#1: From interview [Camerimage 2014]

 

   


NANCY SCHREIBER   ASC

 

Born: 27 June 1949, Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Education: University of Michigan [Psychology/History of Art].

Career: 'My mother was a docent at the Detroit Institute of Arts and, later, an occasional art dealer. My dad photographed the family in 8mm and even in 16mm. My fate was sealed without my knowing it! I had little formal training in film. I took a few photography classes while getting degrees in psychology and the history of art at the University of Michigan. I also ran the film society's theater in Ann Arbor. I saw a different foreign film there every night; that became my education. When I moved to New York, I took a two-month filmmaking course taught by Jim Pasternak. I think I really caught the film bug from him. I answered an ad in the Village Voice to be a PA on a film. The crew was so small that I ended up in the electric department, where my journey to understand and create 'emotional light' began. After I was accepted into the New York union, gaffer Bobby Vercruse never hesitated to hire me in the electric department on rather large commercials and movies. He also supported my weekend-shooting aspirations by giving me gear from his company, Filmtrucks. I also gaffed for director/cinematographer Mark Obenhaus and his partner, cinematographer Arthur Albert. They loaned me their Éclair NPR so I could shoot my small films, and they were totally supportive of my move from electric to camera. My very first feature as a director of photography was a Western about Belle Starr filmed in Arkansas, but we were painfully low-budget and hardly anamorphic.' [From 'American Cinematographer' magazine.]

Ph 100+ music videos [a: Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, Sting, Billy Idol, a.o.]. Shot some doc's on HD, one about 'Route 66' for NHK-tv, Japan, and one about 'Boxing'.

She was adjunct professor at the American Film Institute [1993-94].

Member of the ASC since 1995.

Appeared in the doc's 'Women Behind the Camera' [2001-2006, Alexis Krasilovsky] & 'Cinematographer Style' [2005, Jon Fauer; ph: J. Fauer, Jeff Laszlo, Brian Heller & David Morgan].

Awards: As doph: Independent Spirit Award nom [1994] for 'Chain of Desire'; Camerimage 'Golden Frog' nom [1994] for 'Dead Beat'; 'Emmy' Award nom [1996] for 'The Celluloid Closet'; Women in Film's 'Kodak Vision Award' [1997] for her narrative film work; Sundance FF 'Excellence in Dramatic Cinematography' Award [2004] for 'November'; ASC Presidents Award [2016].

As dir: Awards for her doc 'Possum Living'.

Website: Nancy Schreiber


'November' [2003]: 'Familiar with her work, filmmaker Greg Harrison approached Nancy Schreiber and invited her to DP 'November'. Schreiber was engaged, but concerned about the technical limitations of DV shooting, which clearly would be dictated by the production budget. "I am primarily a film DP, and was concerned about resolution, or sharpness, when shooting 'November' on small, mini DV cameras, then taking the product out to film," she recalled, "but I was very interested in the AG-DVX100's 24p capabilities and its Leica lens. At that point, I'd only heard about the camcorder, but we tested it, and were impressed with its color handling, and my ability to control contrast and work in a totally manual mode. I particularly liked the ability to shoot at 1/24th sec shutter speed, which meant I could shoot inside or outside at night, with much less light. The camera also handled the highlights well, with a beautiful burn-out, and fewer artifacts than other similarly priced cameras."

'November' was shot in and around Los Angeles over the course of 15 days. The production used two AG-DVX100s, with an occasional third camcorder utilized for pick-up shots. Jamie Maxtone-Graham and Marie Chao worked with Schreiber as camera operators.

"I shot 'November' as if I were using a film camera," Schreiber said, "which I felt was critical to my work on the project. The DP explained that 'November' has three distinct 'chapters', each with its own color palette. "In the story, we keep returning to a convenience store, which we color balanced as a murky green. Then we had what we call the blue, golden and white 'chapters', matching the emotional journey of Sophie. We tried to do everything in-camera in terms of color and contrast, which was facilitated by the camera's Cine-Like setting and scene files. To achieve a film-like quality, I worked on the long-end of the lens, as wide open as possible, with not much depth of field. We had to do some wide shots - traditionally a liability with video cameras - but I thought these shots looked almost as good as if we'd shot with an expensive HD camera."

Schreiber continued, "I really appreciated the luxury of having the camera throughout pre-production. And, in advance, we were able to go to film-out while testing a variety of in-camera settings. The camera's Leica lens was indeed sharp, with great range. And I really liked the little fold-out screen that swivels in all directions, making it very easy to work with."

Director Harrison, who also served as the editor for 'November', said the post process was first-rate. "Because we shot 24p, we were able to have a film post-production work flow, which I considered essential. We edited on a beta version of Avid's Adrenaline, which handles up to seven streams of uncompressed video. We output digitally to Digital Betacam, and did real-time up-res to 1080p. […] This was entirely a digital desktop movie," he added. "Picture and sound never hit tape, staying on a hard drive until our final output to HD. Because we'd shot progressive, we had more vertical resolution in post. And on the acquisition end, I was very pleased with the way the camera dealt with color and overexposure. The highlights, in particular, were soft and rounded. Altogether, the images were more filmic than those of other DV cameras." [From the Panasonic Professional Video Products website, 2004.]


With Canon EOS 5D - photo by Scott Lynch

 

Nancy Schreiber: 'I learned to be efficient, think on my feet, and embrace technology.' Today's shortened schedules, budgets, and technologies can be challenging, but Schreiber sees it as part of the scene. 'I started out shooting 35mm, owned an Aaton 16mm, and know film in and out. But early on when documentaries began to be shot on Beta SP, I learned video and became proficient at lighting for the medium. It's made for smoother sailing on these recent digital productions. I have never been a snob about technology. I embrace it, but not just for its own or because it is the new hot trend or because it is the cheapest solution - different technologies may work better for different projects.' Currently, Nancy Schreiber is knee-deep in DSLR [digital single-lens reflex] technology, evaluating it for upcoming projects. 'DSLR technology is really exciting, especially for smaller budgeted projects and where space may be at a premium. The cameras have a remarkably fast ASA and a full sensor. It is quickly becoming a powerful technical tool into the hands of artists.  We are seeing ingenious third-party accessories from companies like Red Rock Micro and Zacuto, which will further this creative expansion. And, Canon listens to its users, as, for example modifying the software so that the 5D could be shot at 24p.' Nancy also likes the advantage of working with a small, unobtrusive camera. 'I've been shooting on the streets of Los Angeles with the 5D and 7D, and I can be so invisible that no one even notices.' For the past year, DP's have had significant interest in DSLR. Impressed with what they were seeing, professional cinematographers started to shoot and analyze the DSLR cameras. Nancy notes, 'Every new technology has pros and cons. New tools demand evaluation. The huge DSLR sensor, for example, makes amazing images, but you have to understand how to use it. You need a superior focus puller to help you with its shallow depth of field. There is compression, but you just need to be aware of it and its limitations. There needs to be an understanding about usable speeds of panning, and motion. As you would with any new camera, do your own tests and formulate your own approach. The power of the image information is breathtaking, but you need to know how to get the most out of it.' [From the Zacuto website.]


 

 FILMS

1979

Different Drummer - Elvin Jones [Edward Gray] 16mm/c; doc/29m; cph: John Lindley, Don Lenzer, Fred Murphy, Mark Obenhaus & Richard Pearce

1979

Am I Normal?: A Film About Male Puberty [Debra Franco & David Shepard] c; comm short/22m

1980

Possum Living [Nancy Schreiber] 16mm/c; doc/29m; + co-prod

1981

Rites of Passing [Nancy Schreiber; co-d: Peter Polymenakos] b&w; dance film/9m; 2nd cam: Jeffrey Wayman; + co-prod

1981

The Last to Know [Bonnie Friedman] 16mm/c; doc/45m

1983

Seeing Red [: Stories of American Communists] [James Klein & Julia Reichert] 16mm/b&w-c; doc/100m; co-addph; ph: Stephen Lighthill, Martin Duckworth & Sandi Sissel

1984

Architects of Victory [Jeffrey Kimball] 16mm/c; short/12m

1984

High Wire [Sandi Sissel] c; doc/30m; co-addph; ph: Sandi Sissel

1985

In Due Time [Lynne Smilow] c; interview/13m

1985

100 Years of Liberty [Allan Albert] c; doc/30m; cph: Vic Losick; for The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation

1985

Keep the Torch Lit [Allan Albert] c; doc/?m; cph: Vic Losick & Chuck Clifton; for The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation

1985

Waking Up to Rape [Meri Weingarten] c; doc/35m

1986

Ladykiller [Gwen Arner] c; short/13m; a joint venture of New York Women in Film

1987

Wallace Stevens: Man Made Out of Words [Richard P. Rogers] c; doc/56m; cph: R.P. Rogers

1987

The Forward: From Immigrants to Americans [Marlene Booth] c; doc/58m; anim ph: Ed Joyce

1987

Long Shadows [Ross Spears] 16mm/c; doc/88m; cph: Anthony Forma & Neil Means

1988

Trapped Alive [Leszek Burzynski] c; released 1993

1988

Interior Decorator from Hell [Sonja Roth] 16mm/c; short/16m

1988

Promises to Keep [Ginny Durrin] c; doc/58m; cph: Reuben Aaronson, Foster Wiley, Chris Li, a.o.

1989

Diego Rivera: I Paint What I See [Mary Lance] b&w-c; dram doc/58m; co-addph; ph: Eric Breitbart

1989

Painting the Town: The Illusionistic Murals of Richard Haas [Amalie Rothschild] 16mm/c; doc/56m

1989

Fat Monroe [Andrew Garrison] c; short/15m; also seg of tvm 'The Wilgus Stories'; see Television (1999)

1990

Red Hot + Blue [seg #3 (3m) 'From This Moment On' dir by Steve McLean; a: Jimmy Somerville] b&w-c/V; mus comp/111m; other ph: Tom Sigel, Ed Lachman, Declan Quinn, a.o.; this film (18 music videos + art breaks) accompanied the comp album (20 tracks) from the Red Hot Organization (an AIDS Benefit project); also an ABC-tv special

1990

Through the Wire [Nina Rosenblum] c; doc/77m; addph: Tom Hurwitz, Hart Perry, Haskell Wexler, David Myers, a.o.

1990

Billy Joel: Live at Yankee Stadium [Jon Small] c/V; concert film/86m; cph: Anastas Michos, Crescenzo Notarile, Phil Parmet, Declan Quinn, Paul Cameron, a.o.; filmed on 22-23 June in New York

1991

Kiss Me a Killer [Marcus De Leon] c; 2uc: Christopher Faloona

1991

Visions of Light [: The Art of Cinematography] [Stuart Samuels, Arnold Glassman & Todd McCarthy] HD+35mm-to-35mm/b&w-c; doc/92m; addph: Nesya Blue, James Chressanthis, Joey Forsyte, Karen Grossman & Ed Marritz

1991

Thank You and Goodnight [Jan Oxenberg] c; doc/83m; co-addph; ph: John Hazard

1991

Chain of Desire [Temistocles Lopez] c

1992

Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II [William Miles & Nina Rosenblum] c; doc/90m; cph: Kevin Keating, Dick Adams & Larry Banks

1993

The Obit Writer [Brian Cox] b&w; short/25m

1993

Dead Beat/The Phony Perfector [Adam Dubov] c

1994

Girl in the Cadillac [Lucas Platt] c

1994

The Soft Kill [Eli Cohen] c

1995

Scorpion Spring [Brian Cox] c

1995

Forgotten Silver [Costa Botes & Peter Jackson] b&w-c; mockumentary/53m; addph USA; ph: Alun Bollinger

1995

The Winner [Alex Cox] c; addph; ph: Denis Maloney; pickup ph Las Vegas & L.A.: Tom Richmond

1995

The Curse of Inferno/The Stick Up [John Warren] c; aph: Bill Schwarz

1996

The 'M' Word [Brett Parker] c

1996

My America... or Honk If You Love Buddha [Renee Tajima-Pena] c; doc/87m; cph: Christine Choy & James Mulryan; addph: Baird Bryant, Dana Kupper, Chris Li & Michel Negroponte

1996

Just in Time [Tom Rice] c; short/16m

1996

Cater-Waiter [Eric Lane] 16mm-35bu/c; short/14m

1996

Nevada [Gary Tieche] c

1996

Standoff/Prairie Fire [Andrew Chapman] c

1997

The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender [Mark Rappaport] 16mm/c; doc/103m

1997

Butter/Never 2 Big [Peter Gathings Bunche] c; 2uc: Serge Nofield

1997

The Making of 'Alien: Resurrection' [Natalie Barandes] c/V; doc/30m; cph: Michael T. Balog

1997

Your Friends & Neighbors [Neil LaBute] s35/c

1998

The Source [: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation] [Chuck Workman] b&w-c; doc/88m; cph performing seq: Andrew Dintenfass & José Luis Mignone; ph doc seq: Tom Hurwitz & Don Lenzer; addph: Alan Caso, Joseph Lee & Doug Sharples; in USA ep PBS-tv series 'American Masters'; in UK ep BBC-tv series 'Arena'

1998

[Playboy:] The Story of X [Chuck Workman] b&w-c/V; doc/82m; ph host sequence; ph doc seq: Michael Messenheimer & John Sharaf

1998

Amy's Orgasm/Amy's O/Why Love Doesn't Work [Julie Davis] c; addph; ph: Mark Mervis

1998

Shadow Magic/Xi yang jing [Ann Hu] b&w-c; addph: Wen De-Guang

1999

Walter Rosenblum: In Search of Pitt Street [Nina Rosenblum] b&w-c; doc/60m; co-addph; ph: Dejan Georgevich

1999

Reaching Normal [Anne Heche] c; short/?m; also seg of tvm 'On the Edge'; see Television (2001)

1999

Buying the Cow [Walt Becker] c; 2uc: James Bagdonas

2000

Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 [Joe Berlinger] DigiBeta+35mm-to-35mm/c; New York ph: Bobby Bukowski; 2uc: Craig Haagensen

2000

Ghost World [Terry Zwigoff] c; addph; ph: Affonso Beato

2000

Dog Dance 2000 [Cheryl Guerriero] ?; short/7m; + exec prod

2000

Breathe In, Breathe Out [Beth B.] mdv/b&w-c; doc/70m

2002

Rules of Love [Bruno Coppola] c; short/17m

2002

The Failures [Tim Hunter] HD-to-35mm/c

2003

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster [Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky] c; doc/140m; co-addph; ph: Robert Richman; filmed 2001-03

2003

Red Roses and Petrol [Tamar Simon Hoffs] HD/c; addph: Laurence Manly

 

[Left] - "November"

 

2003

November [Greg Harrison] mdv (Panasonic AG-DVX100)-to-35mm/c; see article above

2003

The Nearly Unadventurous Life of Zoe Cadwaulder [Buboo Kakati] HD (Sony)/b&w-c; short/12m; prod Professional Organization of Women in Entertainment Reaching Up (POWER UP)

2003

Piggy Banks/Born Killers [Morgan J. Freeman] c

2003

Loverboy [Kevin Bacon] c

2004

American Gun [Aric Avelino] s16-35bu/c

2004

Shut Up and Look [Maryte Kavaliauskas] c; doc/58m; co-addph; ph: Fred Murphy; filmed 2004-10; released in 2012

2005

Flakes [Michael Lehmann] HD/c; addph: Alec Boehm

2006

[Dixie Chicks:] Shut Up & Sing [Barbara Kopple & Cecilia Peck] dv-to-35mm/c; doc/99m; co-addph; ph: Christine Burrill, Joan Churchill, a.o.

2006

The Nines [John August] s16+35mm-to-35mm/c; addph: Matthew Irving

2007

Huxley on Huxley [Mary Ann Braubach] b&w-c; doc/58m; cph: Christine Burrill; addph: Jon Peter; + archive footage

2007

Letting Go of God [Julia Sweeney] c; cph: Joan Churchill; theater monologue filmed on 5 May

2007

Fashion: The Movie [Jeff Espanol] a trailer (2m) exists

2007

A Beautiful Life [Alejandro Chomski] c

2007

The Six Wives of Henry Lefay [Howard Michael Gould] scope/c; addph: Julio Macat

2007

Serious Moonlight [Cheryl Hines] c

2008

Motherhood [Katherine Dieckmann] c; 2uc: Frank DeMarco & Jamie Silverstein

2008

Spectacular Regret [Joshua Leonard] scheduled to start filming in July; status unknown

2008

Her Need for Speed [Victoria Rose Sampson] c; short/3m; winner of the 'Bikes, Camera, Action!' film contest by the Harley-Davidson Company

 

"Every Day"

 

2008

Every Day [Richard Levine] RED/c; 2uc: Patrick Capone

2008

Particle Fever [Mark Levinson] c; doc/99m; co-addph; ph: Claudia Raschke-Robinson & Wolfgang Held; filmed 2008-12; released in 2013

2010

Have You Heard from Johannesburg [Connie Field] HD/b&w-c; 7-part doc series/58m to 96m (+ 7x 52m); co-addph; principal ph: Tom Hurwitz; also 5-part doc for PBS-tv series 'Independent Lens' (2012); N. Schreiber was cred as co-cam on ep #(1)/1 (tv) 'Road to Resistance' (ph: T. Hurwitz & David Forbes) & #(6)/4 (tv) 'The Bottom Line' (ph: T. Hurwitz)

2010

Just 45 Minutes from Broadway/45 Minutes from Broadway [Henry Jaglom] c; cph: Hanania Baer

2010

Fugly! [Alfredo De Villa] RED One+film/c; 2uc: Jon Delgado; addph opening title seq: Jonathan Belinski; released in 2014

2010

Dreaming American [Lee Percy] RED/c; short/24m

2010

Dreamland [Mark Obenhaus] dv/c; doc/60m; cph: Sandra Chandler, Bob Elfstrom, Paul Goldsmith, James Jansen, a.o.; the story of one day in California; filmed simultaneously from dawn until dusk on November 19; sponsored by Visit California; also shown on PBS-tv & BBC-tv

2011

Love, Marilyn/Fragments: Marilyn Monroe [Liz Garbus] b&w-c; doc/105m; addph; ph: Maryse Alberti

2011

Between Us [Dan Mirvish] HD/c; 2uc (Omaha): Mike Mastre

 

"Past Due"

 

2011

Past Due [Denise C. Plumb] HD+film/c; short/20m; prod AFI (Directing Workshop for Women)

2011

It's a Disaster [Todd Berger] HD (ARRI ALEXA)/c; 2uc: Colby Oliver

2012

Eva Hesse [Marcie Begleiter] HD/b&w-c; doc/108m; add scenes ph (2013): Ed Moore & Andrei Bowden Schwartz; released in 2016

2012

A Short History of Decay [Michael Maren] scope/c

2012

Tab Hunter Confidential [Jeffrey Schwarz] HD/b&w-c; doc/90m; addph: Colby Oliver; add camera: Clay Westervelt, Lisa Stacilauskas, Philip Bradshaw, a.o.; filmed 2012-13; released in 2015

2012

Running from Crazy [Barbara Kopple] HD/c; doc/100m; co-addph; ph: Phil Parmet & Andrew Young

2013

Silver Skies [Rosemary Rodriguez] c; 2uc: Rick Drapkin

2014

Kepler's Dream [Amy Glazer] scope/c

2014

The Weight of Blood and Bones/The Last Duane [Chris Ekstein] HD/c; short/15m; 2uc: Colby Oliver

2015

Born [Leslie Shearing] c; short/10m

2015

Cry Baby Cry [Leslie Shearing] c; short/11m

2015

Folk Hero & Funny Guy [Jeff Grace] c

2015

Stardust & Moonbeams [Terri Farley-Teruel] c; short/20m

2016

Moving Parts [Emilie Upczak] HD/c

 

 TELEVISION & INTERNET

1987

Kids on Kids on Kids [Michael Tollin] interviews/30m; for HBO-tv

1987

Greatest Sports Upsets [Ross Greenburg] special (archive + interviews)/60m; for HBO-tv

1988

Human Rights Now! Tour/Amnesty International World Tour Film [Larry Jordan] mus perf/?m; for HBO-tv

1989

Monsters [ep #30 'The Farmer's Daughter' dir by Michael Warren Powell] 72-part series/16mm, 1988-91; 2nd season, 1989-90

1990

The Baby-Sitters Club [ep 'Dawn and the Haunted House' dir by Abbie & Carol Fink] 15-part series

1990

Monsters [ep #62 'Household Gods' dir by Michael Warren Powell] 3rd season, 1990-91; see 1989

1991

Missing Parents [Martin Nicholson] tvm/30m; or filmed 1987; ep Showtime-tv '30-Minute Movie'

1991

The Creative Spirit [Catherine Tatge] 4-part doc series; cph: Joel Shapiro; for PBS-tv

1992

In a New Light [: A Call to Action in the War Against AIDS] [Bill Davis] special/120m; ph interviews; cph: Bill Zarchy; for ABC-tv

1992

The Wild West [Kieth Merrill] 10-part doc series, 1993; ep 'Cowboys', 'Chroniclers', 'Settlers', 'Gunfighters', 'Soldiers', 'Townspeople', 'Searchers', 'Indians', 'Dreamers & Wayfarers' & 'Mythmakers'

1993

Lush Life [Michael Elias] tvm

1994

The Celluloid Closet [Robert Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman] doc/102m/b&w-c

1994

Smart Sex [Lisa F. Jackson] doc special/60m; for MTV

1994

A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies [Martin Scorsese & Michael Henry Wilson] 3-part doc/226m/b&w-c; cph: Jean-Yves Escoffier & Frances Reid

1994

Hot Line [ep 'Visions of Love' dir by Geoffrey Edwards] 17-part series; other ph: Adam Teichman, Denis Maloney, a.o.

1994

American Cinema [ep #7 'Film in the Television Age' dir by Alain Klarer] 10-part doc series, 1995/b&w-c; cph: Ellen Kuras, Michael Spiller, Stephen Kazmierski, a.o.; for PBS-tv

1995

Real Sex Presents SmutFest [Patti Kaplan] doc special/30m; cph: Jean de Segonzac; for HBO-tv

1995

Real Sex 13 [various] doc special/51m; cph: Dyanna Taylor, Michael Mayers, a.o.; for HBO-tv

1995

The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful/Popcorn Venus [prod: Kyra Thompson] doc special/b&w-c/120m (1996); ph Paris: Nara Keo Kosal; + archive footage

1996

The Story of Mothers & Daughters [Judith Leonard, Gary Weimberg & Catherine Ryan] doc/60m; co-addph; ph: Joan Churchill; for ABC-tv (1997)

1997

Influenza 1918 [Robert Kenner] doc/b&w-c/60m; cph: Paul Goldsmith, Don Lenzer & Stephen W. Ross; addph: James Mulryan & Buddy Squires; ep PBS-tv series 'American Experience' (1998); in UK aired as 'Killer Flu', ep Channel 4 series 'Secret History'

1997

Reno Finds Her Mom [Lydia Dean Pilcher] comedy special/89m/16mm; co-addph; ph: Trish Govoni

1997

Where It's At: The Rolling Stone State of the Union [Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky] doc special/120m; addph; ph: Bob Richman; for ABC-tv (1998)

1998

Thicker Than Blood/Stand Up Tragedy [Richard Pearce] tvm

1998

[The Warner Bros. Story:] [Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary:] No Guts, No Glory [ep #2 '75 Years of Stars' dir by Kyra Thompson (KT), #3 '75 Years of Blockbusters' dir by KT & #4 '75 Years of Laughter' dir by Frank Martin] 4-part doc series/b&w-c; ph interviews; cph: Steven Finestone (#2-4), Stephen Kazmierski (#2-4) & Van Carlson (#3); for TNT-tv; + archive footage

1998

Real Sex 20 [Patti Kaplan, a.o.] doc special/?m; cph: Mustapha Barat; for HBO-tv

1998

The Hollywood Fashion Machine [Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato] doc series, 1999-2001; other ph: Allan Palmer; for AMC-tv

1999

Paradise Lost 2: Revelations/Revelations: Paradise Lost 2/Revelations: Paradise Lost Revisited [Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky] doc/150m; addph; ph: Robert Richman; see 2011

1999

Forever Hollywood [Arnold Glassman & Todd McCarthy] doc/57m/b&w-c; addph: Paul Ryan

1999

The Wilgus Stories [seg 'Fat Monroe' dir by Andrew Garrison] tvm/60m/16mm; 3 seg; other ph: Stephen Lighthill ('Night Ride') & Peter Pearce ('Maxine'); see Films (1989)

1999

100 Years of Women [Susan Froemke] doc/60m; cph: Joan Churchill, Albert Maysles, Dyanna Taylor, a.o.; for Lifetime-tv

2000

Shooting War [: World War II Cameramen] [Richard Schickel] doc/120m/b&w-c; host (Tom Hanks) ph; Normandy ph: Rob Goldie; + archive footage

2000

Stranger Inside [Cheryl Dunye] tvm

2001

Real Sex 26: Lessons in Love and Lust [Patti Kaplan] doc special/62m; for HBO-tv

2001

Size Matters: A Real Sex Xtra [Patti Kaplan] 2-part comp of seg from HBO-tv doc series 'Real Sex'

2001

Lessons Learned [Patrick Duncan] pilot/66m/s16; for HBO-tv

2001

On the Edge [seg 'Reaching Normal' dir by Anne Heche] tvm; 4 seg; other ph: Jeff Levy, Michael Barrett & Jim Whitaker; see Films (1999)

2001

The Hamptons [Barbara Kopple] 2-part doc/240m; cph: Mead Hunt, Don Lenzer, Kirsten Johnson & Ed Marritz

2001

Path to War [John Frankenheimer] tvm/s35; addph (+ 2uc); ph: Stephen Goldblatt

2002

Robert Capa: In Love and War [Anne Makepeace] doc/b&w-c/90m; ep PBS-tv series 'American Masters'

2003

art: 21/Art in the Twenty-First Century [ep 'Stories' dir by Charles Atlas & 'Time' dir by Catherine Tatge] art doc series, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 & 2012; 2nd season, 2003; other ph: Tom Hurwitz, Joel Shapiro, William Rexer, a.o.; for PBS-tv

2003

Peter Jennings Reporting [ep 'I Have a Dream' dir by Richard Robbins] doc series; addph; ph: Tom Hurwitz

2004

The Crash of 1929 [Ellen Hovde & Muffie Meyer] doc/b&w-c/60m; co-addph; ph: Alicia Weber; ep PBS-tv series 'American Experience'

2004

Dr. 90210 [ep #1-2 'Climbing the Mountain' dir by Jennifer Morton] 75-part reality series, 2004-08; cph: Oscar Delgado, Jennifer Morton, Joshua Baur, a.o.

2004

The Question of God: Sigmund Freud & C.S. Lewis [Catherine Tatge] 2-part tvm/b&w-c; co-addph; ph: Igor Luther

2004

Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust [Daniel Anker] doc/b&w-c/92m/dv; cph: Tom Hurwitz & Dyanna Taylor; + archive footage

2004

CatHouse [ep #2 'Anything Goes', #3 'Girlfriends', #4 'Getting It Up', #5 'She's Got Game', #6 'For Love or Money' & #7 'No Sex Please' dir by Patti Kaplan] 24-part doc series, 2005 (11 ep), 2007 (6 ep), 2008 (3 ep + 3 specials) & 2009 (1 special); 1st season, 2005; cph: Tom Hurwitz (#2-7), Sandra Chandler (#2-6), David Linstrom (#2-6) & Amy Emmerich (#7), a.o.; followed P. Kaplan's doc's 'CatHouse' (2002) & 'CatHouse 2: Back in the Saddle' (2003); for HBO-tv

2005

art: 21/Art in the Twenty-First Century [ep 'Memory' dir by Charles Atlas] 3rd season, 2005; other ph: Dyanna Taylor, Mead Hunt, a.o.; see 2003

2005

Precinct Hollywood [Muriel Soenens & Rachel Dretzin] doc/b&w-c/60m; cph: Eddie Marritz, Joan Churchill, Buddy Squires, a.o.; + archive footage; for AMC-tv

2005

The Comeback [12 ep dir by various] 13-part series/HD; other ph (pilot): J. Clark Mathis

2005

Filthy Gorgeous [Robert Allan Ackerman] pilot/60m/HD; for Showtime-tv

2006

In Plain Sight/Mary Sunshine [pilot (shot in 2006) dir by Mark Piznarski] 61-part series, 2008-12; 1st season, 2008; other ph: John B. Aronson

2006

Ghost Whisperer [ep #38 'The Cradle Will Rock' dir by James Chressanthis] 107-part series, 2005-10; 2nd season, 2006-07

2007

CatHouse [ep #17 'Superstars' dir by Patti Kaplan] 2nd season (6 ep); cph (#17): Sandra Chandler, Tom Hurwitz & David Linstrom; addph (#17): Amy Emmerich & Elena Sorre; see 2004

2007

Spellbound [James Frawley] 'pilot presentation'/HD (not ordered to series)

2007

Heartland [pilot dir by David Hollander] 9-part series; other ph (+ cph pilot): Johnny Jensen

2007

The Jewish Americans [David Grubin] 3-part doc; co-addph (#2-3); ph: James Callanan; for PBS-tv

2009

The Buddha [: The Story of Siddhartha] [David Grubin] doc/120m/dv; addph; ph: James Callanan; filmed March-July; for PBS-tv

2010

art: 21 'Exclusive' [ep #104 (5m) 'Mike Kelley - Day Is Done' & #117 (3m) 'Mike Kelley - Bad Boy' prod by Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich] web-only series of art doc's; cph: Joel Shapiro (#104) & Norbert Arnsteiner (#117)

2011

Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory [Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky] doc/b&w-c/121m/HD; addph; ph: Robert Richman; for HBO-tv (2012); prod started in 2004; premiered in September, but was updated and lengthened by 12m; updated version premiered in October; see 1999

2011

Woody Allen: A Documentary [Robert B. Weide] 2-part doc/b&w-c/192m (also 113m); cph: Buddy Squires, Neve Cunningham, a.o.; ep PBS-tv series 'American Masters'

2011

Dirty Rules [pilot dir by Mimi Leder] mockumentary web series/HD (Canon EOS 5D)

2011

The Stooge [Rogelio Fojo] announced; intended as pilot for the web series 'Transhuman Remains'

2012

Blue/Blue: A Secret Life [12 ep dir by Rodrigo García] 42-part web series/HD, 2012-14; 1st season, 2012 (12 ep); for wigs (YouTube channel) & watchwigs.com

2012

Serena [Rodrigo García] web short/12m/HD; for wigs (YouTube channel) & watchwigs.com

2012

Lauren [ep #1-3 dir by Lesli Linka Glatter] 15-part web series/HD (Sony), 2012-13; 1st season, 2012 (3 ep [9m to 11m]); for wigs (YouTube channel) & watchwigs.com

2013

The Client List [ep #23 'Whatever It Takes' dir by Andy Wolk & #25 'Wild Nights Are Calling' dir by Allan Arkush] tvm (2010) + 25-part series, 2012-13; 2nd season, 2013; cph (#23): James Chressanthis

2013

Family Tree [ep #4 'Country Life' dir by Christopher Guest (CG) & #6 'Civil War' dir by CG] 8-part series/RED Epic & Scarlet, 2013; addph; ph (2012-13): Roberto Schaefer

2013

And the Oscar Goes To... [Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman] doc/87m/HD (2014); addph: Chris Chomyn

2014

Diner Formal [Kenneth A. Carlson] short/5m/HD; for streaming service Feeln (Hallmark) (internet)

2015

Judgment Day: Prison or Parole? [Joe Berlinger] 3-part doc series, 2016; cph: Robert Richman; recreations ph: Jeff Bierman; for Investigation Discovery-tv

2015

The Family [ep #7 'All the Livelong Day' dir by Paul McGuigan, #9 'Betta Male' dir by Michael Offer & #11 'Election Day' dir by Colin Bucksey] 12-part series, 2016; addph (#9): Dejan Georgevich

2016

Better Things [various] series/HD, 2016-present

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

1973

The Werewolf of Washington [Milton Moses Ginsberg] prod asst/best boy electric; ph: Robert M. Baldwin 

1975

The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir [Claudia Weill & Shirley MacLaine; doc] gaffer; ph: Joan Weidman & Claudia Weill

1976

Six American Families [Mark Obenhaus; tv-doc] gaffer; ph: Mark Obenhaus

1976

Visions [ep #12 'The Gardener's Son' dir by Richard Pearce; tv-series] co-electrician; ph: Fred Murphy

1978

Scenes from a Lifetime: Moving Up [Mark Obenhaus; tv-doc] gaffer; ph: Mark Obenhaus

1979

No Maps on My Taps [George T. Nierenberg; doc] gaffer; ph: Robert Achs & Robert Elfstrom

1986

Spirit to Spirit: Nikki Giovanni [Mirra Bank; doc/28m] add stills anim; ph: Skip Norman

1989

Van Morrison - The Concert [Jon Small; concert film] co-c.op; ph: Crescenzo Notarile

1994

Reba!/Reba Live [Jon Small; mus tv-special] co-c.op; ph: Daniel Pearl

1995

Sex Unplugged [Joseph F. Lovett; special/60m] co-c.op; ph: Anthony Pagano; ep ABC-tv series 'In a New Light', 1992-96; fourth annual entertainment/ information special about AIDS, featuring celebrities as well as documentary-style reports from across the United States

2004

Mrs. Harris [Phyllis Nagy; tvm] add c.op; ph: Steven B. Poster

2005

Pretty Things [Liz Goldwyn; doc tv-special] lighting des; principal ph: Albert Maysles

2014

Louis C.K. - Live at the Comedy Store [Louis C.K.; stand-up comedy special/66m] co-c.op; ph: Paul Koestner