Bob Richman


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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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
March Weekend Camera & Sound Workshops
February 12, 2019

March Weekend Camera & Sound Workshops

We've got two weekend workshops coming up in March to help you brush up on your camera & sound skills. Read More