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Cinematography (feature film)

1.
The Last Samurai (2003) as Rigging gaffer, Los Angeles unit
Captain Nathan Algren is a man adrift. The battles he once fought now seem distant and futile. Once he risked his life for honor and country, but, in the years since the Civil War, the world has changed. Pragmatism has replaced courage, self-interest has taken the place of sacrifice and honor is nowhere to be found--especially out West where his role in the Indian Campaigns ended in disillusionment and sorrow. Somewhere on the unforgiving plains near the banks of the Washita River, Algren lost his soul. A universe away, another soldier sees his way of life about to disintegrate. He is Katsumoto, the last leader of an ancient line of warriors, the venerated Samurai, who dedicated their lives to serving emperor and country. Just as the modern way encroached upon the American West, cornering and condemning the Native American, it also engulfed traditional Japan. The telegraph lines and railroads that brought progress now threaten those values and codes by which the Samurai have lived and died for centuries. But Katsumoto will not go without a fight. The paths of these two warriors converge when the young Emperor of Japan, wooed by American interests who covet the growing Japanese market, hires Algren to train Japan's first modern, conscript army. But as the Emperor's advisors attempt to eradicate the Samurai in preparation for a more Westernized and trade-friendly government, Algren finds himself unexpectedly impressed and influenced by his encounters with the Samurai. Their powerful convictions remind him of the man he once was. Thrust now into harsh and unfamiliar territory, with his life and perhaps more important, his soul, in the balance, the troubled American soldier finds himself at the center of a violent and epic struggle between two eras and two worlds, with only his sense of honor to guide him.
2.
Traffic (2001) as Rigging gaffer
A movie exploring the inner workings of the international drug trade.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

3.
Lost Souls (2000) as Rigging Electric Best Boy
A young woman discovers a man who will soon be possessed by the anti-Christ. While attempting to thwart the possession, they discover a satanic conspiracy which involves the man's close relatives and friends.
4.
Magnolia (1999) as Best Boy Electrian
On one random day in the San Fernando Valley, a dying father, a young wife, a male caretaker, a famous lost son, a police officer in love, a boy genius, an ex-boy genius, a game show host and an estranged daughter will each become part of a dazzling multiplicity of plots, but one story. Through a collusion of coincidence, chance, human action, shared media, past history and divine intervention they will weave and warp through each other's lives on a day that builds to an unforgettable climax.
5.
My Giant (1998) as Best Boy Electric
Sammy Kanin is an agent with a winning personality who is perenially small-time because he can't distinquish a talented individual from a showoff. He finds himself in Romania where a teenage client is working on a film. However, he gets lost and is having trouble finding the set. When he finally reaches the location, the ungrateful star fires him on the spot. Dismayed, Sammy angrily speeds off only to crash into a ditch. When he awakes, he is in a local monastery where the ward is a 7-foot, 7-inch tall guy named Max. Sammy sees a gold mine he can exploit and promptly has Max in America under the guise of seeing Max's long-ago girlfriend, Lillianna, who now lives in New Mexico. Lillianna, however, wants nothing to do with Max, which prompts Sammy to concoct a scheme in order to force a reunion.
6.
Someone to Watch Over Me (1987) as Bestboy
A cop acting as a bodyguard of a murder witness falls in love with the woman he's protecting.
7.
A Streetcar Named Desire (1984)
Ann-Margret and Treat Williams, in the second TV-movie for each, have the roles made famous in the 1951 film of Tennessee Williams' play by Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando as the sexually repressed Southern belle and her animalistic brother-in-law. While Kazan's film left out some of the more unabash

Film Production - Lighting/Electrical (feature film)

8.
Behind the Candelabra (2013)
Wladziu Valentino Liberace, a musical prodigy, emerged as a concert soloist at age 11 and was performing in symphony orchestras by his teenage years. He soon become a worldwide star, known as much for his flamboyant dress and lifestyle as his records, media appearances and musical talent, up until
9.
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
A screenwriter is drawn into a dog kidnapping scheme by his oddball friends.
10.
In Time (2011)
In the near future, the aging gene has been deactivated, so to avoid overpopulation, time is the currency. The rich can live forever and when a young man comes into a fortune of time, he ends up on the run from a corrupt force known as "time keepers."
11.
Soloist, The (2009)
The inspiring true story of a Los Angeles newspaper reporter who discovers a brilliant and distracted street musician, with unsinkable passion, and the unique friendship and bond that transforms both their lives.
12.
Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
What are the odds of getting even? Danny Ocean and the gang would have only one reason to pull off their most ambitious and riskiest casino heist--to defend one of their own. But they're going to need more than luck on their side to break The Bank. Ruthless casino owner Willy Bank never imagined that the odds were against him when he double-crossed Danny Ocean's friend and mentor Reuben Tishkoff, putting the distraught Reuben in a hospital bed in critical condition. But Bank miscalculated--badly. He may have taken down one of the original Ocean's eleven, but he left the others standing and, worse for him, gave them a shared purpose: to take Bank down on the night of what should be his greatest triumph--the grand opening of his new casino, appropriately named The Bank. Their strategy is twofold. First they will ruin him financially by turning the tables on the precept that the house always wins. But that's just money. The knockout punch will be to Bank's personal pride and joy: his reputation as the only hotelier who has earned the Royal Review Board's Five Diamond Award on every single one of his hotels. The plan is elaborate, dangerous and damn near impossible--but there are no limits when it comes to one of their own.
13.
Family Stone, The (2005)
The Stones, a New England family, have their annual holiday gathering. The eldest son brings his girlfriend home to meet his parents, brothers and sisters. The bohemian Stones greet their visitor--a high-powered, controlling New Yorker--with a mix of awkwardness, confusion and hostility. Before the
14.
Ocean's Twelve (2004) as Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Ocean's Eleven sequel.
15.
Gigli (2003) as Rigging Gaffer
Larry Gigli, a lowly hit man in Los Angeles, who is looking to finally score big, lands the perfect "job"--or so he thinks. He is assigned to kidnap Brian, the psychologically challenged younger brother of a powerful federal prosecutor, in order to save his mobster boss from incarceration. Holed-up
16.
Impostor (2002) as Rigging Gaffer
The year is 2079. The earth has been at war with an alien force for over a decade. Spencer Olham is a lauded government scientist whose latest work promises to save the planet. But suddenly he is accused of being an alien spy, and becomes the subject of a nationwide manhunt. Olham is faced with a tw
17.
Solaris (2002) as Rigging Gaffer
When psychologist Chris Kelvin is asked to investigate the unexplained behavior of a small group of scientists aboard the space station Prometheus, he is shocked by what he finds upon his arrival. Kelvin discovers that his close friend, Gibarian, the mission's commander, has committed suicide. Also,
18.
8mm (1999) as Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
An investigator is hired to determine the authenticity of a snuff film showing the murder of a girl.
19.
She's All That (1999) as Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Zack is the reigning stud of Harrison High School, and everyone thinks his match with princess Taylor will last forever. When Taylor dumps him for an obnoxious star of "The Real World", Zack is devastated. But he rebounds, betting his friend Dean that he can turn any girl into a prom queen. Dean chooses Laney, a geeky outcast who worries about Bosnia and spends her days painting in her basement. Laney has no time for Zack, but he persists and as time goes by, the two find themselves friends. Rather than raising her to his social level, Zack finds himself falling hard for non-conformist Laney.
20.
Civil Action, A (1998) as Rigging Gaffer (Los Angeles)
Jan Schlichtmann, a lawyer with a desire to achieve financial and material success without losing his belief in the justice system, agrees to take on two powerful corporations (Beatrice Foods and W.R. Grace) when members of eight families in the Boston industrial suburb of Woburn are stricken with leukemia due to toxic poisoning in their tap water. Instead of being a quick-win case, it becomes a financial black hole into which Schlictmann pours $2.5 million as he fights for years against the bottomless coffers of the corporate world. Though he eventually negotiates an $8,000,000 settlement from W.R. Grace, he falls into a personal state of financial ruin in the process.
21.
That Thing You Do! (1996) as Rigging Gaffer
Four young men form a band and produce a winning, sparking 'Beatles'-type mania.
22.
Grumpier Old Men (1995) as Rigging Gaffer
Summertime has come to Wabasha, Minnesota, and mosquito-slapping in canoes has replaced shivering in ice shanties as the local fishing ritual. Even the decades-old battle of one-upmanship between next-door neighbors John Gustafson and Max Goldman has mellowed. With John happily and newly married to Ariel, Max is left without a sparring partner. Until the arrival of Maria Ragetti who has taken over Chuck's legendary bait store and has the unspeakable, sacrilegious notion to threaten the cherished fishing hole and its rustic way of life by converting the store into a romantic Italian ristorante. To keep that from happening, John and Max begin a strategic campaign of innuendo, gossip and sabotage that spreads quickly through town. But the pair aren't prepared for the fortitude of Maria, who has no intention of surrendering so easily. As she returns their volleys, insult-for-insult and prank-for-prank, not only does she threaten to win the war, but to win Max's heart as well.
23.
Love Affair (1994) as Rigging Gaffer
After meeting and falling in love, a couple plan a rendezvous six months later. When one of them is injured on the way to the meeting, the other waits without knowing what happened.
24.
Little Rascals, The (1994) as Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
A group of young boys encounter a problem when one of their own falls for a girl and is no longer able to help out with a go-cart race.
25.
Free Willy (1993) as Rigging Gaffer
An orphaned boy forms a relationship with a killer whale living in captivity.
26.
Jennifer Eight (1992) as Rigging Gaffer
A police detective connects a series of brutal murders and falls in love with the killer's next victim; a young, blind woman he has sworn to protect.
27.
Final Analysis (1992) as Rigging Gaffer
A psychological thriller about desire and deception, set in San Francisco. The plot centers around a psychiatrist who enters into a romance with a patient's sister.
28.
The Bodyguard (1992) as Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
A former Secret Service agent signs on as bodyguard to a temperamental pop star.
29.
For The Boys (1991) as Electrician
The story of two USO entertainers whose performing careers span from World War II through Vietnam.
30.
Fisher King, The (1991) as Lighting Technician
A radio DJ is recruited by a crazy bum to join him on his quest to find the holy grail.
31.
Dad (1989) as Bestboy Electrician
A man, returning home to take care of his ailing father, discovers new meaning in their relationship.
32.
Twins (1988) as Rigging Gaffer
Six men combine their sperm in order for a beautiful woman to give birth to a superior infant. However, when two boys are born, they are separated at birth, and do not meet again until they are adults.
33.
Clean & Sober (1988) as Chief Lighting Technician Assistant
The story of a middle class cocaine addict and his struggle in a rehabilitation clinic.
34.
Big Top Pee-Wee (1988) as Chief Lighting Technician Assistant
Pee-wee down on the farm, falling in love with the star of the circus that comes to town.
35.
Nuts (1987) as Chief Lighting Technician Assistant
A strong-willed, upper-class woman, who has turned to prostitution, must prove herself competent to stand trial for the murder of one of her clients.
36.
Blue City (1986) as Lighting Technician Assistant
When the mayor's son Billy Turner returns to his hometown, he is arrested after getting into a bar fight. Billy assumes his father can free him, but learns that he has died. Billy suspects foul play and investigates the death upon his release.

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