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Robert Carlson

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Cast (feature film)

1.
Cradle Will Rock (1999) as National Guardsman (Maxine Elliot'S)
The story of the staging of Marc Blitzstein's 1937 musical "The Cradle Will Rock", which the government placed an injunction against. The actors led the audience through New York to another venue and acted in the auditorium without props or costumes, just one action during the charged Depression-era
2.
Ice Station Zebra (1968) as Kelvaney
A sub commander on a perilous mission must ferret out a Soviet agent on his ship.

Cinematography (feature film)

4.
Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)
It's Christmas time and the far-flung members of the Rodriguez family are converging at their parents' home in Chicago to celebrate the season and rejoice in their youngest brother's safe return from combat overseas. For Jesse, coming home has rekindled feelings for an old flame, although she can't seem to forgive him for leaving. His older sister Roxanna, a struggling actress, has been chasing her Hollywood dreams for years with little to show for it. And much to the dismay of their mother Anna, eldest brother Mauricio brings home a high-powered executive wife who would rather raise capital than a child. In the course of one eventful week, traditions will be celebrated, secrets revealed and major life decisions made. It all begins when Anna announces to her children she is divorcing their father Eduardo. The shock waves from this familial upheaval prompt Roxanna, Mauricio and Jesse, each in their own way, to reevaluate the past and rethink the future. But when the Rodriguezes learn that one of their own is facing a true crisis, they instinctively pull together: Old resentments are forgotten, familial bonds are re-affirmed and the healing power of laughter works its magic as the family discovers they are much stronger than they ever realized.
5.
Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)
It's Christmas time and the far-flung members of the Rodriguez family are converging at their parents' home in Chicago to celebrate the season and rejoice in their youngest brother's safe return from combat overseas. For Jesse, coming home has rekindled feelings for an old flame, although she can't seem to forgive him for leaving. His older sister Roxanna, a struggling actress, has been chasing her Hollywood dreams for years with little to show for it. And much to the dismay of their mother Anna, eldest brother Mauricio brings home a high-powered executive wife who would rather raise capital than a child. In the course of one eventful week, traditions will be celebrated, secrets revealed and major life decisions made. It all begins when Anna announces to her children she is divorcing their father Eduardo. The shock waves from this familial upheaval prompt Roxanna, Mauricio and Jesse, each in their own way, to reevaluate the past and rethink the future. But when the Rodriguezes learn that one of their own is facing a true crisis, they instinctively pull together: Old resentments are forgotten, familial bonds are re-affirmed and the healing power of laughter works its magic as the family discovers they are much stronger than they ever realized.
6.
Into the Blue (2005)
Set in the deep, shark-infested waters of the Bahamas, four young divers discover a legendary shipwreck rumored to contain millions in gold at the bottom of the sea, they believe their dream of buried treasure has come true. But nearby on the ocean floor, a sunken plane full of illegal cargo threatens their find. The friends make a pact to keep quiet about both discoveries so they can excavate the shipwreck before a rival treasure hunter uncovers their secret and beats them to the gold. But their plan goes awry when they realize dangerous smugglers are already closing in on the missing plane, and one of the friends makes a fatal decision that quickly turns the treasure hunters into the hunted.
7.
Amityville Horror, The (2005) as 1st Assistant Camera
On November 13, 1974, Suffolk County Police received a frantic phone call that led them to 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, Long Island. Inside the large Dutch Colonial house, they discovered a horrific crime scene that shattered the landscape of the typically peaceful community: an entire family had been slaughtered in their beds. In the days that followed, Ronald DeFeo, Jr., confessed to methodologically shooting his parents and four siblings with a rifle while they slept, claiming "voices" in the house drove him to commit the grisly murders. One year later, George and Kathy Lutz and their children moved into the house thinking they'd found their dream home. But shortly after settling in, bizarre and unexplainable events began to occur--nightmarish visions and haunting voices from an evil presence still lurking within the house. Confused and frightened by her daughter Chelsea's cryptic interaction with an imaginary friend named Jodie, Kathy struggles to hold her family together as George's increasingly strange behavior finds him spending days and nights in the basement of the house, where he soon discovers a passageway to a mysterious and gruesome "Red Room." With lucid visions and evil voices swirling through George's head, the house comes alive.
8.
Roll Bounce (2005)
It's the summer of '78 and if you're looking for good times there is just one place to go: the local roller disco, where the music is hot, the girls are hotter, and the entire atmosphere is dynamite. It is here, under the swirling colored lights and the spinning disco ball that thousands will experi
9.
Clearing, The (2004) as Additional First Assistant Camera (Additional Crew - Pittsburgh Pa)
The wife of a millionaire business man, must find him after he is kidnapped.
10.
Mr. 3000 (2004) as First Assistant "A" Camera
Ten years ago, Stan Ross was a ballplayer blessed with one of the sweetest swings--and one of the worst attitudes--in the league. A man with big talent, a bigger mouth and even bigger ego, he was clealy on his way to becoming a legend. The day he batted his 3,000th hit, assuring him an eventual place in the Hall of Fame, Ross instantly quit the fame, leaving his teammates in the lurch. Never looking back, Ross began his 'Mr. 3000' shopping empire, fueling his self-satisfaction solely with that one magical number. But now, just as Ross is about to be voted at last into the Hall of Fame, an error is discovered--the man who thought he was 'Mr. 3000' is actually 'Mr. 2997.' Three hits shy of the landmark number, Ross has only one choice--get up off the couch, pick up the back and rejoin the Milwaukee Brewers for the most unlikely comeback sports has ever seen. Literally going back to first base, Ross has no idea what he's in for. Out of shape, over the hill and in deep denial, he quickly becomes a joke to the press, the bane of his teammates and a juicy story to Mo Simmons, the tough-minded reporter who once had a memorable fling with Ross back inthe day. But just as Ross thinks it's all about the numbers, he finally begins to see what really counts. Soon the cocky, self-absorbed, ego machine is trying a different tactic: discovering the fun of teamwork, ethics and even falling in love--as he learns the difference between a successful life and a meaninful one.
11.
Ocean's Twelve (2004) as B Camera First Assistant (Chicago Crew)
Ocean's Eleven sequel.
12.
Holes (2003) as First Assistant Camera
Stanley Yelnats is an unusual hero with dogged bad luck stemming from an ancient family curse. Perpetually in the wrong place at the wrong time, Stanley is unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake for a crime he didn't commit. There, he and his campmates--Squid, Armpit, ZigZag, M
13.
Drumline (2002)
For fans of America's show-style marching bands, halftime is game time. A squad of players, some 300 strong and armed with musical instruments, takes over the field, commanding attention with their stirring, spectacular display of choreography and musicianship. The football contest's controlled mayhem makes way for the blaring sound of trumpets and the heart-thumping rhythm of drums. Into this rigorous, ritualistic world comes a kid from a different culture. Devon Miles, a young, gifted hip-hop drummer from Harlem, wins a full music scholarship to Atlanta A&T University with the hopes of gaining a spot as a drummer on the school's renowned marching band's drumline. Devon, sporting a talent that is both raw and undisciplined, has one problem: He marches to the beat of his own drum. Surmounting overwhelming odds, he snares a spot as a starter, much to the disdain of a resentful senior class band member, Sean Taylor, who dismisses the freshman's skills as bogus. When Taylor discovers something amiss about Devon's abilities, he alerts Dr. Lee, the school's demanding, dedicated band director, who suspects that the upstart talent may have duped the school into awarding him his scholarship. That situation threatens not only Devon's future at the school but, more immediately, his spot on the band's drumline just before the heralded Big Southern Classic, one of the region's most popular musical competition, spotlighting some of the area's best college bands and the winner-take-all jackpot of $100,000 for the school. Now, with so much money, and possibly his own job, at stake, can Dr. Lee afford to pass up such a prize by keeping his star drummer on the sidelines?
14.
Mothman Prophecies, The (2002)
When John Klein, a respected Washington Post journalist, and his wife Mary find the dream house they have been hunting for, life could hardly get better. Then on their joyful ride home the dream is shattered when Mary crashes the car and is killed. While removing Mary's possessions from the hospital, John discovers a sketchpad covered with odd drawings, variations of the same eerie apparition. John is haunted by the unsettling images. One night, while driving from Washington, John loses his way and ends up on a deserted country highway in Point Pleasant, West Virginia -- four hundred miles from where he thought he was. When John decides to stay in Point Pleasant to explore the reports of unexplained phenomena in the town, he soon realizes that they may all be related - not just to each other, but also to the strange sketches Mary had been obsessively drawing just hours before her death.
15.
Collateral Damage (2002) as "B" Camera 1st Assistant
In one fleeting moment, L.A. firefighter Gordy Brewer loses everything he ever cared about. Running late to meet his wife and young son at a downtown high-rise, the devoted family man arrives in time to witness a bomb explode, showering the area with debris and shattered glass. The explosion is cred
16.
Novocaine (2001) as 1st Assistant Camera
A dentist finds himself charged with a murder.
17.
Just Visiting (2001) as "B" Camera 1st Assistant
An American retelling of the 1993 French comedy which follows the tale of a French nobleman, Count Thibault of Malfete and his servant, who find themselves in modern-day Chicago--transported from the 12th century due to a wizard's flawed time-travel position. Confused, lost and overwhelmed, they mee
18.
Valentine (2001)
On Valentine's Day, best friends Kate, Paige, Dorothy and Lily are terrified when they begin receiving violent anonymous threats. They soon learn that the stalker is Jeremy Melton -- a nerdy boy they mercilessly tormented years ago in junior high. Since then Jeremy has really come into his own. Now that he's a hunk with magnetic sex appeal, he devises a deadly and bloody plot for revenge against his teenage tormentors.
19.
Anaconda (1997) as Steadicam Assistant
A filmmaker and an anthropologist travel to the Amazon to shoot a documentary about a mysterious local tribe, but discover far more than they planned.
20.
Home Alone 3 (1997) as 1st Assistant Camera (2nd Unit)
A top-secret computer chip has been stolen from the U.S. Defense Department. The international criminals who expertly and ruthlessly engineered its heist are asking for untold millions of dollars on the Black Market. But the precious booty, hidden inside a toy car, has been temporarily misplaced. Its final destination: a comfortable Chicago suburb. Quietly taking up residence in the tree-lined neighborhood, the four highly trained spies marshal all their diabolical resources and skills to retrieve the device. Their state-of-the-art surveillance and ruthless strategy have foiled Interpol, the FBI, U.S. Defense Agents and the local police. Only one person can stop this high-tech gang of black marketers. Meet eight-year-old Alex Pruitt. When this pesky team of bad guys invade his neighborhood, he's the last and only line of defense. Alex has his own special surveillance tools. He has his own carefully mapped out strategy. He has courage. He has the chicken pox. And he's "home alone"...
21.
Blood and Wine (1996) as 1st Assistant Camera
Wine merchant Alex Gates seems to have it all: a fancy shop, a beautiful wife, Suzanne, a sexy Latin mistress, Gabriella, and a hot car. He enjoys the best vintages of the goods he sells. In truth, Alex Gates' finances are stretched to the limit, his marriage is in a shambles and his relationship wi
22.
Trigger Effect, The (1996) as First Assistant Camera
Returning to their suburban home, Matt and Annie discover that their infant daughter has an ear infection. Matt calls the pediatrician who says he'll phone in a prescription, but during the night there is a power failure. With the phones dead, the pharmacist hasn't received the prescription and won'
23.
Steal Big, Steal Little (1995) as 1st Assistant Camera
Once upon a time, in the lush hills of Santa Barbara, lived twin brothers. They were identical of face, but not of soul. One brother loved with an unprejudiced heart his family, friends and the pristine land they call home. The other brother, whose own heart was cold, could not see past his vision o
24.
Usual Suspects, The (1994) as 1st Assistant Camera
Five criminals are recruited by a mysterious underworld figure to stop a drug transaction.
25.
Time to Heal, A (1994)
A couple's lives are changed forever when a woman suffers a stroke after the birth of her second child.
26.
Blankman (1994) as 1st Assistant Camera
A comic-book fable set in Metro City, Chicago about the two Walker brothers--the youngest, Darryl, is a self-appointed, neighborhood crime fighter much to the dismay of his protective elder brother, Kevin, who has lost faith in everything--particularly in the notion that his brother is a superhero.
27.
Indian Summer (1993) as 1st Assistant Camera
Story about a final reunion between a group of friends prior to the closing of their old summer camp.
28.
Heaven and Earth (1993) as 1st Assistant Camera
A Vietnamese women struggles with conflict throughout thew war, only to fall in love with a US officer.
29.
Money for Nothing (1993) as 1st Assistant Camera
Based on a true story, an unemployed longshoreman, Joey Coyle, finds a million dollars in unmarked bills that fell from an armored car.
30.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) as 1st Assistant B Camera
A young boy boards the wrong flight and ends up in New York alone.
31.
Red Shoe Diaries, The (1992)
Following the suicide of his fiance, a man discovers the truth of her romantic adventures and most guarded secrets.
32.
Doors, The (1991) as 1st Assistant Camera (B-Camera)
A look at the enduring 60s rock group The Doors, fronted by Jim Morrison.
33.
Salmonberries (1991) as 1st Assistant Camera
The story of the friendship between two women, one half-Eskimo, and the other a refugee from East Berlin who travels to Alaska after her husband is shot in their escape attempt over the Berlin Wall.
34.
Eyes of An Angel (1991) as 2nd Assistant Camera
A girl befriends a killer dog when she saves its life, and the dog eventually returns the favor, reuniting the girl with her estranged father.
35.
City of Hope (1991) as 1st Assistant Camera
A third-generation Italian-American struggles to break free from his father's grasp. Meanwhile, the small New Jersey city he lives in is endangered by patronage and corrupt development plans.
36.
JFK (1991) as 1st Assistant B Camera
A New Orleans district attorney fights to uncover the truth behind President Kennedy's assassination.
37.
Born On The Fourth Of July (1989) as 2nd Assistant Camera
Ron Kovic fights to re-build his life after losing the use of his legs in Vietnam.
38.
Major League (1989) as 1st Assistant Camera
Story of the losing Cleveland Indians baseball team threatened with relocation to Miami.
39.
Vice Versa (1988) as 2nd Assistant Camera
A kid and his father switch bodies due to a mysterious skull.
40.
Betrayed (1988) as 2nd Assistant Camera (Chicago)
White supremacists attempt to establish a separate nation in the northwestern United States, and the FBI agent assigned to investigate them finds herself falling in love with the leader.
41.
Fresh Horses (1988) as 2nd Assistant Camera
Romantic drama between a sophisticated college senior and a rural southern girl.
42.
The Color of Money (1986) as 2nd Assistant Camera
An experienced pool shark coaches a young hothead on his way to the top.

Assistant Direction (feature film)

43.
Light It Up (1999) as 1st Assistant Director
A neglected high school in Queens, New York. A favorite teacher is suspended. Suddenly, six disparate students--a student council member, a punk rocker, a hustler, a star basketball player, a gangbanger and a gifted artist--are bound together in a battle none of them ever imagined they would fight.

Animation (feature film)

44.
Metamorphoses (1978) as Animator
Mythological tales, some inspired by the allegories of Ovid are illustrated in this film. Stories include those of the goddess Diana turning the hunter Acteon into a stag, Phaeton driving the chariot of the sun across the sky and to his doom, and Perseus successfully avoiding the fate of being turne

Film Production - Main (feature film)

45.
All is Lost (2013)
A man battles for survival against the elements after his sailboat is destroyed at sea.
46.
Holes (2003) as Additional Photography
Stanley Yelnats is an unusual hero with dogged bad luck stemming from an ancient family curse. Perpetually in the wrong place at the wrong time, Stanley is unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake for a crime he didn't commit. There, he and his campmates--Squid, Armpit, ZigZag, M
47.
Save the Last Dance (2001) as 1st Assistant Photographer
Sara, a 17-year-old high-school student, sets her sights on being a professional ballerina, but she has to put her plans on hold when her mother is killed in a car accident and she is forced to move to her father's bleak Chicago neighborhood. Intimidated by inner-city life, she turns to the clubs for refuge, where she meets Derek, a young black man who shares her love for dancing. As their mutual respect evolves, they soon discover that peer pressure is a more formidable obstacle to romance than differences in race or class.
48.
Simple Plan, A (1998) as "B" 1st Assistant Photographer (2nd Unit)
Hank Mitchell has an apparently perfect small-town life, complete with steady job and a pregnant wife. The only cloud on his horizon is his half-witted brother Jacob and his redneck pal, who clearly resent him. The three of them stumble by chance on a crashed plane containing a charred body and $4 million in a bag. They decide to keep the money -- it is a victimless theft after all -- but the simple plan begins to unravel. The police become suspicious, Jacob talks too much, and events soon spiral out of control.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

49.
Natural Born Killers (1994)
A pair of psychotic serial killers become media darlings in Oliver Stone's unique and controversial crime satire "Natural Born Killers: The Director's Cut" (1994). Young lovers Mickey and Mallory launch a gore-soaked killing spree strictly for kicks, and the media eat it up. With strange cameos, gallows humor and violence unlike anything else that ever hit the screen. From an insane screenplay by Quentin Tarantino and starring Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis and Tom Sizemore.
50.
Natural Born Killers (1994)
A pair of psychotic serial killers become media darlings in Oliver Stone's unique and controversial crime satire "Natural Born Killers: The Director's Cut" (1994). Young lovers Mickey and Mallory launch a gore-soaked killing spree strictly for kicks, and the media eat it up. With strange cameos, gallows humor and violence unlike anything else that ever hit the screen. From an insane screenplay by Quentin Tarantino and starring Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis and Tom Sizemore.

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