#1: From interview [2013]

 

   


ARTHUR ALBERT

 

Born: 9 July 1946, Caracas, Venezuela, as Arturo Albert.

Education: Columbia University [BA in 1969].

Career: Went to the USA in 1958.

Ph commercials.

Was co-executive prod of 'Super Adventure Team' [1998, MTV-puppet show; d: William Bison; ph: James Jansen].

Awards: As doph: Cable Ace Award [1992] for 'HBO Comedy Hour: Mambo Mouth'.

As dir: Directors Guild of America Award nom [1997] for 'Bailey Kipper's P.O.V.' [ep #8 'Talk Ain't Cheap'].


 

 FILMS

1971

Is There Sex After Death?/Is There Love After Death [Jeanne & Alan Abel] c

1972

Please Stand By [Jack & Joanna Milton] 16mm/b&w; cph: Paul Goldsmith

1974

Old-Fashioned Woman [Martha Coolidge] c; doc/49m

1975

The Faking of the President 1974 [Jeanne & Alan Abel] c

1975

Last Stand Farmer [Richard Brick] 16mm/c; doc/25m; cph: Adam Giffard & Mark Obenhaus

1976

Nico el tracalero/Tricky Nico [Alfredo Lugo] c

1976

Los muertos sí salen/When the Dead Appear/The Dead Do Return [Alfredo Lugo] c

1976

La via del exito/The Road to Success [Manuel Díaz Punceles] c

1977

Nomadic Lives [Mark Obenhaus] c; short/60m

1977

El vividor [Manuel Díaz Punceles] ?

1978

Todos somos el cine [Arthur Albert & Bronwen Sennish] 16mm/c; doc/27m

1979

Muerte en el paraíso/Murder in Paradise [Michel Katz] c

198?

Conquest of the Caroni [?] ?

198?

Rubén Blades, Poet of Salsa [?] ?

198?

The Miracle Maker [?] ?

198?

Sweettalk [?] ?

1983

La casa de agua/The House of Water [Jacobo Penzo] c

1983

Carpion milagrero [Michel Katz] c

1983

La gata borracha [Román Chalbaud] c

1984

Night of the Comet [Thom Eberhardt] c; 2uc: Tom Richmond

1984

The Boys Next Door/Big Shots [Penelope Spheeris] c

1984

Odd Jobs/Summer Jobs/This End Up [Mark Story] c; addph: Peter Lyons Collister

1986

Streets of Gold [Joe Roth] c

1986

[Voices and Visions:] Langston Hughes: The Dream Keeper [St. Clair Bourne] c; doc/56m; cph: Don Lenzer

1986

The Squeeze [Roger Young (replaced Barry Meyers)] c

1987

The Principal [Christopher Cain] c; addph: Philip Holahan

1988

Miss Firecracker [Thomas Schlamme] c

1989

Heart Condition [James D. Parriott] c; 2uc: Philip Holahan

1990

By the Sword [Jeremy Kagan] c

1991

Passed Away [Charlie Peters] c; 2uc: Peter Reniers

1992

Surf Ninjas/Surf Warriors [Neal Israel] c; cph: Victor Hammer; 2uc: Philip Holahan; surf unit ph Hawaii: Yuri Farrant

1993

Martin Lawrence - You So Crazy [Thomas Schlamme] c; stand-up comedy perf/87m; filmed at the Majestic Theatre, Brooklyn, New York

1993

Before the Night/One Night Stand [Talia Shire] c

1995

Happy Gilmore [Dennis Dugan] c

1996

Beverly Hills Ninja [Dennis Dugan] c

1997

The Broadway Brawler [prod - dir by Lee Grant & ph by William Fraker - was taken over by dir Dennis Dugan & ph A. Albert, but was put on 'indefinite hold' after 1 day]

1997

Dirty Work [Bob Saget] c

2000

Saving Silverman/Evil Woman [Dennis Dugan] c; 2uc (+ chief lighting tech): Jeff Upton

2001

Max Keeble's Big Move [Tim Hill] c; 2uc: Jamie Maxtone-Graham

2005

Puff, Puff, Pass/Living High/Easier, Softer Way [Mekhi Phifer] c

2006

St. California [Rebecca Scott] HD (Panasonic AG-HVX200)/c; short/21m

2010

Renaissance Girl [David Jackson Willis] pre-production; status unknown

2012

The Chosen Ones [Maria Cruz] c; filmed 2012-13

 

 TELEVISION

1979

Getting There [John Astin] pilot/30m

1981

Andrea Doria: The Final Chapter [Peter Gimbel] doc/81m; cph: John Lindley & Mark Shelley; uwph: P. Gimbel, Bob Hollis, a.o.

1983

A Different Twist [Mark Cullingham] tvm/30m; an ABC-tv 'Weekend Special' (7th season, ep #4)

1984

The Exchange Student [Michael Toshiyuki Uno] tvm/60m; a CBS-tv 'Schoolbreak Special'

1984

The Adventures of a Two-Minute Werewolf/The 2-Minute Werewolf [Mark Cullingham] 2-part tvm/41m; an ABC-tv 'Weekend Special' (8th season, ep #3)

1985

Jeeter Mason and the Magic Headset [Claude Kerven] tvm/23m; an ABC-tv 'Weekend Special' (9th season, ep #2)

1985

Columbus Circle [Claude Kerven] tvm/30m; an ABC-tv 'Weekend Special' (9th season, ep #5)

1985

High School Narc [Claude Kerven] tvm/50m; an ABC-tv 'Afterschool Special'

1985

My Two Loves [Noel Black] tvm

1985

Getting Even: A Wimp's Revenge [James Scott] tvm/60m; an ABC-tv 'Afterschool Special'

1986

The Day the Kids Took Over [John Fox] 2-part tvm/60m; an ABC-tv 'Weekend Special' (10th season, ep #2)

1986

Sledge Hammer! [ep #1 'Under the Gun' dir by Martha Coolidge] 41-part series, 1986-88; 1st season, 1986-87; other ph: Norman Leigh & Chuck Colwell

1986

Miles Ahead - The Music of Miles Davis [Mark Obenhaus] mus doc/b&w-c/58m; co-addph New Orleans concert; ph New Orleans concert: Michael Negrin; ph: Mark Obenhaus; ep PBS-tv series 'Great Performances'

1987

The Mondo Beyondo Show/Bette Midler's Mondo Beyondo [Thomas Schlamme] special/60m; addph: Ed Marritz; for HBO-tv

1988

Liza Minnelli in Sam Found Out - A Triple Play [Piers Haggard] mus/dram special (comprised of 3 one-act plays with the same tag line 'Sam Found Out')/60m; for ABC-tv

1991

For Richer, for Poorer/Father, Son and the Mistress [Jay Sandrich] tvm; addph: Sandi Sissel

1991

The Wonder Years [ep #70-72, #84-85, #90 & #92-93 dir by various] 115-part series, 1988-93; 5th season, 1991-92; other ph: Tim Suhrstedt, Walt Lloyd, Jerry Callaway & Philip Holahan

1991

Mambo Mouth [Thomas Schlamme] comedy perf/60m; ep of 'HBO Comedy Hour'

1992

The Wonder Years [ep #98-100, #103-104, #106-112 & #114-115 dir by various] 6th season, 1992-93; other ph: James Jansen; see 1991

1994

Sweet Justice [pilot dir by Michael Dinner] 22-part series, 1994-95; other ph: Michael D. O'Shea

1996

Early Edition [e.g. ep 'The Wall' dir by James Quinn] 90-part series, 1996-2000; 1st season, 1996-97; other ph: René Ohashi (pilot), John S. Bartley, Neil Roach, Gino Crededio, Joe Pennella & John Thomas

1996

Close to Danger [Neema Barnette] tvm

1997

The Hired Heart/Sweetwater Redemption [Jeremy Paul Kagan] tvm

1997

Early Edition [various] 2nd season, 1997-98; other ph: Gino Crededio, Geoffrey Schaaf & Robert Steadman; see 1996

1998

Behind the Mask [Tom McLoughlin] tvm

1999

Shasta [McNasty] [19 ep (#1, #3-17 & #19-21) dir by various] 22-part series, 1999-2000; other ph: Crescenzo Notarile (1 ep) & Jerry Callaway (2 ep)

2000

The District [pilot dir by Terry George] 89-part series, 2000-04; 1st season, 2000-01; other ph: Christopher Taylor

2000

The $treet/The Street [ep #5 'Hostile Makeover' dir by Michael Pressman, #6 'The Ultimatum' dir by Michael Watkins & #7 'The Miracle on Wall Street' dir by Donna Deitch] 12-part (6 unaired) series, 2000; other ph: Edward J. Pei (pilot) & Ken Kelsch (3 ep)

2001

ER [20 ep dir by various] 331-part series, 1994-2009; 8th season, 2001-02 (22 ep); other ph: Hector Figueroa & Anthony Palmieri

2002

ER [22 ep dir by various] 9th season, 2002-03 (22 ep); see 2001

2003

ER [22 ep dir by various] 10th season, 2003-04 (22 ep); see 2001

2004

ER [20 ep dir by various] 11th season, 2004-05 (22 ep); other ph: James Maxtone-Graham; uwph: Pete Romano; see 2001

2005

ER [20 ep dir by various] 12th season, 2005-06 (22 ep); other ph: Philip Holahan, Michael Brierley & James Maxtone-Graham; see 2001

2006

ER [23 ep dir by various] 13th season, 2006-07 (23 ep); see 2001

2007

ER [19 ep dir by various] 14th season, 2007-08 (19 ep); see 2001

2008

ER [22 ep dir by various] 15th season, 2008-09 (22 ep); entire series was filmed on 4-perf 35mm, except the last 7 ep which were shot on the RED One; see 2001

2010

The Gates [pilot dir by Terry McDonough + 11 ep dir by various] 13-part series/RED, 2010; other ph (ep #11): Philip Holahan

2010

The Glades/Sugarloaf [ep #12 'Exposed' dir by Gary Randall & #13 'Breaking 80' dir by Dennie Gordon] 49-part series, 2010-13; 1st season/RED, 2010 (13 ep); other ph: Walt Lloyd (pilot), Michael Lohmann & Dennis S. Hall

2011

Missing [pilot dir by Steve Shill + 9 ep dir by various] 10-part series/HD, 2012

2012

The Mob Doctor [pilot dir by Michael Dinner + 12 ep dir by various] 13-part series/RED Epic-to-HD, 2012-13

2013

Breaking Bad [ep #56 'Buried' dir by Michelle MacLaren, #57 'Confessions' dir by Michael Slovis & #62 'Felina' dir by Vince Gilligan] 62-part series/s35-to-HD, 2008-13; 5th season, 2012-13 (16 ep)

2013

Sleepy Hollow [ep #2 'Blood Moon' dir by Ken Olin & #3 'For the Triumph of Evil' dir by John Showalter] series/RED Epic-to-HD, 2013-present; 1st season, 2013-14 (13 ep); other ph: Kramer Morgenthau (pilot), Teodoro Maniaci, Bobby LaBonge, Tod Campbell & John R. Leonetti

2013

The Blacklist [? ep dir by various] series/HD (Sony F55), 2013-present; 1st season, 2013-14 (22 ep); other ph: Yasu Tanida (pilot), Frank Prinzi & Michael Caracciolo 

2014

Better Call Saul [10 ep dir by various] series/RED Epic Dragon-to-HD, 2015-present; 1st season, 2015 (10 ep)

2015

Better Call Saul [10 ep dir by various] 2nd season, 2016 (10 ep); see 2014

2015

The Night Shift [13 ep dir by various] series, 2014-present; 3rd season, 2016 (13 ep)

2016

Still Star-Crossed [various] series/HD, 2017

2016

The Night Shift [various] 4th season, 2017; see 2015

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

1971

Part of the Family [Paul Ronder; doc/77m/16mm] lighting + sound; ph: Mark D. Obenhaus

1972

White Rat [Steve Mullin; feature] sound; ph: Dave Axelrod

1983

Bette Midler No Frills [Thomas Schlamme; mus tv-special] co-c.op; ph: Paul Goldsmith

1999

Medal of Honor [William Bison] doc/60m; co-creative cons; ph: James Jansen; for TNT-tv

 

 FILMS & TELEVISION AS DIRECTOR

1978

Todos somos el cine [co-dir: Bronwen Sennish; doc; + ph] see Films

1991

The Wonder Years [ep #89 'The Lost Weekend'] 5th season, 1991-92; ph: Jerry Callaway; see Television (1991)

1992

The Wonder Years [ep #101 'Kevin Delivers', #105 'Alice in Autoland' & #113 'Reunion'] 6th season, 1992-93; ph: James Jansen; see Television (1991)

1996

Bailey Kipper's P.O.V. [4 ep, e.g. the pilot & ep #9 'Talk Ain't Cheap'] pilot + 13-part series, 1996

2001

Dating in L.A. [short/9m] ph: Philip Holahan

2004

ER [ep #228 'An Intern's Guide to the Galaxy'] 11th season, 2004-05; ph: James Maxtone-Graham; see Television (2001)

2005

ER [ep #250 'Wake Up'] 12th season, 2005-06; ph: James Maxtone-Graham; see Television (2001)

2010

The Gates [ep #12 'Bad Moon Rising'; + ph] see Television