Frederick Elmes

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Frederick Elmes, A.S.C. (born November 4, 1946) is an American cinematographer who has won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography twice, for Wild at Heart and Night on Earth. Born in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, Elmes studied photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology, then attended the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, graduating in 1972. He enrolled in the Graduate Film Program at New York University's Department of Film and Television and graduated in 1975. At the American Film Institute, Elmes met aspiring film director David Lynch, who hired him for Eraserhead. Since then the two have collaborated on such films as Blue Velvet, and Wild at Heart.

MOVIE CREDITS:
2005: Director of Photography - Broken Flowers
1991: Director of Photography - Night on Earth
1990: Director of Photography - Wild at Heart
1986: Director of Photography - Blue Velvet
2003: Director of Photography - Coffee and Cigarettes
1978: Director of Photography - Eraserhead
2003: Director of Photography - Hulk
2008: Director of Photography - Synecdoche, New York
2004: Director of Photography - Kinsey
2009: Director of Photography - Brothers
2002: Director of Photography - Trapped
1986: Camera Technician - Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold
1988: Director of Photography - Permanent Record
1990: Director of Photography - Cold Dog Soup
1997: Director of Photography - The Ice Storm
1999: Director of Photography - Ride with the Devil
2001: Director of Photography - Chosen
1995: Director of Photography - Reckless
1997: Director of Photography - In the Gloaming
1988: Director of Photography - The Cowboy and the Frenchman
2016: Director of Photography - Paterson
1983: Director of Photography - Valley Girl
2013: Director of Photography - Horns
1994: Director of Photography - Trial by Jury
2012: Director of Photography - A Late Quartet
1977: Camera Operator - Young Lady Chatterley
2006: Director of Photography - The Namesake
2017: Director of Photography - Wilson
1989: Director of Photography - Coffee and Cigarettes II
1974: Director of Photography - The Amputee
2001: Director of Photography - Storytelling
1998: Director of Photography - The Wedding
2019: Director of Photography - The Jesus Rolls
1986: Director of Photography - River's Edge
2009: Director of Photography - Bride Wars
2019: Director of Photography - The Dead Don't Die
2002: Director of Photography - Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet
2000: Director of Photography - Chain of Fools
1990: Director of Photography - Hollywood Mavericks
1988: Director of Photography - Les Gaulois
2017: Director of Photography - Hair
1987: Cinematography - Aria

TV CREDITS:
2014: Director of Photography - Olive Kitteridge
2016: Director of Photography - The Night Of