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Cinematography (feature film)

1.
Very Good Girls (2013)
A friendship is tested when two best friends fall in love with the same man.
2.
Winning Season, The (2009)
A has-been divorcee basketball coach is asked to run the local high school girls basketball team. Down on his luck and unable to do right with his teenage daughter, this is an unexpected chance at redemption. Soon, the job and his friendship with one of the girls influence him to want to overcome hi
3.
Finding North (1998) as 2nd Assistant Camera (New York Unit)
Set in New York, a story revolving around a woebegone, bored bank teller, Rhonda Portelli who happens to pass by a jumper on the Brooklyn Bridge on the morning of her birthday. She is sure that her destiny is both to save Travis and to fall in love with him; the flaw in this plan is that he is suici

Film Production - Main (feature film)

4.
Cop Out (2010)
Officers Jimmy Monroe and Paul Hodges are two bickering-but-got-your-back Brooklyn buddy cops on the trail of a stolen mint-condition baseball card that plunges the pair into a gunslinging war with a deadly drug ring.
5.
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
Night has fallen upon the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The guides have gone home, the lights are out, the school kids are tucked in their beds, yet something incredible is stirring as former night guard Larry Daley finds himself lured into his biggest, most imagination-boggling adventu
6.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Two young American women, Vicky and Cristina, come to Barcelona for a summer holiday. Vicky is sensible and engaged to be married; Cristina is emotionally and sexually adventurous. In Barcelona, they're drawn into a series of unconventional romantic entanglements with Juan Antonio, a charismatic painter, who is still involved with his tempestuous ex-wife Maria Elena.
7.
Cherry Falls (2000) as Best Boy
A small town teen searches for a killer that is terrorizing her school.
8.
Earthly Possessions (1999)
Charlotte Emery, a sheltered homemaker, is disillusioned with marriage and intent on leaving her husband. Standing in line to withdraw all the money in her bank account to finance her departure, she is suddenly taken hostage at gunpoint by Jake, a nervous young bank robber.
9.
He Got Game (1998) as Gaffer
A man convicted of murdering his wife is offered a chance to have his sentence lessened if he can persuade his heavily-recruited basketball star son to sign with a local college.
10.
Great Expectations (1998) as Best Boy Electric (Florida Unit)
A modern-day reworking of Dickens' tale in which a young man leaves his privileged upbringing in Florida and heads to New York City to become an artist. There his life is changed when he meets three disparate strangers--Lustig, a dangerous, escaped convict; Estella, a beautiful, but icy woman; and N
11.
Stepmom (1998) as Best Boy Electrician
Jackie and Isabel have nothing in common--one is the ideal mother, the other is struggling to be any kind of mother--until circumstances force them to share a family and put aside their mutual hostility for the sake of the children. They discover how precious life, love and the ties that bind them really are in this tale about the intricate circumstances surrounding what happens when a man's new wife learns from his former wife that she is terminally ill with cancer.
12.
Men in Black (1997) as Best Boy Electric (New York Crew)
A hot-shot police officer gets mixed up in an alien invasion.
13.
American Buffalo (1996) as Gaffer
About three pepole who aspire to gain upward mobility, so much so that they decide to rob a store.
14.
Ransom (1996) as Best Boy Electric
Tom Mullen is a wealthy corporate executive used to mediating tough business deals, and doing things his own way. Along with his beautiful wife Kate and son Sean, Tom has all the material trappings of success, including a Fifth Avenue penthouse, an enviable position in New York society and high media visibility. But when the thing he cherishes most--his young son--is abducted by desperate criminals and held for ransom, Tom's world of affluence and privilege comes crashing down. And after an FBI rescue operation fails, he engineers a dangerous countermeasure in a last chance effort to bring his boy back to safety. With his son's life hanging precariously in the balance, and his wife terrified by the shocking plan, Tom offers an appalling proposal, the response to which could easily result in the loss of his son forever.
15.
Heavyweights (1995) as Gaffer
For chubby Gerry Garner and a group of overweight kids at Camp Hope, big is beautiful and thin isn't in. That is until fitness guru Tony Perkis muscles his way into their Shangri-La and determines to force his rigorous training methods on the boys.
16.
Major League II (1994)
This sequel finds the members of the championship Cleveland Indians team headed towards finishing the season in last place after their off-season meanderings render them out-of-shape failures on the field.
17.
Program, The (1993) as Gaffer
Story of a group of college football players trying to succeed, and their coach who is under enormous pressure from adminstrators and fans--and himself.
18.
Lean on Me (1989) as Gaffer
Based on the true story of New Jersey high school principal Joe Clark, who wins the support and respect of his students for his controversial methods in ridding the school of violent students and drug dealers.

Film Production - Lighting/Electrical (feature film)

19.
Premium Rush (2012)
Dodging speeding cars, crazed cabbies and eight million cranky pedestrians is all in a day's work for Wilee, the best of New York's agile and aggressive bicycle messengers. It takes a special breed to ride the fixie - super lightweight, single-gear bikes with no brakes - and riders who are equal part skilled cyclists and nutcases who risk becoming a smear on the pavement every time they head into traffic. But a guy who's used to putting his life on the line is about to get more than even he is used to when his last envelope of the day - a routine "premium rush" run - turns into a life or death chase through the streets of Manhattan.
20.
Down to Earth (2001)
Lance Barton is a struggling comedian with one mission on his mind: landing a slot at the final Amateur Night Contest at the famed Apollo Theatre. Lance has one little problem though - he ain't that funny. However, an inept emissary from heaven is about to hit him with a much bigger problem when he mistakenly plucks Lance from a traffic accident - before it takes place. Since, by heavenly rule, no man gets into heaven before his time, and the choice of returning to his own body on Earth is impossible, Lance reluctantly agrees to occupy the body of a wealthy old white mogul, Charles Wellington, until a more suitable body can be found. Living in the body of a callous old white man would be bizarre enough for Lance without falling in love with Sontee, the beautiful woman publicly battling Wellington's company, while having to defend himself against Wellington's cheating wife and her plot to have him killed.
21.
Virus (1999) as Chief Lighting Technician (2nd Unit) (Virginia)
Seeking refuge from a typhoon, the crew of an American tugboat boards a top secret Russian research vessel and finds it infected by an alien life form which regards humans as a virus which must be destroyed at any cost.
22.
8mm (1999) as Lighting Best Boy (New York Unit)
An investigator is hired to determine the authenticity of a snuff film showing the murder of a girl.
23.
Sour Grapes (1998) as Chief Lighting Technician (Atlantic City--New York Unit)
Two cousins battle when one wins $500,000 at an Atlantic City slot machine with change borrowed from the other. Brain surgeon Evan reckons that he is owed half the cash, while Richie argues it is his. Then Evan tells his cousin that he has an inoperable brain tumor - a joke that has far reaching con
24.
Marvin's Room (1996) as Electrician
Years ago, the fiercely independent Lee took off for Ohio, while her older sister Bessie returned to the family's Florida home to look after their bedridden father Marvin and his lovably child-like sister Ruth. In Bessie's words, Marvin has been dying slowly for the past twenty years... just to make
25.
Six Degrees Of Separation (1993) as Electrician
A man claiming to be a a couple's son's friend from Harvard asks for lodging for one night. he enchants them with food and conversation, but in the morning they find out he is a fake.
26.
Pickle, The (1993) as Chief Lighting Technician (Ny)
A filmmaker's ridiculous, yet crowd-pleasing project makes a fortune at the box-office, but his personal life is less than perfect.
27.
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
A child chess prodigy refuses to harden himself to become a champion.
28.
Whispers in the Dark (1992) as Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
A psychiatrist is treating a woman whom she unknowingly shares the same lover with. After a murder happens, the psychiatrist struggles with her love for the man and her morals.
29.
Scenes From a Mall (1991) as Electrician
A comedy about a married couple -- he's a sports lawyer, she's a psychologist -- which takes place on their 16th wedding anniversary, when they make some startling confessions.
30.
The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) as Electrician
A fledgling FBI agent enlists a psychopath's help in catching a serial killer.
31.
Miller's Crossing (1990) as Rigging Gaffer
Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman, which eventually leads to citywide gang war.
32.
See You in the Morning (1989) as Electrician
When a couple, who have both been married before, decide to marry, they must confront the problems which arise from the children of their previous marriages.
33.
Raising Arizona (1987) as 1st Electrician
A petty crook falls in love with the woman cop who always arrests him, but when they find out she can't bear children, they steal one, hit the road, and lots of mayhem ensues.
34.
Moscow on the Hudson (1984) as Electrician (New York)
While on a tour of the US, a sweet-natured Russian musician makes the sudden decision to defect. Living in New York City he struggles to attain the "American Dream" and falls in love with an Italian woman in the process.

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