Known for movies

Short Info

DiedDecember 20, 1993, Washington, D.C., United States
FactHolding a 2 day Cinematography seminar at Noth Carolina School of the Arts. [April 2003]

William Edwards Deming was born on October 14, 1900 in Sioux City, Iowa, the only child of Daniel and Pluma Deming. His father was a lawyer and his mother was a schoolteacher. Deming was an excellent student and graduated from high school at the age of 16. He then attended the University of Wyoming on a scholarship, where he studied mathematics and physics. After graduating from college, Deming worked as an engineer for the Western Electric Company in New York City.

In 1918, Deming married Agnes Bell, with whom he would have two children. In 1920, he received his Ph.D. in physics from Yale University.

Deming’s career took off in the 1930s, when he began working with the U.S. Census Bureau. He developed a new statistical method that allowed for more accurate predictions of future trends. This method came to be known as the “Deming cycle.”

During World War II, Deming was recruited by the U.S. government to work on quality control issues in manufacturing. He helped to improve the quality of products being produced for the war effort, and his methods became known as “Statistical Quality Control.”

After the war, Deming returned to private industry and began consulting with companies on how to improve their quality control methods. He also began teaching his methods to Japanese businesses. In 1950, he was invited to Japan to give a series of lectures on quality control. These lectures had a profound impact on the Japanese business community, and Deming is credited with helping to spur Japan’s economic miracle of the 1950s and 1960s.

Deming continued to consult and teach until his death in 1993. He is widely considered to be one of the most important figures in the history of quality control and management.

Deming’s ideas and methods are still used by businesses all over the world, and he is considered one of the most influential management thinkers of the 20th century. His legacy continues to shape the way businesses operate today.

General Info

Full NameW. Edwards Deming
DiedDecember 20, 1993, Washington, D.C., United States
ProfessionEngineer, Statistician
EducationUniversity of Colorado Boulder, University of Wyoming, Yale University


ParentsWilliam Albert Deming, Pluma Irene Edwards


AwardsOrder of the Sacred Treasure, Shewhart Medal, National Medal of Technology and Innovation, Wilks Memorial Award

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1Holding a 2 day Cinematography seminar at Noth Carolina School of the Arts. [April 2003]
2Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 1998.




Twin Peaks2017TV Series director of photography - 18 episodes post-production
Now You See Me 22016
Duran Duran: Unstaged2014Video documentary director of photography
Oz the Great and Powerful2013director of photography
The Cabin in the Woods2012director of photography
Scream 42011director of photography
Last Night2010/Idirector of photography
Drag Me to Hell2009
The Love Guru2008director of photography
Cashmere Mafia2008TV Series director of photography - 1 episode
Married Life2007director of photography
Lucky You2007
Rumor Has It...2005director of photography
The Jacket2005
I Heart Huckabees2004director of photography
Coney Island Baby2003
People I Know2002director of photography
Austin Powers in Goldmember2002director of photography
From Hell2001
Mulholland Dr.2001
If These Walls Could Talk 22000TV Movie segment "2000"
Scream 32000director of photography
Mystery, Alaska1999director of photography
Music of the Heart1999
Mulholland Dr.1999TV Movie director of photography
Scream 21997director of photography
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery1997
Lost Highway1997director of photography
Joe's Apartment1996
Cosmic Slop1994TV Movie
Last Days of Russell1994TV Movie
S.F.W.1994director of photography
Son in Law1993director of photography
Key WestTV Series 1 episode, 1993 director of photography - 2 episodes, 1993
Loaded Weapon 11993director of photography
Hotel Room1993TV Mini-Series director of photography - 3 episodes
On the Air1992TV Series director of photography - 1 episode
My Cousin Vinny1992
Drop Dead Fred1991
Book of Love1990director of photography
Why Me?1990
House Party1990
Martians Go Home1989
Purple People Eater1988
From Hollywood to Deadwood1988
The Carrier1988director of photography
It Takes Two1988
Hollywood Shuffle1987
Evil Dead II1987director of photography
The Silence1982Short

Camera Department

Inland Empire2006additional lighting technician
Scream1996additional director of photography
Species1995director of photography: Los Angeles
Little Big League1994director of photography: second unit
Getting Even with Dad1994director of photography: second unit
Loaded Weapon 11993camera operator
Boomerang1992additional photographer
Darkman1990photographer: second unit
Men at Work1990director of photography: second unit
Cry-Baby1990additional camera operator
Stars and Bars1988camera operator
The Oasis1984photographer: second unit
I Do Mind Dying1984Short first assistant camera
Growing Pains1984second assistant camera
City Limits1984assistant camera
Suburbia1983second assistant camera


Scream 32000Man Eating Popcorn on Studio Tour (uncredited)
Scream 21997Popcorn Boy


Inland Empire2006photographic consultant - uncredited




Peter Demning and Jack Fisk on Mulholland Drive2014Documentary shortHimself
The Making of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz2013Video documentary
Swallowed Souls: The Making of Evil Dead II2011Video documentaryHimself - Director of Photography
Drag Me to Hell: The Production Diaries2009Video documentary shortHimself
Cinematographer Style2006DocumentaryHimself
I Heart Huckabees: Production Surveillance2005Video documentary shortHimself
Behind the 'Scream'2000Video documentary shortHimself


Won Awards

2002Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest CinematographyMulholland Dr. (2001)
1990Cinematography AwardSundance Film FestivalDramaticHouse Party (1990)

Nominated Awards

2013Best 3D Feature FilmCamerimageOz the Great and Powerful (2013)
2012Fright Meter AwardFright Meter AwardsBest EditingThe Cabin in the Woods (2012)
2012Fright Meter AwardFright Meter AwardsBest CinematographyThe Cabin in the Woods (2012)
2010Golden FrogCamerimageMain CompetitionLast Night (2010)
2002CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest CinematographyMulholland Dr. (2001)
2002OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest CinematographyMulholland Dr. (2001)
2001Golden FrogCamerimageMulholland Dr. (2001)
1991Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest CinematographyHouse Party (1990)

2nd Place Awards

2002NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest CinematographyMulholland Dr. (2001)

3rd Place Awards

2001NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest CinematographerMulholland Dr. (2001)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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