Larry Fong

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Larry Fong
Born
Los Angeles, California, United States
OccupationCinematographer
Known for
  • 300
  • Watchmen
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Super 8

Larry Fong is an American cinematographer born in Los Angeles, California.

He is best known for being the director of photography for Zack Snyder's films, including 300, Watchmen, Sucker Punch and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Early life and career[edit]

Fong showed interest and talent in art at a young age. His experience in photography and film was self-taught, beginning in junior high with short films shot on Super 8, cel animation, and stop motion projects. He graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Linguistics and Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, specializing in film and photography.

He began his professional career filming music videos, and garnered enough attention to result in him filming two independent films and various TV pilots, commercials, and shorts.

In 2004 he was hired to film the Lost pilot, for which he was nominated for an ASC Award.[1][2]

2006 saw the release of his first studio film, 300, directed by Zack Snyder.

In 2011 he was accepted into the American Society of Cinematographers,[3] and in 2012 he was accepted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[4]

Fong is also an accomplished magician and is a member of the Academy of Magical Arts.[5][6][7]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Director Notes
2000 Cost of Living Stan Schofield
Hero Mark Bamford
2004 Cape of Good Hope
2006 300 Zack Snyder First collaboration with Zack Snyder
2009 Watchmen
2011 Sucker Punch
Super 8 J. J. Abrams
2013 Now You See Me Louis Leterrier Co-shot with Mitchell Amundsen
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Zack Snyder
2017 Kong: Skull Island Jordan Vogt-Roberts
2018 The Predator[8] Shane Black
2020 The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge Tim Hill

Television[edit]

Year Title Episode(s) Director(s)
1992 Red Shoe Diaries "Accidents Happen";
"Just Like That"
Ted Kotcheff
1997 Sleepwalkers "Pilot" David Nutter
2004 Lost "Pilot";
"Special";
"Whatever the Case May Be";
"Solitary";
"Confidence Man";
"House of the Rising Sun";
"Walkabout";
"Tabula Rasa"
J. J. Abrams;
Greg Yaitanes;
Jack Bender;
Tucker Gates;
Michael Zinberg
2005 The Catch "Pilot" Jesse Peretz
2006 Secrets of a Small Town "Pilot" Adam Davidson
2009 Anatomy of Hope "Pilot" J. J. Abrams
Cop House "Pilot" Brett Ratner
2010 The Shield "Cut Throat" Bronwen Hughes

Awards[edit]

In 2005, he was nominated for an ASC Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Movies of the Week/Mini-Series/Pilot for Broadcast TV" for the pilot episode of Lost (2004).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Larry Fong – Internet Encyclopedia of Cinematographers
  2. ^ ASC awards Archived 2010-12-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Theasc.com
  4. ^ Oscars.org[dead link]
  5. ^ Asiaarts.ucla.edu Archived 2010-07-23 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Media.theory11.com Archived 2011-07-15 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Gallagher, Brian. "EXCLUSIVE: Super 8 Blu-ray Featurette". MovieWeb.
  8. ^ Sciretta, Peter. "Larry Fong to Shoot Shane Black's 'The Predator'". Slashfilm. Retrieved 21 November 2016.

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