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Cinematography (feature film)

1.
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Former heavyweight champion Rocky Balboa steps out of retirement and back into the ring, putting himself against a new rival in a dramatically different era. After a virtual boxing match declares Rocky Balboa the victor over current champion Mason "The Line" Dixon, the legendary fighter's passion an
2.
First Daughter (2004) as Video Assist
Samantha Mackenzie has fame and glamour, but she just wants what every college freshman wants: the opportunity to experience the world away from home and, most importantly, away from her parents. She just wants to be treated like anyone else. But it's not going to be easy, because Sam's home address
3.
Saw (2004) as Video Playback
A young man named Adam wakes to find himself chained to a rusty pipe inside a decrepit subterranean chamber. Chained to the opposite side of the room is another bewildered captive, Dr. Lawrence Gordon. Between them is a dead man lying in a pool of blood, holding a .38 in his hand. Neither man knows
4.
Man Apart, A (2003) as Video Assist
Two US narcotics officers take on a Tiajuana drug cartel as retribution for the murder of a cop's wife.
5.
Diablo (2003) as Video Assist
Sean Vetter and his partner Demetrius Hicks came up on the mean streets of Los Angeles but now work together as DEA agents, fighting a seven-year war to stem the virulent drug pipeline along the US/Mexico border. Dubbed "the gunslingers" for their tough street tactics, their perseverance pays off when they take down notorious Baja Cartel kingpin Memo Lucero Geno. With Lucero locked away in a maximum security prison, Vetter is finally able to go home to his wife, Stacy, a sanctuary from the harsh realities of his job. But in the wake of Lucero's arrest, a mysterious figure, known only as Diablo, emerges to violently claim the Baja Cartel. And when Vetter and Hicks set their sights on identifying and stopping this dangerous and elusive new player, Diablo makes the fight personal--robbing Vetter of the one person who gives his life meaning--Stacy. With nothing to lose, Vetter pulls out every hidden resource at his disposal to bring Diablo down--including an unlikely alliance with the jailed Cartel boss Lucero. He will stop at nothing to avenge his wife's murder, edging dangerously close to the line between justice and lawlessness, even if it sets him at odds with the police unit to which he has dedicated his life.
6.
Italian Job, The (2003) as Video Assist
Charlie Croker just pulled off the crime of a lifetime. The one thing that he didn't plan on was being double-crossed. Now he wants payback. Along with a drop-dead gorgeous safecracker, Croker and his team take off to re-steal the loot.
7.
Little Nicky (2000) as Video Playback
Nicky is just a guy who'd rather play heavy metal music in his bedroom sanctuary than climb the corporate ladder in his family's thriving business. Ruthless older brothers Adrian and Cassius are much more ambitious. When their aging father decides to postpone his retirement, the sinister duo defects, leaving home to set up shop in a new location -- New York City. This is about to become a big problem for the "Big Apple." Nicky's dad is the Devil, himself. Adrian and Cassius evade the Gatekeeper's efforts to stop them and make a hasty exit from Hades. As a result, the gates of hell freeze over and with no more evil souls able to enter, their dad starts to fall apart-- literally! It's up to Little Nicky to save him by finding his rotten brothers and bringing them home before his dad wastes away.
8.
Story of Us, The (1999) as Video Plaback
a couple experiences hard times and good times during 15 years of marriage.
9.
Psycho (1998) as Video Playback
When a woman is reported missing--last seen at the infamous Bates Motel--her sister and boyfriend set out to investigate, come to the motel, and find it run by a voyeuristic taxidermist, loner who is obsessed with his dead mother and has a penchant for dressing up like her.
10.
Relic, The (1997) as Video Image Crew (Video Image)
A crate containing relics from South America arrives in Chicago with a beast that is mysteriously killing people.
11.
American Buffalo (1996) as Video Operator
About three pepole who aspire to gain upward mobility, so much so that they decide to rob a store.
12.
Rich Man's Wife, The (1996) as Video Image Crew
Josie Potenza appears to have it all: a fabulous home, a life of privilege, and Tony, her rich husband. However, everything changes in a flash, when Tony is brutally murdered. As the one who appears to have the most to gain from the tragedy, Josie soon becomes the prime suspect in the police investigation. And when she is also terrorized by a psychotic killer and becomes the victim of blackmail, Josie is thrust into a relentless nightmare of fear and confusion.
13.
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) as Video Playback
Shortly after midnight on June 12, 1963, an assassin's bullet ended the life of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, the first field secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in the state of Mississippi. His killer was white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith, who was released after two trials in 1963 ended in hung juries. Nearly thirty-one years would pass before justice would make its peace with Medgar Evers. After he is assigned to reopen the case, Assistant District Attorney Bobby DeLaughter enlists the aid of investigators Charlie Crisco and Benny Bennett in uncovering evidence once thought impossible to reclaim. Throughout a journey filled with self-doubt and public criticism, he pursues not only justice for Medgar and Myrlie, his victimized widow, but also proof that Mississippi can change for the better as well.
14.
Kazaam (1996) as Video Playback
Max Conner's world is in a serious tailspin. He's a skeptical young city kid who doesn't believe in anything that can't be easily explained. And his life is filled with one unexplainable event after another. However, everything changes one afternoon when he's chased by a gang of bullies through a condemned warehouse. There, while evading these tough guys, he accidentally knocks over a boom box--out from which emerges a huge and powerful 3,000-year-old genie named Kazaam. After a series of adventures together, Max and Kazaam become an inseparable--albeit unlikely--team. Though Kazaam's a bit irritated about being disturbed from the comfort of his other-worldly home, he soon discovers some of the pleasures of being conjured to the 20th century. He becomes a rap music superstar, falls in love, and just when Max needs him the most, Kazaam calls upon all the powers at his disposal to help his new friend out of some big trouble.
15.
Stuart Saves His Family (1995) as Video Playback Supervisor
Another Saturday Night Live skit brought to the big screen. This time Stuart Smalley must save his family from themselves with his 12 step program.
16.
Apollo 13 (1995) as Video Playback
Story of the 1970 Apollo 13 mission, the third manned moon launch. After three days in space, Apollo astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert finally approach their long-cherished destination, when suddenly their spacecraft's power and guidance systems go down--and the supply of oxygen begins to dwindle. The trio now face a grim reality: their crippled capsule, stranded 205,000 miles in space, might never return to earth. With time running out, the crew and thousands of others, including flight director Gene Kranz, brave near-impossible odds in a daring attempt to guide the capsule earthward.
17.
Jimmy Hollywood (1994) as Video Playback
An unemployed Hollywood actor will go to any means to get a role. When his car radio is stolen, the chance of a lifetime appears to be his.
18.
Demolition Man (1993) as Video Image Playback Crew (Video Image)
Los Angeles, 2018. After being wrongly imprisoned for a series of murders, a cop is released from a cryogenic jail in order to join the hunt for the real killer.
19.
Toys (1992) as Video Playback
A man tries to save his toy factory from a greedy general bent on making war toys.
20.
Star Trek VI: the Undiscovered Country (1991) as 24 Frames Video Displays (Video Image)
Captain Kirk andf his crew must uncover a Federation conspiracy to eliminate an alien race.
21.
Indian Runner, The (1991) as Video Playback Operator
Drama about a family in the Midwest, focusing on two brothers and their attempt to establish a balance in their relationship and their lives.
22.
Bugsy (1991) as Video Playback
The famed gangster running the mobs in Los Angeles tries to turn Las Vegas into a vacation paradise.
23.
Die Hard 2 (1990) as Video Playback Operator
Some terrorist-fighting New York cops just can't catch a break. That's what Bruce Willis's hero John McClane must be thinking in this sequel to the blockbuster action flick "Die Hard" (1988). This time out, Willis is waiting to pick up his wife Bonnie Bedelia at the airport on Christmas Eve. Also waiting is a team of mercenaries led by William Sadler. They want to bust out an evil dictator, and they're taking the whole airport hostage. Big mistake with John McClane on the scene. It has all the terrific action, fisticuffs and gun battles you expect from a "Die Hard" feature.
24.
Johnny Handsome (1989) as Video Playback Operator
A cop is on the trail of a gangster who has undergone plastic surgery.
25.
Scrooged (1988) as Video Image Crew
A contemporary comedy based on Charles Dickens' novel "A Christmas Carol," focusing on a television executive who decides to exploit the holidays in order to boost ratings.
26.
Rain Man (1988) as Video Playback Operator
A con artist discovers he has a wealthy, autistic brother.
27.
Shy People (1987) as Video Playback Operator
A New York journalist fed up with city life and concerned for the welfare of her trendy daughter, takes off for the deep south in search of her great uncle.
28.
Short Circuit (1986) as Video/Graphic Displays Crew (Video Image)
A computer expert has manufactured war programmed robots for the government. But when Robot #5 is accidentally struck by lightning, he comes to life. Escaping, he is taken in by a kind woman to see that nothing happens to her new friend.
29.
Crackers (1984) as Videotape Operator
Sutherland is an unemployed security guard who pals around with a cadre of assorted misfits in the Mission District of San All the group members know Warden, who owns a pawnshop, but that doesn't prevent their planning to rob his safe while he is visiting his mother.
30.
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) as Video Coordinator
A warlock becomes a toymaker in order to carry out his evil scheme to commit mass murder on Halloween. His company produces masks that have computer chips implanted in them that cause the person wearing them to kill.

Production Companies (feature film)

31.
I'll Do Anything (1994) as Cableman
A talented actor from New York who is unable to find work in Hollywood suddenly has to care for his unpredictable 5-year-old daughter, whom he has not seen in three years. The lives of both change after he gets a job as a driver for a powerful movie producer. The film revolves around the actor's relationship with a young development woman, and the relationship between the producer and a test-screening researcher.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

32.
Jade (1995) as Crew (Video Image)
David Corelli is an ambitious assistant district attorney in San Francisco. While attending a black tie affair as the guest of his college friends Matt Gavin, a prominent lawyer, and his wife Trina Gavin, a clinical psychologist, David is called to the scene of a murder: the San Francisco home of a

Film Production - Video (feature film)

33.
Just Go with It (2011)
After telling his girlfriend that he's married as a means of avoiding real commitment, a plastic surgeon must recruit a fake family to prove his honesty.
34.
X-Men: First Class (2011)
Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time, working together to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known.
35.
Grown Ups (2010)
Five childhood friends and their families reunite after many years to honor the passing of their childhood basketball coach. Picking up where they left off, they discover why growing older doesn't mean growing up.
36.
Burlesque (2010)
A small town singer moves to the big city for her chance at stardom when she discovers Burlesque, a glamorous nightclub packed with dancers, sizzling musical numbers, and an owner in need of a star.
37.
You Don't Mess With the Zohan (2008)
Zohan, a top Israeli commando, fakes his own death in order to pursue his dream: becoming a hairstylist in New York. Though he wants to put his life of counter-terrorism behind him, he quickly finds that it is not so easy to escape one's roots. As enemies old and new try to take him out, they will
38.
Bedtime Stories (2008)
Hotel handyman Skeeter Bronson's life is changed forever when the bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to mysteriously come true. When he tries to help his family by telling one outlandish tale after another, it's the kids' unexpected contributions that turn all of their lives upside down.
39.
What Just Happened? (2008)
Middle-aged Hollywood producer Ben is already in over his head trying to balance the tug-of-war of having two ex-wives and two different families with his latest business venture--the boldly "visionary" movie "Fiercely" starring Sean Penn when everything that can go wrong goes completely screwy. "Fi
40.
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)
Chuck Levine and Larry Valentine are the pride of their fire station: two guy's guys always side-by-side and willing to do anything for each other. Salt-of-the-earth widower Larry wants just one thing: to protect his family. His buddy Chuck also wants one thing: to enjoy the single life. Grateful C
41.
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.
42.
License to Wed (2007)
A newly engaged couple must run the gauntlet of a reverend's patented, "foolproof" marriage-prep course before they can live happily ever after.
43.
Nancy Drew (2007)
Nancy Drew, the resourceful teen detective, leaves her friendly hometown of River Heights for the West Coast and enrolls at Hollywood High School. There, her unique personal style immediately sets her apart from her self-absorbed, fast-living peers, especially reigning fashionistas Inga and Trish, w
44.
Benchwarmers, The (2006)
Gus, Richie and Clark are three underdogs who spent a great deal of time on the bench when they were kids. Now, they're getting a second chance. Mel is a local billionaire whose son Nelson is always being intimidated by the other kids. One day, Gus and Clark rescue Nelson from a bunch of bullies on
45.
CLICK (2006)
Michael Newman is searching for a way to balance a demanding career and time with his wife Donna and their two children. When the mysterious Morty sells him a universal remote, Michael finds that it possesses magical powers, enabling him to control his career and personal life with the click of a bu
46.
Longest Yard, The (2005) as Digital Video Assist Operator
When former NFL player Paul Crewe is sent to prison, the warden forces him to transform a diverse group of inmates into a football team. Unlikely teammates, the convicts unite when they find out who they are playing: the guards. With the help of fellow inmates Nate Scarborough and Caretaker, Crewe promises the cons a chance to exact revenge in a bone-crushing showdown where anything goes.
47.
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005) as Video Assist (Additional Photography Unit)
FBI Agent Gracie Hart became an overnight media sensation after she successfully disarmed a threat against the Miss United States Pageant while working undercover as a contestant. But things haven't been going so well for her lately. Reeling from a broken romance and frustrated to find her newfound fame is jeopardizing the undercover work she loves, Gracie reluctantly let her boss, Agent McDonald, talk her into serving the Bureau in the only way now possible: coifed and styled for the talk show circuit as "the face of the FBI." Capitalizing on the greatest PR coup in agency history, the FBI presses their new poster girl into a while of photos ops where she re-enacts her pageant exploits to an adoring public, with the help of her personal stylist Joel to smooth her rougher edges.
48.
Spanglish (2004) as Video Assist
Married couple John and Deborah Clasky have their mundane lives forever changed when a fiery new housekeeper, Flor, and her intelligent daughter step into their home. Although Flor and John do not share a common language, Flor speaks only Spanish and John speaks only English, they soon find themselves romantically attracted to each other. This connection acts as a catalyst for both John and Flor to reevaluate their lives and motivates them to solve their respective family problems.
49.
We Were Soldiers (2002) as Video Assist (2nd Unit)
A fact-based tale of men under fire, their common acts of uncommon valor, and their loyalty to and love for one another during one of the most savage military battles in U.S. history. On November 14, 1965, in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam, in a small clearing called Landing Zone X-Ray, Lieutenant Colonel Hal Moore and 400 troopers from the U.S. 7th Air Cavalry are surrounded by 2000 enemy soldiers in what would become the first, and perhaps the worst, major battle of the Vietnam War.
50.
Rock Star (2001)
Chris Cole was born to rock. His longtime girlfriend Emily believes his talent could take him all the way- but Chris worships at the altar of Bobby Beers, the fiery frontman for heavy metal legends Steel Dragon. By day, Chris still lives at home with his parents and spends his days repairing copy machines. But when Chris takes the stage, fronting Pennsylvania's premiere Steel Dragon tribute band, all of that disappears. Chris Cole is Bobby Beers- mesmerizing audiences with his perfect imitation of Beers' electrifying vocals. The night his bandmates boot him out of the group, Chris is devastated- until an unexpected phone call changes his life forever: He, Chris Cole, has been tapped to replace Bobby Beers as the lead singer of Steel Dragon. In an instant, Chris rockets to the dizzying heights of sudden stardom, rising from devotee to icon, from rock fan to rock god- the wanna-be who got to be. So what happens when an average guy gets everything he wants- and discovers it's not enough?
51.
Astronaut's Wife, The (1999) as Video Assistant
They were the perfect all-American couple: a courageous, honored NASA astronaut and his beautiful school-teacher wife. They were passionately in love, so connected they could sense each other even when he was floating in space and she was two hundred thousand miles below. And in two minutes it all turned to inexplicable horror. For two minutes, astronaut Spencer Armacost loses total consciousness while on a routine space shuttle mission, returning home just barely alive and a bewildered hero. The President, the nation and his friends celebrate his safe return, but to his wife Jillian something seems strangely amiss from the moment he returns to Earth.
52.
Stigmata (1999) as Video Assist
Frankie Paige is in her twenties. She works as a hairdresser. She has a boyfriend. There are a hundred other girls like Frankie Paige within a mile radius of her Boston apartment. But unlike all of them, things happen to Frankie--terrible things she can't understand or explain. And though she has tried everything to make them stop, they're just getting worse. She goes to doctors and psychologists, but even they can't answer the most important question: why her? At the moment of one her episodes, a chance encounter with a local priest is caught on tape and frightening implications of the incident drive the Vatican to send their own local investigator, Andrew Kiernan. Confronted with the powerful force that has taken over Frankie, Kiernan immediately recognizes the true danger she is in, and he must search in his own soul for the strength to save her life--even if it goes against everything he believes.
53.
Snow Falling on Cedars (1999) as Video Assistant Technician (Los Angeles Tank Crew)
A fisherman is accused of murdering a man, and a journalist tries to prove his innocence.
54.
Anywhere But Here (1999) as Video Assist
A mother and daughter move to Beverly Hills to start a new life.
55.
Paulie (1998) as Video Assist
If you want to know what's on Paulie's mind, just ask him. But you'd better be prepared for the answer. He doesn't know how to lie, and his biting wit may ruffle a few feathers...including his own. Paulie is a parrot who can speak, not mimic, but actually converse. The problem is that though he's learned to talk, he doesn't always know when to shut up, and he comes to find out that there are times when talking can get you into trouble. Paulie's first owner--and first love--is a little girl named Marie who raises him from a baby. Helping Marie overcome a painful stutter gives Paulie the gift of gab, but doesn't prevent her parents from sending him away when they feel she is becoming too attached to him. Undeterred, the loyal little parrot begins a tenacious cross-country search to find his young owner. Along the way, Paulie has some remarkable encounters with a unique cross-section of people, some who want to help and some who see the extraordinary bird as a means to their own ends.
56.
Father of the Bride II (1995) as Video Assist
Still young at heart, and fully recovered after having been the "Father of the Bride," George Banks finally feels content. His wife Nina loves him as deeply as he loves her. his daughter Annie, and son-in-law Bryan, are happily married and each are responsible working adults. With his son Matty growing into a young man, and the mortgage to his dream house fully paid off, George feels he's finally ahead of the game. And that's when his life turns upside down. First Annie and Bryan unexpectedly announce they're going to be parents. Then, a short while later, it's Nina's turn to make the same shocking speech to George. They too, are going to have a baby! George is reeling. He feels much to young to be a grandfather--and way too old to be a father again. And when Annie and Nina call on the flamboyant Franck Egglehoffer to coordinate their double baby shower, George seeks out his own unique way to cope with this '90s style mid-life crisis.
57.
Clean Slate (1994) as Video Assist
A private eye gets short-term amnesia as the result of an accident; he then winds up involved in a jewelry theft.
58.
Low Down Dirty Shame, A (1994) as Video Assist
A down on his luck private eye is hired to track down $20 million in missing drug money.
59.
Interview With the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994) as Video Assist
After an aristocratic Louisiana gentleman's abrupt transformation into a vampire at the hands of a mysterious foreigner, he reluctantly settles into a life of nocturnal domesticity, augmented by the addition of a little girl.
60.
Good Son, The (1993) as Video Assist (Las Vegas Unit)
In this suspense thriller a 12-year-old boy goes to live with relatives after his mother's death and comes under the influence of his malevolent cousin.
61.
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) as Video Assistant
Based on the Victorian horror novel written by Bram Stoker in 1897, about the vampire Dracula, who is on a quest to be eternally reunited with the one woman he ever loved. Dracula travels from Transylvania to London to find the young woman who is the double image of the love he lost centuries earlier.
62.
Hook (1991) as Video Assist (Bluescreen Unit - Los Angeles)
A grown up Peter Pan has to fight off the return of Captain Hook.
63.
Always (1989) as Video Assist Operator
A downed pilot plays celestial wingman to his successor in love and flying.
64.
Innocent Man, An (1989) as Video Assistant Operator
An innocent man is sent to prison unjustly and when he is released years later, he sets about a daring scheme to clear his name.

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