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Cast (feature film)

1.
Cinematographer Style (2006)
Celebrates the art of motion picture photography, and examines how and why movies look the way they do. With interviews of 110 leading cinematographers around the world, director and cinematographer Jon Fauer explores how his colleagues use technique and technology, art and lighting to tell stories

Cinematography (feature film)

2.
!Women Art Revolution: A Secret History (2011)
The struggles and breakthroughs of women artists from Judy Chicago to Miranda July are tracked over four decades.
3.
Mission, La (2009)
Che gets by on his macho persona, but lives for the love of his son Jesse. When he discovers that Jesse has been living a secret life, Che reacts violently and is forced to examine his actions and the life he lives.
4.
Strange Culture (2007)
Artist and college professor Steve Kurtz was preparing for a MASS MoCA exhibition that lets audiences test whether food has been genetically modified when, days before the opening, his wife tragically died of heart failure. Distraught, Kurtz called 911, but when medics arrived, they became suspiciou
5.
Darwin Awards (2006)
Two assessors for an insurance company fall in love during their investigations of series of bizarre accidents.
6.
Night of Henna (2005) as Director Of Photography
Hava, a beautiful Pakistani-American girl, returns fully grown to America after a traditional upbringing in Pakistan where her parents felt she would be untainted by American culture. Finding herself in an exciting new environment, Hava's eyes open to life's possibilities. She thinks her dream of go
7.
Scorpion King, The (2002) as Camera (2nd Unit)
In the notorious city of Gomorrah, an evil ruler is determined to lay waste to all the nomadic peoples of the desert. The few remaining tribes, never natural allies, have to unite or perish. Knowing their enemy relies on the visions of a sorcerer, they hire a skilled assassin, Mathayus to eliminate the visionary. After infiltrating the enemy camp, Mathayus discovers that the sorcerer is in fact a beautiful woman. Rather than eliminate her, he takes her deep into the desert badlands, knowing that the ruler's henchman will stop at nothing to rescue her and bring her back. Seriously wounded in the ensuing battle, Mathayus must find the strength to lead his scrappy band of allies back to Gomorrah for a final confrontation.
8.
Teknolust (2002) as Director Of Photography
Anxious to use artificial intelligence to improve the world, Rosetta Stone, a bio-geneticist, devises a recipe through which she can download her own DNA into a "live" brew she is growing in her computer. She succeeds in breeding three beings (Self Replicating Automatons - S.R.A.'s) that are part hu
9.
Scorpion King, The (2002) as Director Of Photography (Additional Second Unit)
In the notorious city of Gomorrah, an evil ruler is determined to lay waste to all the nomadic peoples of the desert. The few remaining tribes, never natural allies, have to unite or perish. Knowing their enemy relies on the visions of a sorcerer, they hire a skilled assassin, Mathayus to eliminate the visionary. After infiltrating the enemy camp, Mathayus discovers that the sorcerer is in fact a beautiful woman. Rather than eliminate her, he takes her deep into the desert badlands, knowing that the ruler's henchman will stop at nothing to rescue her and bring her back. Seriously wounded in the ensuing battle, Mathayus must find the strength to lead his scrappy band of allies back to Gomorrah for a final confrontation.
10.
Fortress 2 (2000) as Director Of Photography
A noble rebel, John Brennick, tries to keep his wife and son safe from the tentacles of big business as the Earth has fallen under the domination of a big corporation named Men-Tel. John Brennick is forced to help a Men-Tel accountant named Stanley. Soon afterwards John Brennick winds up in a futu
11.
Dirty Pictures (2000) as Director Of Photography
In 1989, Dennis Barrie, the director of the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, booked "The Perfect Moment," an exhibit of 175 controversial photographs by the late artist Robert Mapplethorpe. Although he anticipated opposition from a select few who may have labeled the photographs as pornographic,
12.
Simon Birch (1998) as Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)
Simon, a deformed kid, bonds with another boy in order to find out who the friends real father is.
13.
I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998) as Director Of Photography
A comedy centered on Jake Wilkinson, a self-absorbed prep school student, who, just days before Christmas awakens to find himself stranded in the middle of a California desert--wearing a Santa suit and a white beard glued to his face. The butt of a payback by the football team who thinks he double-c
14.
Shadrach (1998) as Director Of Photography
In Virginia during the Depression, a 99-year-old former slave visits the plantation where he once lived. There he meets the descendents of his former owner, who are by now next to penniless. When he informs them that he is about to die and would like to be buried on their land, they have to make d
15.
Conceiving Ada (1997) as Director Of Photography
An imagined biography of Lady Ada Lovelace, daughter of Romantic poet Lord Byron, and mathematics genius who developed what became the world's first computer language 100 years before computers. Ada's life story is told through a contemporary computer scientist named Emmy Coer who is obsessed with d
16.
Sub Down (1997) as Director Of Photography
The "Portland," a US Navy nuclear submarine, sets off on a two-week training and patrol mission in the Arctic with a small scientific team on board. It begins as a standard mission, until a deadly collision with another sub leaves the "Portland" crippled at the bottom of the sea, 300 feet below crus
17.
Arrival, The (1996) as Director Of Photography
An astronomer discovers an encoded message from an alien race.
18.
James and the Giant Peach (1996) as Director Of Photography
James, a lonely orphan, is sent to live with his wicked and greedy Aunts Spiker and Sponge. Unwanted and forced to perform their menial chores, the boy dreams about going to New York City--a place, his father once told him, where dreams come true. Then James meets a mysterious old man who gives him a bag of magical glowing green things (crocodile tongues) and tells him that marvelous things will happen. Racing home, James accidentally spills the contents of the bag at the base of a barren old peach tree. To his astonishment, a peach instantly appears on the branch and grows and grows until it reaches 20 feet in diameter. Hungry and curious, James sneaks out that evening and takes a bite of the peach. When a glowing tunnel appears, the frightened boy ventures inside and meets Centipede, Earthworm, Ladybug, Glowworm, Grasshopper and Miss Spider. Rolling out to sea, the giant peach launches its passengers on a series of wildly imaginative adventures with New York City as their final destination.
19.
Gunmen (1994) as Director Of Photography
A New York bounty hunter teams up with an ex-con smuggler to track down a missing cash fortune.
20.
They Watch (1994) as Director Of Photography
A father experiences strange apparitions after his daughter is killed in a car accident. A blind woman, who appears to have strong connections to the spirtual world, helps him resolve his relationship with his daughter.
21.
White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf (1994) as Director Of Photography
Henry Casey and White Fang help an Indian tribe solve the mystery of their disappearing caribou supply.
22.
Hocus Pocus (1993) as Director Of Photography
Three outlandishly wild witches return from 17th-century Salem after they're accidentally conjured up by some unsuspecting pranksters. The tricky 300-year-old trio sets out to cast a spell on the town and reclaim their youth - but first they must get their act together and outwit three kids and a talking cat.
23.
Inland Sea, The (1992) as Cinematographer
A scenic profile of the inhabitants of the coast around Japan's Inland Sea, as well as the small islands it contains.
24.
Two Fisted Tales (1991) as Camera Operator
An action-adventure pilot for the Fox Broadcasting Company. Two tales are featured: "Showdown," in which a gunfighter confronts a Texas ranger; and "King of the Road," in which an older policeman's street-racing past comes back to haunt him when he is challenged by a younger racer.
25.
Two Fisted Tales (1991) as Director Of Photography
An action-adventure pilot for the Fox Broadcasting Company. Two tales are featured: "Showdown," in which a gunfighter confronts a Texas ranger; and "King of the Road," in which an older policeman's street-racing past comes back to haunt him when he is challenged by a younger racer.
26.
Rocketeer, The (1991) as Director Of Photography
A personal rocket pack designed by Howard Hughes causes an aviator to be seen as somewhat of a superhero.
27.
Plymouth (1991) as Director Of Photography
A television movie pilot that traces the story of the people of a small town who become the first human inhabitants of the moon.
28.
Star Trek VI: the Undiscovered Country (1991) as Director Of Photography
Captain Kirk andf his crew must uncover a Federation conspiracy to eliminate an alien race.
29.
Rollercoaster Rabbit (1990) as Director Of Photography (Live Action)
Roger Rabbit and friends visit a country fair where Roger must once again babysit for Baby Herman while his mother consults a psychic.
30.
Shuttlecock (1989) as Director Of Photography
The lives of four artists are intertwined, but through lies and betrayals they are forced to break off on their own.
31.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) as Director Of Photography
An inventor accidentally shrinks his children with his latest invention.
32.
Always (1989) as Director Of Photography (Ilm)
A downed pilot plays celestial wingman to his successor in love and flying.
33.
Mothers, Daughters and Lovers (1989) as Director Of Photography
A single working mother is determined to make a go of it with her two daughters in a small rural community, American River, despite her eldest daughter's burning desire to leave the quaint but provincial place. She is the proprietor of a truckstop motel and diner.
34.
No Man's Land (1987) as Director Of Photography
35.
Fire With Fire (1986) as Director Of Photography
36.
Blue Yonder, The (1985) as Director Of Photography
Disneyesque charmer about a modern day youngster, obsessed with aviation as his daredevil grandfather had been, and determined to go back in time with the old-timer next door, ex-partner of the boy's granddad, to stop the long ago flyer's daring attempt to be the first across the Atlantic during the
37.
Sylvester (1985) as Director Of Photography
An orphaned girl tries to raise her younger brothers while training a wild horse for the Olympics.
38.
Prince Jack (1984) as Director Of Photography
39.
Go Tell It on the Mountain (1984) as Director Of Photography
40.
The Right Stuff (1983) as Camera Operator
The first astronauts fight for their place in space.
41.
Haunting Passion, The (1983) as Director Of Photography
Beautiful Jane Seymour is torn between two loves -- her sportscaster husband with a career setback that causes him to ignore her, and a handsome, sensual ghost who wants to possess her sexually. Elegantly -- and erotically -- photographed by Hiro Narita.
42.
Never Cry Wolf (1983) as Director Of Photography
A government researcher fights to survive when he's marooned in the Canadian wilderness.
43.
Apocalypse Now (1979) as Insert Camera Operator
An Army captain travels to Cambodia during the Vietnam War to terminate a renegade officer.
44.
More American Graffiti (1979) as Camera Operator
Williams and Howard, now married, are swept up in the anti-war protest movement; LeMat tries to make it as a professional drag racer and woos attractive Swede Bjorn; Clark and Phillips have joined the flower-power scene in San Francisco and are traveling with a band led by Glenn. Smith and Hopkins, meanwhile, are overseas fighting in Vietnam
45.
Rust Never Sleeps (1979) as Cinematographer
A concert film shot on Neil Young's 1978 U.S. tour. divided into two segments, acoustic and electric, the film is Young at his best, shown just why the grunge generation holds him in such high esteem, and that not all 60's heros were burnt out by the mid-70's.
46.
The Last Waltz (1978) as Cinematographer
Legendary back-up group The Band teams with rock greats for a farewell concert.
47.
Farewell to Manzanar (1976) as Director Of Photography
This true story examines the bitterness and sorrow of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Emmy Award nominations went to Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, James D. Houston and John Korty for the teleplay and to Hiro Narita for his cinematography.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

48.
Time Machine, The (2002) as 2nd Unit Unit Photography (2nd Unit)
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.
49.
Unbearable Lightness of Being, The (1988) as Usa Crew Member
During the 1968 Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia, a womanizer visiting the West must choose between freedom, or returning to his wife in Soviet-occupied Prague.
50.
Nutcracker: The Motion Picture (1986) as Additional Photography
This film adaptation of the fairytale and ballet tells the story of little Clara Stahlbaum and her Christmas gift, a beautiful nutcracker. On Christmas Eve, Clara's godfather gives her the present, but her brother breaks it out of jealousy. The nutcracker is repaired, and late that night, when Clara

Film Production - Unit (feature film)

51.
Anger Management (2003) as Second Unit Director (2nd Unit) (New York)
After a misunderstanding aboard an airplane that escalates out of control, the mild-mannered Dave Buznik is ordered by Judge Daniels to attend anger management sessions run by Doctor Buddy Rydell, which are filled with highly eccentric and volatile men and women. Buddy's unorthodox approach to thera

Director (special)

52.
Isamu Noguchi: Stones and Paper (1997) as Director
Documentary on the life and career of modern sculptor Isamu Noguchi, who was shaped by Japanese and American cultures.

Cinematography (special)

53.
Dvorak and America (2000) as Cinematographer
Documentary that explores the years that famed Czech composer Antonin Dvorak spent in America, teaching and writing some of his best known works, including the "New World Symphony." Dvorak inspired -- and was inspired by -- his African American composition students. The program evokes the 1890s thro
54.
Siegfried & Roy. The Magic. The Mystery. (1994) as Director Of Photography
Special blending magicians Siegfried & Roy's stage act with filmed fantasy sequences and behind-the-scenes footage of the duo's white tigers.
55.
Pigeon Feathers (1988) as Director Of Photography ("Pigeon Feathers")
Adaptation for television of two American short stories. In John Updike's "Pigeon Feathers," a young farm boy searches for a way to keep his soul alive forever. Along the way, he questions the validity of theological explanations concerning heaven and earth. "The Revolt of Mother," by Mary E. Wilkin
56.
Solomon Northrup's Odyssey (1984) as Director Of Photography
Based on his own writings, the drama follows the life of Solomon Northrup, who was kidnapped into slavery in the mid-19th century and spent twelve years as a slave on Louisiana plantations.

Film Production - Main (special)

57.
Half Past Autumn: The Life and Times of Gordon Parks (2000) as Additional Photography
Profile of photographer/writer/director/composer Gordon Parks. The program chronicles his entire life, ranging from his early childhood in Fort Scott, Kansas, through his journey to become a preeminent figure in photography, fiction, poetry, music and filmmaking. The program also explores America's
58.
Isamu Noguchi: Stones and Paper (1997) as Photography
Documentary on the life and career of modern sculptor Isamu Noguchi, who was shaped by Japanese and American cultures.

Cinematography (TV Mini-Series)

59.
Long Shadows (1994) as Director Of Photography

Cinematography (TV Mini-Series)

60.
Amerika (1987) as Director Of Photography
A seven-part miniseries set ten years after a hypothetical Soviet takeover of the United States. The story relates how the release of a political dissident from prison triggers strong reactions from his estranged family, his childhood friend (now a rising figure in the new regime), the leaders of th

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