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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
The Scavengers (1969) as Assistant Director

Cinematography (feature film)

2.
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.
3.
Paycheck (2003)
Brilliant computer engineer Michael Jennings routinely has his short term memory erased, so he can't divulge any information about the top secret projects he works on throughout the year. For his most recent gig, he expects to receive over four billion dollars. Upon completion of the job, however, Jennings is given a filled envelope--not with a check for his billions, but containing random objects. It is communicated to him that he had agreed to forfeit his payment for this specific project. With his memory erased, the meticulous engineer attempts to use the objects in the envelope to figure out what happened to him in his now obscured past. Soon, federal agents are after Jennings and he teams up with his old flame, Rachel, who helps him uncover the mystery of his past--and the question behind why the people whom he once worked for, now want him dead.
4.
Broken Arrow (1996) as Director Of Photography (Visual Effects)
Once close friends, Stealth bomber pilots Vic Deakins and Riley Hale become engaged in an explosive battle against time, and each other. In the air and on the ground, in planes, on the tops of trains, and clinging to careening Humvees, theirs is a no-holds-barred race to recover a stolen nuclear weapon that threatens a major American city. National Park Ranger Terry Carmichael must guide the grounded and stranded Hale across the demanding desert landscape--and ends up fighting beside him against an unimaginable menace.
5.
Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill (1995) as Director Of Photography (Blue Screen Unit)
Fable set shortly after the turn of the century when the ending of the American frontier collided with modern technology. Young Daniel is working on the family farm in the West, but dreams of automobiles, electricity and everything else progress may bring. But progress also brings land developers who covet the family property. Daniel's father refuses to sell and soon Daniel finds himself on the run from a gunslinger hired to obtain the deed at any cost, and travels into the world of Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan, John Henry, and Calamity Jane.

Music (feature film)

6.
Mal (2000) as Song Performer ("Jordanna")
A mosiac of stories of those who live in Lisbon: Cathy and Pedro can't find a way to get together; Daniel and his friend can't seem to come down from their drug-induced high; the Cruz couple -- who live together out of necessity and are torn apart by hatred; the grandfather who searches for his runa

Animation (feature film)

7.
Tron (1982) as Animation Compositing Photography
A computer genius falls into the game he's designed and has to fight an evil intelligence he accidentally created.

Visual Effects (feature film)

8.
Ghosts of Mars (2001) as Visual Effects Supervisor
By the year 2176, the planet Mars, long inhabited by human settlers, has become the manifest destiny of an over-populated Earth. Nearly 640,000 people now live and work all over Mars, mining the planet for its abundant natural resources. But one of those mining operations has uncovered a deadly mother lode: a long dormant Martian civilization whose warriors are systematically taking over the bodies of human intruders. Lt. Melanie Ballard of the Martian Police Force is on transport assignment to bring James "Desolation" Williams, the planet's most notorious criminal, to justice. Williams has no plans to make Ballard's job easy. What begins as a battle of force and wits between cop and criminal soon turns into something more fundamental: a battle for human survival in the realm of the Martian warriors. It's civilization against civilization as Ballard and Williams join forces in mortal combat with the Ghosts of Mars.
9.
Crew, The (2000) as Visual Effects Supervisor (The Chandler Group/Fire Tailed Rat Sequence Photography)
Four senior citizen ex-mobsters get caught up in their old ways, when they fake a murder in an attempt to lower their rent so they won't get evicted from their South Beach apartment building.
10.
End of Days (1999) as Visual Effects Supervisor (The Chandler Group/Visual Effects Photography)
Jericho Cane, a beaten down ex-cop, wakes up to another day, oblivious to the struggle that he soon must face. His job as a security specialist alongside his partner Chicago has become a tireless routine of seedy surveillance jobs, and since the death of his wife and child, everything in life which
11.
Godzilla (1998) as Miniature Visual Effects Supervisor (Sight Line Productions/Model & Miniature Photography)
A blinding flash of white light fills the sky above the French Polynesian islands. Giant footsteps plow an ominous path through miles of Panamanian forests and beaches. Ships off the U.S. coast capsize, dragged into a rolling sea where they are instantly demolished. This incessant, inexplicable dest
12.
Batman & Robin (1997) as Visual Effects Supervisor
The caped crusader and his cohort Robin battle the villainous Mr. Freeze.
13.
Broken Arrow (1996) as Visual Effects Supervisor
Once close friends, Stealth bomber pilots Vic Deakins and Riley Hale become engaged in an explosive battle against time, and each other. In the air and on the ground, in planes, on the tops of trains, and clinging to careening Humvees, theirs is a no-holds-barred race to recover a stolen nuclear weapon that threatens a major American city. National Park Ranger Terry Carmichael must guide the grounded and stranded Hale across the demanding desert landscape--and ends up fighting beside him against an unimaginable menace.
14.
Batman Forever (1995) as Effects Supervisor (The Chandler Group/Miniature Photography)
The caped crusader enlists a junior partner to fight Two-Face and The Riddler.
15.
Cabin Boy (1994) as Visual Effects Supervisor (Chandler Group)
En route to a luxury ocean cruise, an insufferably snide, spoiled rich kid mistakenly boards "The Filthy Whore," a dilapidated fishing trawler populated by a crew of scurrilous old salts who immediately enlist him as their menial cabin boy.
16.
Batman Returns (1992) as Effects Supervisor (Chandler Group)
Batman's fight against The Penguin is complicated by the appearance of Catwoman.
17.
Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992) as Special Effects (The Chandler Group)
Wayne Szalinski inadvertently zaps his two year old son with an enlarging contraption and the overgrown tot sets out on his own.
18.
Call From Space (1989) as Special Visual Effects Supervisor
A fantasy about mankind's desire to explore the past, present, and future through prehistoric times, ancient Greece, France during Napoleon, a modern film shoot, and another "Renaissance" set in the future.
19.
Flash of Green, A (1984) as Special Effects
A small-town newspaper reporter along the Florida Gulf, Jimmy is waiting for that "flash of green," a Gulf mirage said to occur during sunset. Caring for his dying wife is the only heroic thing that Jimmy does, counterbalanced by the very unheroic act of taking bribes to help a boyhood friend, now a
20.
Brainstorm (1983) as Computer-Synthesized Effects Supervisor
A scientist battles the military for control of a machine that records sensory experiences-including death.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

21.
Robocop (1987) as Matte Photography (Praxis Film Works Crew)
In crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop is rebuilt as a powerful machine, code named Robocop.
22.
The Outsiders (1983) as Visual Effects Unit Photography
Lower-class high-schoolers take on a gang from the right side of the tracks.
23.
Blade Runner (1982) as Special Effects Photography
An ex cop comes out of retirement in order to hunt down androids who are being reproduced for purpose of slavery.
24.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) as Miniature Effects Photography
Captain Kirk reassembles his old crew on the newly refit Starship Enterprise and is sent out to investigate a mysterious cloud-like entity.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

25.
Shadow, The (1994)
Based on the radio show, the Shadow battles his nemesis, who is building an atomic bomb.
26.
Shadow, The (1994)
Based on the radio show, the Shadow battles his nemesis, who is building an atomic bomb.
27.
Ghost Dad (1990)
A father's encounter with the supernatural teaches him a valuable lesson about keeping in touch with his children.
28.
Hunt For Red October, The (1990)
A Russian commander decides to defect, taking Russia's newest nuclear sub with him. CIA agent Jack Ryan must track him down.

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