JAMIE ANDERSON   ASC

 

Born: 23 September 1946, New City, N.Y., USA, as James M. Anderson. [His father was a stage manager and director in the theater and also of early, live television programs, including 'The Kraft Theatre' and directing live Kodak commercials on 'The Ed Sullivan Show'.]

Education: Syracuse University [English]; Film School of New York University [no degree].

Career: Worked as prod asst for still ph/dir Howard Zieff. Became c.asst, 2u and 1st unit cameraman on about a half dozen pictures for prod Roger Corman. When he entered the union in the mid-1970s he had to start again as c.asst and c.op.

Ph commercials.

He is the grandson of playwright and screenplay writer Maxwell Anderson [1888-1959].


 

 FILMS

1973

The Student Teachers/College Coeds [Jonathan Kaplan] c; 2uc; ph: Stephen M. Katz; + small part

1975

Hollywood Boulevard [Joe Dante & Allan Arkush] c; 2uc: Eric Saarinen

1976

The Great Texas Dynamite Chase/Dynamite Women [Michael Pressman] c

1977

Grand Theft Auto [Ron Howard] c; 2uc; ph: Gary Graver

1977

Malibu Beach/Sunset Cove [Robert Rosenthal] c

1978

Piranha [Joe Dante] c; 2uc: M. Todd Henry

1982

Leon's Case [Daniel Attias] c; short/25m

1989

Dick Tracy [Warren Beatty] c; 2uc (+ co-c.op); ph: Vittorio Storaro

1989

Joe Versus the Volcano [John Patrick Shanley] p/c; co-addph; ph: Stephen Goldblatt

1989

RoboCop 2 [Irvin Kershner] c; 2uc; ph: Mark Irwin

1991

Unlawful Entry [Jonathan Kaplan] c; aph: David Nowell

1992

Rising Sun [Philip Kaufman] c; co-addph; ph: Michael Chapman

1992

What's Love Got to Do with It [Brian Gibson] c

1993

Everybody Can Float [Kate Lanier] c; short/35m

1993

Bad Girls [Jonathan Kaplan] c; co-2uc; ph: Ralf Bode

1994

Man of the House/Pals Forever/Man 2 Man [James Orr] c; 2uc: James Head

1995

The Juror [Brian Gibson] p/c; 2uc: Peter R. Norman; replaced doph Gordon Willis

1996

Grosse Pointe Blank [George Armitage] c

1996

Batman & Robin [Joel Schumacher] c; 2uc; ph: Stephen Goldblatt

1997

[Neil Simon's] The Odd Couple II [Howard Deutch] s35/c

1997

Small Soldiers [Joe Dante] s35/c; 2uc: Robert LaBongo & Rexford Metz; title seq ph: Les Bernstien

1999

The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas [Brian Levant] c; 2uc: David M. Dunlap

1999

Joy Ride/Roadkill [John Dahl] s35/c; addph; ph: Jeff Jur

2000

The Gift [Sam Raimi] c; 2uc: Monty Rowan

2001

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back [Kevin Smith] s35/c

2001

Showtime [Tom Dey] s35/c; 2uc; ph: Thomas Kloss

2002

Bad Santa/Badder Santa [Terry Zwigoff] c; replaced doph Edward Lachman; 2uc: Jas. Shelton

2003

The Girl Next Door [Luke Greenfield] c; uncred addph: Jonathan Sela

2004

Art School Confidential [Terry Zwigoff] c

2005

Comeback Season [Bruce McCulloch] c; 2uc: Adam Swica

2008

Happy Tears [Mitchell Lichtenstein] c

 

 TELEVISION

1994

Picture Windows [: Language of the Heart] [ep #4 'Lightning' dir by Joe Dante] 6-part miniseries, 1995; other ph: Paul Sarossy, Miroslaw Baszak & Seamus Deasy

1997

The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy/The Osiris Chronicles [Joe Dante] tvm

1998

The Temptations [Allan Arkush] 2-part tvm

1999

Snoops [pilot dir by Allan Arkush + ep #12 'The Stolen Diskette/Slipped Disc' dir by Lloyd Ahern II] 13-part (3 unaired) series; cph (pilot): Lloyd Ahern II

2000

Prince Charming [Allan Arkush] tvm

2001

The Court [various] 6-part (3 unaired) series, 2002

2002

Crossing Jordan [3 ep dir by various] 117-part series, 2001-07; 2nd season, 2002-03; other ph: Michael E. Gershman, John Aronson & Donald M. Morgan

2003

Crossing Jordan [6 ep dir by various] 3rd season, 2004; other ph: John Aronson; see 2002

2004

Crossing Jordan [2 ep dir by various] 4th season, 2004-05; ; see 2002

2005

Inconceivable [pilot dir by Jonathan Kaplan] 9-part (2 unaired) series, 2005; other ph: David J. Miller

2005

Crossing Jordan [6 ep dir by various] 5th season, 2005-06; ; see 2002

2006

Crossing Jordan [17 ep dir by various] 6th season, 2007; ; see 2002

2007

Pushing Daisies [ep #2 'Dummy' dir by Barry Sonnenfeld & #3 'The Fun in Funeral' dir by Paul A. Edwards] 22-part series, 2007-09; 1st season, 2007; other ph: Michael Weaver & David Klein

 

 FILMS AS CAMERA ASSISTANT/OPERATOR

1972

Night Call Nurses [Jonathan Kaplan] c.asst; ph: R. Michael Stringer

1972

Cycle Psycho/Savage Abduction/The Abduction of Sarah Ridelander [John Lawrence] c.asst; ph: Bill Davies

1973

The Doll Squad/Seduce and Destroy [Ted V. Mikels] 2nd c.asst; ph: Anthony Salinas

1977

The Stunt Man [Richard Rush] c.asst; ph: Mario Tosi

1979

Airplane!/Flying High [Jim Abrahams, David & Jerry Zucker] c.asst; ph: Joseph Biroc

1979

Kenny Rogers as The Gambler [Dick Lowry; tvm] co-1st c.asst; ph: Joseph Biroc

1980

...All the Marbles/The California Dolls [Robert Aldrich] c.asst; ph: Joseph Biroc

1981

One from the Heart [Francis Coppola] c.asst; ph: Vittorio Storaro

1981

Heartbeeps [Allan Arkush] uncred co-Panaglide asst; ph: Charles Rosher Jr.

1981

Tron [Steven Lisberger] co-c.asst; ph: Bruce Logan

1981

Six Weeks [Tony Bill] co-c.asst; ph: Michael D. Margulies

1981

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial [Steven Spielberg] c.asst 'b' camera; ph: Allen Daviau

1982

Heart Like a Wheel [Jonathan Kaplan] c.op; ph: Tak Fujimoto

1982

Twilight Zone - The Movie [John Landis (seg #1), Steven Spielberg (seg #2), Joe Dante (seg #3) & George Miller (seg #4)] co-c.op seg #2-4; ph: Stevan Larner (seg #1), Allen Daviau (seg #2 & 4) & John Hora (seg #3) 

1983

Swing Shift [Jonathan Demme] c.op; ph: Tak Fujimoto

1983

Get Crazy/Flip Out [Allan Arkush] 2nd c.op; ph: Thomas Del Ruth

1983

Kenny Rogers as The Gambler: The Adventure Continues [Dick Lowry; tvm] co-c.op; ph: James Pergola

1983

Baby - Secret of the Lost Legend/Dinosaur... Secret of the Lost Legend [Bill W.L. Norton] c.op; ph: John Alcott

1984

Miracles [Jim Kouf] c.op; ph: John Alcott

1984

Seduced [Jerrold Freedman; tvm] c.op; ph: Tak Fujimoto

1984

That Was Then... This Is Now [Christopher Cain] co-c.asst; ph: Juan Ruiz Anchía

1985

Down and Out in Beverly Hills [Paul Mazursky] c.op; ph: Donald McAlpine

1985

The Best of Times [Roger Spottiswoode] co-c.op; ph: Charles F. Wheeler

1985

Ferris Bueller's Day Off/A Day On the Town/Daytrippers [John Hughes] c.op; ph: Tak Fujimoto

1985

Back to School [Alan Metter] 2u c.op; 2uc: Frederick Moore; ph: Thomas Ackerman

1986

Harry and the Hendersons/Bigfoot and the Hendersons [William Dear] co-c.op; ph: Allen Daviau

1986

The Running Man [Paul Michael Glaser (replaced Andrew Davis)] co-c.op; ph: Thomas Del Ruth

1987

Back to the Beach/Malibu Beach Girls [Lyndall Hobbs] co-c.op; ph: Bruce Surtees

1987

Tucker - The Man and His Dream [Francis Ford Coppola] c.op; ph: Vittorio Storaro

1987

Everybody's All-American/When I Fall in Love [Taylor Hackford] co-c.op football unit; ph: Stephen Goldblatt

1988

Tequila Sunrise [Robert Towne] c.op; ph: Conrad L. Hall

1988

The 'burbs' [Joe Dante] co-c.op addph; addph: John Hora; ph: Robert Stevens

1989

Dick Tracy [Warren Beatty] co-c.op (+ 2uc); ph: Vittorio Storaro