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 CRESCENZO NOTARILE   ASC

Born: 1958, Palermo, Sicily, Italy, as Crescenzo Giacomo P. Notarile. Raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., USA.

Education: Nikon School of Photography; Tisch School of the Arts at New York University; Canon EOS Moving Image Workshop, Burbank, Calif. [2010].

Career: His father, Vincenzo, was an Art Director and Graphic Designer for an advertising agency in New York City, and was the recipient of several Clio Awards for 'Best Commercial Art Direction'. His photographer then – amongst several - was Richard Avedon, and Crescenzo sat in on many shoots, learning the persuasive art of advertising. At this time, Crescenzo worked during his summer vacations at his father's agency as a 'camera production assistant' for an in-house film production company. This is where he learned the art and craft of cinematography.

Ph 700+ commercials dir by Michael Bay, Marcus Nispel, Antoine Fuqua, Sam Raimi, Mary Lambert, Russell Mulcahy, Wayne Isham, Julien Temple, Tobe Hooper, Nigel Dick, Meiert Avis, a.o. Ph tv-promos for NBC, CBS, Comedy Central and ABC. Ph over 500 music videos.

In 2009, with the use of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, he has shot webisodes ['Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side III' dir by Félix Enríquez Alcalá] for the 'Ghost Whisperer' tv-show.

Also active as still ph [see: Crescenzo Notarile] and director of music videos, concert films & commercials.

Member of the IATSE, Local 600, the SOC and the ASC [since 2009].

Awards: 'Emmy' Award for Sports nom [1997] for 'ABC's NFL Monday Night Football Tease'; 2 New York State Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Short Film.

Website: Crescenzo Notarile



 FILMS

1987

[Don Johnson] Heartbeat [John Nicolella] c/V; exp mus drama/65m; 2uc; ph: Tony Mitchell

1987

Moonwalker [anthology seg dir by Jerry Kramer] c; cph: Tom Ackerman, Bob Collins & Fred Elmes; seg 'Smooth Criminal' ph by John Hora; filmed February 1987-May 1988

1988

Rush Live/Rush: A Show of Hands [Larry Jordan] c/V; concert film/89m; filmed in April (Birmingham, UK)

1989

Metallica: Live Shit - Binge & Purge [Michael Salomon] c/V; concert film/136m; as Cresceno Notarile; filmed 29 & 30 August (Seattle); released in 1993

1989

Chris de Burgh - Live from Dublin [Crescenzo Notarile] 16mm/c/V; concert film/81m; + co-c.op

1989

Van Morrison - The Concert [Jon Small] c/V; concert film/93m; + co-c.op; filmed 30 November (Beacon Theatre, New York)

1990

Live: Take a Last Look at the Sun [Crescenzo Notarile] c/V; concert film (with rock group Hothouse Flowers)/60m

1994

Bullet [Julien Temple] c; aph: Don Sweeney

1997

[Playboy] Farrah Fawcett: All of Me [Mark S. Manos] b&w-c/V; doc/71m; segment ph; ph: Bryan Greenberg & Evan Estern

1998

Standing Knockdown [Mario Van Peebles] announced; status unknown

2001

Final Breakdown/Turnaround/Truth Be Told [Jeff Byrd] c/V

2003

New York to Malibu [Danny Weisberg] c; short/20m

2003

Timecop: The Berlin Decision/Timecop 2: The Berlin Decision [Steve Boyum] c/V

2007

Abbey Lincoln: The Music Is the Magic [Carol Friedman] 16mm/b&w-c; mus doc/90m; cph: Anthony Hardwick, Adam Kimmel & Ruben O'Malley; shot over a period of 19 years; in 2010 seeking funds to complete the editing


 TELEVISION

1993

Rolling Stone '93: The Year in Review [Joel Gallen & Pam Thomas] variety special/60m; ph Cindy Crawford seq: Daniel Pearl; for FOX-tv

1999

Shasta [McNasty] [ep #2 'Shasta' - originally the pilot - dir by Dennis Dugan] 22-part (1 unaired) series, 1999-2000; other ph: Arthur Albert (19 ep) & Jerry Callaway (2 ep)

2001

Port Charles [: Tainted Love] [Crescenzo Notarile, a.o.] 1,633-part soap opera, 1997-2003; book 'Tainted Love', June-August, 2001; for ABC-tv (spin-off of the serial 'General Hospital')

2003

Skin [pilot dir by Russell Mulcahy] 8-part (5 unaired) series; other ph: Cort Fey & (addph) Dave Perkal

2004

Hawaii [pilot 'Hawaiian Justice' dir by Daniel Sackheim (replaced Jon Avnet), ep #2 'Underground' dir by Guy Ferland, #3 'Cops 'n' Robbers' dir by Jeffrey Reiner, #4 'Psych Out' dir by Joe Ann Fogle, #5 'Lost and Found' dir by Josh Pate, #6 'No Man Is an Island' dir by Gloria Muzio, #7 'Out of Time' dir by Félix Enríquez Alcalá & #8 'Almost Paradise' dir by ?] 8-part (#8 - filmed September - unaired) series

2005

DIRT Squirrel [Jeff Stein] pilot (live action + anim); for MTV

2005

Crazy [Allison Liddi-Brown] pilot/43m; for UPN-tv

2005

Sex, Love & Secrets [various] 8-part (4 unaired) series/HD; other ph: Tom Burstyn

2005

Heist [ep #2 'Sex Lies and Vinny Momo' dir by Andy Wolk & #5 'Bury the Lead' dir by Ed Bianchi] 6-part (1 unaired) series, 2006; 2uc; ph: Jamie Barber

2006

Ghost Whisperer [11 ep dir by various] 107-part series, 2005-10; 2nd season, 2006-07; other ph: James Chressanthis

2007

Ghost Whisperer [9 ep dir by various] 3rd season, 2007-08; see 2006

2008

Ghost Whisperer [13 ep dir by various] 4th season, 2008-09; see 2006

2009

Ghost Whisperer [9 ep dir by various] 5th season, 2009-10; see 2006

2011

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation [ep #250 'Cello and Goodbye' dir by Alec Smight] series/s35-to-HD, 2000-present; 11th season, 2010-11; 2uc: Dino Parks

2011

The Lying Game [pilot dir by Mark Piznarski] series/RED, 2011-present; 1st season, 2011-12

2011

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation [11 ep dir by various] 12th season, 2011-12; other ph: Christian Sebaldt; vfx ph: Dino Parks; see above

2012

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation [ep #275 'Code Blue Plate Special' dir by Louis Shaw Milito & #277 'It Was a Very Good Year' dir by Frank Waldeck] 13th season, 2012-13; other ph: Christian Sebaldt; see 2011


 FILMS & TELEVISION AS DIRECTOR

1989

The Jeff Healey Band - See the Light - Live from London [dir] b&w-c/V; concert film/81m; c.op: John de Borman, John Metcalfe (as John Metcalf), Mike Metcalfe (as Mike Metcalf) & Steve Tickner; c.op 2u: Danny Nowak (as Danny Novack) & Mark Mackay; no doph credited; filmed 14 April

1989

Chris de Burgh - Live from Dublin [dir; + ph/co-c.op] see Films

2001

Port Charles [: Tainted Love] [dir ep; + ph] see Television


 MISCELLANEOUS

1981

Fighting Back/Death Vengeance [Lewis Teague] co-c.asst; ph: Franco Di Giacomo

1982

Amityville II: The Possession [Damiano Damiani] co-2nd c.asst; ph: Franco Di Giacomo

1982

Once Upon a Time In America/C'era una volta in America [Sergio Leone] c.asst New York; ph: Tonino Delli Colli

1984

Arena - An Absurd Notion [Russell Mulcahy; exp mus film/59m] c.asst (as Crescenzo Notorelli); ph: Tony Mitchell

1987

Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night [Tony Mitchell; concert film] co-c.op; ph: T. Mitchell; filmed 30 September; for HBO-tv

1993

Here Is Mariah Carey [Lawrence Jordan; mus tv-special] co-c.op; ph: Daniel Pearl


 MUSIC VIDEOS [Selection]

1987

Risky [a: Iggy Pop & Ryuichi Sakamoto; d: Meiert Avis] b&w

1989

Mixed Emotions [a: The Rolling Stones; d: Jim Signorelli]

1990

Make It Last All Night [a: Jimmy Barnes; d: Nigel Dick]

1990

Lay Down Your Guns [a: Jimmy Barnes; d: Nigel Dick]

1990

4 Spots [a: Parenthood; d: Nigel Dick]

1991

Pride - A Deeper Love [a: Civillés + Cole; d: Marcus Nispel]

1992

The Best Things in Life Are Free [a: Luther Vandross & Janet Jackson; d: Paris Barclay]

1995

Hurt [a: Nine Inch Nails; d: Simon Maxwell]

1995

Find Another Man [a: Jennifer Love Hewitt; d: Nigel Dick]

1998

This Kiss [a: Faith Hill; d: Steven Goldmann]

1999

Shake Your Bon Bon [a: Ricky Martin; d: Wayne Isham]

2000

Camera One [a: Josh Joplin Group; d: Eric Heimbold]