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Smoot, Reed


Education: Attended Brigham Young University. Religion: Mormon.


Agent—Judy Marks Agency, 119 ½ N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90004.


Cinematographer and camera operator.


American Society of Cinematographers.

Awards, Honors:

Giant Screen Theater Association Award, best cinematography, 2000, for Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man; Kodak Vision Award, 2001; Giant Screen Theater Association Award, best cinematography, 2001, for Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure.


Film Cinematographer:

Are You Listening? (documentary short), 1971.

The Great American Cowboy (documentary), American National Enterprises, 1973.

Cipher in the Snow (short), 1973.

The Lost Manuscript, 1974.

John Baker's Last Race (short),, 1976.

(Uncredited) The First Vision (short), 1976.

The Phone Call (short), 1977.

The Mailbox (short), 1977.

The Gift (short), 1977.

Where Jesus Walked (documentary short), 1978.

Uncle Ben (short), 1978.

The Great Brain, Osmond International, 1978.

Take Down (also known as Fighting Chance), Buena Vista, 1979.

The Emmett Smith Story (short), 1979.

Windwalker, Pacific International Enterprises, 1980.

Harry's War, Taft International Pictures, 1981.

Mountain Charlie, Ranger Rob's Home Video Theater, 1982.

Ballet Robotique (short), Pyramid Films, 1982.

The Avenging (also known as Two Against the Wind), Comworld Pictures, 1982.

The Last Leaf (short), Bonneville Media Communications, 1983.

Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets (documentary short), IMAX, 1984.

Rainbow War (short), Pyramid Media, 1985.

Door to Door, Castle Hill Productions, 1985.

Spirit Lodge (short), 1986.

The Wraith, New Century Vista Film Company, 1986.

Russkies, New Century Vista Film Company, 1987.

Alamo: The Price of Freedom (short), IMAX, 1988.

Gleaming the Cube (also known as A Brother's Justice and Skate or Die), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989.

Legacy, 1990.

Back to Neverland, 1990.

Don't Tell Her It's Me (also known as The Boyfriend School), Ariane Distribution, 1990.

To Be an Astronaut (documentary short), NASA Big Screen Exposition, 1992.

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, Buena Vista, 1993.

Mountain of the Lord, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1993.

(Second unit) Dennis the Menace (also known as Dennis), Warner Bros., 1993.

Yellowstone (documentary short), IMAX, 1994.

Zion Canyon: Treasure of the Gods (documentary short; also known as Zion Park: Treasure of the Gods),, 1996.

Special Effects: Anything Can Happen (documentary short; also known as Special Effects), IMAX, 1996.

Dinosaur (short), 1998.

Mysteries of Egypt (documentary short; also known as Egypt), IMAX, 1998.

Olympic Glory (documentary short), MegaSystems, 1999.

Galapogos: The Enchanted Voyage (documentary short), IMAX, 1999.

Cirque de Soleil: Journey of Man (short), Sony Pictures Classics Large Format, 2000.

(Second unit) The Testaments: Of One Fold and One Shepherd (also known as The Testaments), 2000.

Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure (documentary short), WGBH Giant-Screen Films, 2001.

All Access: Front Row. Backstage. Live! (documentary; also known as All Access and All Access: Front Row. Backstage. Live! Presented by Certs), IMAX, 2001.

China: The Panda Adventure, IMAX, 2001.

The Human Body (documentary short), nWave Pictures, 2001.

Ultimate X: The Movie (documentary short; also known as ESPN's "Ultimate X: The Movie" and Ultimate X), Buena Vista, 2002.

Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees, IMAX, 2002.

The Young Black Stallion (also kwon as Young Black Stallion), Buena Vista, 2003.

Mystic India (documentary short), Giant Screen Films, 2004.

Mystery of the Nile (documentary), MacGillivray Freeman Films, 2005.

Lincoln's Eyes (short), 2005.

The Work and the Glory II: American Zion, Vineyard Distribution, 2005.

Journey Across India (documentary short; also known as Taj Mahal: The Great Indian Experience), MacGillivray Freeman Films, 2007.

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs (documentary), Giant Screen Films, 2007.

Also worked as second unit cinematographer, The Three Warriors.

Film Work; Other:

Camera operator, Seven Alone (also known as House Without Windows), Doty-Dayton Releasing, 1974.

Second unit camera operator, Revenge of the Ninja (also known as Ninja II and The Way of the Ninja), Cannon, 1983.

Additional photographer, Smooth Talk, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 1985.

Consulting cinematographer, Polynesian Odyssey, 1991.

Director, The Great American West (documentary short), 1995.

Additional photography, Roving Mars, Buena Vista, 2005.

Camera operator, U2 3D, 2007.

Also worked as second unit additional photographer, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

Film Appearances:

Himself, The Making of "Yellowstone" (documentary short), 1998.

Himself, The Making of "Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets" (documentary), 1999.

Television Work; Miniseries:

Second unit camera operator and second unit cameraman, The Executioner's Song, NBC, 1982.

Cinematographer, The Long Hot Summer, NBC, 1985.

Television Cinematographer; Movies:

When Your Lover Leaves, NBC, 1983.

Lots of Luck, 1985.

Louis L'Amour's "Down the Long Hills" (also known as Down the Long Hills), ABC, 1986.

Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter, CBS, 1991.

Rubdown, USA Network, 1993.

Out of Annie's Past, USA Network, 1995.

The Women of Spring Break (also known as Welcome to Paradise), CBS, 1995.

Not In This Town, USA Network, 1997.

Divided by Hate (also known as Bitter Markings), USA Network, 1997.

No Laughing Matter, USA Network, 1998.

Television Work; Specials:

Additional camera crew, Mr. Krueger's Christmas, 1980.

Television Cinematographer; Pilots:

Baby Boom, NBC, 1988.

Mick and Frankie, ABC, 1989.



Reed Smoot Website,, July 25, 2007.

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