ERNEST DICKERSON ASC
Born: 1952, Newark, N.J., USA, as Ernest R. Dickerson.
Education: Howard University, Washington [Architecture]; Graduate Film Program at New York University's [NYU] Department of Film and Television [graduated in 1982].
Career: Met dir Spike Lee during his study in New York. Ph commercials. Ph music videos with a: Bruce Springsteen [1984, 'Born in the USA', d: John Sayles], Patti LaBelle [1985, 'Stir It Up', d: Doug Nichol], Miles Davis [1986, 'Tutu', d: Spike Lee], a.o. Ph anti-drug announcements dir by Martin Scorsese. Interviewee in the doc 'Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography' . Appeared in the doc's '[Clive Barker's] A-Z of Horror' [1997, Ursula Macfarlane; doc tv-series], 'Diggin' Up Bones' [2002, Michelle Palmer] & 'Urban Gothic' [2002, Michelle Palmer]. Active member of the ASC since 1990. Active as director since 1990.
Awards: As doph: NYFCC Award  for 'Do the Right Thing'; Daytime 'Emmy' Award  for 'Our America'.
As dir: L.A. Outfest Grand Jury Award  for 'Blind Faith'; Black Reel nom  for 'Strange Justice'; Black Reel nom  for 'Good Fences'.
1980 The Answer [Spike Lee] ?; student film/10m; prod NYU
1980 Sarah [Spike Lee] ?; student film/?m; prod NYU
1980 Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop - We Cut Heads [Spike Lee] c; 60m; prod NYU
1983 The Brother from Another Planet [John Sayles] c
1984 She's Gotta Have It [Spike Lee] s16/b&w-c; + small part
1984 Desiree [Felix de Rooy] c
1985 One Night with Blue Note [John Jopson] 16mm/c; mus doc/120m
1985 Krush Groove [Michael Schultz] c
1985 Day of the Dead [George A. Romero] c; 2uc Florida; ph: Michael Gornick
1985 Almacita di desolato [Felix de Rooy] c
1986 The Laser Man [Peter Wang] c; 2uc: Larry Banks
1987 Enemy Territory [Peter Manoogian] c
1987 Eddie Murphy RAW [Robert Townsend] c; perf/90m
1987 School Daze [Spike Lee] c
1988 Def by Temptation [James Bond III] c
1988 Do the Right Thing [Spike Lee] c
1988 Fright House/Vampires [Len Anthony] c; cph: Larry Revene
1990 Mo' Better Blues [Spike Lee] c
1990 Ava & Gabriel, un historia di amor [Felix de Rooy] c
1990 Jungle Fever [Spike Lee] c
1991 Cousin Bobby [Jonathan Demme] c; doc/69m; cph: Jacek Laskus, Tony Jannelli, Declan Quinn & Craig Haagensen
1991 Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll [John McNaughton] c; perf/96m
1991 Malcolm X [Spike Lee] c; Mecca ph: David Golia; 2uc: Arthur Jafa Fielder & George Pattison
1995 The Unrest [Bill Duke] ?
1984 Tales from the Darkside [2 seasons dir by various] 90-part series, 1983-88; other ph: Robert Draper, Lloyd Freidus &
1989 H.E.L.P. [pilot dir by Christopher Crowe] 6-part series, 1990; other ph: Constantine Makris
1990 Law & Order [several ep dir by various] series, 1990-present; other ph: John Beymer & Constantine Makris
1992 20th Anniversary Special [Ernest Dickerson, Paul Bogart, Twyla Tharp, a.o.] special/60m for PBS-tv series 'Great
2001 Our America [Ernest Dickerson] tvm
FILMS & TELEVISION AS DIRECTOR
1990 Spike & Co. Do It a-Capella [PBS-tv special] ph: ?
1991 Juice/Angel Town 2 [feature; + story] ph: Larry Banks
1992 20th Anniversary Special [co-d; + ph] see Television
1993 The Untouchables [42-part tv-series, 1993-94] ph: ?
1993 Surviving the Game [feature] ph: Bojan Bazelli
1994 Tales from the Crypt [Presents]: Demon Knight [feature] ph: Rick Bota
1996 Bulletproof [feature] ph: Steven Bernstein; 2uc: John Newby
1997 Blind Faith [feature] ph: Rodney Charters
1997 Ambushed [tvm] ph: Phil Oetiker
1998 Futuresport [tvm] ph: Jonathan Freeman
1999 Strange Justice [tvm] ph: Jonathan Freeman
1999 Parting the Waters [co-d: Kevin Hooks; tv-miniseries] prod cancelled
2000 Night Visions [ep #16 'My So Called Life and Death' & #18 'Still Life' of 26-part tv-series, 2001] ph: Andreas Poulsson
2000 Bones [feature] ph: Flavio Martínez Labiano
2001 Monday Night Mayhem [tvm] ph: Jonathan Freeman
2001 Our America [+ ph] see Television
2001 Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie [tvm] ph: Steven Bernstein
2002 Good Fences [tvm] ph: Jonathan Freeman
2003 Never Die Alone [feature] ph: Matthew Libatique; 2uc: Richard Rutkowski
2003 The Wire [ep #24 'Bad Dreams'; 2nd season of 37-part tv-series, 2002-04] ph: Uta Briesewitz
2003 Third Watch [ep #102 'Blessed and Bewildered'; 5th season of tv-series, 1999-present] ph: Glenn Kershaw
2004 The Wire [ep #29 'Amsterdam' & #37 'Mission Accomplished'; 3rd season] ph: Uta Briesewitz (#29), Dave Insley (#29) &
Eagle Egilsson (#37); see 2003
2004 Third Watch [ep #116 'The Greatest Detectives in the World'; 6th season] ph: Glenn Kershaw; see 2003
2004 Miracle's Boys [ep #2 of 6-part tv-miniseries] ph: Cliff Charles
2005 Daddy Cool [feature] project