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Captain America: The First Avenger Camera and Electrical Department
(2011)
Ghost in the Shell Camera and Electrical Department
(2017)
Bad Times at the El Royale Camera and Electrical Department
(2018)
Law Abiding Citizen Camera and Electrical Department
(2009)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (116 credits)
  American Dream (chief lighting technician) / (gaffer) (announced)
 2019 High Strung (Short) (still photographer) (post-production)
 2018-2019 Ballers (TV Series) (set lighting technician - 19 episodes)
- Episode #5.10 (2019) ... (set lighting technician)
- Episode #5.9 (2019) ... (set lighting technician)
- Episode #5.8 (2019) ... (set lighting technician)
- Episode #5.7 (2019) ... (set lighting technician)
- Episode #5.6 (2019) ... (set lighting technician)
 2019 The Affair (TV Series) (best boy electric - 4 episodes)
- Episode #5.10 (2019) ... (best boy electric)
- Episode #5.9 (2019) ... (best boy electric)
- Episode #5.8 (2019) ... (best boy electric)
- Episode #5.1 (2019) ... (best boy electric)
 2019 Lucy in the Sky (set lighting technician)
 2019 Dolemite Is My Name (set lighting technician)
 2018-2019 The Orville (TV Series) (set lighting technician - 14 episodes)
- The Road Not Taken (2019) ... (set lighting technician)
- Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow (2019) ... (set lighting technician)
- Sanctuary (2019) ... (set lighting technician)
- Lasting Impressions (2019) ... (set lighting technician)
- Blood of Patriots (2019) ... (set lighting technician)
 2010-2019 NCIS (TV Series) (set lighting technician - 157 episodes)
- Mona Lisa (2019) ... (set lighting technician)
- Bears and Cubs (2019) ... (set lighting technician)
- Crossing the Line (2019) ... (set lighting technician)
- Friendly Fire (2018) ... (set lighting technician)
- A Thousand Words (2018) ... (set lighting technician)
 2019 Dimensional Shift (TV Series) (still photographer - 2019)
 2019 Future Man (TV Series) (set lighting technician - 13 episodes)
- J1: Judgement Day (2019) ... (set lighting technician)
- Ultra-Max (2019) ... (set lighting technician)
- The Brain Job (2019) ... (set lighting technician)
- Dia de Los Robots (2019) ... (set lighting technician)
- Exes and OS's (2019) ... (set lighting technician)
 2018 Bad Times at the El Royale (set lighting technician)
 2018 Westworld (TV Series) (set lighting technician - 10 episodes)
- The Passenger (2018) ... (set lighting technician)
- Vanishing Point (2018) ... (set lighting technician)
- Kiksuya (2018) ... (set lighting technician)
- Les Écorchés (2018) ... (set lighting technician)
- Phase Space (2018) ... (set lighting technician)
 2017 Annabelle: Creation (set lighting technician)
 2017 Ghost in the Shell (set lighting technician)
 2016 Untitled Sarah Silverman Project (TV Movie) (lighting technician)
 2016 The Kicks (TV Series) (lamp operator - 1 episode)
- There's No I in Team (2016) ... (lamp operator)
 2016 Uncle Buck (TV Series) (set lighting technician - 8 episodes)
- Block Party (2016) ... (set lighting technician)
- The Interrogation (2016) ... (set lighting technician)
- Going to Jail Party (2016) ... (set lighting technician)
- I Got This (2016) ... (set lighting technician)
- Brothers (2016) ... (set lighting technician)
 2015 Bridge of Spies (lighting technician)
 2014-2015 Stalker (TV Series) (lighting technician - 20 episodes)
- Love Kills (2015) ... (lighting technician)
- Love Hurts (2015) ... (lighting technician)
- The Woods (2015) ... (lighting technician)
- Fun and Games (2015) ... (lighting technician)
- Salvation (2015) ... (lighting technician)
 2015/II Bad Blood (chief lighting technician) / (gaffer)
 2014 Naughty & Nice (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 2012-2014 Pretty Little Liars (TV Series) (set lighting technician - 53 episodes)
- EscApe from New York (2014) ... (set lighting technician)
- Close Encounters (2014) ... (set lighting technician)
- Love ShAck, Baby (2014) ... (set lighting technician)
- Who's in the Box? (2014) ... (set lighting technician)
- Grave New World (2013) ... (set lighting technician)
 2010-2014 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) (set lighting technician - 90 episodes)
- Fear (of the Unknown) (2014) ... (set lighting technician)
- Everything I Try to Do, Nothing Seems to Turn Out Right (2014) ... (set lighting technician)
- We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (2014) ... (set lighting technician)
- Change of Heart (2014) ... (set lighting technician)
- Go It Alone (2014) ... (set lighting technician)
 2014 Bad Teacher (TV Series) (lighting technician - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2014) ... (lighting technician)
  True Blood (TV Series) (set lighting technician - 30 episodes, 2010 - 2013) (lamp operator - 2 episodes, 2012)
- Radioactive (2013) ... (set lighting technician - uncredited)
- Life Matters (2013) ... (set lighting technician - uncredited)
- Dead Meat (2013) ... (set lighting technician - uncredited)
- In the Evening (2013) ... (set lighting technician - uncredited)
- Don't You Feel Me (2013) ... (set lighting technician - uncredited)
 2013 Real Husbands of Hollywood (TV Series) (lighting technician - 11 episodes)
- The Reunion Special (2013) ... (lighting technician)
- Retreat for Couples (2013) ... (lighting technician)
- Blackstabbers (2013) ... (lighting technician)
- Hollywood Scuffle (2013) ... (lighting technician)
- Trick'd (2013) ... (lighting technician)
 2011-2013 The Office (TV Series) (set lighting technician - 45 episodes)
- Livin' the Dream (2013) ... (set lighting technician)
- Paper Airplane (2013) ... (set lighting technician)
- Stairmageddon (2013) ... (set lighting technician)
- Promos (2013) ... (set lighting technician)
- The Farm (2013) ... (set lighting technician)
 2010-2013 Private Practice (TV Series) (set lighting technician - 70 episodes)
- In Which We Say Goodbye (2013) ... (set lighting technician)
- Full Release (2013) ... (set lighting technician)
- Good Fries Are Hard to Come By (2013) ... (set lighting technician)
- Georgia on My Mind (2012) ... (set lighting technician)
- I'm Fine (2012) ... (set lighting technician)
 2012 Incident on Highway 73 (Short) (gaffer)
 2012 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta! (Video) (gaffer: second unit)
 2011 Supah Ninjas (TV Series) (gaffer - 2 episodes)
- Snakeskin (2011) ... (gaffer: second unit)
- Checkmate (2011) ... (gaffer: second unit)
 2011 Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2 (camera operator) / (second unit director of photography)
 2011 Captain America: The First Avenger (set lighting technician)
 2011 Platinum Illusions (grip)
 2010 Fair Game? (Documentary) (key gaffer)
 2010 Magic (set lighting technician)
 2010 The Tear (gaffer)
 2010 Outsourced (TV Series) (lighting technician - 8 episodes)
- Temporary Monsanity (2010) ... (lighting technician)
- Home for the Diwalidays (2010) ... (lighting technician)
- Truly, Madly, Pradeeply (2010) ... (lighting technician)
- Bolloween (2010) ... (lighting technician)
- Touched by an Anglo (2010) ... (lighting technician)
 2010 Full Throttle Saloon (TV Series) (camera assistant - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 (2010) ... (camera assistant)
  Dating in the Dark (TV Series) (gaffer - 7 episodes, 2009 - 2010) (chief lighting director - 5 episodes, 2009)
- Episode #2.6 (2010) ... (gaffer)
- Episode #2.5 (2010) ... (gaffer)
- Episode #2.4 (2010) ... (gaffer)
- Episode #2.3 (2010) ... (gaffer)
- Episode #2.2 (2010) ... (gaffer)
 2010 Knight and Day (lighting technician) / (set lighting technician) / (set lighting technician: re-shoots)
 2010 Marmaduke (set lighting technician)
  National Geographic Explorer (TV Series documentary) (additional cinematographer - 1 episode, 2010) (grip - 1 episode, 2010)
- Journey to an Alien Moon (2010) ... (additional cinematographer) / (grip)
 2009-2010 Melrose Place (TV Series) (lighting technician - 18 episodes)
- Wilshire (2010) ... (lighting technician)
- Sepulveda (2010) ... (lighting technician)
- Santa Fe (2010) ... (lighting technician)
- Mulholland (2010) ... (lighting technician)
- Stoner Canyon (2010) ... (lighting technician)
 2009 Acholiland (Short) (rigging gaffer)
 2009 Blue Movies (Short) (camera operator)
 2009 Bring Your 'A' Game (Documentary short) (lead gaffer)
 2009 The Chronicles of Hollow Earth: The Next Race (Short) (electrician) / (set lighting technician)
 2009 Bad Girls Club (TV Series) (best boy - 1 episode)
- Off the Wall (2009) ... (best boy)
 2009 Hurt (lamp operator - as James Ryan Copeland)
 2009 Law Abiding Citizen (set lighting technician)
 2009 Daddy's Girls (TV Series) (electrician - 15 episodes)
- What's in Store (2009) ... (electrician)
- Hoop-LA (2009) ... (electrician)
- Turning the Tables (2009) ... (electrician)
- Model Behavior (2009) ... (electrician)
- Mousewarming Party (2009) ... (electrician)
 2009 In the Motherhood (TV Series) (set lighting technician - 7 episodes)
- In Sickness and in Health (2009) ... (set lighting technician)
- Where There's a Will There's a Wake (2009) ... (set lighting technician)
- Shepfather (2009) ... (set lighting technician)
- Practice What You Preach (2009) ... (set lighting technician)
- Bully (2009) ... (set lighting technician)
 2009 Frankenhood (rigging lighting technician)
 2009 The Devil's Tomb (electrician)
 2009 Powder Blue (set lighting technician)
 2009 500 Days of Summer (set lighting technician - uncredited)
 2008-2009 90210 (TV Series) (lighting technician - 13 episodes)
- Love Me or Leave Me (2009) ... (lighting technician)
- Hello, Goodbye, Amen (2009) ... (lighting technician)
- That Which We Destroy (2008) ... (lighting technician)
- Games People Play (2008) ... (lighting technician)
- Secrets and Lies (2008) ... (lighting technician)
 2008 Hackett (TV Movie) (set lighting technician)
 2007-2008 Without a Trace (TV Series) (lighting technician - 39 episodes)
- Better Angels (2008) ... (lighting technician - uncredited)
- Rewind (2008) ... (lighting technician - uncredited)
- Live to Regret (2008) ... (lighting technician - uncredited)
- Rise and Fall (2008) ... (lighting technician - uncredited)
- True/False (2008) ... (lighting technician - uncredited)
 2007-2008 Lincoln Heights (TV Series) (lighting technician - 33 episodes)
- Prom Night (2008) ... (lighting technician)
- The Ground Beneath Our Feet (2008) ... (lighting technician)
- The Price You Pay (2008) ... (lighting technician)
- Ode to Joy (2008) ... (lighting technician)
- Disarmed (2008) ... (lighting technician)
 2008 Parasomnia (dolly grip)
  The Challenge (TV Series) (additional gaffer - 1 episode, 2008) (gaffer - 1 episode, 2005)
- The Island: Welcome to the Island (2008) ... (additional gaffer - uncredited)
 2008 Greatest American Dog (TV Series) (lighting technician - 1 episode)
- Salvador Doggy (2008) ... (lighting technician - as James Ryan Copeland)
 2008 Fragments (set lighting technician)
 2008 Legacy (Video) (key grip)
 2008 Senior Skip Day (Video) (film loader)
 2008 Starlet (Short) (first assistant camera)
 2008 Miss Rap Supreme (TV Series) (rigging electrician - 2008)
 2008 Loaded (grip) / (lighting technician)
 2008 Adam & Evelyn (Short) (camera operator)
 2008 Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious (TV Series) (rigging electrician - 2008)
 2008/I Hindsight (dolly grip) / (grip)
 2008 Trailer Park of Terror (set lighting technician)
 2008 Stone & Ed (assistant camera)
 2007 Homo Erectus (camera operator)
 2007 Plot 7 (best boy electric)
 2007 The Unit (TV Series) (set lighting technician - 1 episode)
- Side Angle Side (2007) ... (set lighting technician)
 2007 The Sarah Silverman Program. (TV Series) (set lighting technician - 3 episodes)
- Doody (2007) ... (set lighting technician)
- Batteries (2007) ... (set lighting technician - uncredited)
- Muffin' Man (2007) ... (set lighting technician - uncredited)
 2007 Boy s tenyu II. Revansh (film lighting technician)
 2007 Final Approach (TV Movie) (additional lighting technician) / (grip)
 2007 Everybody Wants to Be Italian (best boy grip: second unit)
 2007 Ladrón que roba a ladrón (electrician) / (second assistant camera) / (set lighting technician)
 2007 The Academy (TV Series) (gaffer - 11 episodes)
- Graduation Day (2007) ... (gaffer)
- Colors Run (2007) ... (gaffer)
- Coming Together (2007) ... (gaffer)
- Back to Business (2007) ... (gaffer)
- Academy Fling (2007) ... (gaffer)
 2007 One of Our Own (electrician) / (set lighting technician)
 2007 The Wager (electrician)
 2007 Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz (TV Series) (lighting technician - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... (lighting technician)
- Episode #1.4 (2007) ... (lighting technician)
 2007 The Hammer (grip)
 2007 Top Design (TV Series) (lighting technician - 1 episode)
- Lofty Designs (2007) ... (lighting technician)
 2007 The Trouble with Romance (additional key grip)
 2007 He Was a Quiet Man (best boy grip)
 2006-2007 Watch Over Me (TV Series) (first assistant camera - 3 episodes)
- Gorgon's Head (2007) ... (first assistant camera)
- Highlights #1 (2006) ... (first assistant camera)
- Pulling Strings (2006) ... (first assistant camera)
 2007 The Exception (Short) (best boy grip)
 2007 Dead Write (grip)
 2007 Adventures of Johnny Tao (additional chief lighting technician)
 2007 Nanking (gaffer: Los Angeles, Stage Reading)
 2007 Weapons (grip)
 2006 Farce of the Penguins (camera operator)
 2006 Love Made Easy (electrician) / (set lighting technician)
  Engineering an Empire (TV Series documentary) (first assistant camera - 1 episode, 2006) (lighting technician - 1 episode, 2006)
- The Persians (2006) ... (first assistant camera) / (lighting technician)
 2006 Friendly Fire (Video) (second assistant camera)
 2006 Fashion House (TV Series) (first assistant camera - 1 episode)
- It Takes One to Know One (2006) ... (first assistant camera)
 2006 Sam Has 7 Friends (TV Series) (gaffer - 2006)
 2006 Snakes on a Plane (dolly grip)
 2006 The Butcher (electrician) / (set lighting technician)
 2006 The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency (TV Series documentary) (assistant camera - 4 episodes)
- First Job... (2006) ... (assistant camera)
- Get Down to Business... (2006) ... (assistant camera)
- Cut the Fat... (2006) ... (assistant camera)
- In the Beginning... (2006) ... (assistant camera)
 2006 Dark Mind (electrician) / (set lighting technician)
 2006 Flourish (first assistant camera)
 2005 The Scorned (TV Movie) (chief lighting technician)
 2005 Usama (Short) (chief lighting technician)
 2005 Wild 'N Out (TV Series) (camera operator)
 2005 Rock Star: INXS (TV Series) (first assistant camera)
 2005 Almost Romeo (Short) (assistant camera)
 2004 CSI: Miami (Video Game) (lighting technician)
 2004 Moog (Documentary) (additional cinematographer)
 2002 The Bachelor (TV Series) (assistant camera)
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