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Erik Daarstad

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Director (feature film)

Cinematography (feature film)

G-Dog (2013)
Father Boyle, a Jesuit priest also known as G-Dog, is the visionary behind Homeboy Industries, the largest, most successful gang intervention and rehab program in the United States. However, when the donations and support are not coming in fast enough and Homeboy is at risk of closing its doors, Fat
Fighting for Life (2008)
Interweaves stories of military doctors, nurses and medics, working with skill, compassion and dedication amidst the vortex of the Iraq War, wounded soldiers and marines reacting with courage, dignity and determination to survive and to heal, and students at Uniformed Services University, the "West
Frank & Ollie (1995) as Director Of Photography
Over a period of incredibly creative years, Walt Disney and his artists transformed animation from a crude cartoon to one of the greatest achievements in cinema. Believable characters that came to life on the screen were the hallmark of these classic films, and in picture after picture, some of the
Hero's Journey: The World of Joseph Campbell, A (1987) as Director Of Photography
Mysterious Monsters, The (1976)
An inquiry into the existence of Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster. Videos, photographs, and recordings are presented and psychics are interviewed.
Let the Good Times Roll (1973)
Fifties rock stars reunite 20 years later for a concert.

Cinematography (special)

Beautiful Killers (1991) as Director Of Photography
A documentary focusing on the killer whale. The program also examines the controversy about the capture of the whales and their quality of life in aquariums.
Testing Dirty (1990) as Director Of Photography
A teenage boy who has never used drugs finds his life in turmoil when a positive result on a random drug test causes his suspension from school and forces him to prove that the test was inaccurate.
Elephant (1989) as Camera
A "National Geographic Specials" presentation which focuses on elephants as beasts of burden, gods, sources of income and show-business amusements. The special also examines how poaching is threatening elephant populations.
Have You Tried Talking to Patty? (1986) as Director Of Photography
Drama about a hearing-impaired teenager's attempt to change her image when she has trouble being accepted by others.
Dog Days of Arthur Cane, The (1984) as Camera
When Arthur Cane, a spoiled, selfish teenager, and his friend James, an exchange student from Africa, are skateboarding, Arthur scoffs at the supposed magical powers of James's amulet. Later that night, Arthur recites the amulet's inscription, "If all you care about is you, the next thing you see be
Have You Ever Been Ashamed of Your Parents? (1983) as Director Of Photography
The story of Fran Davies, a teenage girl who is forced to reevaluate family relationships and the meaning of self-pride when her father loses his job and her mother accepts a position as cook in the home of a wealthy friend.
Haunting of Harrington House, The (1981) as Director Of Photography
The story of Polly Ames, a 14-year-old girl who teams with Diogenes Chase, a retired teacher, to solve the strange happenings at Harrington House, a spooky residential hotel that is populated by some strange guests.
Animal Talk (1980) as Director Of Photography
The program features dramatic adaptations of scenes from three famous novels: Jack London's "Call of the Wild," Mel Ellis' "Flight of the White Wolf," and Sterling North's "Rascal."

Film Production - Main (special)

Canyonlands: America's Wild West (1999) as Photography
An exploration of the land of the Colorado Plateau. Located mainly in southeastern Utah, the plateau extends south into Arizona and east into Colorado, covering 40,000 miles. In the heart of the plateau is a geological spectacle where millions of years of exposure to weather and the chiseling force
Take This Heart (1998) as Photography
Documents the experiences of three children and their foster mother in one foster family in Seattle, Washington.
Splendid Stones (1991) as Photography
A documentary on the mining, making, and marketing of gems.
Mysteries of Mankind (1988) as Photography
A "National Geographic Specials" presentation exploring the mystery of the origins of the human race, taking viewers around the world and back millions of years in search of clues.
Geometry of Life (1988) as Photography
The fourth episode in the quarterly twelve-part science series, "The Infinite Voyage." This segment examines the stories behind the search to unlock the mysteries of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), which determines the basic characteristics of every living organism on earth.
Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi (1983) as Film Photography
The program explores the evolution of the puppets and persons representing various creatures seen in George Lucas' film, "Return of the Jedi."
Gorilla (1981) as Photography
This National Geographic documentary depicts the efforts of scientists to prevent the shy and retiring gorilla from disappearing into extinction, both in the mountains of Africa and in the world's zoos.

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