#2: [Left] with dir Kenneth Johnson [1994]

 

   


LLOYD AHERN II   ASC

 

Born: 7 June 1942, Los Angeles, California, USA, as Lloyd Nickolas Ahern Jr., son of doph Lloyd George Ahern Sr. [1905-1983].

Career: Growing up, Ahern experimented with lighting, photography and film processing in a darkroom and studio that his father had set up at their home. 'I started in 1963 as a film loader at CBS Studio Center [Radford Studios]. I loaded the unexposed film into the magazines and then unload it for processing. It was a great place to start because there were twenty productions at any given time and, all day long, I was on set, learning how to conduct myself, how to deal with people. I made friends with a DP who approached me one day to say he was going to start shooting a show called 'The Big Valley' the following week and he needed a camera assistant. I jumped at the opportunity.' Became 2nd c.asst [on the tv-series 'Gunsmoke' and 'Rawhide'], then 1st c.asst and c.op. Became doph on the tv-series 'Simon & Simon'.

Played the role of young Prince Valiant in 'Prince Valiant' [1954, Henry Hathaway; ph: Lucien Ballard].

Member of the ASC since 1996.

Awards: Western Heritage Award 'Bronze Wrangler' [1994, shared] for 'Geronimo: An American Legend'; 'Emmy' Award nom [2007] for 'Broken Trail' [Part 1].


 

 FILMS

1985

Jackals/American Justice [Gary Grillo] c; 2uc (+ c.op); ph: Steve Yaconelli

1991

Trespass/Looters [Walter Hill] c

1992

Leap of Faith [Richard Pearce] c; co-2uc; ph: Matthew Leonetti

1992

Jurassic Park [Steven Spielberg] c; addph; ph: Dean Cundey

1993

Robin Hood: Men in Tights [Mel Brooks] c; addph; ph: Michael O'Shea

1993

Geronimo - An American Legend [Walter Hill] p/c; 2uc: Michael O'Shea

1994

Wild Bill [Walter Hill] b&w-c

1995

Up Close & Personal [Jon Avnet] c; 2uc; ph: Karl-Walter Lindenlaub

1995

Broken Arrow [John Woo] s35/c; addph (started filming; left and was replaced by P. Levy); ph: Peter Levy

1995

Last Man Standing [Walter Hill] s35/c

1996

Turbulence [Robert Butler] s35/c; 2uc: Mark Vargo

1996

Deep Rising [Stephen Sommers] s35/c; co-addph; ph: Howard Atherton

1997

The Replacement Killers [Antoine Fuqua] s35/c; 2uc; ph: Peter Lyons Collister

1997

The X Files [Rob Bowman] s35/c; co-addph; ph: Ward Russell

1997

Can't Hardly Wait [Deborah Kaplan & Harry Elfont] c

1998

Supernova [Thomas Lee (= Walter Hill); (uncred) Francis Ford Coppola (re-editing) & Jack Sholder] s35/c; 2uc: Robert LaBonge; vfx superv ph: Bill Neil

2000

The Unsaid/The Ties That Bind [Tom McLoughlin] c/V

2001

Undisputed [Walter Hill] s35/b&w-c

2001

We Were Soldiers [Randall Wallace] p/c; co-2uc; ph: Dean Semler

2001

Domestic Disturbance [Harold Becker] J-D-C Scope/c; 2uc; ph: Michael Seresin

2003

American Wedding [Jesse Dylan] s35/c; 2uc: Robert LaBonge; film #3 of 'American Pie'-series

2003

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story [Rawson Marshall Thurber] s35/b&w-c; co-addph; ph: Jerzy Zielinski

2004

Kicking & Screaming [Jesse Dylan] s35/c; cph: Donald E. Thorin

2008

Fard Ayn [Kriss Perras Running Waters] still in development (2012)

2011

Bullet to the Head/Headshot [Walter Hill] s35-to-35mm (+ D-Cinema)/b&w-c; 2uc: Robert LaBonge; aph: Michael Kelem; uwph: Pete Romano

 

 TELEVISION

1983

Simon & Simon [ep #48 'John Doe' dir by Gary Grillo] 156-part series, 1981-88; 3rd season, 1983-84

1984

Simon & Simon [3 ep dir by various] 4th season, 1984-85; see 1983

1985

Simon & Simon [6 ep dir by various] 5th season, 1985-86; see 1983

1986

Simon & Simon [10 ep dir by various] 6th season, 1986-87; see 1983

1986

Magnum, p.i. [ep #141 'Murder by Night' dir by Russ Mayberry & #143 'Solo Flight' dir by John C. Flinn III] 162-part series, 1980-88; 7th season, 1986-87

1987

Hooperman [various] 42-part series, 1987-89

1987

On the Edge [Robert Butler] pilot; for NBC-tv

1988

Out of Time [Robert Butler] tvm

1989

Camp California/Club Fed [Will Mackenzie] pilot/30m; for ABC-tv

1989

Daughter of the Streets [Ed Sherin] tvm

1989

Snoops [various] 13-part series, 1989-90

1990

Poochinski [Will Mackenzie & Donald M. Petrie] pilot/30m; for NBC-tv

1990

[Danielle Steel's] Fine Things [Tom Moore] tvm

1990

[Danielle Steel's] Palomino [Michael Miller] tvm

1990

Eddie Dodd [various] 6-part series, 1991; other ph: Sol Negrin (pilot)

1991

K-9 [Vincent McEveety & Bethany Rooney] pilot/60m; for ABC-tv

1992

Picket Fences [pilot dir by Ron Lagomarsino & ep season #1] 89-part series, 1992-96; other ph: Dennis Smith & Tim Suhrstedt

1993

White Mile [Robert Butler] tvm; 2uc: Michael O'Shea; filmed 1993-94

 

"Alien Nation: Dark Horizon"

 

1994

Alien Nation: Dark Horizon [Kenneth Johnson] tvm

1997

Perversions of Science [ep #1 'Dream of Doom' dir by Walter Hill] 10-part series; other ph: Rick Bota & Christopher Faloona

1999

Snoops [pilot 'Snoops' dir by Allan Arkush (AA), ep #2 'Singer in the Band' dir by AA, #3 'Bedfellas' dir by Dennie Gordon, #4 'Higher Calling' dir by Arvin Brown, #5 'The Heartless Bitch' dir by AA, #6 'Separation Anxiety' dir by Michael Lange, #7 'Constitution' dir by Bethany Rooney, #8 'True Believers' dir by Miguel Arteta, #9 'The Grinch' dir by Joe Napolitano, #10 'A Criminal Mind' dir by Ian Sander, #11 'Blood Lines' dir by Donald Petrie & #13 'Swan Chant/Swann Song' dir by AA] 13-part (3 unaired) series; cph (pilot): Jamie Anderson; aph: Kurt E. Soderling

2001

The Way She Moves [Ron Lagomarsino] tvm

2001

My Sister's Keeper [Ron Lagomarsino] tvm; ep #317 'Hallmark Hall of Fame'-series

2002

For the People [11 ep dir by various] 18-part series, 2002-03; other ph: Neil Roach (pilot) & Robert LaBonge (last 6 ep)

2002

Deadwood [pilot dir by Walter Hill] 36-part series, 2004-06; 1st season, 2004; other ph: James Glennon, David Boyd & Xavier PĂ©rez Grobet

2003

Huff [pilot dir by Scott Winant] 26-part series, 2004-06; other ph: Ronn Schmidt

2004

Joan of Arcadia [2 ep dir by various] 45-part series, 2003-05; 2nd season, 2004-05; other ph: Charlie Lieberman (20 ep)

2005

Head Cases [pilot dir by Andrew Fleming] 6-part (4 unaired) series; series ph: Michael Trim

2005

Broken Trail/Daughters of Joy [Walter Hill] 2-part tvm; 2uc: Roger Vernon

2006

Not Like Everyone Else [Tom McLoughlin] tvm/HD

2006

The Staircase Murders [Tom McLoughlin] tvm/HD

2007

Army Wives [13 ep dir by various] 117-part series, 2007-13; 1st season, 2007 (13 ep)

2008

Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal [Tom McLoughlin] tvm

2008

Army Wives [14 ep dir by various] 2nd season, 2008 (19 ep); other ph: Todd McMullen (3 ep) & Frank Perl (2 ep); see 2007

2008

Madso's War/War of '04 [Rob Marcus (= Walter Hill)] pilot/RED-to-35mm; 2uc: Scott Peck; filmed November/December in Boston; for Spike-tv

2009

Army Wives [13 ep dir by various] 3rd season, 2009 (18 ep); other ph: Bobby LaBonge (5 ep); see 2007

2010

It Takes a Village [Michael Fresco] pilot; for ABC-tv

2010

No Ordinary Family [ep #18 'No Ordinary Animal' dir by Greg Beeman & #20 'No Ordinary Beginning' dir by Paul A. Edwards] 20-part series/HD (ARRI ALEXA & D-21), 2010-11; other ph: David Boyd (pilot), Oliver Bokelberg (#2-12 & #14), Joaquin Sedillo (#13, 15 & 17), Dennis S. Hall (#16) & James Chressanthis (#19)

2011

The Glades [4 ep dir by various] 49-part series, 2010-13; 2nd season/HD (ARRI ALEXA), 2011

2012

Drop Dead Diva [13 ep dir by various] 78-part series/HD (Genesis), 2009-14; 4th season, 2012 (13 ep)

2012

Save Me [ep #1-7 dir by various] 13-part (6 ep unaired) series/HD (Sony F65), 2013

2013

Drop Dead Diva [ep #57 'Secret Lives' dir by Michael Grossman] 5th season, 2013 (13 ep); see 2012

2014

Devious Maids [13 ep (#27-39) dir by various] 49-part series/HD, 2013-16; 3rd season, 2015 (13 ep)

2015

Heartbeat [9 ep (#2-10) dir by various] 10-part series/HD (ARRI ALEXA), 2016; ph (pilot): Scott Williams

 

 FILMS & TELEVISION AS CAMERA OPERATOR

Was c.asst on the tv-series 'The Big Valley', 'Gunsmoke' & 'Rawhide'

1974

All the Kind Strangers/Evil in the Swamp [Burt Kennedy; tvm] co-c.op; ph: Robert Hauser & Gene Polito

1976

Futureworld [Richard Heffron] co-c.op; ph: Gene Polito & Howard Schwartz

1977

A Sensitive, Passionate Man [John Newland; tvm] ph: Michael Margulies

1978

The Black Hole [Gary Nelson] ph: Frank Phillips

1980

Herbie Goes Bananas [Vincent McEveety] ph: Frank Phillips

1980

Miracle on Ice [Steven Hilliard Stern; tvm] co-c.op; ph: Howard Schwartz

1981

Going Ape! [Jeremy Joe Kronsberg] ph: Frank Phillips

1981

The Ambush Murders [Steven Hilliard Stern; tvm] ph: Frank Phillips

1983

Streets of Fire [Walter Hill] ph: Andrew Laszlo

1987

The Ladies [Jackie Cooper; tvm] ph: Howard Schwartz

 

 TELEVISION AS DIRECTOR

1999

Snoops [ep #12 'The Stolen Diskette/Slipped Disc'] ph: Jamie Anderson; see Television (1999)

2008

Army Wives [ep #17 'Leaving the Tribe' & #26 'Safe Havens'] series, 2007-present; 2nd season, 2008; ph: Todd McMullen (#17) & Frank Perl (#26)

2009

Army Wives [ep #38 'Family Readiness' & #43 'Operation Tango'] 3rd season, 2009; ph: Bobby LaBonge; see 2008