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David L Butler

David L Butler


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Cinematography (feature film)

Straight Story, The (1999) as Aerial Director Of Photography
Alvin Straight was 73 when he got the call about his brother. Alvin couldn't see well enough to hold a driver's license. He walked only with the support of two canes. He didn't much care for anybody else helping him out. But when he got the call that his brother Lyle--separated from him by hundreds
Sunchaser, The (1996) as Aerial Director Of Photography
A story about two extraordinarily different individuals who traverse the majestic spaces of the American West. Dr. Michael Reynolds is taken hostage by "Blue" Monroe, a teenage gangbuster suffering from an inoperable tumor. As the two journey through the desert with each other, they cover terrain not only of the open road but of the spirit. Michael becomes profoundly affected by his intense, uncompromising hijacker and comes finally to question his own convictions. Through Blue''s unerring faith, Michael finds the courage to confront the secret torment of his own past.
Tuskegee Airmen (1995)
The time is 1943 and the Germans are winning the Second World War as the U.S. suffers huge losses on the ground and in the air. Four newly recruited pilots are united by a desire to serve their country, at a time when black flyers are not welcomed in the Air Force. From the brutal demands of their t
Tuskegee Airmen (1995) as Director Of Photography (2nd Unit) () (Aerial)
The time is 1943 and the Germans are winning the Second World War as the U.S. suffers huge losses on the ground and in the air. Four newly recruited pilots are united by a desire to serve their country, at a time when black flyers are not welcomed in the Air Force. From the brutal demands of their t
Puppet Masters, The (1994) as Aerial Camera Operator (2nd Unit) (Iowa)
When a local television station reports that something strange has landed in the small town of Abrose, Iowa, the government''s covert Office of Scientific Intelligence (OSI) is called to investigate. Andrew Nivens, his son Sam and NASA scientist Mary Sefton are the team who make the frightening discovery: an alien parasite creature so insidious it attaches to the backs of human beings and sends piercing tendrils to the brains of its hosts, absorbing all their knowledge and memory--controlling their minds and feeding on the victim''s consciousness. Against impossible odds Nivens, Sam and Mary must find a way to eliminate the aliens who seem unstoppable--without killing the innocent human hosts.
Firm, The (1993) as Aerial Camera
Tom Cruise learns that if something looks too good to be true, it probably is, when he accepts an excessively lucrative offer from a Memphis firm after graduating from Harvard Law. In this thriller from director Sydney Pollack, based on the bestselling novel by John Grisham, Cruise''s ambitious character Mitch McDeere discovers that the firm''s prosperity is a direct result of its mob ties. When the murders and seductions pile up, Mitch must get to the truth and get out alive. Also starring Oscar winner Gene Hackman, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Paul Sorvino, and Ed Harris.
Best Of The Best II (1993) as Aerial Cameraman
Travis Brickley is killed when he loses a fight to the cruel martial arts master Brakus in an underground fight club. The fight is witnessed by Walter, the son of Travis' best friend Alex Grady. When Alex hears the news, he and his partner, Tommy Lee, decide to avenge their friend's death by defeati
Father Hood (1993) as Aerial Camera Director Of Photography
A wayward father takes his children on a trip to teach what real family values are all about.
Temp, The (1993) as Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)
A series of mysterious accidents at a food company lead a manager to suspect his impressive new temporary secretary.
American Me (1992) as Helicopter Camera Operator
Story of the rise of Mexican controlled organized crime in the United States, focusing on a gang member from East L.A., who becomes a kingpin while in prison.
Talent for the Game (1991) as Aerial Director Of Photography
A baseball scout searches for a talented pitcher in the farm leagues to bring up to the majors.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) as Aerial Director Of Photography
Sequel to the sci-fi adventure about a near-indestructible cyborg.
Narrow Margin (1990) as Aerial Camera Operator
After accidentally exposing her whereabouts, a Los Angeles District Attorney must protect a key witness from the mob.
Coupe de Ville (1990) as Aerial Camera Operator
Three brothers travel across country in 1963 to deliver a 1954 vintage car to their father.
Men's Club, The (1986) as Camera Operator
View To A Kill, A (1985) as Camera Operator (Stunts)
When James Bond (Agent 007) is sent to investigate a security leak at the high-tech Zorin Industries, he discovers a hotbed of murder and deception. The company''s mysterious owner, Max Zorin has devised a plan to corner the world''s microchip market--even if he has to kill millions to do it. But before Bond can stop Zorin, he must confront the madman''s beautiful and deadly companion May Day. With help from the gorgeous Stacey, Bond launches an all-out assault on Zorin''s deadly scheme, which leads to a treacherous duel against May Day on the upper spans of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Slugger's Wife, The (1985)
When baseball player Darryl Palmer falls in love with a singer named Debby, he repeatedly asks her out and each time he fails to get a date, his performance in his next game suffers. Eventually, Darryl and Debby do become a couple, his average goes up, and they get married. But Debby finds herself b
Birdy (1984) as Camera Operator (Aerial Photography)
A wounded Vietnam veteran tries to help a shell-shocked friend who believes he''''s a bird.
Stunts Unlimited (1980) as 2nd Unit Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)
A group of Hollywood stunt performers are recruited by former U.S. Intelligence agent Glenn Corbett to retrieve a stolen laser gun from a notorious arms dealer in this pilot to a prospective series. One member of the team, Sam J. Jones, is best remembered for playing "Flash Gordon" in the 1982 movie
Final Countdown, The (1980) as Director Of Photography 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
Cold war era aircraft carrier is transported back to December 6, 1941 through a time warp.
Jaws 2 (1978) as Director Of Photography 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
On the eve of a new resort''s opening, Amity''s police captain discovers another giant shark on the prowl.
Rancho Deluxe (1975) as Camera Operator 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
Two modern cowboys turn to rustling cattle.
Frasier, The Sensuous Lion (1973) as Director Of Photography
Zoologist Marvin Feldman lives with his overbearing mother and likes animals more than most people. While spending time at a wildlife refuge in California, Marvin meets Frasier, one of the older lions in the preserve who is known for his ongoing virility. When he is alone with Frasier one day, the l

Film Production - Main (feature film)

True Lies (1994) as Aerial Photographer
Marital problems plague an international spy who works for Omega Sector, a top-secret government agency charged with the intervention of nuclear terrorism.
Stone Cold (1991) as Aerial Photography (Additional Photography)
An undercover cop infiltrates then overcomes a tough biker gang.
Biloxi Blues (1988) as Aerial Photography
A young soldier training for World War II service tries to score his first romantic conquest.
Megaforce (1982) as Aerial Photography Sequences
Megaforce is a group of top-rate solidiers from all over the world who are led by Ace Hunter, and fight evil where they are needed. Their current project is to protect the peaceful nation of the Republic of Sardun from its hostile neighbor Gamibia. Gamibia is under the leadership of dictator Duke Guerrera, an old military academy friend of Ace''s who has turned to evil.
Blues Brothers, The (1980) as Aerial Photography
Jake and Elwood Blues endeavor to raise $5,000 for their childhood parrish by putting their old band back together uand taking their show on the road. While touring, they manage to wreak havoc on the entire city of Chicago and much of the midwest.
Apocalypse Now (1979) as Aerial Photography
An Army captain travels to Cambodia during the Vietnam War to terminate a renegade officer.
Capricorn One (1978) as Aerial Photography
The government fakes a Mars landing then sets out to kill the astronauts involved.

Film Production - Main (special)

Raven Hawk (1996)
Framed for the murder of her parents, a young Shoshone Indian escapes prison after 12 years to wreak vengeance on the real killers.

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