Randall Einhorn

TV comedy veteran Randall Einhorn began his career as a camera operator and director of photography in reality television before using the fly-on-the-wall techniques he absorbed there to help change the face of ... Read more »
Born: 12/07/1963 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Director (16)

The Mick 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Director

The Muppets 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

Fargo 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Nurse Jackie 2000 - 2006, 2010 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

The Office 2000 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

The Red Road 2000 - 2006, 2010 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Wilfred 2000 - 2006, 2010 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Shameless 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive 2000 - 2006, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Up All Night 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Mr. Sunshine 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Parks and Recreation 2009, 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Kath & Kim 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Modern Family 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Fear Factor 2000 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director
Camera, Film, & Tape (11)

Dog Bites Man 2000 - 2006, 2010 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

NASCAR Drivers: 360 2000 - 2006, 2010 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Project Greenlight 2000 - 2006, 2010 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Camera Operator

Survivor 2000 - 2006, 2010 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Camera

The Henry Rollins Show 2000 - 2006, 2010 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Camera

The Restaurant 2000 - 2006, 2010 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Camera

Eco-Challenge 2000 - 2003 (TV Show)

Camera

Survivor: Men Vs Women 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Camera Operator

Eco-Challenge: Borneo 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Camera

Discovery Channel Eco-Challenge 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Camera
Producer (1)

Carpocalypse 2000 - 2006, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Biography

TV comedy veteran Randall Einhorn began his career as a camera operator and director of photography in reality television before using the fly-on-the-wall techniques he absorbed there to help change the face of television sitcoms with "The Office" (NBC 2005-13) and other reality-influenced shows. The Cincinnati native got his start in television directing the little-seen TV movie "Late Bloomer" in 1997. Later that decade, Einhorn worked as a cinematographer for then-obscure Australian TV producer Mark Burnett on the reality series "Eco Challenge" (USA 1995-2002). When Burnett broke into prime-time American television with the prototypical reality competition series "Survivor" (CBS 2000- ), Einhorn worked as a camera operator during the show's first season. He later returned to the series as a cinematographer, a role for which he was twice nominated for an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Cinematography for Non-Fiction Programming. Moving into directing, Einhorn continued working in reality television on shows like "Fear Factor" (NBC 2001-06) before making the leap to scripted programming with "The Office." Working as both a cinematographer and director on the mockumentary series, Einhorn's experience with the clichés of the reality-TV form helped add to the show's authenticity. That handheld, fast-paced style led to work on similar sitcoms like "Parks and Recreation" (NBC 2009- ), "Modern Family" (ABC 2009- ), and "Up All Night" (NBC 2011-12). While continuing his work as a director for hire, Einhorn moved into producing duties on the low-budget, largely improvised black comedy "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" (FX 2005- ) and the similarly dark Australian import "Wilfred" (FX 2011- ).

EDUCATION

Finneytown High School

1982

Milestones

2009

Became a producer on the comedy "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia"

2005

Moved to scripted programming as a cinematographer and later a director on the US version of "The Office."

2000

Worked as a camera operator on the first season of Survivor

1997

First directing credit on TV movie "Late Bloomer"

Bonus Trivia

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His first directing credit was a TV movie called "Late Bloomer" in 1997. In 2013, Einhorn announced plans to direct an entirely unrelated film also called "Late Bloomer."

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Directed the wave of Chevrolet dealership ads titled "Under the Blue Arch

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In regard to FX's "Wilfred": "I mean at any one time we might by shooting – we shot the first block of episodes, we shot one, three, five, seven, nine and eleven – so I might be shooting scene one from episode 11 next to the final shot of episode one. Which is, in terms of keeping the actors in the right place and tonally matching where we came from, it takes a lot of homework and it takes a lot of refreshing… It would be so much easier to let a story grow and start and the beginning and finish when it’s at the end, you know? I would absolutely want to shoot in continuity if I could. But, for financial reasons, you just can’t."

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