Research paper from the year 2009 in the subject Film Science, grade: A, Savannah College of Art and Design - The University for Creative Careers (School of Film and Digital Media, Savannah College of Art and Design), course: Film and Digital Media Production, language: English, abstract: Dean Cundey in as American cinematographer, most notably known for both, his early career in low-budget genre movies like Halloween, and his rise to one of Hollywood's most sought after cinematographers for big effects movies in the late 1980s and 1990s, like Back To The Future or Jurassic Park. Cundey is a member of the American Cinematographers Society. He has been nominated for Academy Awards and ASC Awards in Best Cinematography. Dean Raymond Cundey was born on March 12, 1946 in Alhambra, California. His father was a salesman for the credit information provider Dun & Bradstreet while his mother was a housewife. Cundey grew up as a fan of the movies and used his father's 8 mm film camera to shoot home movies. 'Being fascinated by the different world movies could create', Cundey developed an interest in production design, and in ninth grade wrote an essay hoping to become a Hollywood production designer. But although Cundey's father had clients in the movie industry, Hollywood seemed very far away for the young Cundey.