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Cinematography (feature film)

1.
Smurfs 2, The (2013)
The evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants - and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can tu
2.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked! (2011)
The vacationing Chipmunks and Chipettes turn a luxury cruise liner into their personal playground, until they become 'chipwrecked' on a remote island. As the 'Munks and Chipettes scheme to find their way home, they accidentally discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems.
3.
Hop (2011)
Off the coast of South America, on the island of Rapa Nui fondly known as Easter Island, under the giant stone heads resides the most magnificent candy factory. Three hundred and sixty five days a year, the Easter Bunny reigns over a team of bunnies and chicks who prepare the candy-filled baskets t
4.
Kill Theory (2010)
A group of close friends visit a remote vacation home to celebrate their college graduation. While there, they are put to a horrifying test by a mysterious killer who forces them into a game where they have to kill each other in order to survive.
5.
Mardi Gras: Spring Break (2010)
For three college guys, it's senior year and the co-ed experience has left them high and dry. Their solution: A road trip to Mardi Gras, where beautiful babes are happy to lift their shirts and open containers are always welcome. But after dressing in drag, breaking into Carmen Electra's hotel room,
6.
Fired Up! (2009)
Shawn Colfax and Nick Brady, the stars of the Gerald R. Ford High School football team, are dreading the prospect of another summer at football camp. When Nick hatches a scheme for the two to join their school's cheerleaders at cheer camp instead, they find themselves awash in a sea of gorgeous you
7.
Infestation (2009)
Slacker Cooper Flynn awakes to find himself nauseous, weak and wrapped in webbing, cocooned to the wall of his office. After realizing the world's been taken over by giant insects, he wakes a small group of strangers and together they fight for survival.
8.
Superhero Movie (2008)
After being bitten by a genetically altered dragonfly, high school loser Rick Riker develops superhuman abilities like incredible strength and armored skin. Rick decides to use his new powers for good and becomes a costumed crime fighter known as "The Dragonfly." However, standing in the way of his destiny is the villainous Lou Landers. After an experiment gone wrong, Lou develops the power to steal a person''s life force and in a dastardly quest for immortality becomes the supervillain, "The Hourglass." With unimaginable strength, unbelievable speed and deeply uncomfortable tights, will the Dragonfly be able to stop the sands of The Hourglass and save the world?
9.
Los Zafiros: Music from the Edge of Time (2007)
The place: Havana--Post-revolutionary Cuba. Against the backdrop of the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis, two youths from the tough musical district of Cayo Hueso decide to form a vocal group, Los Zafiros or The Sapphires. They caused a sensation in Havana and beyond throughout the
10.
Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)
Songwriter Dave Seville transforms singing chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore into pop sensations--while the out-of-control trio lays waste to Dave's home, wreaks havoc with his career, and turns Dave's once-orderly life upside-down.
11.
Balls of Fury (2007)
In the unsanctioned, underground, and unhinged world of extreme Ping-Pong, the competition is brutal and the stakes are deadly. Down-and-out former professional Ping-Pong phenom Randy Daytona is sucked into this maelstrom when FBI Agent Rodriguez recruits him for a secret mission. Randy is determine
12.
Scary Movie 4 (2006)
The ever-naïve Cindy Campbell, seeking a career in home healthcare, finds work with a creepy old lady in an even creepier old house haunted by a ghostly presence. Throw in a good-looking guy next door and the threat of aliens intent on global domination and Cindy''s instantly up to the top of her extremely blond head in danger. Our fearless heroine catapults into action once again struggling to decipher ominous messages from the beyond, looking for love in some very weird places and trying to save the world from mass destruction. As she struggles to discover life-saving answers, Cindy encounters horrific plane crashes, bodacious blind girls, village idiots, disheveled rappers, kinky contraptions, psycho survivalists, alien sphincters and even Oprah!
13.
Benchwarmers, The (2006)
Gus, Richie and Clark are three underdogs who spent a great deal of time on the bench when they were kids. Now, they're getting a second chance. Mel is a local billionaire whose son Nelson is always being intimidated by the other kids. One day, Gus and Clark rescue Nelson from a bunch of bullies on
14.
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2006)
A humorous story of what happens when the U.S. Government sends comedian Albert Brooks to India and Pakistan to find out what makes the over 300 million Muslims in the region laugh. Brooks, accompanied by two state department handlers and his trusted assistant, goes on a journey that takes him from
15.
Are We There Yet? (2005) as Director Of Photography
Nick, a smooth operator, is trying to land a date with a young, attractive divorcee, Suzanne. Problem is Suzanne is stuck working in Vancouver and miserable because she misses her kids. Seizing the opportunity, Nick gallantly offers to make her wish come true--and his own in the process--by bringing
16.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) as Director Of Photography
Ron Burgundy is the top-rated anchorman in San Diego in the 1970s. When feminism marches into the newsroom in the form of ambitious newswoman Veronica Corningstone, Ron is willing to play along at first--as long as Veronica stays in her place, covering cat fashion shows, cooking, and other "female" interests. But when Veronica refuses to settle for being eye candy and steps behind the news desk, it''s more than a battle between two perfectly coiffed anchor-persons--it''s war.
17.
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003) as Director Of Photography
Dickie Roberts is a 35-year old former child star. Now an out-of-work actor turned parking valet, Dickie is desperate to audition for a great role that could revitalize his career, but the part requires him to play a "normal" guy. Problem is, Dickie is anything but normal. He decides to hire a family to adopt him so he can relive his childhood and, in essence, grow up from scratch.
18.
Battle of Shaker Heights, The (2003) as Director Of Photography
Set in the Cleveland suburb of Shaker Heights, a teenage World War II buff and battle re-enactor, Kelly Enswiler, finally makes a friend, Bart, while on the battlefield. Kelly is from a troubled home and has lead a guarded existence. Bart encourages Kelly to take on his high school enemy--a bully na
19.
Snow Dogs (2002) as Director Of Photography
When Miami dentist Ted Brooks finds out that he's been named in a will, he travels to Alaska to claim his inheritance. Once he gets there, however, his dreams turn to mush: he discovers he's been left a team of sled dogs. Not only do the dogs not warm up to him, but a crusty old mountain man named T
20.
Rat Race (2001) as Director Of Photography
Donald Sinclair owns the biggest, snazziest, flashiest, high rolling-est casino in Las Vegas. And to entertain some of his wealthiest patrons, he''s staged the most original high stakes game that Sin City has ever seen! The contestants? Six teams. The jackpot? Two million dollars stuffed in a locker hundreds of miles away. The odds of winning? One in six. The rules? Well there''s only one--get there first! What the racers don''t know is that the tycoon and his rich buddies are betting on the outcome and are tracking every move the teams make. It''s only a matter of time before they figure out who really stands to win the most before switching course to look for a different kind of pay-off.
21.
Beautiful Joe (2000) as Director Of Photography
A man who mistakenly believes he has a brain tumor heads off on a road trip after learning that his wife is having an affair. Along the way, he unexpectedly wins big at the horse races. A stripper named Hush steals his money to pay off a thug. When Joe finds out and confronts the gangsters, they mis
22.
Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, The (2000) as Director Of Photography
Rocky the Flying Squirrel and his erudite friend Bullwinkle J. Moose are living in the now desolate Frostbite Falls, barely surviving on diminishing residual checks from re-runs of their old television series. Meanwhile, back in Pottsylvania, Fearless Leader and his notorious spies Boris Badenov an
23.
Muse, The (1999) as Director Of Photography
One fine night, Hollywood screenwriter Steven Phillips basks in the honor of a humanitarian award, presented to him at a black-tie dinner as his proud wife Laura and daughters look on. One crappy morning later, a junior studio executive is telling Steven that he's lost his creative "edge," and relea
24.
My Favorite Martian (1999) as Director Of Photography
An ambitious television reporter Tim O'Hara stumbles upon a real-life Martian whose space ship has crash landed on Earth. Believing this is the story of the millennium and his chance for a Pulitzer Prize, Tim makes his plans to expose the Martian, who, posing as Tim's Uncle Martin, takes human form
25.
Eighteenth Angel, The (1998) as Director Of Photography
Upon the lips of a dying woman, an unheard whisper of impending doom foretells the tale of Hugh and Lucy Stanton. Struggling with the unexplained death of his wife, Hugh Stanton clings to Lucy, his beautiful 15 year-old daughter. Since her mother's death, Lucy has fallen into a depression that she c
26.
George of the Jungle (1997) as Director Of Photography
Ursula Stanhope has travelled to Bukuvu from San Francisco is search of adventure. Her intended, Lyle Van de Groot, pursues her in hopes of capturing the legendary White Ape who is supposed to exist in the mountains. Ultimately, a romance blooms between Ursula and George, an extremely clumsy gorilla boy raised by an erudite ape.
27.
Jumanji (1995) as Director Of Photography
Because of the magically surreal and potentially lethal aspects of Jumanji, a board game that''s intrigued its players for hundreds of years, few people want to play a second time. For you see, unless you complete the game, Jumanji takes over your world. Young Alan Parris discovered the ornate Jumanji board in 1969, when he was just twelve. When he sits down to play it for the first time with his reluctant friend Sarah, he''s transported into the jungle realm of Jumanji, disappearing before Sarah''s startled eyes. Because Sarah is too frightened to finish the game, Alan remains trapped in the rainforests of Jumanji for 26 years until two new children, Judy and Peter, sit down to play the game in the attic of Alan''s childhood home. If Alan, Judy and Peter can find the now adult Sarah, they have a chance to finish the game--or risk their hometown being taken over by the exotic denizens of the seemingly unstoppable force called Jumanji... forever.
28.
Baby's Day Out (1994) as Director Of Photography
Bumbling kidnappers nab an infant, quickly lose him and then must find him.
29.
Dennis The Menace (1993)
Live-action film version of the comic strip, created in the early 1950s, about a young boy and his unusual view of the world.
30.
True Identity (1991)
Comedy about an unemployed black actor who is made up to look like a white man in order to escape from a gangster who has confessed his identity to him in a moment of panic.
31.
Moonwalker (1989)
A hero from another world rescues a group of kidnapped children.
32.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Unexpected guests and a run of bad luck turn Christmas into a season in hell.
33.
Moving (1988)
A New Jersey mass-transit worker loses his job, and is forced to move his family to Idaho where he is offered the job of a lifetime.
34.
Beetlejuice (1988)
The ghosts of a happy couple enlist a "bio-exorcist" to evict the new owners of their former home.
35.
36.
Girls Just Want To Have Fun (1985)
Comedy about a teenage girl who wants to enter a dance contest despite the opposition of her stern father.
37.
38.
One From the Heart (1982)
In Las Vegas, Franny, a Fremont Street travel agent, dreams of taking off to the exotic locales to which she sends her clients. Meanwhile, her husband Hank is preoccupied with the purchase of their spacious, slightly seedy Spanish Moderne home as a good investment. Their anniversary forces the dream

Writer (feature film)

40.
Casey's Gift: For Love of a Child (1990)
Neighborhood friends become embroiled in personal tragedy when the young son of one family drowns in the other's pool.
41.
Link (1986)

Producer (feature film)

42.
Los Zafiros: Music from the Edge of Time (2007)
The place: Havana--Post-revolutionary Cuba. Against the backdrop of the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis, two youths from the tough musical district of Cayo Hueso decide to form a vocal group, Los Zafiros or The Sapphires. They caused a sensation in Havana and beyond throughout the
43.
Casey's Gift: For Love of a Child (1990)
Neighborhood friends become embroiled in personal tragedy when the young son of one family drowns in the other's pool.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

44.
Furry Vengeance (2010)
Ambitious young real estate developer, Dan Sanders, faces off with a band of angry animals when his new housing subdivision pushes too far into a pristine part of the wilderness. Led by an incredibly clever raccoon, the animals stymie the development and teach our hero about the environmental conse

Film Production - Unit (feature film)

45.
Hop (2011)
Off the coast of South America, on the island of Rapa Nui fondly known as Easter Island, under the giant stone heads resides the most magnificent candy factory. Three hundred and sixty five days a year, the Easter Bunny reigns over a team of bunnies and chicks who prepare the candy-filled baskets t
46.
Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)
Songwriter Dave Seville transforms singing chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore into pop sensations--while the out-of-control trio lays waste to Dave's home, wreaks havoc with his career, and turns Dave's once-orderly life upside-down.

Film Production - Main (special)

47.
Making of Liberty, The (1986) as Photography
A documentary focusing on the story of the Statue of Liberty's original design, construction and placement in New York Harbor, and of the extraordinary reconstruction effort that effectively rebuilt her.

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