A native of Northern California, director/cinematographer Lance Acord studied photography and filmmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute. Upon graduation Lance moved to New York City where he began his film career, quickly working his way up from photo assistant to cinematographer and developing a bold, distinctive style. His first feature film director of photography credit, Buffalo 66, was shot on notoriously tricky reversal film stock and garnered international notice for its striking cinematography. The film put Lance on the map as a visual storyteller to watch, and he followed up with Spike Jonze’s Being John Malkovich.
Lance is now one of Hollywood’s most sought-after shooters, with D.P. credits for Oscar winners Adaptation and Lost in Translation, among many others. His latest big screen work can be seen in Jonze’s upcoming Where the Wild Things Are.
In 1999 Lance crossed over into directing with a stunning beauty spot for Gucci, „Rush“, and set up his own New York-based production company, Park Pictures. Since then, Lance has lent his singular vision to national and international spots for adidas, Audi, Nike, Mercedes-Benz, Cingular, Volvo, Estee Lauder, Coca- Cola and Microsoft, to name just a few.
Awards and notices include three Gold Lions at Cannes, a BAFTA nod for Lost in Translation (cinematography) and a Director’s Guild of America nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Commercials. Lance lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.
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