Bob Richman

Cinematographer

Bob Richman, Cinematographer

Classes taught:
Cinematography and Sound II

Bob Richman began his film career working with vérité pioneers Albert and David Maysles, transitioning from production assistant to camera assistant then operator. Finally he made the leap to director of photography on the Maysles’ UMBRELLAS, which chronicled artist Christo’s installation of three thousand umbrellas north of Los Angeles and Tokyo. Today, Richman is an Emmy-nominated and Sundance award-winning cinematographer on almost a hundred documentaries including: Davis Guggenheim’s AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH and WAITING FOR SUPERMAN, Nathaniel Kahn’s MY ARCHITECT and THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING, Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky’s HBO films PARADISE LOST 1, 2 & 3 and METALLICA: SOME KINDA MONSTER, RJ Cutler’s THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE, Oprah’s MASTER CLASS and Sundance Channel’s ICONOCLASTS.

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Fall 2019 info sessions
October 24, 2018

Fall 2019 info sessions

Interested in human stories?  Connected to social justice issues?  Explore the potential of a career in documentary storytelling at SVA’s MFA Social Documentary Read More
Wisdom, Grit, Elephants & more SocDoc titles at Doc NYC
October 17, 2018

Wisdom, Grit, Elephants & more SocDoc titles at Doc NYC

Fall begins and we’re excited to find some of our alumni and faculty’s new films at Doc NYC this year! Come and join us to watch some amazing films - grab some friends!Read More
Fall Weekend Workshops
October 02, 2018

Fall Weekend Workshops

We've got three weekend workshops coming up in the Fall to help you brush up on your camera & sound skills and perfect your budget. Maybe you're just starting out and need the basics, or you are more experienced and want a refresher - the Read More
8th Thesis Showcase Films Announced!
September 12, 2018

8th Thesis Showcase Films Announced!

Join us to celebrate the graduates of School of VISUAL ARTS MFA Social Documentary Film with the 8th Annual Thesis Showcase. We are proud to celebrate GROUP 8, the class of 2018! Here we share their work-in-progress thesis films, which inspir Read More