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The Dead Don't Die Cinematographer
The Night Of Cinematographer
Paterson Cinematographer
Blue Velvet Cinematographer


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 2021 French Water (Short)
 2020 Hunters (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- In the Belly of the Whale (2020) ... (director of photography)
 2019 The Family (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
- Chosen (2019)
- Submersion (2019)
  The Looming Tower (TV Mini Series) (2 episodes, 2018) (director of photography - 2 episodes, 2018)
- 9/11 (2018) ... (director of photography - as Fred Elmes)
- Tuesday (2018)
- The General (2018) ... (director of photography - as Fred Elmes)
 2017 Hair (Short)
 2017/I Wilson (director of photography)
 2016 The Night Of (TV Mini Series) (4 episodes)
- The Call of the Wild (2016) ... (as Fred Elmes)
- Ordinary Death (2016) ... (as Fred Elmes)
- Samson and Delilah (2016) ... (as Fred Elmes)
- The Season of the Witch (2016) ... (as Fred Elmes)
 2016 Paterson (director of photography)
 2014 Olive Kitteridge (TV Mini Series) (4 episodes)
- Security (2014)
- A Different Road (2014)
- Incoming Tide (2014)
- Pharmacy (2014)
 2013 Horns
 2012 Beach House: Wild (Music Video)
 2012 Lana Del Rey: Blue Velvet (Music Video)
 2012 A Late Quartet (director of photography)
 2010 A. Hitler
 2010 House Keeping (Short) (as Fred Elmes)
 2009/I Brothers (director of photography)
 2009 A Dog Year (director of photography)
 2009 Bride Wars (director of photography)
 2008 Synecdoche, New York (director of photography - as Fred Elmes)
 2006 The Namesake (director of photography)
 2005 Broken Flowers (director of photography)
 2004 Kinsey (director of photography)
 2003 Coffee and Cigarettes (director of photography - segment "Somewhere in California")
 2003 Hulk (director of photography)
 2002/I Trapped (director of photography)
 2002 Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (segment "Int. Trailer Night")
 2001 We Care About New York (Documentary short)
 2001 Storytelling
 2001 Chosen (Short)
 2000 Chain of Fools (director of photography)
 1999/I Ride with the Devil (director of photography)
 1998 The Wedding (TV Movie)
 1997 The Ice Storm
 1997 In the Gloaming (TV Movie)
 1995 Reckless (director of photography)
 1994 Trial by Jury
 1993 Coffee and Cigarettes III (Short)
 1993 The Saint of Fort Washington (director of photography)
 1991 Night on Earth (director of photography)
 1990 Cold Dog Soup
 1990 Calvin Klein: Obsession (TV Mini Series short) (4 episodes)
- Kissed (1990)
- Awake (1990)
- Explore (1990)
- Dangerous (1990)
 1990 Wild at Heart (director of photography)
 1990 Hollywood Mavericks (Documentary)
 1989 Michael Jackson: Leave Me Alone (Music Video)
 1988 The French as Seen by... (TV Mini Series) (2 episodes)
- Les Gaulois (1988)
 1988 Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Closed Set (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1988 Moonwalker (as Fred Elmes)
 1988 Permanent Record (director of photography)
 1987 Aria (segment "Liebestod")
 1987 Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8 (TV Movie documentary)
 1987 Heaven (Documentary)
 1986 Blue Velvet (director of photography)
 1986 River's Edge
 1985 Broken Rainbow (Documentary)
 1984 Go-Go's: Head Over Heels (Music Video)
 1983 Valley Girl (director of photography)
 1982 Go-Go's: Get Up and Go (Music Video)
 1977 Eraserhead
 1976 Number One (Short) (lighting cameraman)
 1974 The Amputee (Short)
 1970 Street Scenes (Documentary) (as Fred Elmes)
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