Lance Acord

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After studying film and photography at the San Francisco Art Institute, Lance moved to New York to assist photographer/filmmaker Bruce Weber. He began his career as a cinematographer shooting music videos and commercials with close friend and collaborator Spike Jonze. Lance quickly became one of the industry's most sought after cinematographers ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »


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Lost in Translation Cinematographer
Marie Antoinette Cinematographer
Where the Wild Things Are Cinematographer
Robot & Frank Producer


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 2019 E.T.: A Holiday Reunion (TV Special short)
 2018 HP: The Wolf - True Alpha (Video short)
 2014 God's Pocket (director of photography)
 2013 Apple Misunderstood (Short)
 2012 Wild in the Streets (Documentary)
 2009 Where the Wild Things Are (director of photography)
 2006 Marie Antoinette (director of photography)
 2005 The Work of Director Stéphane Sednaoui (Video documentary) (segment "Seven Seconds")
 2003 The Work of Director Michel Gondry (Video) (segments "Bachelorette", "Let Forever Be")
 2003 The Work of Director Spike Jonze (Video documentary) (segments "How They Get There", "Rockafella Skank")
 2003 Lost in Translation (director of photography)
 2002 Adaptation. (director of photography)
 2001 Dave Matthews Band: Everyday (Music Video)
 2001 Fatboy Slim: Weapon of Choice (Music Video short)
 2001 Southlander
 2001 Chop Suey (Documentary)
 2000 Eventual Wife (Short)
 1999 Being John Malkovich (director of photography)
 1999 Björk: Volumen (Video) (segment "It's Oh So Quiet")
 1998 Free Tibet (Documentary)
 1998 Lick the Star (Short) (director of photography)
 1998 Buffalo '66 (director of photography)
 1998 Amarillo by Morning (Documentary short)
 1997 How They Get There (Short)
 1996 RoadMovie (Video documentary)
 1995 Björk: It's Oh So Quiet (Music Video)
 1995 Gentle Giants (Short)
 1992 Billy Nayer (Short)
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(2014 - present/2020] Internet/Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) commercial, "They Lived," with Frederick Lawrence portraying the Tow Truck Driver, Stephen Monroe Taylor portraying the Salvage Yard Worker, Tim Lane portraying the Father, Aaron Norvell portraying the Police Officer, Charlie Burrows portraying the Little ... See more »


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