For half of his life, Andy Romanoff wasn't looking further ahead than his next meal. After getting thrown out of five high schools and going on to steal motorcycles, scam credit cards, and burn cars for weekend fun, it seemed clear to everyone around him that he was a screwup. He took that reputation and ran with it, working on the first gore film "Blood Feast;" living with the legendary commune The Hog Farm; and hanging out with tricksters, scammers, and legends like Nick Ray, Ken Kesey, and Wavy Gravy. As he got older and saw more of life and how it ended, he realized he wanted more for himself than a list of adventures. He pioneered the use of remote-operated cranes in motion pictures working with the likes of Steven Spielberg, Hal Ashby, Billy Fraker, Conrad Hall, and Vilmos Zigmond. He is a member of the Motion Picture Academy, an Associate Member of the American Society of Cinematographers, and a member of the Motion Picture Camera union. He is also a regular contributor to L'oeil de la Photographie, the leading photographic arts publication with 250,000 daily readers, and he writes regularly on Medium. Most importantly, he lives a peaceful life with his wife of forty years and two grown children, who he adores.