Thomas Ackerman


Biography

Filmography

 

Cinematography (Feature Film)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015)
Director Of Photography
The Smurfs 2 (2013)
Director Of Photography
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked! (2011)
Director Of Photography
Hop (2011)
Director Of Photography
Kill Theory (2010)
Director Of Photography
Mardi Gras: Spring Break (2010)
Director Of Photography
Infestation (2009)
Director Of Photography
Fired Up! (2009)
Director Of Photography
Superhero Movie (2008)
Director Of Photography
Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)
Director Of Photography
Los Zafiros: Music from the Edge of Time (2007)
Cinematographer
Balls of Fury (2007)
Director Of Photography
Scary Movie 4 (2006)
Director Of Photography
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2006)
Director Of Photography
The Benchwarmers (2006)
Director Of Photography
Are We There Yet? (2005)
Director Of Photography
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
Director Of Photography
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)
Director Of Photography
The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003)
Director Of Photography
Snow Dogs (2002)
Director Of Photography
Rat Race (2001)
Director Of Photography
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000)
Director Of Photography
Beautiful Joe (2000)
Director Of Photography
My Favorite Martian (1999)
Director Of Photography
The Muse (1999)
Director Of Photography
The Eighteenth Angel (1998)
Director Of Photography
George of the Jungle (1997)
Director Of Photography
Jumanji (1995)
Director Of Photography
Baby's Day Out (1994)
Director Of Photography
Dennis The Menace (1993)
Director Of Photography
True Identity (1991)
Director Of Photography
Moonwalker (1989)
Director Of Photography
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Director Of Photography
Beetlejuice (1988)
Director Of Photography
Moving (1988)
Director Of Photography
Back To School (1986)
Director Of Photography
Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)
Director Of Photography
Roadhouse 66 (1984)
Director Of Photography
One From the Heart (1982)
Camera Operator
The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1981)
Cinematographer
Talmage Farlow (1981)
Cinematographer
New Year's Evil (1981)
Director Of Photography

Writer (Feature Film)

Casey's Gift: For Love of a Child (1990)
From Story
Link (1986)
From Story

Producer (Feature Film)

Los Zafiros: Music from the Edge of Time (2007)
Producer
Casey's Gift: For Love of a Child (1990)
Coproducer

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

Furry Vengeance (2010)
Photography

Film Production - Unit (Feature Film)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015)
Unit Director
Hop (2011)
Unit Director
Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)
Unit Director

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015)
Other
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked! (2011)
Other
Hop (2011)
Other
Superhero Movie (2008)
Dp/Cinematographer
Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)
Other
Scary Movie 4 (2006)
Other
The Benchwarmers (2006)
Dp/Cinematographer
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2006)
Other
Scary Movie 4 (2006)
Dp/Cinematographer
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)
Dp/Cinematographer
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)
Other
Rat Race (2001)
Dp/Cinematographer
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000)
Dp/Cinematographer
The Muse (1999)
Other
My Favorite Martian (1999)
Dp/Cinematographer
George of the Jungle (1997)
Dp/Cinematographer
Baby's Day Out (1994)
Dp/Cinematographer
True Identity (1991)
Other
Moonwalker (1989)
Other
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Dp/Cinematographer
Back To School (1986)
Dp/Cinematographer

Cast (Special)

The Class of 2000 (1997)

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Beauty And The Beast (1946) - Once Upon A Time Imaginative opening sequence from director and writer Jean Cocteau, from Beauty And The Beast, 1946, starring Josette Day and Jean Marais.
Sisters (1973) - Open, Peeping Toms Ever outrageous and toying with his audience, director and co-writer Brian De Palma’s opening from his early independent feature, Sisters, 1973, with then-provocative fetus images, then Margot Kidder and Lisle Wilson in a scene that is not what it first appears to be.
La Bete Humaine (1938) - I Don't Want People Looking At Me! A train, of all things, interrupts engineer Lantier (Jean Gabin) when he gets carried away, while visiting hometown sweetheart Flore (Blanchette Brunoy), in Jean Renoir's La Bete Humaine, 1938.
Rules Of The Game (1939) - Mingling Of Two Whims The radio report of her flier-boyfriend's proclamation of love still playing in the background, Christine (Nora Gregor) visits her unfazed husband the Marquis (Marcel Dalio), who then rings his mistress (Mila Parely), gossip continuing, early in Jean Renoir's Rules Of The Game, 1939.
La Bete Humaine (1938) - Lantier, Le Havre After a prologue, cribbed from the original Emile Zola novel in his Rougon-Macquare cycle, the headlong opening scene from director Jean Renoir, in La Bete Humaine, 1938, much of it shot by the director's nephew Claude, in which Lantier (Jean Gabin) and Pecqueux (Julien Carette) bring their train into Le Havre.
La Bete Humaine (1938) - You Men Are Disgusting Wild shifts of tone and content as conversation turns to confrontation between corrupt husband Robaud (Fernand Ledoux) and young wife Severine (Simone Simon), after her shopping trip, in Jean Renoir's La Bete Humaine, 1938.
La Bete Humaine (1938) - The Heat Was Unbearable Much tension as Robaud (Fernand Ledoux) and Severine (Simone Simon) commit a quick off-screen murder on a train, then realize off-duty engineer Lantier (Jean Gabin) is a witness, in Jean Renoir's La Bete Humaine, 1938.
Human Desire (1954) - Open, Better Than Korea Director Fritz Lang’s opening is more than similar to the one Jean Renoir shot for his 1938 version of the same Emile Zola novel (La Bete Humaine), engineer Glenn Ford with partner Edgar Buchanan, in Human Desire, 1954, with Gloria Grahame and Broderick Crawford.
Human Desire (1954) - Big Men Like Him First scene for Gloria Grahame as "Vicki," her husband Carl (Broderick Crawford) arriving home from the rail yard to tell her he's been fired, in Fritz Lang's Human Desire, 1954, from an an Emile Zola novel also filmed by Jean Renoir as La Bete Humaine.
Human Desire (1954) - Do I Look Nervous? Vicki (Gloria Grahame) on the train, coerced by her husband (Broderick Crawford) to help conceal the murder he's just committed, by distracting off-duty engineer Jeff (Glenn Ford), in Fritz Lang's Human Desire, 1954.
Human Desire (1954) - That's Railroadin' Director Fritz Lang with some exposition, engineer Jeff (Glenn Ford) just back from Korea, wrapping up a shift with buddy Alec (Edgar Buchanan) and the boss (Carl Lee), spotting old acquaintance Carl (Broderick Crawford), in Human Desire, 1954, from an Emile Zola novel.
Boogie Doodle (1940) - Boogie By... The opening of celebrated animator Norman McLaren’s experimental collaboration, his drawn-on short film with jazz pianist Albert Ammons, released by the National Film Board of Canada in 1940, Boogie Doodle.

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