Which Roles Did Christian Bale Turn Down?

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American Idol Camera and Electrical Department
(2015-2018)
So You Think You Can Dance Camera and Electrical Department
(2017-2018)
BattleBots Camera and Electrical Department
(2018)
Dancing with the Stars Camera and Electrical Department
(2015-2018)

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  Broome Street Boys (assistant camera: pickups) (post-production)
 2019 The Masked Singer (TV Series) (assistant camera - 1 episode)
- Semi Finals: Double Unmasking (2019) ... (assistant camera)
 2019 The World's Best (TV Series) (assistant camera - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2019) ... (assistant camera)
- Episode #1.2 (2019) ... (assistant camera)
- Episode #1.1 (2019) ... (assistant camera)
 2018 Dancing with the Stars: Juniors (TV Series) (assistant camera - 9 episodes)
- Finals (2018) ... (assistant camera)
- Semi-Finals (2018) ... (assistant camera)
- Time Machine (2018) ... (assistant camera)
- Giving Thanks (2018) ... (assistant camera)
- Juniors Choice (2018) ... (assistant camera)
  Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (assistant camera - 9 episodes, 2017 - 2018) (second assistant camera - 1 episode, 2015)
- Week 9: Finale (2018) ... (assistant camera)
- Week 8: Semi-Finals (2018) ... (assistant camera)
- Week 7: Country Night (2018) ... (assistant camera)
- Premiere Week: Part 2 (2018) ... (assistant camera)
- Premiere Week: Part 1 (2018) ... (assistant camera)
 2018 BattleBots (TV Series) (assistant camera - 20 episodes)
- Championship Night (2018) ... (assistant camera)
- The Tournament (2018) ... (assistant camera)
- It's Tournament Time (2018) ... (assistant camera)
- Last Chance Rumble (2018) ... (assistant camera)
- A Bull in a Bot Shop (2018) ... (assistant camera)
 2017-2018 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (assistant camera - 19 episodes)
- Finale (2018) ... (assistant camera)
- Top 4 Perform (2018) ... (assistant camera)
- Top 6 Perform (2018) ... (assistant camera)
- Top 8 Perform (2018) ... (assistant camera)
- Top 10 Finalists Perform Live (2018) ... (assistant camera)
 2018 TKO: Total Knock Out (TV Series) (assistant camera - 10 episodes)
- I Got A Dad Bod (2018) ... (assistant camera)
- Get Some, Goldilocks! (2018) ... (assistant camera: ENG)
- Unsung Heroes (2018) ... (assistant camera: ENG)
- Episode #1.10 ... (assistant camera)
- Episode #1.9 ... (assistant camera)
 2018 Little Big Shots (TV Series) (assistant camera - 4 episodes)
- Steveosaurus Rex (2018) ... (assistant camera)
- Give Us S'Mores (2018) ... (assistant camera)
- Little Ninja Warrior (2018) ... (assistant camera)
- Third Time's a Charm (2018) ... (assistant camera)
 2018 The Riveras (TV Series) (assistant camera - 3 episodes)
- Unbreakable (2018) ... (assistant camera)
- Stand Up Guy (2018) ... (assistant camera)
- Love Wins (2018) ... (assistant camera)
 2018 Hip Hop Squares (TV Series) (digital utility - 10 episodes)
- Ceaser vs Ryan Henry (2018) ... (digital utility)
- Erykah Badu vs Snoop Dogg (2018) ... (digital utility)
- Al Harrington vs Kenyon Martin (2018) ... (digital utility)
- Erica Mena vs Miss Nikki Baby (2018) ... (digital utility)
- Rocsi Diaz Vs. Nina Parker (2018) ... (digital utility)
  American Idol (TV Series) (assistant camera - 10 episodes, 2018) (camera production assistant - 3 episodes, 2015 - 2016) (ENG camera production assistant - 1 episode, 2016)
- Top 7 (2018) ... (assistant camera)
- Top 24 Solos (2018) ... (assistant camera)
- Showcase/Final Judgment (2018) ... (assistant camera)
- Hollywood Week 2 (2018) ... (assistant camera)
- Hollywood Week 1 (2018) ... (assistant camera)
 2017 Fight of the Living Dead (TV Series) (assistant camera - 8 episodes)
- Join Us (2017) ... (assistant camera)
- Helllooo Jimmie (2017) ... (assistant camera)
- Get In-Formation (2017) ... (assistant camera)
- Tooz Got The Blues (2017) ... (assistant camera)
- Help Wanted (2017) ... (assistant camera)
  America's Got Talent (TV Series) (camera production assistant - 30 episodes, 2013 - 2014) (camera technical assistant - 16 episodes, 2015 - 2016) (camera utility - 12 episodes, 2016) (camera technical assistant & timelapse photographer - 10 episodes, 2015) (assistant camera - 1 episode, 2017) (camera technical assistant & timelapse - 1 episode, 2015)
- Auditions Week 4 (2017) ... (assistant camera)
- Live Performances 3 (2016) ... (camera technical assistant)
- Live Results 2 (2016) ... (camera technical assistant)
- Live Performances 2 (2016) ... (camera technical assistant)
- Live Results 1 (2016) ... (camera technical assistant)
 2017 The F Word (TV Series) (assistant camera - 1 episode)
- Episode Three (2017) ... (assistant camera - field segments)
 2017 When Celebrity Goes Horribly Wrong (TV Movie documentary) (camera operator: green screen)
 2017 32nd Film Independent Spirit Awards (TV Special) (utility)
 2016 American Music Awards 2016 (TV Special) (assistant camera: kohl's branded content crew)
 2016 Greatest Hits (TV Series) (camera utility - 6 episodes)
- Greatest Hits Live Finale: 1980-2005 (2016) ... (camera utility: package team)
- Greatest Hits: 2000-2005 (2016) ... (camera utility: package team)
- Greatest Hits: 1990-1995 (2016) ... (camera utility: package team)
- Greatest Hits: 1985-1990 (2016) ... (camera utility: package team)
- Greatest Hits: 1995 - 2000 (2016) ... (camera utility: package team)
 2015-2016 Soccer Superstar (TV Series) (assistant camera - 4 episodes)
- Nine on the Line (2016) ... (assistant camera)
- Top 12 (2016) ... (assistant camera)
- Top 12 (2015) ... (assistant camera)
- The Beginning (2015) ... (assistant camera)
  Lip Sync Battle (TV Series) (camera production assistant - 20 episodes, 2015 - 2016) (camera production assistant & timelapse photographer - 2 episodes, 2016)
- Chris D'Elia vs. Brent Morin (2016) ... (camera production assistant: behind the scenes)
- Michael Shannon vs. Rachel Bloom (2016) ... (camera production assistant: behind the scenes)
- Shaquille O'Neal vs. Aisha Tyler (2016) ... (camera production assistant: behind the scenes)
- CeeLo Green vs. Russell Peters (2016) ... (camera production assistant: behind the scenes)
- Josh Peck vs. Christina Milian (2016) ... (camera production assistant: behind the scenes)
 2014 The Sing-Off (TV Series) (camera production assistant - 1 episode)
- A Special Holiday Event (2014) ... (camera production assistant)
 2014 BAFTA Britannia Awards Special 2014 (TV Special) (camera production assistant)
 2012 Bridezillas (TV Series) (camera production assistant - 2 episodes)
- Davina/Tabby (2012) ... (camera production assistant)
- Tabby/Christine (2012) ... (camera production assistant)
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