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Director of Photography
Lance Acord previously collaborated with Sofia Coppola as cinematographer on her short film Lick the Star.
After studying photography and filmmaking at the San Francisco Arts Institute, the Northern California native began his career with acclaimed photographer/filmmaker Bruce Weber. Together they made documentaries, commercials, and music videos.
Mr. Acord continued to work extensively in the latter mediums. He earned the MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography for his work on Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice," which memorably featured Christopher Walken and was directed by Spike Jonze.
Stephane Sednaoui, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, Mark Romanek, and Michel Gondry are just a few of the talented directors Mr. Acord works with. He has shot numerous highly acclaimed television commercial campaigns for innovative advertisers such as Levi's, Volkswagen, and Nike.
Mr. Acord made his first foray into narrative feature filmmaking as the cinematographer on Vincent Gallo's Buffalo 66. Since then, he has since been the director of photography on Spike Jonze's multi-award-winning features Being John Malkovich and Adaptation., as well as Peter Care's The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys.