#1: From interview [2012]

 

   


YURI NEYMAN   ASC

 

Born: ?, Moscow, USSR, as Юрий Нейман.

Education: VGIK, Moscow.

Career: Worked in the USSR as Director of Photography/SFX Supervisor on about half a dozen films. Applied to emigrate from the USSR to the USA in 1978. Traveled to Italy via Vienna and befriended Italian doph Luciano Tovoli; went to New York 4 months later and worked as a camera technician.

Shot a short feature [30m] for a New York University student.

Moved to Los Angeles in 1988 and ph commercials and music videos.

Developed, with Sacha Riviere, a system of image control for cinematographers during the film-to-tape process and formed the company Gamma & Density Co., Inc. in Studio City, California.

Co-founder [in 2012], president and CEO of the Global Cinematography Institute.

Member of the ASC since 2008.

Active as director: 'Heart of the Deal' [1990; co-dir + ph], the music video 'Two Hearts' [1993; a: Chris Isaak], etc.

Awards: CableACE Award nom [1992] for 'Heart of the Deal'.

Websites: Yuri Neyman | Gamma & Density Co. | Global Cinematography Institute


 

 FILMS

 

 

1975

Klop 75 ili Mayakovski smeyotsya/Mayakovsky Laughs [Ideya Garanina, Anatoli Petrov (anim), Vladimir Tarasov (anim), Sergei Yutkevich & Anatoli Karanovich] c; anim + live action/82m; trick ph: V. Rylach

1976

Poezd pamyati/Train of Memory [Nikolai Serebryakov] c; anim/20m

1977

Disk/Disc [Alexander Stefanovich] ?; mus doc/?m

1982

Liquid Sky [Slava Tsukerman] c; + sfx ph

1985

Tom Goes to the Bar [Dean Parisot] b&w; short/10m

1986

PrettyKill/Tomorrow's a Killer [George Kaczender] c; 2uc; ph: João Fernandes

1987

Red Riding Hood [Adam Brooks] c; cph: Ye'ehi Shnegur

1987

D.O.A. [Rocky Morton & Annabel Jankel] c; addph: Stefan Czapsky; remake of film (1949, Rudolph Maté; ph: Ernest Laszlo)

1988

Disorganized Crime [Jim Kouf] c; co-addph; ph: Ron García

1988

Joseph Brodsky: A Maddening Space [Lawrence Pitkethly] c; doc/58m

1988

Ginger Ale Afternoon [Rafal Zielinski] c

1988

Normality [Cecilia Miniucchi] c; 60m

1990

Heart of the Deal [Marina Levikova & Yuri Neyman] c

1990

Back in the U.S.S.R. [Deran Sarafian] c

1993

Roosters [Robert M. Young] p/c; addph (was replaced as 1st unit ph during shooting by R. Villalobos); ph: Reynaldo Villalobos

1995

Brittle Glory/The Continued Adventures of Reptile Man [and His Faithful Sidekick Tadpole] [Stewart Schill] c; + vfx design

1996

Spirit Lost [Neema Barnette] c

1997

Milo [Pascal Franchot] c; addph: Michael Gerard Wojciechowski

2000

Civil Brand [Neema Barnette] c; addph: Edward J. Pei; 2uc: Sacha Riviere; dir N. Barnette struggled with several production issues, including a smaller budget and a restricted shooting schedule that was cut from 30 days to 15 days. After being shut down after 14 days of shooting [in December 2000], there were a total of 21 scenes missing from the film and Barnette waited for a year to receive extra shooting time only to receive 1 day, which was used to film 41 set-ups needed to piece the movie together [2001].

2001

Snapshots [Rudolf van den Berg] c; USA ph; ph: Gábor Szabó

 

 TELEVISION

1987

Nightstick/Calhoun [Joseph L. Scanlan] tvm; addph; ph: Robert Fresco

1989

Framed [Dean Parisot] tvm

1992

Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald/Marina's Story [Robert Dornhelm] tvm

1993

Scattered Dreams [: The Kathy Messenger Story] [Neema Barnette] tvm

1994

Roseanne: An Unauthorized Biography [Paul Schneider] tvm