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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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
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