Lance Acord, A.S.C. is an American cinematographer.
Acord was born in Marin County, California. He attended Sir Francis Drake High School's School Within A School program and went on to study photography and filmmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute. He began his professional career with photographer/filmmaker Bruce Weber. Together they made documentaries, commercials, and music videos.
Acord continued to work extensively in the latter mediums. He earned the MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography for his work on Fatboy Slimâ€™s â€œWeapon of Choiceâ€, which featured Christopher Walken and was directed by Spike Jonze. He also worked with R.E.M. on a regular basis.
StÃ©phane Sednaoui, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, Mark Romanek, and Michel Gondry are a few of the directors Acord works with. He has shot and/or directed numerous television commercial campaigns for advertisers such as Levi's, Volkswagen, and Nike.
Acord made his first foray into narrative feature filmmaking as the cinematographer on Vincent Galloâ€™s Buffalo â€™66. Since then, he has been the director of photography on Spike Jonzeâ€™s features Being John Malkovich, Adaptation. and Where the Wild Things Are, Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation, Marie Antoinette, and her short film Lick the Star, as well as Peter Careâ€™s The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys. He has two children with his wife.