[Left/behind camera] - 1999

               

 REED SMOOT   ASC

Born: 1947, USA.

Education: Brigham Young University [BYU], Provo, Utah, USA.

Career: Comes from a well-known Mormon family in Utah. Started ph films commissioned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [*]. Specialized in ph large-format films, mostly IMAX.

Ph commercials.

Member of the ASC since 2000.

Selected the Outstanding Alumnus of the Theatre and Media Arts Department of BYU [2003].

Awards: Giant Screen Theater Association [GSTA] 'Best Cinematography Award' [2000] for 'Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man'; 'Kodak 'Vision Award' [2001] for 'expanding the realm of Large-Format filmmaking'; GSTA 'Best Cinematography Award' [2001] for 'Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure'.

Website: Reed Smoot



 FILMS

1971

Are You Listening? [Keith J. Atkinson] c; dram doc/20m; cph: Ted Van Horn & W. Grant Williams; prod BYU*

1973

Cipher in the Snow [Keith J. Atkinson] c; short/21m*

1973

The Great American Cowboy [Kieth Merrill] c; doc/89m

1974

The Lost Manuscript [Wetzel O. Whitaker] c; short/45m*

1976

John Baker's Last Race [Douglas G. Johnson] c; short/35m*

1976

The First Vision [David K. Jacobs] c; short/15m; prod BYU*

1976

Three Warriors [Kieth Merrill] c; 2uc; ph: Bruce Surtees

1977

The Mailbox [David K. Jacobs] c; short/24m*

1977

The Phone Call [Douglas G. Johnson] c; short/28m; prod BYU*

1977

The Gift [Douglas G. Johnson] c; short/16m; prod BYU*

1978

Take Down [Kieth Merrill] c

1978

Uncle Ben [David K. Jacobs] c; short/27m*

1978

Where Jesus Walked [Scott Whitaker] c; doc/26m; cph: Robert Stumm & W. Grant Williams; prod BYU*

1978

The Great Brain [Sidney Levin] c

1978

Blind Love [Peter Johnson] ?; short/25m; prod BYU*

1979

The Emmett Smith Story [Douglas G. Johnson] c; short/35m*

1979

The Lilies Grow Wild [Peter Johnson & Ivan Crosland] c; short/15m; prod BYU*

1980

Fable/A Fable for School People [Uti Hoff Welker] c; anim short/15m; prod BYU*

1980

Windwalker [Kieth Merrill] c; 2uc: James W. Roberson

1981

Harry's War [Kieth Merrill] c

1981

Ounce of Prevention [Patrick Bailey] c; anim + docudrama/24m

1982

Mountain Charlie [George Stapleford] c; cph: George Griner, Susan Porter, Dick Robinson & G. Stapleford

1982

Ballet Robotique [Bob Rogers] IMAX-70/c; comm short/8m; for General Motors

1982

Torture Test [Bob Rogers] c; comm doc/?m; for General Motors

1982

The Lean Machine [Bob Rogers] c; doc/2m30s; anim + live-action; for General Motors

1982

The Avenging/Two Against the Wind [Lyman Dayton] p/c

1982

Revenge of the Ninja/Ninja II [Sam Firstenberg] c; 2uc; ph: David Gurfinkel

1983

[O.Henry's] The Last Leaf [David Anspaugh] c; short/24m*

[Left] - "Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets" - photo by Kelly Nigro

1983

Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets [Kieth Merrill] IMAX-70/c; doc/37m; aph: David Douglas

1983

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom [Steven Spielberg] c; uncred addph; ph: Douglas Slocombe

1984

Door to Door [Patrick Bailey] c; addph: William Wages

1985

Luke II [James Gartner] c; short/6m30s*

1985

Rainbow War [Bob Rogers] IMAX-70/c; short/20m; for EXPO '86, Vancouver

1986

Spirit Lodge [Andy Gaskill] c; comm short/9m; for General Motors (EXPO '86, Vancouver)

1986

The Wraith [Mike Marvin] c; 2uc: Chuck Colwell

1987

Russkies [Rick Rosenthal] c

1987

Gleaming the Cube/A Brother's Justice/Skate or Die [Graeme Clifford] c; 2uc: Paul Edwards & Pat Darrin

1987

The Pump [Tom Christensen] c; short/8m30s*

1988

Alamo: The Price of Freedom [Kieth Merrill] IMAX-70/c; docudrama/42m; cph: David Douglas

1988

Back to Neverland [Jerry Rees] c; attraction/8m; live action + anim; for Disney-MGM Studios (Animation Tour)

1989

Don't Tell Her It's Me/The Boyfriend School [Malcolm Mowbray] c

1990

Legacy [Kieth Merrill] c; short/53m*

1991

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey [Duwayne Dunham] c

1992

To Be an Astronaut [Bob Rogers] Iwerks-70mm/c; doc/23m; for Space Center Houston

1992

The Lamb of God [Russ Holt] c; short/27m; cph: Brian Wilcox & Bruce Aoki; alternative version is titled 'To This End Was I Born'*

1992

The Mountain of the Lord [Peter N. Johnson] b&w-c; 60m & 72m*

1992

Dennis the Menace/Dennis [Nick Castle] c; co-2uc; ph: Thomas Ackerman

1994

Yellowstone [Kieth Merrill] IMAX-70/c; doc/35m; aph: David Douglas & Jack Tankard

1995

The Great American West [Reed Smoot] IMAX-70/c; doc/41m; + co-prod

1995

Imagine Indiana [Jeffrey Berry] IMAX-70/c; doc/7m; cph: Timothy Housel; for The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

1996

Special Effects: Anything Can Happen [Ben Burtt] IMAX-70/c; doc/40m; cph: Jack Tankard; addph: Michael Maley, Vance Piper & Pat Sweeney; aph: Lope Yap Jr.

1996

Zion Canyon: Treasure of the Gods/Zion Park: Treasure of the Gods [Douglas Memmott & Kieth Merrill] IMAX-70/c; doc/40m; spec ph: Mike Hoover; time-lapse ph: Ron Fricke

1997

Mysteries of Egypt [Bruce Neibaur] IMAX-70/c; docudrama/38m

1997

Standing In Between [?] ?

1998

Olympic Glory [Kieth Merrill] IMAX-70/c; doc/40m; cph: T.C. Christensen, Rodney Taylor, George Griner & James Neihouse

1998

Dinosaur [Jerry Rees] c; attraction for Disney's Animal Kingdom, Florida

1998

Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man [Keith Melton] IMAX-70 (3-D)/c; short/39m; ph Banquine seq: John Hora

1999

Galapagos: The Enchanted Voyage [David Clark & Al Giddings] IMAX-70 (3-D)/c; doc/40m; cph: Andrew Kitzanuk (ph June 1998); 2uc: Jon Dodson & Stewart MacFarland; uwph: Al Giddings; filmed 1998 & 1999

1999

The Testaments: Of One Fold and One Shepherd [Kieth Merrill] IMAX-70/c; 67m; 2uc; ph: T.C. Christensen*

1999

Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure [George Butler] IMAX (35mm & 70mm)/b&w-c; dram doc/40m; ph expedition 1999; climbing unit ph (expedition 2000): David Douglas; filmed October-November 1999 & April 2000

2000

All Access - Front Row. Backstage. LIVE! [Martyn Atkins] IMAX-70/c; mus doc/65m; cph: David Douglas, Jack Tankard, Rodney Taylor, a.o.; 2uc: Darren Rydstrom

2000

China: The Panda Adventure [Robert M. Young] IMAX-70/c; short/48m; 2uc: Tom Cowan & Charlie Haskell

2000

The Human Body [Peter Georgi] Iwerks-70mm/c; doc/43m; specialist ph: David Barlow

2001

Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees [David Lickley] IMAX-70/c; doc/75m; cph: James Neihouse

2001

[ESPN's] Ultimate X: The Movie [Bruce Hendricks] IMAX-70/c; doc/39m; cph: Rodney Taylor & Mitchell Amundsen; aph: Timothy Housel

2001

Journey Across India/Taj Mahal: The Great Indian Experience/The Heart of India [Ganapathy Bharat] IMAX-70/c; doc/40m

2002

The Young Black Stallion [Simon Wincer] IMAX-70/c; short/45m; addph: Tom Cowan

2002

Secrets of Siberia/Siberia: Railroad Through the Wilderness [Frank Müller] IMAX-70/c; doc/40m; cph: Rodney Taylor; filmed March 2002-February 2003

2002

Birds of Prey [Reed Smoot] IMAX-70/c; aph: Bob Mehnert; scenes were filmed in September on San Juan Island; status unknown

2003

Mystic India [- An Incredible Journey of Inspiration] [Keith Melton] IMAX-70/c; doc/40m; aph: Jeremy Braben; filmed March-May 2003 & January-February 2004

2003

Mystery of the Nile/The Blue Nile [Jordi Llompart] IMAX-70/c; doc/45m; 2uc: Brad Ohlund; addph: Gordon Brown; aph: Ron Goodman & Ralph Mendoza; filmed December 2003-April 2004

2004

Intellectual Property [Nicholas Peterson] feature project; status unknown

2004

Lincoln's Eyes [Charles Otte] c; doc/17m

2004

Roving Mars [George Butler] 35mm+dv-to-IMAX-70/c; doc/40m; co-addph; ph: T.C. Christensen, Sandi Sissel & Matthew Williams; filmed June/July 2003 & 2004; uses footage shot by the Mars Exploration Rovers

2005

The Work and the Glory II: American Zion [Sterling Van Wagenen] scope/c; scenic ph: Brian Sullivan*

[Cap] with dir Keith Melton [right]

"Mummies" - photo by Seth Smoot

2006

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs [Keith Melton] IMAX-70/c; docudrama/40m

[Pointing] with Peter Anderson - "Wild Ocean"

Photo by Steve McNicholas

2007

Wild Ocean/Wild Ocean 3D [Luke Cresswell & Steve McNicholas] IMAX-70 (2-D) & IMAX Solido (3-D)/c; doc/45m; ph marine unit: David Douglas; stereographer/2uc: Peter Anderson; uwph (shot in HD): D.J. Roller; filmed intermittently 2006-07

2007

Mysteries of the Great Lakes [David Lickley] IMAX-70/c; doc/40m; wildlife ph: Neil Rettig; filmed intermittently April-October

2007

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull [Steven Spielberg] p/c; aph; ph: Janusz Kaminski

2007

Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert [Bruce Hendricks] HD (Sony F23 & F950 [3-D])-to-D-Cinema/c; concert film/74m & 90m; cph: Mitchell Amundsen & Rodney Taylor

2008

Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience [Bruce Hendricks] HD (Sony F23 [3-D])-to-D-Cinema/c; concert film/76m; cph: Mitchell Amundsen

2010

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never [Jon M. Chu (replaced Davis Guggenheim)] HD (ARRI ALEXA + Sony F23 & F35)-to-35mm (+ D-Cinema [also 3-D version])/c; mus doc/105m & 115m; aph: Brian Heller; stereographer (+ 3-D exec prod): Vince Pace

"Northern Light"

2011

Northern Light [Adam Bezark (live action), Lyle Eckmeier (anim) & John King (creative)] HD (Canon EOS + ARRI)/c; doc/?m; prod for the Capitol Theatre at Fort Edmonton Park

2011

Britney Spears Live: The Femme Fatale Tour [Ted Kenney] 3-D/c; concert film/86m; stereographer: Nick Brown

2011

Space Junk 3D [Melissa R. Butts] 65mm (IMAX Solido 3-D)+HD (Sony F23)-to-IMAX-70 (+ digital)/c; doc/38m & 22m; cph: Peter Anderson; shown in 2-D & 3-D

2011

Viaggio in Italia [Louis-Pascal Couvelaire] IMAX/c; doc/6m; prod for Ferrari World, UAE (Abu Dhabi)

2012

Jerusalem [Daniel Ferguson] IMAX 3-D/c; doc/45m; aph: Ron Goodman


 TELEVISION

1982

The Executioner's Song [Lawrence Schiller] 2-part tvm/240m; 2uc; ph: Freddie Francis; also released theatrically (135m)

1983

When Your Lover Leaves [Jeff Bleckner] tvm

1984

Lots of Luck [Peter Baldwin] tvm

1985

The Long Hot Summer [Stuart Cooper] 2-part tvm; cph: Steve Yaconelli

1985

Smooth Talk [Joyce Chopra] tvm; co-addph; ph: James Glennon; also released theatrically

1986

[Louis L'Amour's] Down the Long Hills [Burt Kennedy] tvm

1988

Baby Boom [pilot dir by Charles Shyer] 13-part (3 unaired) series, 1988-89

1989

Mick and Frankie [Mark Tinker] pilot

1990

Lucy and Desi: Before the Laughter [Charles Jarrott] tvm

1993

Rubdown [Stuart Cooper] tvm

1994

The Women of Spring Break/Welcome to Paradise [Bill L. Norton] tvm

1994

Out of Annie's Past [Stuart Cooper] tvm

1996

Not In This Town [Donald Wrye] tvm

1997

Divided by Hate/Bitter Markings [Tom Skerritt] tvm; 2uc: Brian Sullivan

1997

No Laughing Matter [Michael Elias] tvm


 MISCELLANEOUS

1974

Seven Alone [Earl Bellamy] c.op; ph: Robert Stumm

1980

Mr. Krueger's Christmas [Kieth Merrill; tvm/26m] co-add c.op; ph: Jeremy Lepard*

1990

Polynesian Odyssey [Kieth Merrill] IMAX-70/c; doc/42m; ph cons; ph: David Douglas

2006

U2 3D [Catherine Owens & Mark Pellington] HD-to-35mm (3-D)/c; concert film/80m; co-c.op; ph: Peter Anderson & Tom Krueger