From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ernest Roscoe Dickerson A.S.C. (usually credited as Ernest R. Dickerson or Ernest Dickerson, born June 25, 1951) is an American film and television director and cinematographer. He directed generally urban films sometimes with supernatural story like Juice, Tales from the Crypt Presents Demon Knight, Bones and Never Die Alone. He is known for his frequent collaborations with Spike Lee.