#1: [Center] with dir Jennifer Aniston - "Five" [seg "Mia"] [2011]

#2: [Center] - 1992

 

   


ERIC ALAN EDWARDS

 

Born: 10 August 1953, Portland, Oregon, USA.

Education: Catlin Gabel School, Portland [graduated in 1971]; Rhode Island School of Design [BFA in 1975].

'Eric loved photography and art while he was at Catlin Gabel. He and his good friend Gus Van Sant had the freedom to take over a room in the art department and produce screenprints together, including an eight-page centerfold for their yearbook. They did several short films together, including a 20-minute short for Winterim. Eric and Gus both went on to the Rhode Island School of Design, and after two years in photography Eric joined Gus in the film department. "My interest in film had something to do with my interest in cameras: I liked the mechanical as much as the aesthetic aspect," says Eric. "And I remember Gus and me sitting in a cinema in Providence watching 'A Clockwork Orange' and 'Mean Streets'. In the early '70s we watched lots of European films and cinema vérité and witnessed the greatest cinema you could look at. My attention to lighting and photography came from the Europeans."' [Nadine Fiedler, 2011].

Career: His relationship with dir Gus Van Sant dates back to his high-school days.

Ph numerous music videos with a: Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, a.o.

Awards: Independent Spirit Award nom [1992; shared] for 'My Own Private Idaho'.

Website: Eric Alan Edwards


 

 FILMS

1971

The Happy Organ [Gus Van Sant] 16mm/b&w; short/20m; made at high school

1977

The Didier Connection [Penny Allen] see 2013

1977

Brats on the Mountain [Tom Shaw] c; + sound; children's feature; unreleased

1977

Property [Penny Allen] 16mm-35bu/c

1979

Paydirt [Penny Allen] 16mm-35bu/c; released in 1981

1982

American Taboo [Steve Lustgarten] 16mm/c; cph: S. Lustgarten, Lee Nesbit & Mark Whitney

1983

Last Night at the Alamo [Eagle Pennell] 16mm/b&w; cph: Brian Haberman; + small part/still ph

1985

Mala Noche/Bad Night [Gus Van Sant] 16mm/b&w-c; addph; ph: John Campbell

1986

Resan/The Journey/Die Reise [Peter Watkins & Markus Imhoof] 16mm/b&w-c; doc/873m (19 chapters); also 50m & 92m versions; ph Portland; other ph: Odd-Geir Sæther (Norway), Skip Roessel (Utica, NY), Jaems Grant (Tahiti & Australia), Hans Liechti, Jan Pester (Glasgow), a.o.

1986

Five Ways to Kill Yourself/Five Naked Boys and a Gun [Gus Van Sant] 16mm/b&w; short/3m

1988

Speed Demon [Will Vinton] c; anim music video/12m; cph: Charlie Rehwalt; seq of Michael Jackson's mus anthology 'Moonwalker'

1988

Drugstore Cowboy [Gus Van Sant] c; 2uc; ph: Robert Yeoman

1989

A Matter of Degrees [W.T. Morgan] c; co-addph; ph: Paul Ryan

1990

My Own Private Idaho [Gus Van Sant] c; cph: John Campbell; spph: Bruce Weber; + still ph

1992

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues [Gus Van Sant] c; cph: John Campbell

1993

El jardín del Edén/The Garden of Eden [María Novaro] c

1994

To Die for [Gus Van Sant] c

1994

Kids [Larry Clark] c

1995

Flirting with Disaster [David O. Russell] c

1996

Cop Land [James Mangold] c; 2uc: Igor Sunara; uwph: Pete Romano

1997

Clay Pigeons [David Dobkin] c; 2uc: Richard Rutkowski

1997

Ballad of the Skeletons/Allen Ginsberg - Skeleton Poem [Gus Van Sant] c; short/4m

1997

Another Day in Paradise [Larry Clark] c

1998

Sarah McLachlan: Mirrorball [Sophie Muller] c; mus doc/114m; filmed April (Portland, Oregon)

1998

God's Clowns [Steve Sandoz] c; short/13m

1998

The Debtors [Evi Quaid] c; 2uc New York: John A. Corso

1999

On the Edge/Catch the Sun/The Smiling Suicide Club [John Carney] c

2000

The Writers' Model [Dianna Turner] c; short/12m

2000

The Slaughter Rule [Alex & Andrew Smith] ts/c; addph: Michael Bucher; 2uc: Giles Dunning

2001

Crossroads [Tamra Davis] c

2002

How to Deal [Clare Kilner] c

2002

Elephant [Gus Van Sant] c; time-lapse ph; ph: Harris Savides

2003

The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things [Asia Argento] s16-35bu/c; replaced doph Matthew Libatique

2004

The Gun Man [John Breen] c; short/12m

2004

Quietness of Copper [Rebecca A. Rodriguez] c; short/7m

2005

First Snow [Mark Fergus] c; 2nd cinematographer: Philip C. Pfeiffer

2005

The Break-Up [Peyton Reed] s35-to-35mm (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Joe 'Jody' Williams; aph: David Norris

2006

Knocked Up [Judd Apatow] c; 2uc: Josh Bleibtreu; aph: David B. Nowell

2006

Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence/To Each His Cinema [seg (3m) 'First Kiss' dir by Gus Van Sant] c; 33 seg; other ph: Zhao Xiaoding, Francis Grumman, Andreas Sinanos, Emmanuel Lubezki, .o.

2007

Winged Creatures/Fragments [Rowan Woods] c

2007

The King of Texas [Rene Pinnell] dv/c; doc/75m; cph: R. Pinnell, Claire Huie, a.o.

2007

Management [Stephen Belber] c

2008

Love Happens/Traveling [Brandon Camp] c; concert ph: Mitchell Amundsen; uncred 2uc: Peter F. Woeste; aph: Michael FitzMaurice; uwph: Ian Seabrook

2008

Couples Retreat [Peter Billingsley] s35-to-35mm/c; 2uc: Patrick Loungway; aph: Hans Bjerno

2009

Wetlands [Carl Vandervoort] c; doc/52m; co-addph; ph: C. Vandervoort

2009

Virginia/What's Wrong with Virginia [Dustin Lance Black] c; 2uc: Richard Rutkowski

2010

Shelf Life [at Powell's City of Books] [Lisa Day] c; doc/78m; addph: Jeff Streich

2010

Stok Stalk Stock [Bruce Coleman] c; concert film (+ dram seq)/64m; 2uc: Richard Allen Crook

2010

Wanderlust [David Wain] c; addph Los Angeles; ph: Michael Bonvillain

2010

The Change-Up [David Dobkin] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Patrick Capone

2011

Lovelace [Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman] s16-35bu (+ D-Cinema)/c; filmed 2011-12

2012

The Professor [Alison Maclean] HD/c; short/13m

2012

Delivery Man [Ken Scott] Hawk Scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Frank DeMarco; remake of 'Starbuck' (2010, Ken Scott; ph: Pierre Gill)

2013

Life of Crime/Switch [Daniel Schechter] HD (ARRI ALEXA Plus/Hawk Scope)/c; 2uc: Paul Daley

2013

Welcome to Me [Shira Piven] HD/c

2013

The Didier Connection [Penny Allen] b&w-c; doc/12m; edited from rushes lost for 37 years, then found in a moldy basement in Portland, this film is about the relationship between Penny, an English teacher, and Didier, a little French boy who has come to spend the summer with his grandmother in Portland; premiered in 2014

2013

Cobain: Montage of Heck [Brett Morgen] HD+s8-to-HD/c; doc/145m; cph: Jim Whitaker & Nicole Hirsch Whitaker

2014

The Hollars [John Krasinski] HD (ARRI ALEXA Plus 4:3/Hawk Scope)-to-D-Cinema (1.85:1)/c

2015

Dirty Grandpa/Driving Dick Kelly [Dan Mazer] HD (ARRI ALEXA XT)-to-D-Cinema/c

2015

Fist Fight [Richie Keen] HD/c; aph: Phil Pastuhov

2015

Table 19 [Jeffrey Blitz] c; addph (reshoots in December); ph (in April): Ben Richardson

 

 TELEVISION & INTERNET

1990

Moving Mountains: The Story of the Yiu Mien [Elain Velazquez] doc/58m; cph: John J. Campbell & Harry Dawson

1991

America's Missing Children [Charles A. Bangert] special/60m; cph: Geoff Dills, Jeff Wayman, a.o.; for CBS-tv

1993

Gift [Perry Farrell & Casey Niccoli] doc/80m; cph: Aaron Cohen & Mark Racco; for Showtime-tv

2000

Amy & Isabelle [Lloyd Kramer] tvm; 2uc: Richard Rutkowski

2010

Firsts [Vince Vaughn] pilot; for Fox-tv

2011

Inside Portlandia [Lance Bangs] special/b&w-c/24m/HD; cph: Bryce Fortner

2011

Five [seg #4 'Mia' dir by Jennifer Aniston] tvm/87m/HD (ARRI ALEXA)+RED-to-HD; 5 seg; other ph: Tami Reiker (seg #1 'Charlotte' dir by Demi Moore), Christopher Popp (seg #2 'Cheyanne' dir by Penelope Spheeris), Jim Orr (seg #3 'Lili' dir by Alicia Keys) & Guy Livneh (seg #5 'Pearl' dir by Patty Jenkins); for Lifetime-tv

2012

Happy Valley [Adam Shankman] pilot; for NBC-tv

2013

Bosch [pilot 'Chapter One: 'Tis the Season' dir by Jim McKay] series/RED Epic Dragon, 2014-present; 1st season (pilot [2014] + 9 ep [2015]); for Amazon.com (Amazon Instant Video)

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

1982

Unhinged [Don Gronquist] co-c.asst; ph: Richard Blakeslee

1989

Love at Large [Alan Rudolph] co-add c.op; ph Elliot Davis

1993

The Look of the Year [Marina Sargenti; tv-doc] co-c.op; ph: Robert Brinkmann

2006

Queens of Heart: Community Therapists in Drag [Jan Haaken; doc/84m] co-c.op (+ co-prod cons); ph: Heather Mosher & Caleb Heymann

2008

The Road [John Hillcoat] c.op 'b' cam addph; ph: Javier Aguirresarobe

2011

Guilty Except for Insanity [Jan Haaken; doc/51m & 85m] add c.op (+ co-prod cons); ph: Caleb Heymann