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Cinematography (feature film)

1.
Steve Jobs (2015)
Biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs focusing on the behind-the-scenes drama at three major Apple product launches, ending with the unveiling of the iMac in 1998.
2.
Recount (2008)
A behind the scenes view of the 2000 presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore and the voting scandal that ensued in Florida, forcing them to recount the votes.
3.
Weather Man, The (2005)
Popular Chicago TV weatherman David Spritz has a shot at the big time when "Hello America," a national morning show, calls him for an audition. At the top of the world professionally, David is approaching disaster on a personal level as rapidly as the weather changes. His painful divorce, his dad''s illness, and trouble with his kids have David poised on the knife''s edge between stability and calamity. Trying to gain control of his situation, David slowly comes to realize that life, much like the weather, is completely unpredictable.
4.
Garfield (2004) as Video Engineer
Life couldn't be sweeter for Garfield, everyone's favorite feline. Parked on a comfortable chair in front of the television, feasting on his favorite dish, lasagna, and hurling insults at his beleaguered owner Jon, Garfield is the master of his universe. When Jon takes Garfield to visit beautiful v
5.
Laurel Canyon (2002)
"Laurel Canyon," a street that runs through the heart of the Hollywood Hills, has for decades been a sort of Greenwich Village of the West, home to many musicians, actors, artists and other bohemian types. Among its current residents is Jane, a veteran record producer, trying to come up with a hit s
6.
Man on the Moon (1999) as 24-Frame Video Playback
Andy Kaufman, who died in 1984 at the age of 35, was considered one of the most innovative, eccentric and enigmatic performers of his time. A master at manipulating audiences, Kaufman could generate belly laughs, stony silence, tears or brawls. Whether inviting the audience out for milk and cookies
7.
Sphere (1998) as Video/Graphics Supervisor
A group of scientists are taken by the Navy on a secret underwater mission to explore an alien spaceship. The vessel turns out to be an American ship from the future carrying a golden orb that allows one to manifest their thoughts and fears.
8.
Chain Reaction (1996) as Video & Computer Engineer
After years of tireless work, a team of scientists and technicians at the University of Chicago have tapped a simple, yet almost infinitely powerful way to produce energy from water--cleanly, efficiently, abundantly--for a fuel-starved, pollution-weary world. What impact will this discovery have on us all? Student machinist Eddie Kasalivich and scientist Lily Sinclair are about to get the explosive answer. Suddenly caught in a chain reaction of murder and high-tech espionage, the two colleagues are forced to go on the lam after being framed for the murder of their mentor, visionary scientist Dr. Alistair Barkley, and the sabotage of their laboratory. Barkley had been determined to give details of the discovery freely to all nations. Others insisted on discretion--and would go to any lengths to keep it from getting out. With a half-dozen federal agencies pursuing them across the country, Eddie and Lily set out to discover who is behind this far-reaching, shadowy and deadly conspiracy.

Visual Effects (feature film)

9.
Collateral (2004) as Video eng
Max has lived a mundane life as a cab driver for twelve years. The faces have come and gone from his rear-view mirror: people and places he''s long since forgotten--until tonight. Vincent is a contract killer. When an off-shore narco-trafficking cartel learns that they''re about to be indicted by a federal grand jury, they mount an operation to identify and kill the key witnesses, and the last stage is tonight. It is on this very night that Vincent has arrived--and five bodies are supposed to fall. Circumstances cause Vincent to hijack Max'' taxicab, and Max becomes collateral--an expendable person who''s in the wrong place at the wrong time. Through the night, Vincent forces Max to drive him to each assigned destination. And as the L.A.P.D. and F.B.I. race to intercept them, Max and Vincent''s survival become dependent on each other, in ways neither would have imagined.

Art Department (feature film)

10.
Firm, The (1993) as Computer Graphics And Engineering
Tom Cruise learns that if something looks too good to be true, it probably is, when he accepts an excessively lucrative offer from a Memphis firm after graduating from Harvard Law. In this thriller from director Sydney Pollack, based on the bestselling novel by John Grisham, Cruise''s ambitious character Mitch McDeere discovers that the firm''s prosperity is a direct result of its mob ties. When the murders and seductions pile up, Mitch must get to the truth and get out alive. Also starring Oscar winner Gene Hackman, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Paul Sorvino, and Ed Harris.
11.
Fugitive, The (1993) as Computer Engineering & Graphics
A man is forced to go on the run after being falsely accused of killing his wife.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

12.
Laurel Canyon (2002)
"Laurel Canyon," a street that runs through the heart of the Hollywood Hills, has for decades been a sort of Greenwich Village of the West, home to many musicians, actors, artists and other bohemian types. Among its current residents is Jane, a veteran record producer, trying to come up with a hit s
13.
One Good Turn (1996)
A successful man meets someone from his past who threatens all he holds dear.
14.
One Good Turn (1996)
A successful man meets someone from his past who threatens all he holds dear.
15.
Virtuosity (1995)
Los Angeles, 1999. The government's Law Enforcement Technology Advancement Center has developed a prototype for the ultimate police training device. A virtual reality simulator utilizes the latest artificial intelligence technology to test users' skills as they pursue the computer-generated criminal
16.
Fair Game (1995)
Yesterday Kate McQuean was a dedicated family attorney trying to do the best for her clients. Today she''s a moving target--and the killers who are determined to eliminate her seem to be everywhere. Through two desperate days, Kate and Dade County homicide Detective Max Kirkpatrick--her only protector--engage in a battle of wits, wills and endurance against a gang of ex-KGB operatives whose plans for the perfect multi-million dollar bank heist were flawless--as long as Kate and her intended repossession of a certain boat were out of the picture. Maybe it''s an unfair match--Kate and Max against a mob armed with the most sophisticated high-tech surveillance equipment and headed by a ruthless ex-KGB killer. But anything can happen in the sultry Miami heat--two people can get deeply involved in helping each other survive. And when the two people are Kate McQuean and Max Kirkpatrick--it might just turn out to be a fair game, after all...
17.
Fair Game (1995)
Yesterday Kate McQuean was a dedicated family attorney trying to do the best for her clients. Today she''s a moving target--and the killers who are determined to eliminate her seem to be everywhere. Through two desperate days, Kate and Dade County homicide Detective Max Kirkpatrick--her only protector--engage in a battle of wits, wills and endurance against a gang of ex-KGB operatives whose plans for the perfect multi-million dollar bank heist were flawless--as long as Kate and her intended repossession of a certain boat were out of the picture. Maybe it''s an unfair match--Kate and Max against a mob armed with the most sophisticated high-tech surveillance equipment and headed by a ruthless ex-KGB killer. But anything can happen in the sultry Miami heat--two people can get deeply involved in helping each other survive. And when the two people are Kate McQuean and Max Kirkpatrick--it might just turn out to be a fair game, after all...
18.
Virtuosity (1995)
Los Angeles, 1999. The government's Law Enforcement Technology Advancement Center has developed a prototype for the ultimate police training device. A virtual reality simulator utilizes the latest artificial intelligence technology to test users' skills as they pursue the computer-generated criminal
19.
Apollo 13 (1995)
When an explosion jeopardizes a moon mission, NASA scientists fight to bring the crew home safely.
20.
On Deadly Ground (1994)
After threatening to expose a company for unsafe drilling practices, an oil worker is dumped and abandoned in the wilderness to die. But he is rescued by a tribe of natives who see him as their legendary figure, the Rainbow Warrior.
21.
On Deadly Ground (1994)
After threatening to expose a company for unsafe drilling practices, an oil worker is dumped and abandoned in the wilderness to die. But he is rescued by a tribe of natives who see him as their legendary figure, the Rainbow Warrior.
22.
Jurassic Park (1993)
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.
23.
Point Of No Return (1993)
A punk female murderer is transformed into a bourgeois assassin by an underground government agency.
24.
Point Of No Return (1993)
A punk female murderer is transformed into a bourgeois assassin by an underground government agency.
25.
Jurassic Park (1993)
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.

Cinematography (special)

26.
Donald Duck's 50th Birthday (1984) as Camera Operator
A salute to Walt Disney's character Donald Duck on the occasion of his fiftieth birthday, combining live-action and animation.
27.
Portrait of Grandpa Doc (1977) as Camera
The story of a gentle and loving grandfather who encourages his grandson's ambition to be a painter.

Misc. Crew (special)

28.
Machine That Changed the World, The (1992) as Special Facilities
A five-part special chronicling the advances in computer technology.

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