2009

"Steal a Pencil for Me" [2006]

               

 THEO VAN DE SANDE   ASC

Born: 10 May 1947, Tilburg, Netherlands, as Theodorus Amandus Maria van de Sande.

Education: Nederlandse Film Academie [NFA] [1966-70], Amsterdam.

Career: 'The day I graduated, I was not there to get my diploma because I was working on a film called 'Stamping Ground'. I was one of the field cameramen, and Jan de Bont was the cinematographer. After that, I started working on tv programs. The first opportunity I got to work on a feature was when Jan was doing a film, and he was looking for a 2nd assistant cameraman. On the next film, I was bumped up to first assistant. After that film, I decided that I was going to shoot my own films.'

Was prod asst on the short feature 'Antenna' [1969, Adriaan Ditvoorst; ph: Jan de Bont]. Went to Los Angeles, USA, in 1987.

'My first visit [to the USA] was in 1980. I shot a documentary in Cuba, and heard so much talk about the capitalist monster in America, I decided to see what the country was like. I rented a car in Washington, D.C. and spent a month driving across the country, and then another two weeks in Los Angeles. I found an immense country with great natural beauty. I went back to The Netherlands and shot more films in Europe and other countries. I returned to the United States [in 1984] because a film ['Charlotte'] that I shot about a Jewish artist who died in a Nazi concentration camp was opening at a San Francisco film festival. I met with some agents in Los Angeles during that trip and they asked for a resume. I had never had a resume! I simply went from film to film. I had about 40 to 50 credits including about 25 features. I was happy making films in Europe, but I knew I could never do bigger projects there because of budgets. There aren't that many people in the world who speak Dutch, so that put a limit on distribution.'

Appeared in the [tv-]doc's 'Kunstig - Fons Rademakers' [1979, Juri Voogd; tv-doc/48m], 'De Uitkijk - De IJssalon' [1984, ?; tv-doc/19m], 'Het visioen: over het maken van "De wisselwachter"' [1987, Rimko Haanstra; ph: Frans Bromet & Cees Samson], 'Stardust' [1998; seg dir by Harry Hosman] & 'R.A.M. Special' [2003, Harry Hosman; tv-doc/60m]. Became member of the ASC in 1991. Gives workshops at the Film & Television Workshops, Rockport, Maine. Was married to film director Nouchka van Brakel. Married to dir Michèle Ohayon.

Awards: Nederlands FF 'Gouden Kalf' Camera [1982] for his work, 1977-82; Madrid FF 'Best Cinematography Award' [1986] for 'De wisselwachter'; Nederlands FF 'Gouden Kalf' Camera [1987] for his work, 1982-87.

Website: Theo van de Sande



 FILMS AT THE NFA

1968

Prins Bernhard Fonds II [Ingeborg Köhler] ?; doc/?m

1969

Allerzielen [- Het feest van de dood] [Guido Pieters] 16mm/c; short/25m

1969

Carnaval [Guido Pieters] ?; short/30m

1969

Rosemary's Baby [Gert Meer] ?; short/?m


 FEATURE FILMS

1969

Drop Out, of: De meester kan me nog meer vertellen [Wim Verstappen] c; cph: Jan de Bont, a.o.

1970

Blue Movie [Wim Verstappen] 35bu/c; ph special seq dir by Pim de la Parra; ph: Jan de Bont

1972

Vaarwel [: een sprookje]/Farewell/True Romantic Agony [Guido Pieters] 16mm/c

1973

Dakota [Wim Verstappen] ts/tc; ph Holland (studio); other ph: Jan de Bont, Marc Felperlaan, Werner Leckebusch & Peter Brugman

1974

Zwaarmoedige verhalen voor bij de centrale verwarming/Melancholy Tales [seg 'De smalle oude man' dir by Guido Pieters, 'Zeeman tussen wal en schip' dir by Ernie Damen, 'Een winkelier keert nooit weerom' dir by Nouchka van Brakel & 'Meneer Frits' dir by Bas van der Lecq] c; 4 seg

1976

Alle dagen feest/Every Day a Party [seg 'Alle dagen feest' dir by Ate de Jong, 'Een ellendige nietsnut' dir by Orlow Seunke, 'Hoe ik mijn verjaardag vierde' dir by Otto Jongerius & 'Op reis' dir by Paul de Lussanet] c; 4 seg

1976

Soleil des hyènes/Chamass wa el dibua/De zonnevreters/Hyenas' Sun [Ridha Behi] c; + small part

1976

Het debuut/The Debut [Nouchka van Brakel] c

1977

Dokter Vlimmen/Doctor Vlimmen [Guido Pieters] c

1978

Kasper in de onderwereld/De goden moeten hun getal hebben [Jef van der Heyden] c; cph: Fernand Tack

1978

Mijn vriend, of het verborgen leven van Jules Depraeter/The Judge's Friend [Fons Rademakers] c

1979

De Witte [van Sichem] [Robbe de Hert] c; cph: Walther Vanden Ende

1980

Charlotte [Frans Weisz] c; cph: Jerzy Lipman (started prod, but was replaced by van de Sande)

1981

Het meisje met het rode haar/The Girl with the Red Hair [Ben Verbong] c

1981

Golven/Waves [Annette Apon] 16mm/c

1982

Van de koele meren des doods/Hedwig: The Quiet Lakes [Nouchka van Brakel] c; also 4-part tv-miniseries (1984)

1983

De illusionist/The Illusionist [Jos Stelling] c

1983

Giovanni [Annette Apon] c

1983

De Anna [Erik van Zuylen] c

1983

Schatjes!/Army Brats/Darlings! [Ruud van Hemert] c

1983

De schorpioen/The Scorpion [Ben Verbong] c

1984

De ijssalon/Private Resistance [Dimitri Frenkel Frank] c

1984

Het bittere kruid/Bitter Sweet [Kees van Oostrum] c

1985

De aanslag/The Assault [Fons Rademakers] c

1985

[Schatjes 2:] Mama is boos!/Hitting the Fan! [Ruud van Hemert] c

1986

De wisselwachter/The Pointsman [Jos Stelling] c; cph: Frans Bromet, Paul van den Bos & Goert Giltay

1987

Der Madonna-Mann [Hans-Christoph Blumenberg] c

1987

Zoeken naar Eileen/Looking for Eileen [Rudolf van den Berg] c; cph: Paul van den Bos

1987

Miracle Mile [Steve De Jarnatt] c; addph: Ernest Holzman; 2uc: Jack Wallner & Chris Squires

1987

Crossing Delancey [Joan Micklin Silver] c

1988

Eyes of an Angel/The Tender [Robert Harmon] p/c; 2uc: R. Harmon & Walter Lloyd; 3uc: Alexander Gruszynski

1988

Rooftops [Robert Wise] c

1989

The First Power/Pentagram/Transit [Robert Resnikoff] c; 2uc: Jesus Elizondo & Michael Todd Henry; uwph: Peter Romano

1990

Once Around [Lasse Hallström] c

1990

Body Parts [Eric Red] p/c

1990

Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even/Stepkids [Joan Micklin Silver] c

1991

Wayne's World [Penelope Spheeris] c; 2uc: Robert M. Stevens

1993

On Deadly Ground [Steven Seagal] Clairmont-Scope/c; addph Alaska; ph: Ric Waite

1993

Exit to Eden [Garry Marshall] c; addph: Johnny Jensen; 2uc: Steve Yaconelli, Michael Genne & David Nowell

1993

Swallows Never Die in Jerusalem/Les hirondelles ne meurent pas à Jerusalem [Ridha Behi] c

1994

Bushwhacked/The Tenderfoot [Greg Beeman] Clairmont-Scope + Arriscope/c; 2uc: Scott Ransom

1996

Volcano [Mick Jackson] c; aph: Dylan Gross; vfx ph: Michael Sajbel; miniature efx ph: Allen Blaisdell, Michael Condro, David Drzewiecki & Eric Swenson; SpaceCam op: Ron Goodman

1997

Blade [Stephen Norrington] Clairmont-Scope/c; 2uc: Raymond Stella

1998

Cruel Intentions/Sexual Provocation [Roger Kumble] c; intended as a tv-pilot

1998

Big Daddy [Dennis Dugan] c

1999

Little Nicky [Steven Brill] c; 2uc: Moshe Levin; aph: Dwayne McClintock

2000

Double Take [George Gallo] p/c; 2uc: Moshe Levin; + co-2ud

2001

High Crimes [Carl Franklin] p+s16-to-35mm scope/c; aph: Phil Pastuhov

2002

Out of Time [Carl Franklin] s35/c; 2uc: Josh Bleibtreu

2003

Little Black Book [Nick Hurran] s35/c; 2uc: Moshe Levin; aph: Phil Pastuhov

2004

Beauty Shop [Bille Woodruff] p/c

2004

The Marine [John Bonito] s35-to-35mm 1.85:1/c; ph Los Angeles; ph: David Eggby

2004

Zwartboek/Black Book [Paul Verhoeven] announced as doph, but ph by Karl Walter Lindenlaub in 2005

2005

Yours, Mine & Ours [Raja Gosnell] s35/c; 2uc: Larry Blanford & Paul Hughen; remake of film (1967, Melville Shavelson; ph: Charles F. Wheeler)

2007

Tulia [Carl Franklin (later replaced by John Singleton)] scheduled to start in May; status unknown

2007

College Road Trip [Roger Kumble] s35/c; addph: Matthew Leonetti; 2uc: Craig Haagensen

[Left] with dir Jean van de Velde - "Wit licht"

2008

Wit licht/The Silent Army [Jean van de Velde] s35/c

2008

The Hole [Joe Dante] RED (3-D)+Silicon Imaging SI-2K (3-D)-to-35mm (+ D-Cinema)/c; Los Angeles ph: Scott Kevan; 2uc: Michael Wale; 'The Hole' was shot with RED One cameras housed in a custom-designed 3-D rig made by Max Penner at Paradise FX in Los Angeles. The rig is essentially a cradle that holds two RED One cameras that represent the left and right eyes. The cameras shoot through a beam-splitter with two Angénieux Optimo lenses that are calibrated for focus and zoom as well as inter-axial distance and convergence. All these controls are linked by microwave remotes that enable the 'stereographer' to shape the 3-D space during the shot. Much like a focus puller with a remote unit that can pull focus during the shot, the 'stereographer' sits in front of a 3-D monitor station (two 17-inch Panasonic HD monitors mounted behind a beam-splitter) and is able to create and adjust the 3-D space as the shot changes. [Michael Wale]

[Left] with dir Joe Dante - "The Hole"

RED One 3-D rig - "The Hole"

2009

Grown Ups [Dennis Dugan] HD (Genesis)-to-35mm (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc basketball unit: Steve Andrich; aph: Phil Pastuhov

2010

Just Go with It [Dennis Dugan] 35mm+HD (Sony F35)-to-35mm (+ D-Cinema)/c

2010

Carjacked [John Bonito] RED-to-35mm scope/c; 2uc: Teddy Smith

2011

Love and Honor/AWOL [Danny Mooney] RED-to-D-Cinema (scope)/c

2012

Grown Ups 2 [Dennis Dugan] RED Epic-to-35mm (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Josh Bleibtreu

2012

Homefront [Gary Fleder] HD (ARRI ALEXA)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Duane Manwiller; aph: Patrick Longman

2013

Chui Deng Legend [Bobby Roth] pre-production


 SHORTS & DOCUMENTARIES

1969

Carna [Adriaan Ditvoorst] c; doc/12m; cph: Jan de Bont & Piotr van Dijk

1970

Love and Music/Stamping Ground [Hansjürgen Pohland & George Sluizer] c; mus doc/101m; cph: Jan de Bont, Harry Hart, Paul van den Bos, Mat van Hensbergen, a.o.; aph: Jan Oonk

1972

Kapsalon [Frans Rasker] ?; short/24m; cph: Jan de Bont

1972

Crossover [Bobby Eerhart] c; short/7m

1972

De treurige geranium [Feliks Arons] 16mm/c; short/10m

1973

Eigen haard is goud waard/There's No Place Like Home [Annette Apon] 16mm/b&w; short/25m

1973

Een andere kijk op zwakzinnigheid/A New Look at the Mentally Retarded [Jan Vrijman] 16mm/c; doc/40m

1973

Bankoverval/Bankgeheim [Rob van Steensel] c; short/10m

1974

Arthur en Eva [Annette Apon] ?; short/35m

1974

Straf [Olga Madsen] c; short/12m

1974

Don't Move Baby [Bobby Eerhart] c; short/11m

1975

Oronoque [Aat den Ouden & Theo van de Sande] 16mm/c; doc/43m; cph: A. den Ouden

1976

The Hanged Man [Meino Zeillemaker] 16mm/c; short/12m

1976

De radiodroom [Flip Jansen] 16mm/c; short/18m

1976

Shoot Out [Bobby Eerhart] ts/c; short/13m

1976

Scherven [Juri Voogd] c; short/12m

With dir Willeke van Ammelrooy

Photo by Maya Pejic

1976

Rust [Willeke van Ammelrooy] c; short/6m

1977

Alleen is maar alleen [collective] 16mm/c; dram doc/23m; prod by Amsterdams Stadsjournaal

1977

De vitusdans [Ben Verbong] 16mm/?; short/30m

1977

De elektriseermachine van Wimshurst [Erik van Zuylen] 16mm/c; short/40m

1977

Maria van de garage [Guido Pieters] c; ?/30m

1978

De verleiding [Ben Verbong] 16mm/c; short/50m

1978

Geen ontbijt [Annemarie Prins] 16mm/c; short/24m

1978

De plaats van de vreemdeling/The Alien's Place/The Alien [Rudolf van den Berg] 16mm/c; doc/87m

1979

De fabriek - Werken in Cuba/The Factory - Working in Cuba [Hillie Molenaar] c; doc/60m

1979

Episode [Victorine Habets] 16mm/c; short/27m

1979

Good Luck Danny [Flip Jansen, Peter Abbink & Ella Elbersen] 16mm/?; short/16m

1979

De code van Neerlands Hoop [Orlow Seunke] 16mm/c; perf/71m & 96m; cph: Goert Giltay & Jules van den Steenhoven

1980

Het begin [Orlow Seunke] c; doc/60m

1980

Verdronken land/Drowned Country [Chris Brouwer & Gerard Reteig] c; doc/74m

1980

Chaos in de rechtsstaat [Barbara den Uyl] s16/?; doc/61m; cph: Jules van den Steenhoven; prod by Amsterdams Stadsjournaal

1982

Aanstelleritis [Ine Schenkkan] c; short/36m

1982

Who Needs the Pacific Ocean [August Louisson-Barrier] 16mm/c; doc/53m

1983

De toekomst van '36/The Future of '36 [Linda van Tulden & Willum Thijssen] c; dram doc/95m; cph: Michel Houssiau

1983

Capriccio di Amsterdam [Piotr Andrejew] c; doc/8m

1984

Stranger at Home [Rudolf van den Berg] 16mm/c; doc/93m; cph: Jules van den Steenhoven & Goert Giltay

1984

Projekties [Annette Apon] c; short/30m; prod by Amsterdams Stadsjournaal

1984

The End [Piotr Andrejew] c; short/8m

1989

Salamander [Michèle Ohayon] c; short/28m

1990

Let the Good Times Roll [Paul Justman] b&w-c; mus doc/90m; cph: Albert Maysles & Michelle Mahrer

1991

It Was a Wonderful Life [Michèle Ohayon] 16mm/c; doc/84m; cph: Jacek Laskus & Bruce Ready

1997

Colors Straight Up [Michèle Ohayon] s16/c; doc/93m; cph: Jacek Laskus; addph: Teresa Medina

2002

DysFunktional Family [George Gallo] HD-to-35mm/c; concert film/89m

2005

Cowboy del Amor [Michèle Ohayon] HD-to-35mm/c; doc/86m; addph Mexico: M. Ohayon; + co-prod

2006

Steal a Pencil for Me [Michèle Ohayon] dv/c; doc/94m; addph: Sam Ameen & Michael Pinkey; + co-prod

2009

S.O.S - State of Security [: Richard A. Clarke's Quest for Truth]/Ygfy [Michèle Ohayon] HD/b&w-c; doc/102m

2011

Solar Roadways [Michèle Ohayon] c; doc/3m39s; ep GE's 30-part film series 'Focus Forward'


 TELEVISION

1971

De heilige familie [Jan van den Brink] doc/?m; cph: ?

1974

Q & Q [Bram van Erkel] 13-part series/16mm; 1st series; other ph: Jan Kijser

1975

W.F. Hermans en de triomph der techniek [Erik van Zuylen] doc/25m/16mm; ep series 'Beeldspraak'

[Left] - "Q & Q"

1975

Q & Q [, kunst- en vliegwerk] [Bram van Erkel] 13-part series/16mm; 2nd series, 1976; re-edited & released theatrically (1978/87m)

1977

Prettig weekend, meneer Meijer [Orlow Seunke] tvm/65m/16mm; ep series 'Dubbelleven'

1978

De taal is gansch het volk [Erik van Zuylen] doc/60m/16mm; cph: Paul van den Bos, Jochgem van Dijk, a.o.

1979

Extra [seg 'Bedankt en tot ziens' dir by Marc Nelissen] series/16mm

1979

Pim  [Orlow Seunke] 5-part series/16mm; also released theatrically (1983)

1980

De granman [Jan Venema] doc/b&w-c/29m/16mm; cph: Jan Kijser

1984

Wij komen als vrienden/We Are Coming as Friends [Marion Bloem] doc/97m/16mm

1993

Wet/Feucht [Bob Rafelson] tvm/27m; ep 27-part series 'Erotic Tales - Die schönste Sache der Welt', 1993-2002

1996

The Practice [pilot dir by Mick Jackson] 168-part series, 1997-2004; 1st season, 1997 (6 ep); other ph: Dennis Smith

1996

Women: Stories of Passion [ep #1 'For the Sake of Science' & #14 'Reading for Pleasure' dir by Michèle Ohayon] 26-part series for Showtime Cable, 1996-97; addph: Samuel Ameen (#1 & 14); other ph: Arturo Smith, Denise Brassard, John Aronson, Matthew Libatique, Sergei Vertov, a.o.

1997

Profiler [ep #37 'Breaking Point' dir by Ian Toynton & #38 'Lethal Obsession' dir by Kees van Oostrum] 83-part series, 1996-2000; 2nd season, 1997-98; other ph: Kees van Oostrum

1999

[Oprah Winfrey Presents:] Tuesdays with Morrie [Mick Jackson] tvm

2003

The Street Lawyer [Paris Barclay] unsold pilot

2004

Planet Rules [Steve De Jarnatt] series; unrealized (?)

2006

The Riches [pilot dir by Carl Franklin & (reshoots) Peter O'Fallon] 20-part series, 2007-08; 1st season, 2007; pilot reshoots ph: Jeffrey Jur

Bryan Greenberg - TvdS - Laura Prepon - "October Road"

Photo by Gary Fleder

2006

October Road [ep #2 'The Pros and Cons of Upsetting the Applecart' dir by Gary Fleder (GF), #3 'Tomorrow's So Far Away' dir by GF, #4 'Secrets and Guys' dir by Michael Schultz, #5 'Forever Until Now' dir by David Paymer & #6 'Best Friend Windows' dir by GF] 19-part series, 2007-08; 1st season, 2007 (6 ep); pilot ph by Brian Agnew & Sharone Meir

2007

The Memory Keeper's Daughter [Mick Jackson] tvm

2009

Happy Town [ep #1 'In This Home on Ice' & #2 'I Came to Haplin for the Waters' dir by Gary Fleder] 8-part (2 unaired) series/HD (ARRI D-21)+film, 2010; addph (#1) & cph (#2): Derick V. Underschultz; aph: Mark Hryma

2011

Identity [Gary Fleder] pilot/HD; for ABC-tv

2012

Beauty and the Beast [pilot (35mm) dir by Gary Fleder] series/HD (ARRI ALEXA), 2012-present

2013

Deliverance Creek [Jon Amiel] pilot; for Lifetime-tv


 FILMS AS CAMERA ASSISTANT/OPERATOR

1968

Obsessions/Bezeten - Het gat in de muur [Pim de la Parra] c.asst; ph: Frans Bromet

1970

Rubia's Jungle [Pim de la Parra] c.asst; ph: Frans Bromet

1970

Tussen de wielen [Fons Grasveld; short] c.asst; ph: Fred Tammes

1970

Wat zien ik...?/Any Special Way/Diary of a Hooker/Business is Business [Paul Verhoeven] c.asst; ph: Jan de Bont

1971

Joyriding [Otto Maria Jongerius; short] co-c.asst; ph: Frans Bromet

1971

João [en het mes] [George Sluizer] c.asst; ph: Jan de Bont

1972

Turks Fruit [Paul Verhoeven] co-c.asst; ph: Jan de Bont

1973

Latsi in training [Samuel Meyering; short] c.asst; ph: Jan de Bont

1973

Naakt over de schutting [Frans Weisz] c.op; ph: Ferenc Kálmán-Gáll

1975

Blokpost/De laatste trein [Erik van Zuylen] c.asst; ph: Jan de Bont