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Eric Graduated Goddard College with a BA, then, went on to UCLA Graduate School to study Filmmaking. He was the Director of Photography on 15 theatrical features, including Albert Brook's "Lost in America", a short film called 'Exploratorium' (Oscar nominee for Best Short Film) and "Symbiosis", a 16 minute, 70 Millimeter film shot for the Land ... See full bio »

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Known For

Death Race 2000 Camera and Electrical Department
The Hills Have Eyes Cinematographer
Submersion of Japan Cinematographer
A Force of One Camera and Electrical Department


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 1985 Lost in America (director of photography)
 1983 The Golden Seal (director of photography)
 1982 Boxoffice
 1981 Modern Romance (director of photography)
 1979 Real Life
 1978 Starhops
 1977 You Light Up My Life (director of photography)
 1977 The Hills Have Eyes (director of photography)
 1977 Juan Pérez Jolote (Documentary)
 1976 Eat My Dust (director of photography)
 1975 Summer School Teachers (director of photography)
 1973 Submersion of Japan (US version)
 1972 FTA (Documentary) (camera)
 1972 Fillmore (Documentary)
 1971 Jimi Plays Berkeley (Documentary)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (10 credits)
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Eric is the son of Architect and Designer, Eero Saarinen (1910-1961), who is now considered one of the masters of American 20th-century Architecture and one of the leaders of the International Style. See more »

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