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Cinematography (feature film)

1.
Repo (2013)
Leon and T.J. are Repo men. After ten years, and with a high school reunion looming, Leon wants out of the Repo business. T.J. has concocted a harebrained scheme to steal all the cars they've repossessed. When the scheme fails, if falls to Leon to save T.J. Meanwhile, T.J.'s trying to teach Leon how
2.
Date Movie (2006)
Hopeless romantic Julia Jones, who has finally met the man of her dreams, the very British Grant Fonckyerdoder. But before they can have their "Big Fat Greek Wedding," they'll have to "Meet The Parents," hook-up with "The Wedding Planner," and contend with Grant's friend Andy--a spectacularly beauti
3.
Black Dahlia, The (2006)
A fictional account of the notorious 1947 Los Angeles murder of actress Elizabeth Short and the obsession that develops for her between two cops investigating the case which destroys their lives.
4.
Jersey Girl (2004) as "B" Camera Operator
Ollie Trinke is a smooth and successful Manhattan music publicist who seems to have it all. When his perfect life is suddenly tragically upended--leaving him as a single father unqualified for the role--he snaps. Before long Ollie's big city life is a memory. Out of a job and out of luck, he reluctantly moves in with his father back home to New Jersey where he was raised. It is the lowest point in his life. Just ask him. The years pass and with them Ollie's plans for his future. Stuck in an unexciting, deadend job, he sees no way out and no way back to the life he used to love. But he adores his young daughter Gertie, and she loves their life in the 'burbs. To her, Jersey is paradise. While renting Gertie's favorite movie for the zillionth time one day, Ollie meets Maya, who challenges his priorities and perspective. He begins to realize that sometimes you have to forget about who you thought you were, accept who you are and acknowledge what makes you happy.
5.
50 First Dates (2004) as Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)
Arctic marine life veterinarian Henry Roth has his future all mapped out. When he's not tending to the sea animals at Sea Life Park in Hawaii, he is breaking the hearts of mainland tourists in search of a vacation romance. A long-term relationship for Henry is out of the question. It would scuttle his 10-year dream of sailing to Alaska to study the underwater life of walruses. Henry is close to making his dream come true when his schooner, the Sea Serpent, suffers a mishap during a trial run, which lands him at the Hukilau Café where the regulars eye him with distrust when he sets his eyes on one of its patrons, the beautiful young Lucy Whitmore. Henry is immediately smitten with Lucy, and after a first chat with her about waffles and sea mammals, Henry finds himself more and more interested in Lucy. Ignoring his own rule about dating local girls, he makes a date to meet her for breakfast the next day. But when he arrives and makes a reference to their previous conversation, she thinks he's some kind of freak and calls for help. Lucy has no idea who he is. And Henry realizes that if he wants to win her affections, he's going to have to start over again every day for the rest of his life.
6.
Hunted, The (2003) as Camera Operator
The FBI's most famous tracker is on the trail of a villain who murders people in order to become the subject of a manhunt.
7.
Life as a House (2001) as "A" Camera Operator
George Monroe has had a lifelong ambition to achieve one of the great American Dreams: to build his own home, a refuge set on a cliff at the end of the sea. But it's a dream that George has put off again and again while he's sunk lower and lower--ending up divorced, overworked and estranged not only from friends and family, but from himself. Now George has hit rock bottom and there's nowhere to go... except out onto the edge. His neighbors despise his sagging, dilapidated shack. His teen-aged son would rather stare into space than raise a finger to help him. His ex-wife, who once shared his dream, is now emotionally distant from him. Local city officials want to sabotage his plans. It seems there is no one left with any faith in him. But George is determined to build this house--even if it means refurbishing his entire life. He begins the project alone, but soon attracts a disparate group of people. What begins as a way for George to redeem his own dreams turns into something much bigger...
8.
Love & Basketball (2000) as "A" Camera Operator
A woman is forced to chose between her loved one and a career in professional basketball.
9.
Miss Congeniality (2000) as Camera Operator
After botching up an undercover assignment involving Russian mobsters, less-than-graceful FBI Agent Gracie Hart is placed on desk duty. However, when a terrorist, known only as The Citizen, threatens to disrupt the Miss America pageant, Gracie, unfortunately, is the only agent attractive enough to go undercover posing as Miss New Jersey.
10.
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000) as Camera Operator
The shy Professor Sherman Klump is getting married. And the Klump family couldn't be more delighted. His fiancee Denise is thrilled to become a Klump, and with her appetite she'll fit right in; Mama thinks it's fabulous; Papa's less grouchy; Granny's relieved that Sherman will finally be enjoying the pleasures of intimate relations; and Ernie has simmered down. But Buddy Love--well, Buddy that's another matter. Professor Klump's ferocious alter ego Buddy Love breaks loose just as Klump is getting ready to marry his colleague. Hoping to finally rid himself of the monstrous Buddy, Klump decides to utilize Denise's cutting-edge DNA research and extract Buddy's DNA from his system. But Buddy reacts by laying claim to the professor's astounding invention -- a revolutionary youth serum -- which Klump then hides in his family's home. But Buddy locates the "youth juice" and makes off with it, forcing Klump into a desperate race against time that may restore his family and win him back the woman he loves.
11.
Rush Hour (1998) as Additional Camera Operator
As the FBI scrambles to save the life of the kidnapped daughter of the Chinese Consul, the diplomat hires trusted Hong Kong police detective Lee to find the girl. Unwilling to have their investigation invaded by a meddling outsider, the FBI assigns a rogue LAPD detective to keep Detective Lee away from the case at any cost. Carter, the detective, covertly embarks on a one-man crusade to solve the case, having first distracted Lee. Within hours, Carter realises he has greatly underestimated his Hong Kong counterpart, who has seen through his ruse, given Carter the slip, and landed in the middle of the FBI's investigation. Both excluded by the FBI, these two cops from very different worlds must join forces to save the young girl.
12.
Playing By Heart (1998) as Camera Operator
Set in Los Angeles a chorus of talkers discuss the ups and downs of love, marriage and breaking up: the 40th anniversary of Hannah and Paul is darkened by jealousy; Joan meets Keenan in a phone booth while breaking up with her current boyfriend; Meredith is an overachiever who sends Trent packing be
13.
Playing By Heart (1998) as Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)
Set in Los Angeles a chorus of talkers discuss the ups and downs of love, marriage and breaking up: the 40th anniversary of Hannah and Paul is darkened by jealousy; Joan meets Keenan in a phone booth while breaking up with her current boyfriend; Meredith is an overachiever who sends Trent packing be
14.
Trial and Error (1997) as "B" Camera Operator
A contempt-of-court comedy about an actor who poses as an attorney to defend a man on trial for fraud. When a bachelor party leaves Charlie a babbling mess on the morning of a career-making-or-breaking legal appearance, his best friend, an out-of-work actor named Richard, takes "the law" into his own hands.
15.
Out to Sea (1997) as Camera Operator
Herb and Charlie, a couple of mis-matched brothers-in-law, are hired by a cruise ship to dance with widowed women. Trouble ensues, however, when they begin scheming to cheat some of the women out of their money. While Charlie continues to chase the beautiful and wealthy Liz, Herb unexpectedly finds
16.
Trial and Error (1997) as Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)
A contempt-of-court comedy about an actor who poses as an attorney to defend a man on trial for fraud. When a bachelor party leaves Charlie a babbling mess on the morning of a career-making-or-breaking legal appearance, his best friend, an out-of-work actor named Richard, takes "the law" into his own hands.
17.
Ghost and the Darkness, The (1996) as "B" Camera Operator
Set in 1896 East Africa, a big-game hunter and a construction engineer hunt down two lions on a man-eating rampage. But, in this tale of man against beast, the hunters become the hunted.
18.
Here Come the Munsters (1995)
Television movie based on the CBS series "The Munsters," which aired from 1964 to 1966. A family of Transylvanian monsters faces the pitfalls of modern living in Southern California.
19.
Dangerous Minds (1995) as "B" Camera Operator (Additional Photography)
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.
20.
Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A., The (1994)
Television movie based on the television series "The Rockford Files." Private Detective Jim Rockford is hired by his ex-wife Kit to investigate the murder of an aging film star.
21.
Gunsmoke V: One Man's Justice (1994)
A television movie sequel based on the long-running series, "Gunsmoke." Former marshal Matt Dillon and a good-natured greenhorn come to the aid of a teenager who sets out to avenge his mother's murder during a stagecoach robbery.
22.
Passion For Justice: The Hazel Brannon Smith Story, A (1994)
The story of Hazel Brannon Smith, a Southern newspaper publisher who risked the loss of everything she loved by defying the bigotry of her neighbors in the 1950s.
23.
Gunsmoke: The Long Ride (1993)
A television movie sequel based on the long-running series, "Gunsmoke." Long-retired Marshal Dillon, mistakenly suspected of murdering a wealthy mine owner, heads out in search of the actual killers.
24.
Gunsmoke: To the Last Man (1992)
A television movie sequel based on the long-running series "Gunsmoke." Matt Dillon finds himself in the midst of the Pleasant Valley War of the 1880s in Arizona.
25.
Two Jakes, The (1990) as 2nd Assistant Camera
'Chinatown' private eye Jake Gittes returns to investigate corruption involving oil.
26.
Journey to Spirit Island (1988) as 2nd Assistant Camera
A young girl comes to terms with her heritage, when a conflict arises regarding the development of tribal burial grounds.
27.
Journey to Spirit Island (1988) as Director Of Photography 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
A young girl comes to terms with her heritage, when a conflict arises regarding the development of tribal burial grounds.
28.
Cry Wilderness (1987) as Director Of Photography
29.
Allnighter, The (1987) as Director Of Photography

Film Production - Main (feature film)

30.
Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play, The (1996)
Television movie based on the series "The Rockford Files." Rockford attempts to help his friend, Babs prove that her son was murdered by a mobster. After Babs is murdered, Rockford uses clues from her diary to help his investigation and enrolls in a Criminal Behavior Class to learn more about the ca
31.
Rockford Files: If the Frame Fits, The (1996)
When Rockford is falsely accused of murdering a rival detective, he must fight to prove his innocence and stay out of jail.
32.
Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime, The (1996)
Detective Jim Rockford rekindles an old love affair with a blind woman and tries to protect her cousin from the Russian underworld.

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