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Peter Pilafian

Camera and Electrical Department | Cinematographer | Sound Department
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The Larry Sanders Show (1992-1998) | A River Runs Through It (1992) | The Eiger Sanction (1975)
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination More »
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Films in Production (1 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (48 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (28 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The Henry Ford's Innovation NationThe Henry Ford's Innovation Nation (TV Series) Camera Operator (2 episodes, 2015–2016)  Less 2015–2016 2
  • Primary photo for 48 Hours48 Hours (TV Series) Camera Operator (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for Pedal AmericaPedal America (TV Series) Camera Operator  Less 2012– 
  • Primary photo for Mutual of Omaha's Wild KingdomMutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom (TV Series) Additional Photographer (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
    • Tigerhounds (Apr 5, 2009) Additional Photographer  Less
  • Primary photo for CarrierCarrier (TV Mini-series) Camera Operator (2 episodes, 2008)  Less 2008 2
  • Primary photo for After the AttackAfter the Attack (TV Series) Camera Operator (2 episodes, 2008)  Less 2008 2
  • Primary photo for Prehistoric PredatorsPrehistoric Predators (TV Series) Camera Operator (2 episodes, 2007)  Less 2007 2
    • Dire Wolf (Aug 19, 2007) Camera Operator  Less
    • Giant Bear (Aug 19, 2007) Camera Operator  Less
  • Primary photo for Craft in AmericaCraft in America (TV Series) Director Of Photography (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 1
    • Landscape (2007) Director Of Photography  Less
  • Primary photo for The War That Made AmericaThe War That Made America (TV Series) Cinematographer  Less 2006– 
  • Primary photo for Living with WolvesLiving with Wolves (TV Movie) Additional Photography  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Clipperton: Isla de la pasiónClipperton: Isla de la pasión (TV Movie) Cinematographer  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for SurvivorSurvivor (TV Series) Camera (15 episodes, 2001), Camera Operator (3 episodes, 2001–2003)  Less 2001–2003 18
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  • Primary photo for True OriginalsTrue Originals (TV Series) Stock Footage (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002 1
  • Primary photo for Keeping the Music AliveKeeping the Music Alive (TV Movie) Videographer  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for The Larry Sanders ShowThe Larry Sanders Show (TV Series) Camera Operator (76 episodes, 1992–1998)  Less 1992–1998 76
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  • Primary photo for Wildlife Wars USA: Bears Under SiegeWildlife Wars USA: Bears Under Siege (TV Movie) Cinematographer  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for The Infinite VoyageThe Infinite Voyage (TV Series) Cinematographer (1 episode, 1990)  Less 1990 1
  • Primary photo for Crimes of ViolenceCrimes of Violence (TV Special) Cinematographer  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Black TideBlack Tide (TV Movie) Cinematographer, Co-Producer  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Treasures of the TitanicTreasures of the Titanic (TV Movie) Camera Operator (as Peter Palafian)  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for National Geographic SpecialsNational Geographic Specials (TV Series) Sound Recordist (2 episodes, 1974–1976), Cinematographer (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1974–1987 3
  • Primary photo for Old Friends... New FriendsOld Friends... New Friends (TV Series) Sound (1 episode)  Less 1978–  1
  • Primary photo for ABC Afterschool SpecialsABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series) Sound (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976 1
  • Primary photo for An American FamilyAn American Family (TV Series) Additional Sound  Less 1973– 
  • Primary photo for The Men Who Made the Movies: Alfred HitchcockThe Men Who Made the Movies: Alfred Hitchcock (TV Movie) Sound  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for The Men Who Made the Movies: Frank CapraThe Men Who Made the Movies: Frank Capra (TV Movie) Sound  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for The Men Who Made the Movies: Howard HawksThe Men Who Made the Movies: Howard Hawks (TV Movie) Sound  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for The Men Who Made the Movies: King VidorThe Men Who Made the Movies: King Vidor (TV Movie) Sound  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Highway 22 RevisitedHighway 22 Revisited (Video) Himself  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009

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  • * PETER PILAFIAN [pic]
    Director of Photography / Camera Operator / 2nd Unit Director
    (310) 849-8090 (cell)
    Park City, Utah
    Jackson, Wyoming

    “READY TO FLY” – feature documentary about the US Women’s ski jumping team
    and their struggle to get into the Olympics – Bill Kerig, Director –
    theatrical release 2012
    “MEGASTRUCTURES: SUPER SKY TRAM” - National Geographic Channel, 2010
    “THE EDGE OF NEVER” – feature documentary about the tribal world of extreme
    skiing – Bill Kerig, Diirector – theatrical release 2009
    “RIDING GIANTS” – (D.P.) Stacy Peralta, Director; Sony Classics release
    “DOGTOWN AND Z-BOYS” – (D.P.) Stacy Peralta, Dir; Sony Classics release
    “PEDAL AMERICA” – PBS seven-part series on bicycling in the US – airs 2012
    “THE GRAND RESCUE” – One-hour tv doc with historic re-enactments about a
    major climbing rescue in the Tetons – Jenny Wilson, Producer – 2013
    “THE WAR THAT MADE AMERICA” - Major historical drama set in 1755; 4-part
    PBS series for WQED; Director Eric Stange; Shot in HiDef (Varicam) – 2006

    “SURVIVOR (Seasons 2,3,4 and 7)” – CBS; Cameraman for both ‘Reality’ and
    ‘Games’ Mark Burnett, Exec. (2 Emmy nominations - cinematography)
    “OLYMPICS 2004 – ATHENS” - “The Official Film” for Bud Greenspan / Cappy
    Productions (HiDef Varicam)
    “VILLAGE FOLK” – PBS Special about Greenwich Village folk music of the 60’s
    – Jim Brown, Producer - 2011
    “CRAFT IN AMERICA” – PBS three-part series; Emmy nomination for
    cinematography 2008; Peabody Award 2008
    “THE SECRET LIFE OF A CALYPSO SINGER” – feature documentary about Harry
    Belafonte’s political activism – release 2009, Jim Brown Productions
    “SNOWBLIND” –feature doc about a legally blind Iditarod racer; theatrical
    release 2009
    “PREHISTORIC PREDATORS” – Short-Faced Bear – National Geographic, Creative
    Differences Television - 2007
    “AFTER THE ATTACK” – Grizzly encounter, Mountain lion vs. hiker, etc. –
    Animal Planet, Creative Differences Television – 2010

    K2 - (2nd Unit Director / D.P.) - Franc Roddam, Dir.: Distributed by
    BREAKDOWN - (B camera & 2nd Unit) - Kurt Russel; DeLaurentiis Pdns; Jim
    Arnett, Coordinator.
    BARB WIRE - (2nd Unit) - Jim Arnett, 2nd Unit Dir.: Propaganda Films.
    DANCING AT THE BLUE IGUANA - with Darryl Hanna; Ericson Core, D.P.;
    Michael Radford. Dir.
    THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS - (C Camera) with Paul Walker; Ericson Core,
    PARADISE - (2nd Unit) - Mary Agnes Donoghue, Dir.; Jerzy Zielinski, D.P.;
    Buena Vista.
    MUMFORD - (2nd Unit D.P.) - Lawrence Kasdan, Dir.; Ericson Core, D.P.;
    Disney (1998)
    PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT - (Aerials) - Milos Forman, Director
    HOW TO BE A PLAYER - (“A” Camera Operator) - Lionel Martin, Dir.; Bob
    Primes, D.P.
    3 NINJA KIDS II - (Underwater 2nd Unit) - Feature film produced by Sheen
    THE RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT - (3rd Unit) Robert Redford, Dir. (Oscar,
    ROUND TRIP TO HEAVEN - (2ND Unit) - Alan Roberts, Director; Saban
    JUNIOR IN LOVE - (2nd Unit) Movie of the Week for NBC; Greg Beeman,
    THE EIGER SANCTION (2nd Unit) a Clint Eastwood film in Panavision,
    DREAM WEST - (2nd Unit) NBC Mini-Series ,Richard Chamberlain - whitewater
    and stunts.
    CHIAROSCURO - (D.P.) Katheen Phelan, Dir. (Mini-feature / Director's
    THE PURSUIT OF D.B. COOPER - (2nd Unit) Polygram; dir: Frankenheimer;
    Owen Roizman, DP.
    HOUDINI - Santa Monica Film Festival; (D.P.) - Phillip Holohan, Director
    THE CAMERAMEN - Discovery Ch.; (D.P./talent - climbing scenes) M.
    Rasmussen, Dir.
    NIKE - WOMEN’S FITNESS - (D.P./Director) 35mm sales piece for Supershow
    Productions, Las Vegas.
    BLIND CLIMBER - American Federation of the Blind /Limelight - Eric
    Steinhauser, Dir.
    DIET MOUNTAIN DEW - Propaganda Films; (D.P., Climbing Scenes);
    DavidKellog, Dir.
    JURASSIC PARK - ACROPHOBIA - (2nd Unit) - Steiffel and Company - Univeral
    ROUNDUP WEEDKILLER - Eggers Films; John Dykstra, Director.
    VECCHIA ROMAGNA BRANDY - (Campaign) including aerials and skiing; - Gamma
    HERSCHLER RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGNS - (Director/Cameraman) for Governor of

    TRIUMPH ON MT. EVEREST - Seven Summits (ABC Sports); John Wilcox, Prod.
    THE GREAT BORNEO TRAVERSE - ( R.J. Reynolds) Rick Ridgeway Productions.
    TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD - CBS special: Bi-Centennial Everest Expedition
    (filmed to 26,500 ft.).
    AMERICAN ADVENTURE: (Director/Cameraman) ALASKA - Kayaking, Whales; GRAND
    CANYON - Whitewater; YOSEMITE - Climbing, Skiing; Ted Haimes, Dir; Andrew
    Solt Pdns.
    RIVER OF THE RED APE - (Disney) 1hr. special filmed in Sumatra; Sobek
    Pdns; Richard Bangs, Exec.
    ANYPLACE WILD - (PBS) 5 half-hours on climbing, trekking, adventuring in
    the Canadian Rockies, Mt. St. Helens, New Zealand, Yosemite; John
    Viehman, host
    JOURNEY TO THE OUTER LIMITS - Nat’l Geographic TV Special: Outward Bound
    in South America.
    SHEER COURAGE - (National Geographic) about a double-amputee climber
    (Hugh Herr); Bob Elfstrom,Dir.
    RETURN TO THE TITANIC - a syndicated television special with Telly
    Savalas, (Westgate)
    DISCOVERY AT GRAN PAJATEN - archeology in the Peruvian Rainforest;
    Smithsonian TV.
    MASTER WEAVERS OF THE ANDES - Quechua Indians in Peru. Metropolitan
    Museum permanent collection; AWARD WINNER, Int'l Crafts Film
    Festival. (Director/Camera)
    BALLOONING IN TANZANIA - featuring Sally Field, (ABC Sports); John
    Wilcox, Producer.


    2 National Emmys, 5 Emmy nominations, 2 ACE Nominations, 2 Cine Golden
    Eagles, First Prize Houston Festival, First Prize Amsterdam Film
    Festival, Special Award: Int'l Crafts Film Festival, First Prize Wyoming
    State Fiddle Competition, Juror: Graz Int’l Film Festival


    Sony FS-700 (Large sensor HD camera, 4K capable) with Zacuto EVF, Canon
    lenses, follow- focus, many accessories; Note: This camera
    shoots 480 fps Super Slo-mo in HD
    Pix-240 outboard recorder (DnxHD or Prorez, high bit-rate)
    Canon 5dMkII, with the good Canon lenses, follow focus, etc.
    GoPros, incl. Hero3 (Black); HD2, with mounts etc.
    Kessler portable slider
    MicroDolly portable lightweight tripod dolly
    Panasonic Varicam 2/3” HiDef Package, incl 8.4" monitor, Sachtler Video
    20 Tripod, etc.
    Canon 22 x 7.8mm HD zoom for above, with follow focus, matte box,
    microforce, etc.
    Canon 11 x 4.7mm HD Wide Zoom;
    Audio package: Shure mixer, H4N digital recorder, RF mikes, shotguns,
    Small HDV camera: Sony A1U (good for inserts etc.)
    Super16mm Aaton camera package, 8 to 64mm Canon, matte boxes, etc.
    Porta-Jib, 5.5 foot reach, for heavier cameras;
    Long Valley Jib, 7 foot reach, with servo control, for lighter DVCams;
    10,000 watt lighting pkg. includes Joker 800 (HMI); LTM 575 (HMI);
    Kinoflo Diva; etc.
    Grip package; including 6 x 6 butterfly sets (2)
    Monitors, time lapse, editing system (FCP7) many accessories.

    member: IATSE local 600; S.O.C; DGA.
    production company: Horizon Pictures, Inc.
    over twenty years experience in film and videotape


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