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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SocDoc at DOC NYC 2020
October 16, 2020

SocDoc at DOC NYC 2020

SocDoc has a strong showing with several films from our clever faculty and alumni, as well as our annual student showcase. Read More
Alumni New Films News Round-Up
October 15, 2020

Alumni New Films News Round-Up

A lot of our smart & talented alumni are out in the world with their films at pitch markets, festivals, and streaming - take a look! Read More

SocDoc at SXSW Festival 2020
February 13, 2020

SocDoc at SXSW Festival 2020

    Winter is nearly behind us which means its time to kick off the 2020 festival season!  SocDoc has a strong showing at South By Southwest this year. So if you're in Austin in March, check out these alumni-directed films Read More
Camera, Sound & Budgeting Winter Weekend Workshops
January 15, 2020

Camera, Sound & Budgeting Winter Weekend Workshops

Interested in improving your documentary skills? Here are five workshops which can give you a whole range of skills to explore the wonderland of documentary. Whatever your professional background, these small classes will provide targeted and hands-o Read More