Alan Caso, ASC, most recently lensed a pilot for Warner's, Fox and Amblin that is an homage to The Goonies movie. There is no title yet, and is waiting to be greenlit as a series pickup. He also filled in and shot an episode for the upcoming season of Why Women Kill. Prior to that, he photographed Paradise Lost, a Southern Gothic mystery series about a psychiatrist who moves with her family from California to her husband's hometown in Mississippi. It aired on Spectrum On Demand and Paramount Cable.
Previously, he shot: several episodes on The Rookie for ABC; the pilot and first season of For the People also for ABC; the pilot episodes of Roswell, New Mexico for the CW Network; and Reverie for NBC. Thanks to his prolific body of work, Caso has continued to work for Showtime, HBO, FX, and USA, as well as network projects such as Heroes Reborn on NBC and Hawaii 5-0 and American Gothic on CBS.
For the unique look he created in HBO's Six Feet Under, Caso received two Emmy nominations.
Other nominations were an ASC nod for his work on Frankenstein, as well as for his work on Steven Spielberg's Into the West, which also garnered him another Emmy Nomination. This acclaimed miniseries also distinguishes him in the western genre, which was followed by Comanche Moon, the prequel to Lonesome Dove. Caso's experience in period pieces landed him an assignment for a Shondaland's Still Star Crossed, for ABC.
Caso's first feature, 84 Charlie MoPic, was shot in 1988. He has subsequently compiled over 60 narrative credits for cinema and television screens. He won the ASC Outstanding Achievement Award for the miniseries George Wallace and additionally received an Emmy nomination. His cinema credits range from Muppet movies to John Frankenheimer's stark drama, Reindeer Games. Additional feature credits include First Sunday, Top of the World and Love Hurts.
Growing up, he learned the basic principles of light, color and composition from his father who was a photographer for the United States Air Force, a graphic artist and lithographer. Caso went on to study painting at Massachusetts College of Art and transferred to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, when his interest shifted to film. During this time, Caso also avidly pursued photography, learning the fine skills of black and white photography and darkroom techniques.
After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles and found a niche in the industry as a gaffer during the mid-to-late 1970s. He switched over permanently to camera operating in the late 1970s - through the 1980s while additionally mastering the Steadicam, becoming one of the few operators in the 80's who performed both A Camera and Steadicam.
Caso was first an Executive Committee member and then a Governor for the Cinematography Peer Group from 2000-2006 with the Television Academy.
He is currently based in Savannah, GA, and is represented by the Agency for the Performing Arts (APA).