2008

 

   


JAMES L. CARTER   ASC

 

Born: ?, Van Nuys, Calif., USA.

Education: San Francisco Art Institute.

Career: Member of the ASC since 2003.

Awards: Daytime 'Emmy' Award [1990] for 'Torn Between Two Fathers'; ASC TV Award nom [1998] for 'Michael Hayes' [ep #14 'Imagine, Part I' dir by Michael Pressman]; ASC TV Award nom [2007] for 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' [ep 'Ending Happy'].

Website: James L. Carter


 

 FILMS

1978

Home Movies/The Maestro [Brian De Palma] c; 2uc: Timothy Suhrstedt; addph: Steven Fierberg

1979

Don't Answer the Phone!/The Hollywood Strangler [Robert Hammer] c; addph: Andy LaMarca & Tony DeFabees

1979

The Unseen [Peter Foleg (= Danny Steinmann) (replaced Anthony B. Unger)] c; co-addph; ph: Roberto Quezada

1981

Satan's Mistress/Dark Eyes/Demon Rage/Fury of the Succubus [James Polakof] c; addph: Thomas F. Denove

1981

The Sword and the Sorcerer [Albert Pyun] c; co-2uc; ph: Joseph Mangine

1981

Sweet 16 [Jim Sotos] c; 2uc: Gary Graver

1981

Forbidden World/Mutant [Allan Holzman] c; 2uc; ph: Timothy Suhrstedt

1983

Young Giants [Terrell Tannen] p/c; 2uc; ph: Raoul Lomas

1984

Thunder Alley [J.S. Cardone] c; 2uc (+ co-c.op Concert & Music seq); ph: Karen Grossman

1984

Paradise Motel [Cary Medoway] c

1984

Moving Violations [Neal Israel] c; 2uc; ph: Robert Elswit

1986

Nobody's Fool [Evelyn Purcell] c; 2uc; ph: Mikhail Suslov

1986

Terminal Entry [John Kincade] c

1987

Deadly Weapon [Michael Miner] c

1987

In Dangerous Company [Ruben Preuss] c

1987

Lucky Stiff/That Shamrock Touch [Anthony Perkins] c; co-addph 2u; ph: Jacques Haitkin; filmed 1987-88

1988

Back to Back [John Kincade] c

1988

Spaced Invaders/Martians!!! [Patrick Read Johnson] c; 2uc: Scott Ressler

1989

Playroom/Schizo [Manny Coto] c

1989

Leatherface - Texas Chainsaw Massacre III [Jeff Burr] c

1990

The Taking of Beverly Hills/Boomer : The Taking of Beverly Hills [Sidney J. Furie] p/c; addph; ph: Frank E. Johnson

1990

One False Move [Carl Franklin] c; 2uc: Janusz Kaminski

1990

Freddy's Dead - The Final Nightmare/A Nightmare On Elm Street 6: Freddy's Dead [Rachel Talalay] partly 3D/c; addph; ph: Declan Quinn

1991

Prey of the Chameleon [Fleming B. Fuller] c; title seq ph; ph: Randolph Sellars

1991

Live Wire [Christian Duguay] c; co-2uc; ph: Jeffrey Jur

1992

The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag [Allan Moyle] c; 2uc; ph: Charles Minsky

1992

CB4 [Tamra Davis] b&w-c; addph; ph: Karl-Walter Lindenlaub

1993

The Road Killers/Roadflower [Deran Sarafian] p/c

1993

In the Heat of Passion II: Unfaithful/Behind Closed Doors/Unfaithful [Catherine Cyran] c; as J.R. Kane; addph: Kurt Brabbee; 2uc: Michael Gallagher, Carlos Montaner & Todd Pike

1993

Last Ride/F.T.W. [Michael Karbelnikoff] c

1994

Destiny Turns on the Radio [Jack Baran] c

1995

Gunfighter's Moon [Larry Ferguson] c; 2uc: John Herzog

1996

Selena [Gregory Nava] s35+s8-to-35mm scope/c; co-2uc; ph: Edward Lachman

1997

Phoenix [Danny Cannon] p/c

1998

My Dog Skip [Jay Russell] c; addph: Mike Walsh & Cary Cook

2000

Sweet November [Pat O'Connor] c; splinter unit ph; ph: Edward Lachman; remake of film (1967, Robert Ellis Miller; ph: Daniel L. Fapp)

2001

ZigZag [David S. Goyer] c

2001

Tuck Everlasting [Jay Russell] p/c; 2uc: Marty Layton

2002

The Shape of Things [Neil LaBute] p/c

2003

Ladder 49 [Jay Russell] c; 2uc: Ronald Hersey

2003

Sleepover [Joe Nussbaum] c

2004

Believe in Me [Robert Collector] s35/c; 2uc (+ c.op 'a' cam): George Stephenson; addph: Frank Byers; landscape ph: Ward Russell

2005

Walker Payne [Matt Williams] c

2009

The Greening of Whitney Brown/Destination Home [Peter Odiorne] s35/c; 2uc: Jay Feather; aph: Randy Greer

 

 TELEVISION

1988

Torn Between Two Fathers [Richard Masur] tvm/60m; an ABC-tv 'Afterschool Special'

1989

The Littlest Victims [Peter Levin] tvm/HD

1990

The Perfect Date [Kristoffer Tabori] tvm/60m; an ABC-tv 'Afterschool Special'

1992

Darkman [Brian Grant] pilot; for FOX-tv

1992

A Message from Holly [Rod Holcomb] tvm

1993

A Body to Die For: The Aaron Henry Story [David Burton Morris] tvm/35m; ep series 'Lifestories: Families in Crisis'

1993

Web of Deception/Mind Over Murder [Richard A. Colla] tvm

1994

Justice in a Small Town/Ordinary Heroes/Day of Reckoning/Hard Evidence [Jan Egleson] tvm

1994

Convict Cowboy [Rod Holcomb] tvm

1995

Ruby Jean and Joe [Geoffrey Sax] tvm

1996

Orleans [various] 8-part series, 1997; other ph: Phil Parmet

1996

Dying to Be Perfect: The Ellen Hart Pena Story [Jan Egleson] tvm

1996

Payback [Ken Cameron] tvm

1996

Grand Avenue [Daniel Sackheim] tvm

1996

Love's Deadly Triangle: The Texas Cadet Murder/Swearing Allegiance [Richard A. Colla] tvm

1997

Michael Hayes [: US Attorney] [various] 22-part series, 1997-98; other ph (pilot): Paul Cameron

1999

Family Law [22 ep dir by various] 68-part series, 1999-02; 1st season, 1999-2000; other ph (pilot): Ericson Core

2000

Undeclared [pilot/ep #1 'Prototype' dir by Jake Kasdan + 3 ep dir by various] 17-part (1 unaired) series, 2001-02; other ph: Russ Alsobrook

2001

Red Skies [Robert Lieberman & (add scenes) Larry Carroll] tvm

2002

Foto-Novelas II: Junkyard Saints [Carlos Ávila] tvm

2002

Lucky [ep #6 'Something for Everyone' dir by Peter Lauer, #8 'The Method' dir by Charles Minsky & #10 'Leaving Las Vegas' dir by Stephen Gyllenhaal] 13-part series, 2003; other ph: Paul Maibaum (4 ep) & Charles Minsky (pilot + 5 ep)

2005

Hitched/The Wedding Chapel [Thomas Carter] pilot; for FOX-tv

2005

Huff [ep #21 'A Cornfield Grows in L.A.' dir by James Hayman, #22 'Radio Silence' dir by Tom Moore, #23 'Bethless' dir by Gloria Muzio & #24 'Tapping the Squid' dir by Sarah Pia Anderson] 26-part series, 2004-06; 2nd season, 2006

2005

Commander in Chief [ep #17 'Happy Birthday, Madam President' dir by Jeff Bleckner] 18-part series, 2005-06; other ph: Christopher Faloona (pilot + ep) & David Miller

2006

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation/CSI: Las Vegas [ep #156 'Law of Gravity' dir by Richard J. Lewis, #158 'Fallen Idols' dir by Christopher Leitch, #160 'Big Shots' dir by Jeff Woolnough, #162 'Ending Happy' dir by Kenneth Fink & #164 'The Good, the Bad and the Dominatrix' dir by Alec Smight] 336-part series, 2000-15; 7th season, 2006-07

2007

Masters of Science Fiction [ep #4 'The Discarded' dir by Jonathan Frakes & #6 'Little Brother' dir by Darnell Martin] 6-part (2 unaired) series, 2007; other ph: Jacek Laskus & David Pelletier

2007

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation/CSI: Las Vegas [ep #167 'A La Cart' dir by Richard J. Lewis, #169 'The Case of the Cross-Dressing Carp' dir by Alec Smight (AS), #171 'Who and What' dir by Kenneth Fink (KF), #174 'Cockroaches' dir by William Friedkin, #175 'Lying Down with Dogs' dir by Michael Slovis, #178 'A Thousand Days on Earth' dir by KF, #179 'Drop's Out' dir by Jeffrey Hunt & #181 'Two and a Half Deaths' dir by AS] 8th season, 2007-08; see 2006

2008

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation/CSI: Las Vegas [ep #183 'For Warrick' dir by Richard J. Lewis & #185 'Art Imitates Life' dir by Kenneth Fink] 9th season, 2008-09; see 2006

2010

Hawaii Five-0 [ep #9 'Po'ipu (The Siege)' dir by Brad Turner (BT), #11 'Palekaiko (Paradise)' dir by Frederick E.O. Toye, #13 'Ke Kinohi (The Beginning)' dir by BT, #16 'E Malama (To Protect)' dir by BT, #17 'Powa Maka Moana (Pirate)' dir by BT, #19 'Ne Me'e Laua Na Paio (Heroes and Villains)' dir by Matt Earl Beesley, #21 'Ho'opa'i (Revenge)' dir by Duane Clark & #23 'Ua Hiki Mai Kapalena Pau (Until the End is Near)' dir by Steve Boyum] series, 2010-present; 1st season/HD (Sony F35), 2010-11 (24 ep); other ph: Gabriel Beristáin (pilot), Don Thorin Jr. (4 ep) & Ron García (11 ep)

2011

Hawaii Five-0 [ep #25 'Ha'i'ole (Unbreakable)' dir by Steve Boyum (SB), #27 'Kame'e (The Hero)' dir by Jeffrey Hunt, #29 'Ma'ema'e (Clean)' dir by SB, #31 'Ka Iwi Kapu (Sacred Bones)' dir by Joe Dante, #33 'Ike Maka (Identity)' dir by Bryan Spicer, #35 'Pahele (Trap)' dir by Paul Edwards, #37 'Ka Ho'oponopono (The Fix)' dir by SB, #39 'Mai Ka Wa Kahiko (Out of the Past)' dir by Larry Teng (LT), #41 'Kupale (Defender)' dir by SB, #43 'Kalele (Faith)' dir by Frederick E.O. Toye & #46 'Ua Hopu (Caught)' dir by LT] 2nd season/HD (ARRI ALEXA), 2011-12 (23 ep); other ph (12 ep): Alan Caso; see 2010

2012

Hawaii Five-0 [ep #49 'Kanalua (Doubt)' dir by Fred Toye, #51 'Popilikia (Misfortune)' dir by Christine Moore, #54 'Ohuna (The Secret)' dir by Larry Teng (LT), #55 'Wahine 'inoloa (Evil Woman)' dir by Steve Boyum (SB), #58 'Kahu (Guardian)' dir by Bryan Spicer (BS), #60 'Olelo Ho'Opa'I Make (Death Sentence)' dir by BS, #61 'Hana i wa 'ia (Scandal)' dir by LT, #63 'Kekoa (The Warrior)' dir by LT, #65 'Na Ki'i (Dolls)' dir by Duane Clark, #67 'Olelo Pa'a (The Promise)' dir by Joe Dante, #69 'Ho'opio (To Take Captive)' dir by SB & #71 'Aloha. Malama Pono (Farewell and Take Care)' dir by BS] 3rd season/HD (ARRI ALEXA), 2012-13 (24 ep); other ph (12 ep): Alan Caso; see 2010

2012

When Calls the Heart [Michael Landon Jr.] tvm; cph: Christo Bakalov

2013

Castle [ep #112 'Like Father, Like Daughter' dir by Paul Holahan (PH), #113 'A Murder Is Forever' dir by Bill Roe (BR), #114 'Disciple' dir by Rob Bowman, #115 'The Good, the Bad & the Baby' dir by John Terlesky, #116 'Under Fire' dir by PH, #117 'Deep Cover' dir by Thomas J. Wright, #118 'Limelight' dir by BR, #120 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' dir by Kevin Hooks & #121 'Room 147' dir by BR] 173-part series, 2009-16; 6th season/HD (ARRI ALEXA Studio), 2013-14 (23 ep); other ph: Bill Roe (14 ep) & Stephen Collins (cph #123 'The Way of the Ninja')

2014

One Christmas Eve [Jay Russell] tvm/HD; ep #355 'Hallmark Hall of Fame'-series; the first 'Hallmark Hall of Fame' presentation not to air on broadcast television, but on Hallmark Channel; filmed in April

2014

Away and Back/Big Sky [Jeff Bleckner] tvm/HD; ep #356 'Hallmark Hall of Fame'-series (2015)

2015

Graceland [8 ep dir by various] 38-part series, 2013-15/HD (ARRI ALEXA); 3rd season, 2015 (13 ep)

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

1975

Obsession [Brian De Palma] cam intern; ph: Vilmos Zsigmond

1976

Carrie [Brian De Palma] prod asst; ph: Mario Tosi

1979

Teen Lust/Mom Never Told Me/Police Girls Academy/The Girls Next Door [James Hong] gaffer; ph: Larry Snodgrass

1981

Mausoleum [Michael Dugan] co-c.op; ph: Robert Barich

1983

Stephen King's Children of the Corn [Fritz Kiersch] 2nd c.op; ph: Raoul Lomas

1985

The Hitcher [Robert Harmon] co-c.op 2u; 2uc: Charles Minsky; ph: John Seale

1986

Sno-Line/Death Line/Texas Godfather [Douglas F. O'Neons] c.op; ph: Gary Thieltges

1986

Stevie Nicks - Rock a Little/Stevie Nicks - Live at Red Rocks [Marty Callner; concert film] co-c.op; ph: Thomas Ackerman

1986

Who Framed Roger Rabbit [Robert Zemeckis] c.op 2u USA; ph: Dean Cundey

1988

Hider in the House [Matthew Patrick; tvm] co-c.op; ph: Jeff Jur

1990

Ambition [Scott D. Goldstein] c.op; ph: Jeff Jur

1994

My Family/Mi familia/Cafe con leche/East L.A. [Gregory Nava] co-add c.op; ph: Edward Lachman

2003

Carmen Electra's Aerobic Striptease [Edward Lachman; workout video] c.op 'a' cam; ph: E. Lachman