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MONROE L. SHARAF JR.
AKA JOHN SHARAF

QUALIFIED FOR:  Lighting Director & Camera Operator

UNIONS:  IATSE Local 600, IATSE Local 479

EDUCATION:  UCLA BA (1971) & MFA (1976) MP/TV Production

 

AWARDS

Edward R. Murrow Brotherhood Award for Outstanding Broadcast Feature, CBS News – 60 Minutes, “Life & Death in San Francisco”, 1986.

Certificate of Individual Acheivement as Cameraperson in the National News & Documentary EMMY Awards, CBS Reports – “Murder Teenage Style”, 1982.

Los Angeles Area EMMY Nominee for Individual Acheivement as Cameraperson, KNBC Documentary – “The Force”, 1981.

Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject – “Gravity Is My Enemy”, Cinematographer, 1978.

Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject – “Number Our Days”, Production Sound Mixer/Add’l Photography, 1977.

Finalist in first annual College Photography Awards of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) for “And I Don’t Mean Maybe”, 1975.

 

PRODUCTION CREDITS (1976 – PRESENT)

8 SECOND FILMS:  Feature Documentary on the Tour de France 2009, Director of Photography

AMERICAN FUNDS:  Long form corporate film telling the 75 year history of the company that invented mutual funds, and various other projects, Director of Photography

CBS SPORTS:  Episodes for “NFL Today”, “Final Four”, “AFC Championships”, “NCAA – Division 3 Report”, Director of Photography

RFD-TV:  “Rose Parade” Lighting Director

JIM BROWN PRODUCTIONS:   “Harry Belafonte Documentary”, Director of Photpgraphy (segments), Camera Operator, Gaffer

BARWAL PRODUCTIONS:  “Oscar Specials 2008, 2009”, “Most Interesting People”, Camera Operator

ABC NEWS:  Segments and Live Remotes for “20/20”, “Primetime”, “TurningPoint”, “Day One”, “Nightline”, “Good Morning America”, “World News Tonight” and “This Week”, Cinematographer, ENG Cameraperson and Lighting Director, since 1982

CBS NEWS:  Segments and Live Remotes for “CBS Reports”, “60 Minutes”, “60 Minutes II”, “Walter Cronkite At Large”, “West 57th”, “Face to Face” & “Eye to Eye” with Connie Chung, “48 Hours”, “Street Stories”, “America Tonight”, “Public Eye with Bryant Gumbal” and “Evening News with Dan Rather”, Cinematographer, ENG Cameraperson and Lighting Director, since 1982.

FOX TELEVISION NETWORK:  Segments for “The Pulse”, “Fox Files”, “Front Page”, “Personalities”, and “Entertainment Daily Journal”, ENG Cameraperson.

CABLE NEWS NETWORK (CNN):  Segments for “Special Assignments Unit”, “News Stand” and “Pinnacle”, ENG Cameraperson.

MacNEIL/LEHRER PRODUCTIONS:  “Newshour” Essays, Segments and Live Remotes in addition to regional assignments for KCET, ENG Cameraperson.

HARPO PRODUCTIONS:  Promos & Segments for “Oprah” in addition to series of network prime-time interview shows and after school specials, ENG Cameraperson.

PARAMOUNT TELEVISION:  Segments for “Entertainment Tonight (ET)”, “Hardcopy”, “America” and “Taking Advantage”, ENG Cameraperson.

WNET/THIRTEEN:  Various assignments from segments to feature length including “James Stuart – It’s A Wonderful Life”, Lighting and Camera (1987), “Tribute to Spencer Tracy with Catherine Hepbern”, Lighting and Camera (1986), “Tribute to Judy Garland”, Lighting (1985). “sporting Life” and “Frontline” segments, ENG Cameraperson.

WQED/ NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC:  Segments of “Four Americans in China”, Cinematographer.

AT&T/ SCENE ONE PRODUCTIONS:  “Olympic Torch Relay”, 2nd Unit Cinematographer (1984).

DANCING BEAR PRODUCTIONS:  “Skywalker” and “Wavewalker” Levi’s Moving On Jeans Commercials, Director of Photography.

EARL RATH & ASSOCIATES:  “AC Delco” Commercials, Camera Operator.

MARLISS/SEEFF PRODUCTIONS:  National Commercials including “Target Stores”, “Lily Tomlin Show”, “Nestles Toll House Cookies”, “Sara Lee Bagels”, “HBO Promos”, “Nissan”, “House of Tang”, “Red Lobster”, “Tylenol”, and “Burger King”, Camera Operator.

G. GARVIN UNLIMITED:  Various Music Videos including “Karla Bonoff”, “Stevie Wonder & Third World”, “Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough” and “Jacksons – Blame It On The Boogie”, Director of Photography Film & Tape.

NORMAN SEEFF COMMUNICATIONS:  Various Music Videos for “Al Jarreau”, “Herb Alpert”, “Lani Hall”, “Billy Preston”, “Fleetwood Mac”, in addition to documentary filming of over 200 photo sessions, Director of Photography and Camera Operator.

JERRY KRAMER & ASSOCIATES:  “The Making of Thriller”, Additional Photography, “John Foggerty Live”, “Go-Go’s”, “Jackson’s Tour”, “.38 Special”, “Styx In Concert”, Camera Operator, “Joe Jackson – Jumpin’ Jive”, Director of Photography.

CHILDREN OF THE WORLD:  “We Are The World” Music Video, Director of Photography.

PIONEER LASER DISC (Japan):  “Pathfinders” Series, Videographer.

CENTRAL MOTION PICTURE COMPANY (Taiwan):  “Deng Xhou Ping – American Visit”, 35mm Documentary received 1980 Golden Horse Award as Best Documentary, Cinematographer.

ARNOLD SCHWARTZENEGGER:  “Driving Iron Behind Bars (Unfinished)” , Feature Documentary, Cinematographer.

KING STAR FILMS:  “LA Graffiti” Far East Market Feature Film, Director of Photography.

KING HU FILMS (Hong Kong):  “Raining In The Forest” Far East Feature Film (American Locations), 2nd Unit Cinematographer.

DICK VAN DYKE & COMPANY:  Exteriors Segments, Cinematographer

UCLA (Thesis Film):  “Two Miles West of Raison City” Documentary, Co-Director and Cinematographer.

OAKLAND & WORLD ENTERTAINMENT:  “The Authorized History of The Black Panther Party” (Unfinished), Production Sound Mixer and Additional Photography.