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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DOC NYC 2019 - SocDoc in Abundance!
October 21, 2019

DOC NYC 2019 - SocDoc in Abundance!

We are thrilled to see so many SocDoc filmmakers a part of this year’s DOC NYC line-up! DOC NYC, America's largeset documentary festival, is entering it's tenth year, November 6-15, 2019. We are proud long-time supporters of the festiva Read More
Fall 2020 Info Sessions
October 15, 2019

Fall 2020 Info Sessions

Ready to incite change and amplify the compelling stories you find in the world? Our graduate documentary film program sharpens your artistic voice. Read More
SocDoc Faculty Films Airing Now!
October 09, 2019

SocDoc Faculty Films Airing Now!

SVA MFA Documentary Faculty prides itself on the fact that our entire faculty are working filmmakers. And, they are busy! Here’s a rundown of just some of our faculty’s recent films. Click the links to watch the films & find out more! Read More
9th Annual Thesis Showcase Films
September 24, 2019

9th Annual Thesis Showcase Films

Celebrate the graduates of School of VISUAL ARTS MFA Social Documentary Film with the 9th Annual Thesis Showcase. We are proud to celebrate GROUP 9, the class of 2019! Here we share their work-in-progress thesis films, which inspire and a Read More