Halfway through his undergraduate studies at Iowa State University, AARON SCHNEIDER (Director) transferred out of Mechanical Engineering into the production program at USC's School of Cinema-Television. Inspired by the work of guest-lecturing cinematographers, he soon gravitated to the visual craft of storytelling embodied in the role of cinematographer. Upon graduation, he began a decade-long career working in commercials and music videos, encompassing such clients and artists as Nike, Mercedes, L'Oreal, Whitney Houston, Gwen Stefani and Michael Jackson.
In 1995, Schneider was invited to photograph the ground-breaking legal drama, Murder One for Executive Producer Steven Bocho for which he earned an Emmy Award nomination and was twice awarded the American Society of Cinematographer's Award. In addition to numerous network television pilots, Schneider went on to photograph feature films, including Kiss The Girls, Simon Birch and 2nd unit for James Cameron on the worldwide mega-hit Titanic.
Schneider began his directing career in episodic television and as Director/cameraman in television commercials and feature films, including Universal's upcoming The Express. When Schneider wrote and directed an adaptation of William Faulkner's short story Two Soldiers, he won the Academy AwardÂ® for Best Live-Action Short Film.
Get Low marks his directorial debut of a full-length feature film.
2010 GET LOW
2008 THE EXPRESS
2003 TWO SOLDIERS (Academy Award, Live Action Short Film)
2001 CYPRESS HILL: STILL SMOKIN'
1998 SIMON BIRCH
KISS THE GIRLS
1995 THINGS TO DO IN DENVER WHEN YOU'RE DEAD
1990 DEAD GIRLS
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