#2: [Left] with dir Eli Craig - "Tucker & Dale vs. Evil" [2009]

 

   


DAVID GEDDES   CSC/ASC

 

Born: 1949, Vancouver, BC, Canada, as David A. Geddes.

Education: Banff School of Fine Arts [Photography], Northern Alberta Institute of Technology [Photographic Technology; 2 years]; Simon Fraser University Film Workshop.

Career: After his studies he used his mothers' house as collateral and bought a 16mm camera. Started freelancing with industrial and documentary work and ph doc's for the National Film Board of Canada.

Ph commercials dir by Glenn Patterson, a.o.

Member of the ASC since 2011.

His son Shane is a c.op/doph.

Awards: 'Leo' Award 'Best Cinematography' nom [2001] for 'Here's to Life!'; 'Leo' Award 'Best Cinematography' [2002] for 'Dark Angel' [ep #27 'Two' dir by Allan Kroeker]; 'Leo' Award 'Best Cinematography' [2003] for 'Dark Angel' [ep #41 'Love Among the Runes' dir by James Whitmore Jr.]; 'Leo' Award 'Best Cinematography' [2004] for 'John Doe' [ep #21 'The Rising' dir by Mimi Leder]; 'Leo' Award 'Best Cinematography' [2006] for 'A Simple Curve'; 'Leo' Award 'Best Cinematography' [2007] for 'The Evidence' [ep #2 'Down for the Count' dir by Gary Fleder]; 'Leo' Award 'Best Cinematography' [2008] for 'The Messengers'; 'Leo' Award 'Best Cinematography' nom [2011] for 'Move Out Clean' & 'Tucker & Dale vs. Evil'.

Website: David Geddes


 

 FILMS

1976

Post Partum Depression [Margit Nance] b&w-c; doc/25m; also seg of doc (71m) 'Parenting' (1987)

1978

Family Down the Fraser [Tony Westman] c; doc/28m; also seg of 13-part doc series 'Planet Earth' (1995)

1979

Bill Reid [Jack Long] c; doc/28m; cph: Rudy Pentisch & Jack Long

1979

What the Hell's Going On Up There? [Derek Lamb] c; doc/28m; cph: Barry Perles, Don Virgo, a.o.

1979

Horse Drawn Magic [Dorothy Todd Hénaut] c; doc/28m; cph: Ron Orieux & Bill Hadgkiss

1980

A Visit from Captain Cook [Colin Browne] c; doc/15m; cph: Robert Rodvik & Jack Long; also seg of doc (100m) 'Explorers 1' (1987)

1980

Big and the Blues [Marrin Canell] c; doc/25m

1982

Jacks or Better [David Geddes] c; doc/18m; also seg of doc (77m) 'Of Logs and Loggers' (1987)

1982

The Pacific Connection: Ties That Bound [prod: John Taylor & Peter Jones] c; doc/23m; cph: Eugene Boyko & Svend-Erik Eriksen

1983

Hookers on Davie/Working Davie Street [Janis Cole & Holly Dale] 16mm/c; doc/88m; addph; ph: Nesya (as Nancy) Blue & Paul Mitchnick

1984

My Kind of Town [Charles Wilkinson] 16mm/c; cph: Tobias Schliessler

1984

Feeling Yes, Feeling No/Mon corps, c'est mon corps - Le film pour enfants [Moira Simpson] c; 3-part (14m, 14m & 16m) doc/44m; also seg of 'Feeling Yes, Feeling No: The Family Program' (1985)

1984

Feeling Yes, Feeling No: The Adult Film/Mon corps, c'est mon corps - Le film pour adultes [Moira Simpson] c; doc/27m

1985

Feeling Yes, Feeling No: The Family Program [Moira Simpson] c; doc/78m; includes 3-part doc 'Feeling Yes, Feeling No' (1984)

1984

Take a Giant Step [British Columbia's North East Coal and Transportation Development] [Ken Jubenvill] c; comm doc/28m; co-addph; ph: Bob Asgeirrson; for the Government of British Columbia

1985

Vancouver - The · World · in · a · City [Mike Collier] c; doc/25m; cph: Ron Orieux, John (W.) Seale, a.o.

1986

Coquihalla - Highway 5 - 20 Months Through the Mountains [Ken Jubenvill] c; comm doc/29m; cph: Curt Petersen, John (W.) Seale, a.o.; for The British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Highways

1986

British Columbia - The Rockies to the Pacific [Mike Collier] c; doc/30m; cph: Norm Keziere, Bill Round, a.o.

1986

World Drums [Niv Fichman] 16mm/c; doc + mus perf/59m

1987

At the Crossroads [Moira Simpson] c; doc/58m; ep #5 of 5-part doc series 'Reckoning: The Political Economy of Canada'

1990

The Hitman [Aaron Norris] c; 2uc; ph: João Fernandes

1991

John Wyre - Drawing on Sound [Niv Fichman] c; doc/26m; cph: Tobias Schliessler & René Ohashi

1991

Black Ice/A Passion for Murder [Neill Fearnley] c; 2uc: Charles Lavack

1993

Ernest Rides Again [John R. Cherry III] c

1994

Ernest Goes to School [Coke Sams] c/V

1995

Slam Dunk Ernest [John R. Cherry III] c/V

1999

Here's to Life!/Old Hats [Arne Olsen] c

2000

Kevin of the North/Chilly Dogs [Bob Spiers] c

2001

Halloween: Resurrection [Rick Rosenthal] s35/c; addph: Philip Linzey

2004

Nearing Grace [Rick Rosenthal] c; aph: Brian Heller

2004

A Simple Curve/Idaho Peak [Aubrey Nealon] c; 2uc: Shane Geddes

2005

The Messengers [Oxide Pang Chun & Danny Pang] b&w-c; 2uc: Mark Dobrescu

2006

Night at the Museum [Shawn Levy] s35-to-35mm (+ IMAX-70bu)/c; co-2uc; ph: Guillermo Navarro

2006

Coffee Diva [Geoff Redknap] c; short/14m; 2uc: Jared Spencer

2007

The Auburn Hills Breakdown [Geoff Redknap] 16mm/c; short/13m

2009

Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball [P.J. Pesce] HD (Genesis)/c/V; 2uc: Karl Herrmann & Stephen Jackson

 

[Center] - "Tucker & Dale vs. Evil"

 

2009

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil [Eli Craig] RED-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c

2009

Snakehead [Derek Lee & Clif Prowse] HD-to-35mm scope/c; short/14m

2010

Move Out Clean [Kelly-Ruth Mercier] p/c; short/12m; addph: Karl Herrmann; insert ph: Ron Williams

2010

Red Riding Hood: The Tale Begins [Ian Kirby] c; short (live action + motion comic animation)/13m

2011

Last Christmas [Geoff Redknap] c; short/12m

2012

Friend [David Geddes] HD/c; short/8m

 

 TELEVISION

1987

Trying Times [ep #6 'Moving Day' dir by Sandy Wilson] 12-part series, 1987 & 1989; 1st season, 1987; for PBS-tv

1988

21 Jump Street [20 ep dir by various] 103-part series, 1987-91; 3rd season, 1988-89

1989

The Beachcombers [ep #346-347 'Jenny (Part 1 & 2)' dir by Don S. Williams] 370-part series, 1972-1990; 17th season, 1988-89; for CBC-tv

1989

21 Jump Street [19 ep dir by various] 4th season, 1989-90; see 1988

1990

21 Jump Street [2 ep dir by various] 5th season, 1990-91; see 1988

1990

Neon Rider [various] 64-part series, 1990-94; other ph: Don McCuaig, Joel Ransom & Tobias Schliessler

1990

Beverly Hills, 90210 [10 ep dir by various] 296-part series, 1990-2000; 1st season, 1990-91; other ph: Daniel McKinny, Rick F. Gunter, Steve Randolph & Jud Kehl

1992

In the Eyes of a Stranger [Michael Toshiyuki Uno] tvm

1992

Dirty Work [John McPherson] tvm

1992

Call of the Wild [Alan Smithee (= Michael Toshiyuki Uno)] tvm

1992

Blind Spot [Michael Toshiyuki Uno] tvm; ep #285 'Hallmark Hall of Fame'-series

1993

MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday [Charles Correll] tvm

1993

MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis [Michael Vejar] tvm

1993

When a Stranger Calls Back [Fred Walton] tvm

1993

I Know My Son Is Alive/Web of Deceit [Bill Corcoran] tvm

1994

Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story/Starting Again [Oz Scott] tvm

1994

Incident at Deception Ridge/Terror at Deception Ridge [John McPherson] tvm

1994

Moment of Truth: A Mother's Deception/Moment of Truth: Cult Rescue [Chuck Bowman] tvm

1994

Kidz in the Wood [Neal Israel] tvm

1994

Fighting for My Daughter [Peter Levin] tvm

1994

Falling from the Sky: Flight 174/Freefall: Flight 174 [Jorge Montesi] tvm; aph: A.J. Vesak

1995

Deadlocked: Escape from Zone 14/Deadlock 2 [Graeme Campbell] tvm; 2uc: A.J. Vesak

1995

The Colony [Rob Hedden] tvm

1995

Have You Seen My Son? [Paul Schneider] tvm

1995

The Surrogate [Jan Egleson] tvm

1996

Deadly Web/Computer Stalker [Jorge Montesi] tvm

1996

Sudden Terror: The Hijacking of School Bus #17 [Paul Schneider] tvm

1996

Harvey [George Schaefer] tvm; remake of film (1950, Henry Koster; ph: William Daniels)

1996

Sweet Dreams [Jack Bender] tvm

1996

The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue [Robert Ellis Miller] tvm

1996

Bridge of Time [Jorge Montesi] tvm; 2uc: Vincent G. Cox

1996

Any Place But Home [Rob Hedden] tvm

1997

Killing Mr. Griffin/Killing Griffin [Jack Bender] tvm

1997

A Call to Remember [Jack Bender] tvm

1997

Married to a Stranger/Marriage Is Forever [Sidney J. Furie] tvm; aph: A.J. Vesak

1997

Baby Monitor: Sound of Fear [Walter Klenhard] tvm

1998

My Husband's Secret Life [Graeme Clifford] tvm

1998

Every Mother's Worst Fear [Bill L. Norton] tvm

1998

CHiPs '99 [Jon Cassar] tvm; 2uc: Maurice K. McGuire

1998

[Wes Craven Presents] Don't Look Down [Larry Shaw] tvm

1998

Fatal Error/Reaper [Armand Mastroianni] tvm

1999

Dying to Live [Rob Hedden] tvm

1999

Shadow Warriors II: Hunt for the Death Merchant/Assault on Death Mountain [Jon Cassar] tvm; 2uc: Gary Viola

1999

Y2K/Countdown to Chaos [Dick Lowry] tvm

1999

Frankie & Hazel [JoBeth Williams] tvm

2000

Rocky Times [Ken Kwapis] pilot; for NBC-tv

2000

Going to California [David Semel] pilot; followed by 20-part series, 2001-02

2000

Day One [Michael Katleman] pilot; for The WB-tv

2000

Ladies and the Champ [Jeff Berry] tvm; ep series 'The Wonderful World of Disney'

2000

Inside the Osmonds/The Osmonds [Neill Fearnley] tvm

2000

[James Cameron's] Dark Angel [10 ep dir by various] 42-part series, 2000-02; 1st season, 2000-01; other ph: Peter Wunstorf (pilot) & Brian Pearson (10 ep); 2uc: Todd Elyzen & Stephen Jackson

2001

[James Cameron's] Dark Angel [21 ep dir by various] 2nd season, 2001-02; see 2000

2002

John Doe [20 ep (#2-21) dir by various] 21-part series, 2002-03; ph pilot (ep #1): Charles Minsky

2003

Jake 2.0 [15 ep dir by various] 16-part (4 unaired) series, 2003; other ph (pilot): Steve Danyluk

2004

Point Pleasant [various] 13-part (5 unaired) series/16mm, 2005; other ph: Cort Fey (pilot); 2uc: Jack Garrett

2004

Sudbury [Bryan Spicer] unsold pilot/45m; for CBS-tv

2005

The Evidence [pilot dir by Gary Fleder + 7 ep dir by various] 8-part series, 2006; cph (pilot): Kramer Morgenthau

2006

Men in Trees [16 ep dir by various] 36-part series, 2006-08; 1st season, 2006-07; other ph (pilot): Phedon Papamichael

2007

Men in Trees [19 ep dir by various] 2nd season, 2007-08; see 2006

2008

Sanctuary [ep #1-2 'Sanctuary for All' (part 1 & 2) dir by Martin Wood + ep #3-13 dir by various] 59-part series/RED-to-HD, 2008-11; 1st season (13 ep), 2008-09

2008

Night & Day [Milan Cheylov] pilot; for TNT-tv

2009

Life Unexpected [ep #2-13 dir by various] 26-part series/HD, 2010-11; 1st season, 2010 (13 ep); other ph: Rick Bota (pilot)

2010

Lie to Me [5 ep dir by various] 48-part series/HD (ARRI D-21 & ALEXA), 2009-11; 3rd season, 2010-11

2011

The Vampire Diaries [ep #44 'As I Lay Dying' dir by John Behring] series, 2009-present; 2nd season, 2010-11; addph; ph: Paul M. Sommers

2011

Fringe [ep #67 'One Night in October' dir by Brad Anderson (BA), #69 'Subject 9' dir by Joe Chappelle (JC), #71 'And Those We've Left Behind' dir by BA, #73 'Back to Where You've Been' dir by Jeannot Szwarc, #75 'Forced Perspective' dir by David Solomon, #77 'Welcome to Westfield' dir by David Straiton, #79 'The End of All Things' dir by Jeffrey Hunt, #85 'Worlds Apart' dir by Charles Beeson & #87 'Brave New World (Part 2)' dir by JC] 100-part series/s35 (seasons 1-3), 2008-13; 4th season/HD (ARRI ALEXA), 2011-12 (22 ep); other ph: David Moxness (10 ep), Michael Wale (2 ep) & Gordon Verheul (1 ep)

2012

Fringe [ep #88 'Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11' dir by Jeannot Szwarc & Miguel Sapochnik, #90 'The Recordist' dir by Jeff T. Thomas, #92 'An Origin Story' dir by P.J. Pesce, #94 'Five-Twenty-Ten' dir by Eagle Egilsson, #96 'Black Blotter' dir by Tommy Gormley, #98 'The Boy Must Live' dir by Paul Holahan & #100 'An Enemy of Fate' dir by J.H. Wyman] 5th season/HD, 2012-13 (13 ep); other ph: Michael Wale (6 ep); see 2011

2013

Almost Human [6 ep dir by various] 13-part series/HD, 2013-14; other ph: Tom Yatsko (pilot) & Michael Wale (6 ep); aph: Ronald Hersey

2014

Under the Dome [12 ep (#14-21 & #23-26) dir by various] 39-part series/HD (ARRI ALEXA Plus), 2013-15; 2nd season, 2014 (13 ep); other ph: Derek Tindall (ep #22)

2015

Supergirl [pilot dir by Glen Winter] series/HD, 2015-present; cph (pilot): Michael Barrett

2015

The Last Ship [ep #15 'Achilles' dir by Jack Bender, #16 'Long Day's Journey' dir by Paul Holahan, #19 'Uneasy Lies the Head' dir by Peter Weller & #21 'Valkyrie' dir by Olatunde Osunsanmi] series/RED Epic Dragon, 2014-present; 2nd season, 2015

2015

DC's Legends of Tomorrow [2-part pilot dir by Glen Winter] series, 2016

 

 FILMS AS CAMERA ASSISTANT/OPERATOR

1977

Spartree [Phillip Borsos; doc] c.op; ph: Tamara Sale

1978

Alistair MacLean's Bear Island [Don Sharp] co-2nd c.asst; ph: Alan Hume

1981

[John Carpenter's] The Thing [John Carpenter] co-2nd c.asst; ph: Dean Cundey

1985

Rad [Hal Needham] c.op; ph: Richard Leiterman

1986

21 Jump Street [various; tv-series; 1st season, 1987] c.op; ph: José Louis Mignone

1986

Home Is Where the Hart Is [Rex Bromfield] c.op; ph: Robert Ennis

1987

21 Jump Street [various; tv-series; 2nd season, 1987-88] c.op; ph: José Louis Mignone

1988

Dead Bang [John Frankenheimer] co-c.op; ph: Gerry Fisher

1988

The People Across the Lake [Arthur Allan Seidelman; tvm] c.op; ph: Richard Leiterman