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Michael Franks (III)


Originally from New York City, Michael is a Los Angeles based director of photography & has enjoyed an extensive career in television and features. Soon after completing NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Michael started his career at NBC in NY. He went on to work on numerous shows, & after completing 2 seasons of Saturday Night Live, he left NBC to ... See full bio »

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Known For

Sigmund and the Sea Monsters
(2016-2017)
Bella and the Bulldogs
Bella and the Bulldogs Cinematographer
(2015-2016)
The Green Room with Paul Provenza
(2010-2011)
Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live Camera and Electrical Department
(1986-1988)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Cinematographer (45 credits)
 2018 9JKL (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Stalker Status (2018) ... (director of photography)
 2015-2017 Mutt & Stuff (TV Series) (director of photography - 44 episodes)
- Choo Choo Trouble! (2017) ... (director of photography)
- Doggy Safari! (2017) ... (director of photography)
- Dog Submarine! (2017) ... (director of photography)
- The Dog Boat! (2017) ... (director of photography)
- Twin Day! (2017) ... (director of photography)
  Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (TV Series) (6 episodes, 2017) (director of photography - 1 episode, 2016)
- Robyn Has A Gift (2017)
- Dibs (2017)
 2015-2016 Bella and the Bulldogs (TV Series) (director of photography - 39 episodes)
- Biggest. Game. Ever. (2016) ... (director of photography)
- Oh, Baby, It's the Playoffs (2016) ... (director of photography)
- Tailgating (2016) ... (director of photography)
- Doggone Record Breaker (2016) ... (director of photography)
- Bella in the Spotlight (2016) ... (director of photography)
 2015 Girl Meets World (TV Series) (director of photography - 5 episodes)
- Girl Meets the Tell-Tale-Tot (2015) ... (director of photography)
- Girl Meets Mr. Squirrels (2015) ... (director of photography)
- Girl Meets Pluto (2015) ... (director of photography)
- Girl Meets the Secret of Life (2015) ... (director of photography)
- Girl Meets Gravity (2015) ... (director of photography)
 2013-2014 Lab Rats (TV Series) (director of photography - 5 episodes)
- No Going Back (2014) ... (director of photography)
- Trent Gets Schooled (2014) ... (director of photography)
- Prank You Very Much (2013) ... (director of photography)
- My Little Brother (2013) ... (director of photography)
- The Bionic 500 (2013) ... (director of photography)
 2014 Party Park (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2014) ... (director of photography)
 2013 House of Lies Live (TV Special)
  Jessie (TV Series) (1 episode, 2013) (director of photography - 1 episode, 2013)
- Ghost Bummers (2013) ... (uncredited)
- G.I. Jessie (2013) ... (director of photography)
 2012 The New Kind (TV Series)
 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)
 2011 Inventors (Short)
  The Green Room with Paul Provenza (TV Series) (7 episodes, 2010 - 2011) (director of photography - 5 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
 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)
  Faux Baby (TV Series) (4 episodes, 2008) (director of photography - 2 episodes, 2008)
- Super Dad (2008) ... (director of photography)
  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)
 2007 Cook Off! (opening title sequence)
 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)
 2003 Rome Is Burning (TV Series) (director of photography)
 2003 What Should You Do? (TV Series) (director of photography)
 1997 The X Games (TV Mini-Series)
 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)
  Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode, 1992) (director of photography - 1 episode, 1990)
- A Bowl of Beings (1992)
- Hamlet (1990) ... (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)
 1989-1990 Unplugged (TV Series documentary) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- The Smithereens and Graham Parker (1990) ... (director of photography)
- Squeeze, Syd Straw & Jules Shear (1989) ... (director of photography)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (21 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

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