II (1989) as Key Effects Camera Assistant
The ghostbusters face the spirit of a warlock that lives in his self-portrait in a New York museum.
45.
Caddyshack II (1988)
After his social-climbing daughter falls in love with one of the members, a self-made Armenian millionaire tries and fails to gain entry into Bushwood Country Club to please his social-climbing daughter. Snubbed by the hoity toity members, the man retaliates by purchasing Bushwood and turning it int
46.
Eye on the Sparrow (1987)
A movie based on the true story of Ethel and James Leo, a blind couple whose determination to have children forces them to challenge existing adoption laws which discriminate against them.
47.
Witches of Eastwick, The (1987) as Camera Assistant
An adaptation of John Updike's best-selling novel, THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK is a star-studded special-effects extravaganza about the battle of the sexes. A trio of bored, sexually repressed New England women--Alex (Cher), Jane (Susan Sarandon), and Sukie (Michelle Pfeiffer), each of them left to live without their respective husbands--innocently conjures up a mysterious stranger who, they are convinced, will relieve their frustrations. This mystery man is Daryl Van Horne (Jack Nicholson), the filthy rich, wild-eyed Devil incarnate, who buys a local mansion.
48.
Dangerously Close (1986) as 1st Assistant Camera
49.
Golden Child, The (1986) as Camera Assistant (Ilm)
Eddie Murphy is a detective with a special knack for finding missing children. His services are requested (since he is the "Chosen One" ) to find the "Golden Child, " a Bhuddist mystic who was kidnapped by an evil sorcerer. Murphy plays his usual wise-cracking self in this comical take on the mystical.
50.
Explorers (1985) as Visual Effects Camera Assistant
Ben is obsessed with monster movies on late night television, reading comic books about space, and playing an arcade game with fighting space ships in his bedroom. Ben's best friend Wolfgang is a budding scientific genious, and when Ben describes a dream he had about the two of them flying in a spacecraft , Wolfgang creates a computer program that enables them to make such a machine. The boys take off to another galaxy and learn that things are more similar to home than they imagined.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

51.
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) as "B" First Assistant Photographer
The story of intelligent, charming, but unlucky siblings, 14-year-old Violet, 12-year-old Klaus, and their infant sister, Sunny, who are suddenly orphaned when their house burns down. The executor of their parent's estate sends the children to live with a distant relative, Count Olaf, but they realize that he has dastardly designs on the Baudelaire family fortune. The Baudelaire children are soon removed from Count Olaf's care and go to live with their Uncle Monty, a renowned snake expert. Things end badly after the arrival of a suspicious lab assistant named Stephano--Count Olaf in disguise. The children are then shuffled off to their fearful Aunt Josephine's. Sadly disaster ensues, due to the appearance of a mysterious peg-legged sailor--again Count Olaf, who then hatches his most dastardly plot of all.
52.
Star Trek: Generations (1994) as 1st Assistant Photographer (Miniature Crash Unit)
As the maiden voyage of the third Enterprise is occuring, it is called to save two ships from an energy ribbon, in which Kirk dies. However years later he is needed by Picard to stop an evil villian.
53.
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
The story of a covert war waged against Colombian drug lords by the Central Intelligence Agency.
54.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) as Ilm Plate Photography
Sequel to the sci-fi adventure about a near-indestructible cyborg.
55.
Howard The Duck (1986) as Stop Motion Photography (Ilm Visual Effects Unit)
Based on the cult comic, a fast-talking, cigar-chomping, beer-guzzling duck from a parallel universe somehow winds up in Cleveland.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

56.
Patch Adams (1998) as 1st Assistant ("B" Camera)
Hunter "Patch" Adams was criticized in his official medical school record for "excessive happiness" and was once told by a faculty advisor, "If you want to be a clown, join a circus." Patch did, in fact, want to be a clown. But he also wanted to be a physician. Combining vastly different sides of hi
57.
Starship Troopers (1997) as 1st Assistant (2nd Unit) ("B" Camera)
Military enlistees fight off an invasion by alien insects.
58.
Amos & Andrew (1993)
A well-to-do blackman moves into a white neighborhood, only to be harasssed and accused of prowling.
59.
Amos & Andrew (1993)
A well-to-do blackman moves into a white neighborhood, only to be harasssed and accused of prowling.

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