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Edwards, Eric Alan 1953–(Eric Edwards)

EDWARDS, Eric Alan 1953(Eric Edwards)


PERSONAL


Born August 10, 1953, in Portland, OR; son of Thomas William and Nancy Naomi (maiden name, Beltz) Edwards. Education: Rhode Island School of Design, B.F.A., 1975. Avocational Interests: Aviation, still photography, graphic design.


Addresses: Office 3404 Southwest Water Ave., Portland, OR 972014636.


Career: Cinematographer. Media Project, member of grants commission, beginning 1984; Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, judge of student films, 1987; Sundance Institute, teacher of cinematography; also worked as camera operator and still photographer.


Member: International Television Association, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Oregon Media Producers Association (founder, 1984).


Awards, Honors: Student Academy Award, best feature, 1984, for American Taboo; Independent Spirit Award nomination, best cinematographer (with John J. Campbell), Independent Film Project, 1991, for My Own Private Idaho.


CREDITS

Film Cinematographer:

(And lighting designer) Property, West Bank, 1979. Paydirt, 1981.

Last Night at the Alamo, Cinecom International, 1984.

American Taboo, Lustgarten, 1984.

(With others) Mala noche (also known as Bad Night ), 1985.

Five Ways to Kill Yourself (short film), 1986.

Resan (also known as The Journey ), Swedish Film Institute, 1988.

(With others) Drugstore Cowboy, Avenue R Films, 1989.

(With John J. Campbell) My Own Private Idaho, Fine Line, 1991.

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, New Line Cinema, 1993.

El jardin del Eden (also known as The Garden of Eden ), Verseau, 1994.

To Die For, Columbia, 1995.

Kids, Miramax, 1995.

(As Eric Edwards) Flirting with Disaster, Miramax, 1996.

(As Eric Edwards) Cop Land, Buena Vista/Miramax, 1997.

Clay Pigeons (also known as Moonlight Drive and Lebende Ziele ), Gramercy, 1998.

(As Eric Edwards) Another Day in Paradise, Trimark Pictures, 1998.

The Debtors, 1999.

The Smiling Suicide Club, 1999.

(As Eric Edwards) Sarah McLachlan: Mirrorball (documentary), Arista, 1999.

Catch the Sun, Focus Features, 2000.

On the Edge, Universal, 2001.

The Slaughter Rule, Cowboy Pictures, 2002.

(As Eric Edwards) Crossroads, Paramount, 2002.

How to Deal, New Line Cinema, 2003.


Also cinematographer for the short film Five Naked Boys and a Gun.

Film Appearances:

Charlie, Last Night at the Alamo, Cinecom International, 1984.

Television Cinematographer; Movies:

The Gift, Showtime, 1993.

Amy & Isabelle (also known as Oprah Winfrey Presents: Amy and Isabelle ), ABC, 2001.

RECORDINGS

Music Videos:

Cinematographer for "Good Friends" by Joni Mitchell, 1985; "The Boy in the Bubble" by Paul Simon, 1986; "Don't Give Up" by Peter Gabriel, 1987; "Leave Me Alone" by Michael Jackson, 1987; "Speed Demon" by Jackson, 1988; "Ritual De Lo Habitual" by Jane's Addiction, 1990; "Under the Bridge" by Red Hot Chili Peppers, 1991; "Fiftyseven Channels and Nothin' On" by Bruce Springsteen, 1992; "Bang, Bang, Bang" by Tracy Chapman, 1992; and "She's Already Made Up Her Mind" by Lyle Lovett, 1992.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

American Cinematographer, November, 1993, pp. 7477.

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