Tom Hurwitz, ASC

Cinematographer

Tom Hurwitz, ASC, Cinematographer


www.tomhurwitz.com

Classes taught:
Cinematography and Sound I , Cinematography and Sound II

Tom Hurwitz is one of America's most honored documentary cinematographers. Winner of two Emmy Awards, and the Sundance and Jerusalem Film Festival Awards for Best Cinematography, Hurwitz has photographed films that have won 4 Academy Awards and several more nominations (most recently for DANCEMAKER and KILLING IN THE NAME). His features and television programs have won dozens of awards: Emmy, Dupont, Peabody, Directors Guild and film festival awards for Best Documentary, over the last 35 years; most recently were Emmy Awards for Best Documentary Specials for the PBS show JEROME ROBBINS and the PBS series FRANKLIN, and Sundance Awards for QUEEN OF VERSAILLES and LOVE FREE OR DIE. He was director of photography on all of these. He is also DP for CRADLE OF CHAMPIONS, which premiered and is now streaming on Showtime; and STUDIO 54, which was released theatrically in Fall 2018.

Tom was the first documentary cinematographer to be inducted into the honor society - American Society of Cinematographers. He is also a founding member of the faculty of MFA/SocDoc. In the rest of his life: For 30 years, he has been a verger, or lay-liturgist at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, the Jungian analyst Margaret Klenck. He has three grown children and five grandchildren.

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IDA Spotlight: SocDoc Faculty Tips for New Projects
July 26, 2019

IDA Spotlight: SocDoc Faculty Tips for New Projects

One of our best jobs here at SVA's MFA in Social Documentary Program is advising our graduate students on their film ideas, helping them make their concepts strong. The idea stage can be invigorating, but successful films happen with thoughtful planning. We surveyed our esteemed faculty for suggestions on what filmmakers should consider as they embark on a new project. Read More
Now Streaming: SocDoc Alumni
May 29, 2019

Now Streaming: SocDoc Alumni

A great many SocDoc alumni films are recently streaming into the comfort of your home these days - so we compiled a list to make a TV party easy for you! Check out the work our alumni are making, and tell a friend. Read More
Spring Festivals!
April 04, 2019

Spring Festivals!

Festival season is ramping up and our prolific SocDoc alum are screening at major festivals across North America. Here’s a rundown of where SocDocers and their films are at over the next few months:  Read More
2019 Alumni Editing Fellowship
March 29, 2019

2019 Alumni Editing Fellowship

Graduates of SVA’s MFA Documentary program (Groups 1 through 8) are invited to apply for the second annual SocDoc Summer Editing Fellowship with their documentary features in post-production.

Acknowledging that emerging documenta Read More