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Michael Franks (III)


Born in Manhattan, New York City. Attended NYU Tisch School of the Arts. After graduating from the NYU started working at NBC in New York, designed the lighting for shows such as Today with Bryant Gumble & Jane Pauley, Later with Bob Costas, David Letterman's Anniversary Special. Before starting his freelance career, he worked as lead Lighting ... See full bio »
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 2015 Bella and the Bulldogs (TV Series) (director of photography - 7 episodes) (filming)
- Prank Wars (2015) ... (director of photography)
- Pretty in Stink (2015) ... (director of photography)
- That's MY Tri-Five (2015) ... (director of photography)
- That's Some Gossip, Girl (2015) ... (director of photography)
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... (director of photography)
 2014 Party Park (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode) (post-production)
- Pilot (2014) ... (director of photography)
 2014 Dinner at Le Cruel (Short)
 2013-2014 Jessie (TV Series) (director of photography - 4 episodes)
- Lights, Camera, Distraction! (2014) ... (director of photography)
- Snack Attack (2014) ... (director of photography)
- Ghost Bummers (2013) ... (director of photography)
- G.I. Jessie (2013) ... (director of photography)
 2013 House of Lies Live (TV Movie)
 2013 Lab Rats (TV Series) (director of photography - 3 episodes)
- Prank You Very Much (2013) ... (director of photography)
- My Little Brother (2013) ... (director of photography)
- The Bionic 500 (2013) ... (director of photography)
 2012 The New Kind (TV Series)
 2011 Inventors (Short)
  The Green Room with Paul Provenza (TV Series) (5 episodes, 2010 - 2011) (director of photography - 4 episodes, 2010 - 2011)
- Episode #2.6 (2011)
- Episode #2.5 (2011)
- Episode #2.4 (2011)
- Episode #2.3 (2011)
- Episode #2.2 (2011) ... (director of photography)
 2011/I Wages of Sin
 2011 The Fresh Beat Band (TV Series) (director of photography - 7 episodes)
- Hoop Dreams (2011) ... (director of photography)
- Pink Swan (2011) ... (director of photography)
- Chimps in Charge (2011) ... (director of photography)
- Rock Star (2011) ... (director of photography)
- Fresh Bots (2011) ... (director of photography)
 2010 Magic Land (Short)
 2010 True Jackson, VP (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Heatwave (2010) ... (director of photography)
 2009 Cranky Puss (Short)
 2009 Arrow Heads (Short)
 2009 Ill-Advised (TV Movie)
 2008 Anytime with Bob Kushell (TV Series)
 2008 Faux Baby (TV Series) (4 episodes)
  Hannah Montana (TV Series) (3 episodes, 2006) (director of photography - 8 episodes, 2006 - 2008)
- The Test of My Love (2008) ... (director of photography)
- The Way We Almost Weren't (2008) ... (director of photography)
- Smells Like Teen Sellout (2007) ... (director of photography)
  The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (TV Series) (7 episodes, 2006 - 2007) (director of photography - 1 episode, 2006)
- Lost in Translation (2006) ... (director of photography)
- Ask Zack (2006)
- Boston Tea Party (2006)
 2007 Cory in the House (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Just Desserts (2007)
 2006 Cake (TV Series) (13 episodes)
- Second Hand Woes (2006)
- Snack Attack (2006)
- Flopportunity (2006)
- Trump-IT (2006)
- A Cake Walk (2006)
 2006 Dance Revolution (TV Series)
  That's So Raven (TV Series) (2 episodes, 2006) (director of photography - 1 episode, 2006)
- Sister Act (2006)
- Be Prepared (2006) ... (director of photography)
 2006 The Surreal Life (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Makin' the Video (2006)
 2006 Body of Work (Short)
 2006 Prescriptions (TV Series)
 2005 The X Games (TV Mini-Series)
 2003 Rome Is Burning (TV Series) (director of photography)
 2003 What Should You Do? (TV Series) (director of photography)
 1996 Family Matters (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (1996) ... (director of photography)
 1994 Small Doses (TV Series) (1994)
 1993 Showtime Special: Bad Gig Blues (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1992 Nesmith Live (Video) (director of photography)
 1992 The Ben Stiller Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1992)
 1990 The Ben Stiller Show (TV Series) (director of photography - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1990) ... (director of photography)
- Episode #1.4 (1990) ... (director of photography)
- Episode #1.3 (1990) ... (director of photography)
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... (director of photography)
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