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Cinematography (feature film)

1.
Antwone Fisher (2002) as Best boy elec
Based on a true story, a biographical drama centering upon Antwone "Fish" Fisher who--once a Sony Pictures security guard--eventually gained fame as an acclaimed writer and a Hollywood producer. In the earlier part of his life, he was a sailor prone to violent outbursts. On the verge of being kicked

Film Production - Main (feature film)

2.
Boys and Girls Guide to Getting Down, The (2006)
Hipsters become lab mice in this how-to manual about how young Los Angelenos pump and primp themselves up every weekend to hit both the clubs and the sheets. (Here's a hint: booze and coke are key.) Modeled after retro educational films, but starring a zoo of punkers, wiggers and princesses, this ch
3.
Ghost World (2001) as Best Boy Electric
Enid and Rebecca are two teenage girls out of synch with the world around them. Their uncensored commentary spares no one as they try to find a place for themselves in a modern America of endless strip malls and fast-food chains. After graduating from high school, they face an unpleasant immediate f
4.
Instinct (1999) as Best Boy Electric
Within the brilliant mind of primatologist Ethan Powell lies an ominous secret--a deep-seated mystery unsolved by his estranged family and the law enforcement officials who have tracked him down and jailed him for murders that occured in the jungles of Rawanda. Highly educated and sophisticated Powell's truth was derived from years of studying mountain gorillas--to the point where he was living among them in the wild, and accepted as one of their own. Now, held captive in a brutal prison for the criminally insane, Powell who has not spoken in years, is remanded to psychiatrist Theo Caulder. Caulder's unbridled ambition drives him to risk everything and put his life on the line in order to understand the actions of this headline-gripping madman. Eventually both men embark on an extraordinary journey fueled by their insatiable hunger for truth, regardless of the cost.
5.
Man on the Moon (1999) as Best Boy
The story of Andy Kaufman, the comic genius who knew no boundaries.
6.
Pleasantville (1998) as Additional Electric Crew
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.
7.
People vs. Larry Flynt, The (1996) as Best Boy
Biopic about the controversial pornography publisher and how he became a defender of free speech.
8.
American President, The (1995) as Best Boy Electric
How does the widowed leader of the free world balance his many obligations to his country with the ordinary demands and everyday rites of courtship? When President Andrew Shepherd, quite unexpectedly, falls in love with Sydney Wade, an environmental lobbyist, he must overcome obstacles not faced by average citizens; he must worry that the public's right to know will collide with the desire for personal privacy. He must contend with approval ratings, an inquiring press and an aggressive political opponent just to go on a date. The President's advisors, chief of staff, domestic policy advisor, White House pollster and press secretary help him get through his busy schedule, deal with demands of congress and quell any global predicaments. But political crises are different than personal ones and somehow the American President alone must find a way to balance his love for his country with his love for an incredible woman.
9.
Short Cuts (1993) as Bestboy Electric
Episodic narrative based on nine short stories and one poem by the late Raymond Carver, detailing the longings and thwarted lives of a disparate group of individuals in contemporary Southern California.
10.
A River Runs Through It (1992) as Bestboy Electric
A preacher's sons, one serious, one wild, look out for each other while growing up in rural Montana.
11.
Triumph of the Heart: The Ricky Bell Story, A (1991)
A television movie based on the true story of Ricky Bell, an athlete whose professional football career was shortened by neuromuscular disease and his inspirational effect on a physically challenged boy.
12.
Little Man Tate (1991) as Best Boy Electric
The story of a boy genius, his relationships with his working class single mother, and the child psychologist who wants to broaden his horizons, show him off and put him in college.
13.
Great Balls Of Fire (1989) as Bestboy
Based on rock 'n' roll star Jerry Lee Lewis' life, focusing on the years of his marriage to his 13-year-old cousin Myra.
14.
Miss Firecracker (1989) as Bestboy
An orphan-with-a-past decides that her life will take on some meaning if she wins the local "Miss Firecracker Contest" in a small Mississippi town.

Film Production - Lighting/Electrical (feature film)

15.
Beautiful Creatures (2013)
A teenage boy helps the new girl in town confront a curse that has haunted her family for generations
16.
Fun Size (2012)
When a teenager is forced to take her brother trick-or-treating and he gets lost, she has to find him before her mother finds out.
17.
Larry Crowne (2011)
Until he was downsized, affable, amiable Larry Crowne was a superstar team leader at the big-box company where he's worked since his time in the Navy. Underwater on his mortgage and unclear on what to do with his suddenly free days, Larry heads to his local college to start over. There he becomes part of a colorful community of outcasts all trying to find a better future for themselves. In his public-speaking class, Larry develops an unexpected crush on his teacher Mercedes Tainot, who has lost as much passion for teaching as she has for her husband. The simple guy who has every reason to think his life has stalled will come to learn an unexpected lesson: when you think everything worth having has passed you by, you just might discover your reason to live.
18.
Prom (2011)
At Prom, every couple has a story and no two are exactly alike. As several intersecting stories unfold at one high school, secrets are brought to light, seemingly steady relationships unravel, and new romance catches fire.
19.
Unstoppable (2010)
A veteran engineer and a young conductor try frantically to stop a half-mile-long freight train carrying enough combustible liquids and poisonous gas to wipe out a nearby city.
20.
Lions for Lambs (2007)
Two determined students at a West Coast University, Arian and Ernest, follow the inspiration of their idealistic professor, Dr. Malley, and attempt to do something important with their lives. But when the two make the bold decision to join the battle in Afghanistan, Malley is both moved and distraught. Now, as Arian and Ernest fight for survival in the field, they become the string that binds together two disparate stories on opposite sides of America. In California, an anguished Dr. Malley attempts to reach a privileged but disaffected student, who is the very opposite of Arian and Ernest. Meanwhile, in Washington D.C. the charismatic Presidential hopeful, Senator Jasper Irving, is about to give a bombshell story to a probing TV journalist that may affect Arian and Ernest's fates. As arguments, memories and bullets fly, the three stories are woven ever more tightly together, revealing how each of these Americans has a profound impact on each other--and the world.
21.
Great Debaters, The (2007)
Professor Melvin Tolson, a brilliant but volatile debate team coach, uses the power of words to shape a group of underdog students from a small African American college in the deep south into a historically elite debate team. A controversial figure, Professor Tolson challenged the social mores of the time and was under constant fire for his unconventional and ferocious teaching methods as well as his radical political views. In their pursuit for excellence, Tolson's debate team receives a groundbreaking invitation to debate Harvard University 's championship team.
22.
School for Scoundrels (2006)
Roger is a beleaguered New York City meter maid who is plagued by anxiety and low self-esteem. In order to overcome his feelings of inadequacy, Roger enrolls in a top-secret confidence-building class taught by the suavely underhanded Dr. P. Aided by his assistant, Lesher, Dr. P uses unorthodox, often dangerous methods, but he guarantees results: Employ his techniques and you will unleash your inner lion. Surrounded by a band of misfit classmates-- Walsh, who's dying to move out of mother's basement; Diego, a punching bag for his hen-pecker of a wife; and Eli, a shy guy just looking for female companionship--Roger's confidence grows and he makes his way to the head of the class, even finding the courage to ask out his longtime crush, Amanda. But Roger quickly discovers that star students have a way of catapulting Dr. P's competitive side into high gear. Soon enough, the teacher sets out to infiltrate and destroy Roger's personal and professional life. Nothing is off limits for Dr. P, not even the object of Roger's affection. In order to show Amanda Dr. P's true colors, Roger must rally his new friends and find a way to beat the master at his own game.
23.
Constantine (2005) as Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
John Constantine has been to hell and back. Born with a gift he didn't want, the ability to clearly recognize the half-breed angels and demons that walk the earth in human skin, Constantine was driven to take his own life to escape the tormenting clarity of his vision. But he failed. Resuscitated ag
24.
Flightplan (2005)
Kyle Pratt is a frantic but fiercely intelligent mother whose deepest protective instincts will be triggered by a haunting in-flight nightmare: in the middle of the trans-Atlantic trip, her young daughter turns up missing without a trace. Or does she? Kyle arrives on the flight still reeling from the recent loss of her husband, a woman who has gone mad with grief or a formidably determined mother whose child is in grave danger that threatens the entire plane? Adding to the growing mystery is the fact that the name of Kyle's daughter doesn't even appear on the flight manifest. Furthermore, neither of the flight attendants can remember seeing the child on the plane? Adding to the growing mystery is the fact that the name of Kyle's daughter doesn't even appear on the flight manifest. Furthermore, neither of the flight attendants can remember seeing the child on the plane. While Captain Rich and Air Marshal Gene Carson don't want to doubt Kyle's insistent claim that her daughter has vanished, all evidence points to the fact that Kyle's little girl was never on board. What is the truth behind Kyle Pratt's distress? Who on board can be trusted? And just how far will Kyle have to go to get to the bottom of the harrowing mystery? As paranoia and doubt mount among the passengers, Kyle is confronted with some of the most unsettling fears a mother could ever face--losing her child, having her very reality questioned and being trapped in a situation where no one can seem to help. Pushed to the edge and fighting for her sanity, Kyle finds herself willing to go to unimaginable lengths to save her daughter.
25.
Cheaper By the Dozen (2003) as Rigging Electrician
In modern America, where the average family has 1.87 children, Tom Baker and wife Kate have decided that life is better--if not cheaper--by the dozen. The Bakers live in a small Illinois town where Tom coaches the local college football team. The family's day-to-day life is marked by equal parts love and chaos pet-frog-landing-in-the-breakfast eggs type of chaos. When Tom is offered his dream job--coaching a squad at a large university--he and Kate uproot the family, much to the displeasure of all 12 children. At the same time, Kate learns that her memoirs are about to be published. Her agent whisks her away to New York to promote the book, leaving Tom home alone to handle the increasingly unhappy and hectic household, as well as his demanding new job. With all hell breaking loose at home, Kate on the road, and Tom's job on the line, the Baker family ultimately chooses not to have it all, but to love what they do have.
26.
Duplex (2003) as Best Boy Electric
In terms of living the American Dream, Alex and Nancy have it pretty good. They are a young, vibrant couple in New York City with bright futures ahead of them. But one thing is missing: a home of their own. When they find one, it comes with one feature they didn't expect--an upstairs tenant, Mrs. Connelly, who lives in a rent-controlled apartment, and who isn't quite as easy-going or frail as Alex and Nancy originally anticipated. As their blissful life begins to seriously fray around the edges, their dream home rapidly turns into a nightmare and they decide that they must get Mrs. Connelly out of their lives.
27.
Big Fish (2003) as Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
A son comes to understand his dead father, by reconstructing the man's life though a collection of stories.
28.
Planet of the Apes (2001) as Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Story of humans living in a society controlled by simians.
29.
Walk in the Clouds, A (1995) as Rigging Gaffer
After returning home from the war, a young GI has a chance encounter with the beautiful daughter of a wealthy vineyard owner and agrees to pose as her husband to help her face her domineering father. When their passions for each other are ignited amidst the magical sensuality of the harvest ritual, they unexpectedly find themselves embarking on a romantic adventure as they overcome all odds to be together.
30.
River Wild, The (1994) as Assistant Chief Lighting Technicians
A small group tries to escape armed killers while navigating a treacherous river.
31.
Interview With the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994) as Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
After an aristocratic Louisiana gentleman's abrupt transformation into a vampire at the hands of a mysterious foreigner, he reluctantly settles into a life of nocturnal domesticity, augmented by the addition of a little girl.
32.
Flesh and Bone (1993) as Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Noirish love story between a man who fills vending machines for a living and a recently divorced woman seeking a new life. The two lovers are tied together by a disturbing event in their past.
33.
Sommersby (1993) as Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Story about a war-torn Confederate soldier who returns from battle a much changed person. Eventually, the wife realizes he is not her husband.
34.
Grifters, The (1990) as Bestboy Electrician
A small-time con man tries to avoid getting involved in big-time crime.
35.
Pacific Heights (1990) as Bestboy Electrician
A yuppie couple become hostage to the tenant from hell in the nail-biting suspense thriller "Pacific Heights" (1990). Patty and Drake have found their dream house, and if they can find a few tenants to fill some rented rooms, they can even pay for it. Unfortunately, the mysterious drifter that moves
36.
Limit Up (1989) as Electrician
A young female trader sells her soul to the devil in order to corner the world's soybean market.
37.
Shy People (1987) as Electrician
A New York journalist fed up with city life and concerned for the welfare of her trendy daughter, takes off for the deep south in search of her great uncle.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

38.
Growing Up Brady (2000)
Television movie based on Barry Williams' book about the behind-the-scenes world of the television series "The Brady Bunch" (1969-1974).
39.
If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000)
Three stories that examine the lesbian experience in America through three different decades in the same house. The three stories are: "1961" -- Edith, an older woman who loses her lifelong companion, learns the hard way that their bond was not recognized by family or society; "1972" -- Against the
40.
Growing Up Brady (2000)
Television movie based on Barry Williams' book about the behind-the-scenes world of the television series "The Brady Bunch" (1969-1974).
41.
If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000)
Three stories that examine the lesbian experience in America through three different decades in the same house. The three stories are: "1961" -- Edith, an older woman who loses her lifelong companion, learns the hard way that their bond was not recognized by family or society; "1972" -- Against the

Film Production - Main (feature film)

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