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Ian S. Takahashi

Ian S. Takahashi was born on February 20, 1983 in Napa County, California, USA as Ian Swan Takahashi. He is known for his work on Skyline (2010), Swiss Army Man (2016) and Take Me Home Tonight (2011). He has been married to Corinna Vistan since 2008. See full bio »
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Known For

Skyline
Skyline Camera and Electrical Department
(2010)
Swiss Army Man
Swiss Army Man Camera and Electrical Department
(2016)
Take Me Home Tonight
Take Me Home Tonight Camera and Electrical Department
(2011)
The Boy Next Door
The Boy Next Door Camera and Electrical Department
(2015)

Filmography

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 2018 Delirium (camera operator) / (underwater director of photography) (completed)
 2018 Under the Silver Lake (underwater director of photography) (completed)
 2017 Burning Kentucky (underwater director of photography) (filming)
 2018 Gone (TV Series) (underwater director of photography - 2 episodes)
- Romans ... (underwater director of photography)
- Don't Go ... (underwater director of photography)
 2018 Insatiable (TV Series) (a camera operator - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2018) ... (a camera operator)
- Episode #1.2 (2018) ... (a camera operator)
 2017 Ray Donovan (TV Series) (underwater camera operator - 1 episode)
- Sold (2017) ... (underwater camera operator)
 2017/I The Layover (underwater director of photography)
 2017 Queen of the South (TV Series) (underwater director of photography - 1 episode)
- El Nacimiento de Bolivia (2017) ... (underwater director of photography - uncredited)
 2017 Stitchers (TV Series) (underwater director of photography - 1 episode)
- For Love or Money (2017) ... (underwater director of photography - uncredited)
 2017 The Catch (TV Series) (additional camera operator - 1 episode)
- The Mockingbird (2017) ... (additional camera operator)
 2017/I The Clapper (camera operator)
 2013-2017 Scandal (TV Series) (underwater director of photography - 15 episodes)
- Dead in the Water (2017) ... (underwater director of photography)
- No Sun on the Horizon (2014) ... (underwater director of photography)
- A Door Marked Exit (2013) ... (underwater director of photography)
- YOLO (2013) ... (underwater director of photography)
- Vermont Is for Lovers, Too (2013) ... (underwater director of photography)
  The Real O'Neals (TV Series) (b camera operator - 28 episodes, 2016 - 2017) (camera operator - 11 episodes, 2016)
- The Real Secrets (2017) ... (b camera operator)
- The Real Mr. Nice Guy (2017) ... (b camera operator)
- The Real Heartbreak (2017) ... (b camera operator)
- The Real Confirmation (2017) ... (b camera operator)
- The Real Brother's Keeper (2017) ... (b camera operator)
 2017 Hand of God (TV Series) (underwater director of photography - 1 episode)
- I See That Now (2017) ... (underwater director of photography)
 2017 Six (TV Series) (underwater director of photography - 1 episode)
- Tour of Duty (2017) ... (underwater director of photography)
  Lethal Weapon (TV Series) (additional operator - 1 episode, 2017) (underwater operator - 1 episode, 2017)
- Brotherly Love (2017) ... (additional operator - uncredited) / (underwater operator - uncredited)
 2016 Sister Cities (TV Movie) (camera operator: "a" camera)
 2016 All I See Is You (underwater director of photography)
 2016 Roadies (TV Series) (underwater director of photography - 1 episode)
- The Corporate Gig (2016) ... (underwater director of photography)
  The Last Ship (TV Series) (underwater director of photography - 2 episodes, 2016) (b camera operator - 1 episode, 2016) (camera operator - 1 episode, 2015)
- Minefield (2016) ... (underwater director of photography)
- Devil May Care (2016) ... (underwater director of photography)
- Shanzhai (2016) ... (b camera operator)
- A More Perfect Union (2015) ... (camera operator)
 2016 Casual (TV Series) (additional camera operator - 1 episode)
- Trivial Pursuit (2016) ... (additional camera operator)
 2016 The Neon Demon (camera operator: underwater)
 2016/I Nina (camera operator: "b" camera) / (director of photography: second unit)
 2016 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV Series) (underwater camera operator - 1 episode)
- The Gang Goes to Hell: Part Two (2016) ... (underwater camera operator: a camera)
 2016 Swiss Army Man (underwater camera operator)
 2016 Furst Born (TV Movie) (b cam operator)
 2015 Super Clyde (TV Movie) (b camera operator)
 2015 Major Crimes (TV Series) (underwater director of photography - 1 episode)
- Penalty Phase (2015) ... (underwater director of photography)
 2014-2015 You're the Worst (TV Series) (a camera operator - 14 episodes)
- All About That Paper (2015) ... (a camera operator)
- Born Dead (2015) ... (a camera operator)
- Crevasses (2015) ... (a camera operator)
- The Sweater People (2015) ... (a camera operator)
- Fists and Feet and Stuff (2014) ... (a camera operator)
 2015 Life in Pieces (TV Series) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2015) ... (camera operator)
 2015 Straight Outta Compton (additional camera operator)
 2015 True Detective (TV Series) (underwater director of photography - 1 episode)
- Omega Station (2015) ... (underwater director of photography - uncredited)
 2015 Me Him Her (a camera operator)
 2015 Chevy (TV Movie) (a camera operator)
 2015 The Boy Next Door (camera operator)
 2014 Selfie (TV Series) (a camera operator - 13 episodes)
- I Woke Up Like This (2014) ... (a camera operator)
- Stick in the Mud (2014) ... (a camera operator)
- Perestroika (2014) ... (a camera operator)
- Imperfect Harmony (2014) ... (a camera operator)
- Follow Through (2014) ... (a camera operator)
 2014 Haunting Ian (Short) (underwater director of photography)
 2014 Dig Two Graves (underwater operator)
 2014 Playing House (TV Series) (camera operator - 4 episodes)
- Let's Have a Baby (2014) ... (camera operator)
- Bugs in Your Eyes (2014) ... (camera operator)
- Totes Kewl (2014) ... (camera operator)
- Bird Bones (2014) ... (camera operator)
 2014 David Spade: My Fake Problems (TV Special) (camera operator - as Ian Takahashi)
 2014 Enlisted (TV Series) (camera operator - 2 episodes)
- Paint Cart 5000 vs. the Mondo Spider (2014) ... (camera operator)
- Homecoming (2014) ... (camera operator)
 2013 Masters of Sex (TV Series) (underwater operator - 1 episode)
- Fallout (2013) ... (underwater operator)
 2013 Scandal: The Secret Is Out (TV Movie) (underwater director of photography)
 2013 Pretty Little Liars (TV Series) (underwater operator - 3 episodes)
- Face Time (2013) ... (underwater operator)
- Cat's Cradle (2013) ... (underwater operator)
- Turn of the Shoe (2013) ... (underwater operator)
 2013 Beyond Memories (Short) (underwater camera operator)
 2013 1600 Penn (TV Series) (additional camera operator - 1 episode)
- Game Theory (2013) ... (additional camera operator - uncredited)
 2013 Go for Sisters (additional photography) / (cinematographer: second unit)
 2013 +1 (b camera operator) / (cinematographer: second unit)
 2013 Unknown Mortal Orchestra: So Good at Being in Trouble (Video short) (camera operator)
 2012 A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (aerial director of photography) / (b camera operator)
 2012 Little Red Wagon (camera operator)
 2012 The Time Being (b camera operator) / (cinematographer: second unit)
 2012 House Husbands (TV Movie) (first assistant camera)
 2012 The Super Dimensional Quantum Learning's Problems and Solutions Gametime Spectacular!! (TV Series) (camera operator - 3 episodes)
- Anti-Gravity (2012) ... (camera operator)
- Slo-Mo (2012) ... (camera operator)
- Heavy (2012) ... (camera operator)
 2012 Goats (first assistant camera: second unit - uncredited)
 2012 Melvin Smarty (first assistant camera: 'a' camera)
 2011 Five (TV Movie) (first assistant camera)
 2011 Twixt (first assistant camera - as Ian Takahashi)
 2011 Take Me Home Tonight (first assistant camera: underwater unit)
 2011 Einstein Pals (Video) (director of photography: second unit) / (first assistant camera)
 2010 Skyline (first assistant camera)
 2010 How to Make Love to a Woman (first assistant camera)
 2010 Once Fallen (additional first assistant camera)
 2010 Father vs. Son (additional first assistant camera)
 2010 The Dead Sleep (underwater cinematographer)
 2010 The Perfect Host (first assistant camera - as Ian S. Takanashi)
 2009 The Lost Tribe (first assistant camera: re-shoots)
 2009 Hurt (additional photography: first assistant camera)
 2009 16 to Life (first assistant camera: "a" camera)
 2009 Across the Hall (first assistant camera: "a" camera)
 2009 War Wolves (TV Movie) (b camera operator) / (second unit cinematographer)
 2008 This Life (first assistant camera)
 2008 The Guild (TV Series) (first assistant camera - 4 episodes)
- Heroic Encounter (2008) ... (first assistant camera)
- Quest Accepted! (2008) ... (first assistant camera)
- Block'd (2008) ... (first assistant camera)
- Link the Loot (2008) ... (first assistant camera - as Ian Takahashi)
 2008 Battle Planet (first assistant camera)
 2008/I Your Name Here (first assistant camera)
 2008 God's Ears (director of photography: second unit) / (first assistant camera)
 2007 Sex and Breakfast (first assistant camera - as Ian Takahashi)
 2007 Claire (TV Movie) (first assistant camera: pick-ups)
 2007 Rise: Blood Hunter (assistant camera: underwater unit) / (camera intern)
 2007 Love's Unending Legacy (TV Movie) (additional assistant camera)
 2007 27,000 Days (Short) (assistant camera)
 2006 The Morning Fog (Short) (first assistant camera) / (second assistant camera)
 2006 Reel Comedy (TV Series) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- Borat Moviefilms Special Preview (2006) ... (camera operator)
 2006 Sasquatch Mountain (first assistant camera)
 2006 The Red Balloon (Short) (first assistant camera)
 2006 Second Round (Short) (camera operator)
 2003 Arrested Development (TV Series) (underwater director of photography - 2 episodes)
- Episode #5.4 ... (underwater director of photography)
- Episode #5.3 ... (underwater director of photography)
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Alternate Names:

Ian Takahashi | Ian S. Takanashi

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Trivia:

His debut feature as the Director of Photography, was a hit at Sundance 2006, and got theatrical release world wide. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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