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Cinematography (feature film)

1.
Friday Night Lights (2004) as Best boy elec
As darkness descends over the flatlands of West Texas, every Friday EVENING, from September through December, a dazzling, disorienting glow, visible on the stark horizon for miles around, ignites the blackened sky. Looming over the landscape, Ratliff Stadium, the country's biggest high school football field, overflows with 20,000 spectators, their voices raised in the trademark chant: "MO-JO! MO-JO! MO-JO!" The crowd's jubilation rises to a fever pitch as the Permian Panthers--Odessa's "boys in black"--take to the field like warriors in an ancient coliseum. Once a week during the fall, this town and its dreams are carried on the padded shoulders of these young gridiron heroes. The exalted players are illuminated beneath the autumnal glare of those Friday night lights; the radiant glare serves as a beacon of hope to the townsfolk of this dusty West Texas town. Since their first season in 1959, the Panthers established themselves as the most successful football program, not only in Texas, but in the entire country. Now, in the last days of summer of 1988, the Permian High School Panthers begin the season with one thing on their minds--winning their fifth straight championship in their thirty-year team history. For their coach, Gary Gaines, it all comes down to his definition of perfection: "Being perfect is about being able to look your friends in the eye and know you didn't let them down. I want you to put each other in your hearts forever--because forever is about to happen. Can you live in that moment as best you can, with clear eyes, with love and joy in your heart? If you can do that, then you're perfect."

Film Production - Main (feature film)

2.
Savages (2012)
Young, independent Laguna Beach-based marijuana kingpins are blackmailed into working for the Baja Cartel after one of their threesome is kidnapped.
3.
Fighter, The (2010)
Based on a true story, two brothers, against all the odds, come together to train for a historic title bout that has the power to reunite their fractured family and give their hard-luck town what it's been waiting for: pride.
4.
Lakeview Terrace (2008)
Veteran Los Angeles cop Abel Turner guards his neighborhood with the same zeal he brings to his patrol route. The single father of a teenaged daughter and preteen son, Abel is one-man security force, ensuring that his strict standards of behavior are adhered to, even if it means ruffling a few feathers in the process. Chris and Lisa Mattson, a progressive and upwardly mobile couple, move in next door to Turner, who disapproves of their interracial marriage. Hoping to rid the neighborhood of anything or anyone he deems "undesirable," Turner launches an escalating series of pranks and insults against the Mattsons. Abel takes full advantage of his police connections to antagonize his new neighbors with impunity, hoping to get them to pick up and move out. When their air conditioning unit is sabotaged in the middle of a heat wave and their car tires are mysteriously slashed, the Mattsons begin to suspect Abel is behind their troubles. But without proof, they can only try to negotiate a truce--an offer Abel does not accept. Abel's anger flares when his use of inappropriate force on the job lands him on extended leave and he discovers his daughter has been spending time with Lisa. As Abel crosses the line from annoying neighbor to dangerous adversary, the couple tries to fight back, which only feeds Turner's fury. With the resentment between the neighbors building daily, it's only a matter of time before the situation escalates into a potentially deadly stand off.
5.
Caveman's Valentine (2001) as Gaffer (New York)
A brilliant, homeless jazz musician tracks down the killer of a homeless boy in order to bring him to justice.
6.
Freedom Song (2000)
Dramatic account of the grass-roots civil rights movement in a small Mississippi town in 1959. Focuses on a couple under government scrutiny for their activist stance against the Jim Crow laws and their teenage son who is becoming an activist. Inspired by the arrival of an organizer of the Student N
7.
Ed TV (1999) as Rigging Best Boy (2nd Unit)
An avid tv watcher wins a contest and the following months in his life are chronicled by a camera crew, minute by minute. To begin with, video store clerk Ed welcomes the attention, and the show is saving the cable station that gambled on its success. But gradually, as his family and friends become celebrities too, Ed finds a downside to his fame. He becomes estranged from his brother, encounters the father who left his family years before, and rifts emerge between his mother and her husband.
8.
Suburban Commando (1991) as Grip
A mercenary from outer space tries to find some peace and quiet on planet earth.
9.
Perfect Bride, The (1991)
A woman investigates her future sister-in-law's background and discovers her to be a murderer using a false identity.

Film Production - Lighting/Electrical (feature film)

10.
Amazing Spider-Man 2, The (2014)
Peter Parker uncovers clues about his past when a new villain, Electro, emerges, and an old friend, Harry Osborn, returns.
11.
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving the world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone w
12.
Footloose (2011)
A big city teen is transplanted to a small southern town that prohibits loud music and dancing. Not one to bow to the status quo, he challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister's troubled daughter in the process.
13.
Death at a Funeral (2010)
An American family unites to put a beloved husband and father to rest. As mourners gather at the family home, shocking revelations, festering resentments, ugly threats, blackmail and a misdirected corpse unleash lethal mayhem.
14.
Star Trek (2009)
On the maiden voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise, the most advanced starship ever created, new recruits and rivals Kirk and Spock must stop an evil being whose mission of vengeance threatens all of mankind.
15.
What Just Happened? (2008)
Middle-aged Hollywood producer Ben is already in over his head trying to balance the tug-of-war of having two ex-wives and two different families with his latest business venture--the boldly "visionary" movie "Fiercely" starring Sean Penn when everything that can go wrong goes completely screwy. "Fi
16.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Heroes Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann are allied with Captain Barbossa in a desperate quest to free Captain Jack Sparrow from his mind-blowing trap in Davy Jones Locker; meanwhile, the terrorizing ghost ship, the Flying Dutchman and Davy Jones--under the control of the East India Trading Company--wreaks havoc across the Seven Seas. Navigating through treachery, betrayal and wild waters, they must forge their way to exotic Singapore and confront the cunning Chinese pirate Sao Feng. Now headed beyond the very ends of the earth, each must ultimately choose a side in a final, titanic battle as their lives and fortunes--and the entire future of the freedom-loving pirate way--hang in the balance.
17.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Captain Jack Sparrow is caught up in another tangled web of supernatural intrigue. Although the curse of the Black Pearl has been lifted, an even more terrifying threat looms over its captain and scurvy crew: it turns out that Jack owes a blood debt to the legendary Davy Jones, Ruler of the Ocean Depths, who captains the ghostly Flying Dutchman, which no other ship can match in speed and stealth. Unless the ever-crafty Jack figures a cunning way out of this Faustian pact, he will be cursed to an afterlife of eternal servitude and damnation in the service of Jones. This startling development interrupts the wedding plans of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann, who once again find themselves thrust into Jack's misadventures, leading to escalating confrontations with sea monsters, very unfriendly islanders, flamboyant soothsayer Tia Dalma and even the mysterious appearance of Will's long-lost father, Bootstrap Bill. Meanwhile, ruthless pirate hunter Lord Cutler Beckett of the East India Trading Company sets his sights on retrieving the fabled "Dead Man's Chest." According to legend, whoever possesses the Dead Man's Chest gains control of Davy Jones, and Beckett intends to use this awesome power to destroy every last Pirate of the Caribbean once and for all. For times are changing on the high seas, with businessmen and bureaucrats becoming the true pirates--and freewheeling, fun-loving buccaneers like Jack and his crew threatened with extinction.
18.
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.
19.
Domino (2005)
The daughter of respected matinee idol Lawrence Harvey and model-turned-socialite Sophie Wynn, Domino Harvey was born into a life of wealth and privilege--a lifestyle that did not interest her. Even from her earliest years, Domino rebelled against convention and the jet set. At the tender age of eight, her beloved father passed away and her mother looked to the stability of boarding school in a misguided attempt to tame her wild child. But nothing could repress Domino's fiery nature--not friendships, not school, not her mother's high society. Even the extraordinary excesses paraded before her during a brief stint at modeling paled in comparison to her own escapades. Not until she stumbled upon a job seminar recruiting aspiring bounty hunters was her thirst for excitement at long last quenched. To Sophie's horror, Domino not only fell in love with the job but also with her fellow adventurers, who over the years would become her family.
20.
Skeleton Key, The (2005)
A gothic thriller set in New Orleans about a caretaker working with an elderly couple in their haunted home.
21.
Core, The (2003)
When the Earth's core stops rotating, a team of scientists must tunnel to the center and detonate a nuclear bomb before the core superheats and destroys all life on the surface.
22.
Deliver Us from Eva (2003) as Chief Lighting Technician
A trio of men plot to free themselves of their mates' unattached and seemingly omnipresent older sister Eva. Eva has a sweet face but a steely disposition: a few choice words from her and a once-confident man becomes a virtual basket case. Eva has been in charge of her younger sisters ever since their parents died, many years ago. The mere fact that they're married or engaged hasn't deterred her one bit from continuing to take charge of their lives. But the cost of putting family first has been the deferral of her own dreams--and the assumption of a harder-than-nails personality that no man has been able to crack. Eva's uncanny ability to interfere with her sisters' affairs has not endeared her to their spouses and partners. The men would also like to close out and divide the family trust fund that Eva oversees. So they concoct a simple plan: compensate cash-strapped ladies' man Ray Adams to romance and distract Eva from her financial duties. Sparks fly between Ray and Eva--but the plan goes awry, leading to surprising consequences and complications.
23.
Pearl Harbor (2001) as Rigging Electrician
On a sleepy Sunday morning in December as children played and families prayed, squadrons of Japanese war planes screamed across the skies of a Hawaiian paradise and launched a surprise attack on the U.S. armed forces at Pearl Harbor--the infamous day that jolted America from peaceful isolationism to total war and altered the course of world history. The story focuses on the life changing events surrounding December 7, 1941 and the war's devastating impact on two daring young pilots--one from the U.S. Army Air Corps, the other from the British Royal Air Force--and a beautiful dedicated nurse, with whom both of them fall in love. It is a tale of catastrophic defeat, heroic victory, personal courage and overwhelming love set against a backdrop of wartime action.
24.
Two Can Play That Game (2001)
A woman uses her own set of made up rules to gain the upperhand over her boyfriend.
25.
Bowfinger (1999) as Rigging Gaffer
A desperate movie producer will stop at nothing to make his movie with the biggest actor in Hollywood, so he finds a nerdy look-alike to be his star.
26.
Pleasantville (1998) as Rigging Gaffer
Pleasantville is a 1950s sitcom enjoying cult status on a contemporary cable channel. David loves it, but his sister Jennifer is too hip. When a mysterious TV repairman gives them a new remote control, the pair are transported into the world of Pleasantville like it or not. They find themselves trapped in an alternate reality where the town exists in black and white--in a white bread world without passion or violence. But the teenagers have also brought an unexpected--and double-edged--gift to Pleasantville: a sense of possibility that spreads like wildfire throughout the town. There can be no turning back once the citizens begin experiencing such strange wonders as sex, art, rain, and ideas. First it is a red rose, a blade of green grass, eyes turn hazel... flesh tones shock and anger with their beauty. Gradually, the infection spreads Pleasantville becomes divided--rife for the first time with stark differences as it attempts to grasp the kaleidoscopic new world before it.
27.
One Fine Day (1996) as Rigging Gaffer
Melanie Parker is a career-minded architect/Super Mom, taking on the demands of single parenting in New York City. Meanwhile, Jack Taylor is a hard-driving newspaper columnist/every-other-weekend Dad, challenging the improprieties of City Hall. Having been let down in the past, she has almost given
28.
Zooman (1995)
One man, together with his estranged family, must cope with the senseless murder of his daughter and the apathy of an entire community unwilling to bring the killer to justice.
29.
Airheads (1994) as Electrician
A rock 'n roll band hijacks a radio station in an attempt to get their record played.
30.
Sugar Hill (1993) as Electrician
Two brothers build a drug empire in New York City.
31.
Kalifornia (1993) as Electrician
A Midwestern couple are touring the sites of famous murders for a coffee-table book. Unwittingly, they are sharing the ride with a homicidal maniac and his girlfriend.
32.
Fever (1991)
An ex-con teams with a lawyer to save the woman they both love when she is kidnapped by vengeful killers.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

33.
Knight and Day (2010)
When a small-town girl meets a mysterious stranger, she thinks she's found the man of her dreams. But she soon discovers he's a fugitive super-spy, who thrusts her into a thrilling cat-and-mouse chase that spans the globe.
34.
Cell, The (2000)
A female scientist must travel into the mind of a serial killer in a coma to discover the whereabouts of the girl he kidnapped prior to his recent condition.
35.
Cell, The (2000)
A female scientist must travel into the mind of a serial killer in a coma to discover the whereabouts of the girl he kidnapped prior to his recent condition.
36.
Mr. Wrong (1996)
Martha is a bright and sassy '90s woman with an age old problem--how to recognize Mr. Right when he comes along. A radio talkshow producer, Martha definitely gets her signals crossed when she suddenly meets Whitman, a handsome stranger with whom she instantly falls head over heels. However, she soon realizes she's dating a guy who's as right on the outside as he is wrong on the inside, and the ratings on this romance quickly plummet. Calamity prevails as she tries to pull the plug on her love life altogether. But Whitman proceeds to prove that too often, dream dates become nightmares.
37.
Independence Day (1996)
It is an ordinary summer day. But then, without warning, something very extraordinary happens. Enormous shadows fall across the land. Strange atmospheric phenomena, ominous and mesmerizing, surface around the globe. All eyes turn upward. The question of whether we're alone in the universe has finally been answered. And, in a matter of minutes, the lives of every person across the globe are forever changed. With the fate of our planet at stake, the Fourth of July is about to take on an entirely new meaning. No longer will it be an American holiday. It will be known as the day the entire world fought back. The day we did not go gentle into the good night... The day all of us on planet Earth celebrated our independence day.
38.
Mr. Wrong (1996)
Martha is a bright and sassy '90s woman with an age old problem--how to recognize Mr. Right when he comes along. A radio talkshow producer, Martha definitely gets her signals crossed when she suddenly meets Whitman, a handsome stranger with whom she instantly falls head over heels. However, she soon realizes she's dating a guy who's as right on the outside as he is wrong on the inside, and the ratings on this romance quickly plummet. Calamity prevails as she tries to pull the plug on her love life altogether. But Whitman proceeds to prove that too often, dream dates become nightmares.
39.
Independence Day (1996)
It is an ordinary summer day. But then, without warning, something very extraordinary happens. Enormous shadows fall across the land. Strange atmospheric phenomena, ominous and mesmerizing, surface around the globe. All eyes turn upward. The question of whether we're alone in the universe has finally been answered. And, in a matter of minutes, the lives of every person across the globe are forever changed. With the fate of our planet at stake, the Fourth of July is about to take on an entirely new meaning. No longer will it be an American holiday. It will be known as the day the entire world fought back. The day we did not go gentle into the good night... The day all of us on planet Earth celebrated our independence day.
40.
How To Make An American Quilt (1995)
A woman is about to get married, but she soon starts falling for another man. It is only when she goes home to visit her grandmother nad her friends she realizes the right course in her life.
41.
How To Make An American Quilt (1995)
A woman is about to get married, but she soon starts falling for another man. It is only when she goes home to visit her grandmother nad her friends she realizes the right course in her life.
42.
Mistress (1992)
The adventures of a filmmaker trying to get his film project off the ground.
43.
Mistress (1992)
The adventures of a filmmaker trying to get his film project off the ground.

Film Production - Main (special)

44.
Dr. Hugo (1997) as Gaffer
In the late 1950s, a city doctor, known for making house calls, is renowned as an "especially attentive doctor" by the women in the neighborhood. He practices his brand of medicine on an ailing, beautiful but neglected housewife when he is interrupted by her husband's unexpected return. The doctor i
45.
Two Over Easy (1994) as Gaffer
An unexpected relationship develops when a polished corporate executive accidentally meets a learning-disabled man.
46.
Override (1994) as Gaffer
Set in the not-too-distant future, an unwed mother of two drives a robot-controlled tractor-trailer truck to make ends meet. When she meets a handsome fellow driver, her world changes dramatically.

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