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 2004 Fallacy
 2001 The Triangle (TV Movie)
 2001 Love and Treason (TV Movie)
 2001 A Mother's Fight for Justice (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 2000 Ratz (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1999 Absence of the Good (TV Movie)
 1999 Woman Wanted
 1998 Money Play$ (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1997 Hope (TV Movie)
 1997 Heart Full of Rain (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1997 Last Stand at Saber River (TV Movie)
 1996 Andersonville (TV Mini-Series)
 1995 Nowhere Man (TV Series) (director of photography - 4 episodes)
- Paradise on Your Doorstep (1995) ... (director of photography)
- Something About Her (1995) ... (director of photography)
- The Incredible Derek (1995) ... (director of photography)
- Turnabout (1995) ... (director of photography)
 1994 On Deadly Ground (director of photography)
 1993 Last Light (TV Movie)
 1993 Scam (TV Movie)
 1992 Rapid Fire (director of photography)
 1991 Out for Justice (director of photography)
 1990 Marked for Death (director of photography)
 1988 Police Story: Burnout (TV Movie)
 1988 The Great Outdoors (director of photography)
 1987 Adventures in Babysitting (director of photography)
 1987 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- You Ruined My Life (1987) ... (director of photography)
 1986 Cobra (director of photography)
 1985 Volunteers
 1985 Summer Rental (director of photography)
 1985 Midas Valley (TV Movie)
 1985 Brewster's Millions (director of photography)
 1984 Red Dawn (director of photography)
 1984 Footloose (director of photography)
 1983 Dempsey (TV Movie)
 1983 Class (director of photography)
 1982 48 Hrs.
 1982 Tex (director of photography)
 1982 The Border
 1980 Freebie and the Bean (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- The Seduction of the Bean (1980) ... (director of photography)
 1980 Baby Comes Home (TV Movie)
 1980 Revenge of the Stepford Wives (TV Movie)
 1980 A Perfect Match (TV Movie)
 1980 The Long Riders (director of photography)
 1980 The Comeback Kid (TV Movie)
 1980 On the Nickel
 1980 Defiance (director of photography)
 1979 Nero Wolfe (TV Movie)
 1979 And Baby Makes Six (TV Movie)
 1979 Steeletown (TV Movie)
 1979 Charleston (TV Movie)
 1979 Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1978 A Guide for the Married Woman (TV Movie)
 1978 Leave Yesterday Behind (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1978 A Question of Guilt (TV Movie)
 1978 The Initiation of Sarah (TV Movie)
 1977 Red Alert (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1977 The November Plan (TV Movie)
 1977 Dead of Night (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1977 Wonder Woman (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- Wonder Woman in Hollywood (1977) ... (director of photography - as Ric Wait)
- The Bushwhackers (1977) ... (director of photography - as Ric Wait)
 1977 Tail Gunner Joe (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1976 Captains and the Kings (TV Mini-Series)
 1976 City of Angels (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Match Point (1976) ... (director of photography)
 1975-1976 Medical Story (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- The Quality of Mercy (1976) ... (director of photography)
- An Air Full of Death (1975) ... (director of photography)
 1974-1975 Emergency! (TV Series) (director of photography - 20 episodes)
- The Mouse (1975) ... (director of photography)
- It's How You Play the Game (1975) ... (director of photography)
- Prestidigitation (1975) ... (director of photography)
- Kidding (1975) ... (director of photography)
- Smoke Eater (1975) ... (director of photography)
 1974 The New Temperatures Rising Show (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- Healer Man (1974) ... (director of photography)
- Is There a Lady Doctor in the House? (1974) ... (director of photography)
 1974 Nakia (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1974) ... (director of photography)
 1973 Police Story (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- Man on a Rack (1973) ... (director of photography)
- Collision Course (1973) ... (director of photography)
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