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Fred Elmes

Adjunct Instructor

Frederick Elmes’ long career as a cinematographer began with his collaborations with David Lynch (Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart) and John Cassavettes (The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, Opening Night).

Elmes feature film work includes multiple films for directors Ang Lee (The Ice Storm, Ride With the Devil, Hulk) and Jim Jarmusch (Night on Earth, Coffee and Cigarettes, Broken Flowers, Paterson). Other collaborations include Charlie Kaufmann (Synecdoche, New York), Mira Nair (The Namesake), Bill Condon (Kinsey), and Jim Sheridan (Brothers).

In television, Elmes photographed the recent Emmy-award winning HBO series Olive Kitteridge, directed by Lisa Cholodenko and the ABC two part television movie The Wedding, directed by Charles Burnett.

His current work includes The Night Of, an award winning HBO miniseries written and directed by Steve Zaillian and Wilson, a feature directed by Craig Johnson.