My professional career.

For over 40 years before I retired in 2015, I shot film and video projects in more than 40 states and 30 different countries. Here are samples of my work as a Director of Photography.

The West Wing Documentary Special
What it’s like to work in the White House? With Bill Clinton, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Henry Kissinger, and others.
Primetime Emmy Award, Outstanding Special Class Program.
See also my article Polishing the Talking Head: The West Wing Documentary Special.
Crime of the Big Leagues
For decades, sportswriter Lester Rodney of the Communist Daily Worker newspaper in New York City worked tirelessly to integrate Major League Baseball. Years before Jackie Robinson.
Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em
MC Hammer returns home to Oakland, and he doesn’t like what’s going on in the neighborhood.
Grammy winner, Best Music Video (long-form).
Bono, Smashmouth, Annie Leibovitz, Seal, Alanis Morrissette, Francis Ford Coppola, Wynton Marsalis, and designer Sir Jonathan Ive talk about Apple products
Inside an automated factory making computer chips.
Filming at the Cannes Film Festival, with Morgan Freeman, Jessica Alba, Brittany Murphy, Benicio del Toro, Robert Rodriguez, Michael Madsen, and others.
Arrow Catcher
A bit of slow-motion fun I filmed back in my student days, with karate black belt champion Jim Mather.
It’s all real. No special effects.
Panoramic Video
On the spread of high technology to remote areas of the world: Costa Rica, Alaska, and India.
The Knowledge Navigator
A prescient look at future technologies from Apple. The granddaddy of all vision videos for tech companies. Filmed in 1986.
Cisco Covers It
A comic look at what can go wrong for businesses on a daily basis. With the comical Bill Irwin.
Remaking American Medicine
John Hockenberry introduces and narrates this important documentary series on the current state and imminent future of health care in this country.
Bill and His Room
A Tall Tale, far from home. Shot late one night with Randy Field in a very small hotel room in Nagoya, Japan.
India Village
Documenting a long-term project to install Internet kiosks in each of India’s 90,000 villages.
Miracles of modern medical technology across the world. Filmed in China, Belgium, and the Netherlands, as well as in Chicago and Colorado.
Read You Like a Book
Feature film set in a Berkeley bookstore, starring Karen Black.
Some Things Never Change
Murder mystery set in Seattle in the near future.
From acute to chronic care. Filmed in China, the Netherlands, and Belgium, as well as Chicago, Colorado, and Arizona.
Closer to Truth
PBS series that explores fundamental questions of the cosmos, consciousness, and meaning. In this clip: Andrei Linde, Leonard Susskind, Saul Perlmutter, and John Searle. Also filmed (not shown here) George Smoot, Renata Kallosh, George Layoff, many others.
Steel Harbinger
Sci-fi video game.

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