|Other names||Fred Elmes|
|Education|| Rochester Institute of Technology |
|Known for|| Blue Velvet |
Wild at Heart
Night on Earth
The Ice Storm
Coffee and Cigarettes
Synecdoche, New York
|Awards|| Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography |
1991 Wild at Heart
1992 Night on Earth
Frederick Elmes, ASC (born November 4, 1946) is an American cinematographer, known for his association with the independent film movement. He is a long-time collaborator of directors David Lynch, Ang Lee, Charlie Kaufman, Jim Jarmusch, and Todd Solondz. He has won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography twice, for Wild at Heart and Night on Earth, and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series for The Night Of .
Born in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, Elmes studied photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology, then attended the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, graduating in 1972. He enrolled in the Graduate Film Program at New York University's Department of Film and Television and graduated in 1975.
At the American Film Institute, Elmes met aspiring film director David Lynch, who hired him for Eraserhead . Since then the two have collaborated on Blue Velvet and Wild at Heart .Elmes is also a frequent collaborator with directors Ang Lee and Jim Jarmusch. He has been a member of the American Society of Cinematographers since 1993.
|Denotes titles that have not yet been released|
|1977||Breakfast in Bed||William Haugse|
|Eraserhead||David Lynch||Co-cinematographer with Herbert Cardwell|
|1983||Valley Girl||Martha Coolidge|
|1985||King Solomon's Mines||J. Lee Thompson||Co-cinematographer with Álex Phillips Jr.|
|1986||Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold||Gary Nelson|
|Blue Velvet||David Lynch|| Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography |
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography
Sitges Festival Caixa de Catalunya for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cinematographer
|River's Edge||Tim Hunter|
|1988||Permanent Record||Marisa Silver|
|1990||Cold Dog Soup||Alan Metter|
|Wild at Heart||David Lynch||Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography|
|1991||Night on Earth||Jim Jarmusch|
|1993||The Saint of Fort Washington||Tim Hunter|
|1994||Trial by Jury||Heywood Gould|
|1996||The Empty Mirror||Barry J. Hershey|| Fantasporto Directors' Week Award for Best Cinematography |
WorldFest-Houston Gold Special Jury Award for Best Cinematography
|1997||The Ice Storm||Ang Lee||Nominated- Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography |
Nominated- Chlotrudis Award for Best Cinematography
|1998||The Object of My Affection||Nicholas Hytner|
|1999||Ride with the Devil||Ang Lee|
|2000||Chain of Fools||Traktor|
|Coffee and Cigarettes||Jim Jarmusch|
|2005||Broken Flowers||Jim Jarmusch|
|2006||The Namesake||Mira Nair|
|2008||Synecdoche, New York||Charlie Kaufman|
|Bride Wars||Gary Winick|
|2010||House Keeping||Johan Renck|
|2012||A Late Quartet||Yaron Zilberman|
|2019||The Dead Don't Die||Jim Jarmusch|
|The Jesus Rolls||John Turturro|
|1972||Invasion of the Blood Farmers||Ed Adlum||Roberta Findlay||Assistant camera|
|1974||A Woman Under the Influence||John Cassavetes||Al Ruban|
|1976||The Killing of a Chinese Bookie|
|1977||Young Lady Chatterley||Alan Roberts||Bob Brownell|
|Opening Night||John Cassavetes||Al Ruban||Camera operator|
|1979||A Force of One||Paul Aaron||Roger Shearman|
|Real Life||Albert Brooks||Eric Saarinen||Additional photography|
|1984||Dune||David Lynch||Freddie Francis|
|Red Dawn||John Milius||Ric Waite||2nd unit photography|
|1985||Real Genius||Martha Coolidge||Vilmos Zsigmond|
|1998||The Object of My Affection||Nicholas Hytner||Oliver Stapleton||Additional photography|
|1974||The Amputee||David Lynch|
|1976||Number One||Dyan Cannon|
|1978||The Flight of the Gossamer Condor||Ben Shedd|
|1987||Liebestod||Franc Roddam||Segment of Aria|
|Segments of Moonwalker|
|2001||Chosen||Ang Lee||Segment of The Hire|
|2002||Int. Trailer Night||Jim Jarmusch||Segment of Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet|
|1970||Street Scenes||Martin Scorsese|
|1983||Citizen: The Political Life of Allard K. Lowenstein||Julie M. Thompson|
|1985||Broken Rainbow||Maria Florio|
|1990||Hollywood Mavericks||Florence Dauman|
Dale Ann Stieber
|1987||Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8||Jeremy Kagan||Television film|
|1988||Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Closed Set||Mollie Miller|
|The French as Seen by...|| Werner Herzog |
|Miniseries; 2 episodes|
|1997||In the Gloaming||Christopher Reeve|| Television film |
Nominated- Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series
|1998||The Wedding||Charles Burnett||Miniseries; 2 episodes|
|2014||Olive Kitteridge||Lisa Cholodenko||Miniseries; 4 episodes|
|2016||The Night Of||Steven Zaillian||Miniseries; 4 episodes|
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series ("Ordinary Death")
|2018||The Looming Tower|| Michael Slovis |
|Miniseries; 4 episodes|
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