Dylan Sanford

Dylan Sanford

Camera Operator, Cinematographer, Director and Director of Photography

Los Angeles, California

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About Dylan

Trained as both an actor and director, I obtained a double-major in Theater and Film from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. While there, I studied at the Atlantic Theater under David Mamet, William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman, and Giancarlo Esposito, to name a few. While still in school, I worked in the Art Department of Industrial Light + Magic on films like Contact, Men In Black and Star Wars: Episode One. I co-wrote, co-directed and co-starred in the Off-Broadway play Something Is Happening. Which also means I "co-broke-even-financially." In late 2001, I relocated to Los Angeles. After a stint as an assistant editor and editor, on countless projects, at all hours of the night, I transitioned to the camera department, working as a camera operator and/or DP on both single and multi-camera shows, films, and promos. I recently served as DP on the Netflix original special Patton Oswalt: Talk For Clapping and an HBO Comedy Special for Pete Holmes. My short film, An Entanglement, starring Shiri Appleby (UnREAL, Girls, Roswell, etc) is currently running the festival circuit. I am an Emmy Award-winning camera operator and member of the International Cinematographers Guild.

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  • IHeart80s Party

    IHeart80s Party (2016)
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  • The 58th Annual Grammy Awards

    The 58th Annual Grammy Awards (2016)
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  • 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

    22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)
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  • 73rd Golden Globe Awards

    73rd Golden Globe Awards (2016)
    Television Camera and Electrical Department The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 73rd annual event honoring excellence in film and television, hosted by Ricky Gervais.

  • America's Funniest Home Videos

    America's Funniest Home Videos (2014 - 2016)
    Television (Comedy, Family and Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department "America's Funniest Home Videos" was inspired by a series of successful TV specials, where home viewers were invited to send in videotapes of their "funniest" moments. In "AFHV," host Saget provided commentary to the home videos which often showed wedding and sports bloopers, children and pets either being themselves or getting into trouble, furniture or other objects giving way (usually contributing to someone's fall) and "comical" reactions to getting inadvertently hit (usually in the groin). Sometimes, certain videos were grouped into themes, such as Christmas or a summer vacation, or had sentimental value to them, such as a marriage proposal; other times, videos were set to classic rock tunes. The top three videos of the week as selected by the producers were eligible for each week's $10,000 top prize; the audience would electronically vote for their one favorite video. Weekly winners got to compete in a later special for a $100,000 top prize. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

  • Paul F. Tompkins: Crying and Driving

    Paul F. Tompkins: Crying and Driving (2015)
    TV Movie (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Paul F. Tompkins reveals why he's so surprised that he got married, ponders the kindness of strangers and describes a very strange trip to a private club for magicians.

  • 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

    2015 MTV Video Music Awards (2015)
    Television (Music) Camera and Electrical Department Awards for best video music in 2015.

  • America's Best Dance Crew

    America's Best Dance Crew (2015)
    Television (Music and Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department Hip-hop dance groups from around the U.S. compete for money and a chance to land a touring contract.

  • So You Think You Can Dance

    So You Think You Can Dance (2015)
    Television (Game-Show, Music and Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department Dancers skilled in everything from ballroom and ballet to salsa, jive, hip-hop and krumping, all compete to be named the best. Dancers must impress the judges with their moves and rigorous routines in order to survive the auditions and be invited to Hollywood. Producers traveled to Chicago, New York and Los Angeles in search of dancers who represent the soul and rhythm of America. Some dancers wow the judges, while others leave them speechless. See who struts into the producers' hearts and who trips up on the series premiere. A fortunate 50 dancers who survive the auditions will go to Hollywood to work with five of the top choreographers in the business: Alex Da Silva, Brian Friedman, Dan Karaty, Mia Michaels and Mary Murphy. During the "Hollywood Week," the semifinalists will dance their hearts out, as they learn challenging routines and hope to impress the choreographers. Written by Jiilo_Kim

  • Survivor

    Survivor (2014 - 2015)
    Television (Adventure, Game-Show and Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department Over the spring of 2000, sixteen average Americans (divided into two tribes which eventually merge into one) were sequestered on the deserted island of Pulau Tiga for 39 days. For their stay, they must learn to live as a tribe, although eventually, it is everyone for themselves. They compete in challenges for "luxuries" (a barbecue, a phone call home, etc.) and immunity. Every three days, the losers of the latter challenges must face tribal council, where they will account for their actions by voting one person off of the island. At the end of day 39, there will be only one survivor left who will leave the island with one million dollars. Based on the Swedish game show, "Operation Robinson." Written by ZeroG1

  • 2015 Billboard Music Awards

    2015 Billboard Music Awards (2015)
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  • Lip Sync Battle

    Lip Sync Battle (2015)
    Television (Music) Camera and Electrical Department Varieties of celebrities pair up to do battle each week using lip sync as their weapon to out do each other. The audience is the judge, deciding which candidate does the best lip sync performance.

  • An Entanglement

    An Entanglement (2015)
    Film (Crime, Drama, Thriller and Short) Producer/Director A woman's world comes crashing down when a stranger reveals he's been hired to kill her. What follows is a dark proposition: pay double, and she can turn the hit back on her murderous husband.

  • Rising Star

    Rising Star (2014)
    Television (Game-Show, Music and Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department A musical talent show, in which contestants showcase their talent and the viewers are the judges, voting through an application during song performances.

  • Last Comic Standing

    Last Comic Standing (2014)
    Television (Comedy, Game-Show and Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department The comics from season one face off against the comics from season two.

  • Hannibal Buress Live from Chicago

    Hannibal Buress Live from Chicago (2014)
    Television (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Hannibal is back with his new hour-long stand-up special, "Hannibal Buress: Live From Chicago," taped at the Vic Theatre in his hometown of Chicago, IL. Buress' latest offering features more of the signature dry wit and cool delivery we've come to love. This time around, the Comedy Central favorite rolls out new material about his own second line parade in New Orleans, fistfights in London, and many memorable late nights on the road. This extended and uncensored special is one not to be missed. Written by Anonymous

  • 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards

    19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards (2014)
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  • 71st Golden Globe Awards

    71st Golden Globe Awards (2014)
    Television Camera and Electrical Department The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 71 annual event honoring excellence in film and television.

  • Verses & Flow

    Verses & Flow (2013)
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  • The Burn with Jeff Ross

    The Burn with Jeff Ross (2013)
    Television (Comedy and Talk-Show) Camera and Electrical Department Jeff Ross will skewer the week's pop culture topics in-studio, and hit the streets to take aim at public enemies, such as meter maids, the paparazzi, and those who need to be taken down a notch, like Betty White. Ross will be joined by fellow comics and celebrity pals as he verbally incinerates all the things we loathe and love. Absolutely no one is safe. Every episode will end with a tribute to whomever or whatever passed away that week, entitled 'Too Soon?'. Written by Comedy Central

  • RecA113

    RecA113 (2013)
    Film (Short, Horror and Sci-Fi) Cinematographer Physicist Dana Shirkie has just completed the world's first working time machine, the Epoch Bounder, but will her first jump to the future prove to be the beginning of the end for mankind?

  • Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade

    Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade (2012)
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  • A Hollywood Christmas Celebration at the Grove

    A Hollywood Christmas Celebration at the Grove (2012)
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  • George Lopez: It's Not Me, It's You

    George Lopez: It's Not Me, It's You (2012)
    Television (Documentary and Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Comedy superstar George Lopez performs live in front of a packed house at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. in this stand-up special.

  • BET Awards 2012

    BET Awards 2012 (2012)
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  • Duets

    Duets (2012)
    Television (Game-Show, Music and Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department The hosts will individually travel across America looking for undiscovered talent. Ultimately, each star will choose two singers to be his/her duet partners. Together the mentors and their protégés will take the stage each week and perform in front of a live studio audience. In the end, one of the pairs will win, with the amateur getting a recording contract with Hollywood Records. Written by ABC

  • Them Idiots Whirled Tour

    Them Idiots Whirled Tour (2012)
    Television (Documentary and Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department You loved them on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour and now Bill Engvall, Jeff Foxworthy and Larry The Cable Guy have reunited for an all-new comedy special. Filmed live in front of more than 11,000 fans at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Them Idiots Whirled Tour features the signature humor of three of the most successful comedians in history. From jury duty to family weddings; colonoscopies to the McRib (TM), nothing is off limits in this all-new stand-up special. It also includes a brand new encore with the three guys trying to make each other laugh, as only they know how. Written by Anonymous

  • The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled

    The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled (2012)
    Film (Documentary) Cinematographer Two Comedians, Doug Benson and Graham Elwood. decide to make a movie detailing their lives on the road.

  • Scream Awards 2011

    Scream Awards 2011 (2011)
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  • The Brain Storm

    The Brain Storm (2011)
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  • Taylor Swift: Speak Now

    Taylor Swift: Speak Now (2010)
    TV Movie (Documentary and Music) Camera and Electrical Department Taylor Swift performs nine of her songs in locations including Central Park and Hollywood.

  • Scream Awards 2010

    Scream Awards 2010 (2010)
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  • Teen Choice Awards 2010

    Teen Choice Awards 2010 (2010)
    Television (Family) Camera and Electrical Department Awards for famous teenagers in acting and singing.

  • The Green Room with Paul Provenza

    The Green Room with Paul Provenza (2010)
    Television (Talk-Show) Camera and Electrical Department Comedians sit around talking about comedy and world issues with host, Paul Provenza.

  • The 8th Annual TV Land Awards

    The 8th Annual TV Land Awards (2010)
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  • Taylor Swift: Journey to Fearless

    Taylor Swift: Journey to Fearless (2010)
    Television (Documentary and Music) Cinematographer A documentary series on Taylor Swift's tour "Fearless".

  • Bank of Hollywood

    Bank of Hollywood (2009)
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  • The Jeff Dunham Show

    The Jeff Dunham Show (2009)
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  • A-List Awards

    A-List Awards (2009)
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  • The Finger Lakes

    The Finger Lakes (2009)
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  • Butterflies

    Butterflies (2008)
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  • The Entrepreneurs

    The Entrepreneurs (2008)
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  • VH1 Rock Honors: The Who

    VH1 Rock Honors: The Who (2008)
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  • Meat Loaf: Three Bats Live

    Meat Loaf: Three Bats Live (2007)
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  • Bodog Music Battle of the Bands

    Bodog Music Battle of the Bands (2007)
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  • Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav

    Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav (2007)
    Television (Documentary and Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department It's Flavor Flav's turn to step in to the celebrity hot seat for the latest installment of The Comedy Central Roast.

  • Carbuncle

    Carbuncle (2006)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department The boundary between fiction and reality blurs when an eccentric director films the story of an alcoholic's relationship with a developmentally disabled woman in a mobile home park.

  • Rock Star: Supernova

    Rock Star: Supernova (2006)
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  • Body Doubles: International Twins Search

    Body Doubles: International Twins Search (2006)
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  • King of Hearts

    King of Hearts (2005)
    Video (Comedy) Cinematographer Exavia and Drew are two singles in the city who have all but given up on love. Each are equipped with an extensive repertoire of horrific anecdotes of dates gone awry. Engaged couple Jada and Caleb each individually arrive at the conclusion that their friends would be perfect for one another, and undertake the task of bringing their friends together. If only it was that simple. Written by Anonymous

  • American Idol: The Phenomenon

    American Idol: The Phenomenon (2004)
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  • Pornographic Apathetic

    Pornographic Apathetic (2003)
    Film (Comedy and Short) Camera and Electrical Department A bluntly satiric look at the iconography of pornography narratives, this video reconstitutes typical porn dialogue into deadpan banter, devoid of passion, calling attention to the absurdly constructed nature of the sex film and its audience's subsequent desensitization. Written by Chicago Underground Film Festival

  • The Amazing Race

    The Amazing Race (2002 - 2003)
    Television (Action, Adventure, Game-Show and Reality-TV) Editorial department The best of the reality series crop is back, with 12 teams of 2 players each racing around the world, trying not to be eliminated at a series of checkpoints in which the last team to arrive is booted from the show. CBS chooses teams with relationships containing at least some tension, especially when the situation involves intense pressure. This season includes such duos as two circus clowns, a gay married couple, a father and son, a recently engaged couple, married couples, and best friends. Written by T.J. Magwire

  • Overnight

    Overnight (2003)
    Film (Documentary) Editorial department The rags-to-riches-to-rags story of Troy Duffy, a blue collar Boston twenty something that struck a dream movie deal with Miramax in 1997 to direct the $15 million project "Boondock Saints" from his own script. It was a deal that received worldwide attention. But when Miramax jumped ship and put the film in turnaround, Duffy's overnight success soon starts to crash and burn. Written by Sujit R. Varma

  • 2003 MTV Movie Awards

    2003 MTV Movie Awards (2003)
    Television Editorial department Justin Timberlake and Seann William Scott hand out awards the best films of 2003 as voted on by MTV viewers.

  • Bliss

    Bliss (2003)
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  • The Lives of Inanimate Objects

    The Lives of Inanimate Objects (2003)
    Film (Short) Cinematographer On a dark and stormy night, in a supermarket parking lot, a shopping cart rolls towards escape... is it the work of a will or merely the wind?

  • Back to One

    Back to One (2002)
    Film (Comedy, Romance and Short) Cinematographer A romantic wedding proposal reveals that even the most well-rehearsed moments aren't always what they seem to be.

  • To Forever

    To Forever (2002)
    Film (Drama and Short) Cinematographer A beautiful story of love, loss and unexpected reunions, unravels in one weekend. To Forever is a haunting story full of suspense, tears and laughter. It takes you on a personal journey through one family's history, one man's self-destructive grief and a love that transcends time and death. Written by Anonymous

  • Slo-Mo

    Slo-Mo (2001)
    Film (Short) Camera and Electrical Department Think New York is tough? Imagine it a hundred times faster. Except for you. Welcome to Slo-Mo. Struggling through a bad case of writer's block, lazy Alex (Simpson) arrives home to find that his girlfriend Chloe (Marotz) has left him, his apartment is completely empty, and he's still only on the first page of his novel. Feeling like the whole world has left him behind, Alex storms outside to realize that it actually has. The entire city is rushing past him in fast motion. Dodging his way around zooming pedestrians and oncoming taxis, Alex stumbles upon The School for the Motionally Retarded. In class, Alex discovers rebel chick Raven (Moennig) and a group of other down-trodden 'slo-mos' who introduce him to the pleasures of being slow: 'No one asks you for change or directions.' But when Alex returns home to find that Chloe wants him back, he wishes nothing more than to speed back up and leave this slow new world behind. Can Alex climb back up to speed? Will he win back Chloe? Will he ... Written by Anonymous

  • Supertalk

    Supertalk (2001)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer Supertalk is a short film that confronts society's obsession with self-help and psychobabble and turns it on its head. Utilizing the character of Dr. Flora, a right wing self-help radio show host, we are treated to her version of 'tough love' as she lays waste to psyches like Godzilla does to Tokyo. The catch? All of the people calling in are superheroes, and with Dr. Flora's blithely ignorant counseling, they are almost all undone. Robin leaves Batman, Spiderman is reduced to tears and Superman's secret identity is revealed to millions of people. Written by Andy Lawler

  • Genesis and Catastrophe

    Genesis and Catastrophe (2000)
    Film (Drama and Short) Camera and Electrical Department In a squalid German hospital, an overworked doctor tends to the difficult childbirth of Karla. We learn that Karla has lost three previous babies, and her husband is pessimistic about the survival of this one. But both Karla and the doctor believe this one will survive unfortunately, it turns out. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

  • Suckers

    Suckers (1999)
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  • Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker

    Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (1999)
    Television (Comedy and Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew Chris Rock brings his critically acclaimed brand of social commentary-themed humor to this 1999 standup comedy presentation from HBO. Also released as an album, Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker features Rock on-stage extolling his razor-sharp wit and wisdom on such topics as gun control, President Clinton, homophobia, racism, black leaders, and relationships. Written by Anonymous

Education

  • NYU Tisch School of the Arts
    (1994-1998)

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