Thomas Yatsko

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Thomas Yatsko
NationalityUnited States
Other namesTom Yatsko
OccupationCinematographer, director
Years active1987–present

Thomas Yatsko is an American [1] cinematographer and television director, known for his work on television series like CSI: Miami , Brothers & Sisters , and Fringe .

Cinematographer chief over the camera and lighting crews working on a film

A cinematographer or director of photography is the chief over the camera and light crews working on a film, television production or other live action piece and is responsible for making artistic and technical decisions related to the image. The study and practice of this field is referred to as cinematography.

A television director is in charge of the activities involved in making a television program or section of a program. They are generally responsible for decisions about the editorial content and creative style of a program, and ensuring the producer's vision is delivered. Their duties may include originating program ideas, finding contributors, writing scripts, planning 'shoots', ensuring safety, leading the crew on location, directing contributors and presenters, and working with an editor to assemble the final product. The work of a television director can vary widely depending on the nature of the program, the practices of the production company, whether the program content is factual or drama, and whether it is live or recorded.

<i>CSI: Miami</i> American police procedural television series (2002–2012)

CSI: Miami is an American police procedural drama television series that premiered on September 23, 2002, on CBS. Starring David Caruso as Lieutenant Horatio Caine, Emily Procter as Detective Calleigh Duquesne, and Kim Delaney as Lieutenant Megan Donner, the series is the first direct spin-off of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, "transplanting the same template and trickery—gory crimes, procedural plot and dazzling graphics—into [a new city] while retaining the essence of the original idea".

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Career

In his capacity as a cinematographer, Yatsko has worked on the television series CSI: Miami , E-Ring , Alias , Brothers & Sisters , and Touch. [2] [3]

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<i>Brothers & Sisters</i> (2006 TV series) television series

Brothers & Sisters is an American television drama series that centers on the Walker family and their lives in Los Angeles and Pasadena, California. It aired for five seasons on ABC from September 24, 2006, to May 8, 2011. It aired, for its entire run, in a Sunday night timeslot after Desperate Housewives.

In late 2011 he signed with Global Artists Agency. [4]

Fringe

Yatsko worked as director of photography on the FOX science-fiction Fringe , alternating episodes with cinematographer David Moxness. [1] Yatsko has recently taken to directing several Fringe episodes, including "White Tulip", "6B", and "The Last Sam Weiss". The A.V. Club critic Noel Murray praised Yatsko's directional work for the series, explaining in his review of "6B" that Yatsko was "previously the director of the excellent 'White Tulip.' This wasn’t such a great episode, but Yatsko’s one to keep an eye on. His eps have a nice, burnished look, and I can’t complain about the performances either, which have struck me as very measured and connected." [5] After the completion of the third season, Yatsko left the series.

<i>Fringe</i> (TV series) American science fiction television series

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White Tulip 18th episode of the second season of Fringe

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6B (<i>Fringe</i>) 14th episode of the third season of Fringe

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Filmography

Theatrical Films

Cinematographer

YearTitleDirectorNotes
2002 Roland Charles Papert N/A
2008 Otis Tony Krantz N/A
2009 Into the Blue 2: The Reef Stephen Herek N/A
2013 The Call Brad Anderson N/A
2014 Stonehearst Asylum Brad AndersonN/A

Television

Cinematographer

YearTitleSeasonEpisode TitleEpisode No.Notes
2003 CSI: Miami 2 "Dead Zone"2N/A
"Death Grip"4N/A
"The Best Defense"5N/A
"Hurricane Anthony"6N/A
"Big Brother"8N/A
"Extreme"10N/A
2004"Witness to Murder"12N/A
"Slow Burn"14N/A
"Stalkerazzi"15N/A
"Wannabe"18N/A
"The Oath"20N/A
"Rap Sheet"22N/A
"Innocent"24N/A
2005 3 "Lost Son"1N/A
"Murder in a Flash"4N/A
"Legal"5N/A
"Speed Kills"8N/A
"Pirated"9N/A
"After the Fall"10N/A
"Shootout"12N/A
"Cop Killer"13N/A
"Nothing to Lose"16N/A
2005 E-Ring 1"Pilot"1N/A
"Weekend Pass"2N/A
2006 Brothers & Sisters 1"Patriarchy"1N/A
"An Act of Will"2N/A
"Affairs of State"3N/A
"Family Portrait"4N/A
"Date Night"5N/A
"For the Children"6N/A
"Northern Exposure"7N/A
"Mistakes Were Made: Part 1"8N/A
"Mistakes Were Made: Part 2"9N/A
2007"Family Day"11N/A
"Sexual Politics"12N/A
"Valentine's Day Massacre"14N/A
"All in the Family"17N/A
"Game Night"19N/A
"Bad News"20N/A
"Grapes of Wrath"21N/A
"Favorite Son"22N/A
"Matriarchy"23N/A
2008 Fringe 1 "The Same Old Story"2N/A
"The Ghost Network"3N/A
"The Arrival"4N/A
"Power Hungry"5N/A
"The Cure"6N/A
"In Which We Meet Mr. Jones"7N/A
"The Equation"8N/A
"The Dreamscape"9N/A
"Safe"10N/A
2009"Bound"11N/A
"The No-Brainer"12N/A
2 "A New Day in the Old Town"1N/A
"Fracture"3N/A
"Dream Logic"5N/A
"Of Human Action"7N/A
"Snakehead"9N/A
2010"Johari Window"12N/A
"The Bishop Revival"14N/A
"Peter"16N/A
"Brown Betty"20N/A
"Over There: Part 1"21N/A
"Over There: Part 2"22N/A
3 "Olivia"1N/A
"The Plateau"3N/A
2011"Stowaway"17N/A
2012 Touch 1"Safety in Numbers"3N/A
"Kite Strings"4N/A
"Noosphere Rising"7N/A
Common Law 1"Odd Couples"9N/A
Midnight Sun Television film
2013 Bates Motel 1 "First You Dream, Then You Die"1N/A
"Nice Town You Picked, Norma..."2N/A
"What's Wrong with Norman"3N/A
"Trust Me"4N/A
"Ocean View"5N/A
Almost Human 1"Pilot"1N/A
2014"Perception"10N/A
"Beholder"12N/A
"Straw Man"13N/A
Forever Upcoming

Director

YearTitleSeasonEpisode TitleEpisode No.Notes
2010 Fringe 2 "White Tulip"18N/A
2011 3 "6B"14N/A
"The Last Sam Weiss"21N/A
2014 Almost Human 1"Disrupt"11N/A

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References

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