Peter Chelkowski

Cinematographer

Peter Chelkowski, Cinematographer

Classes taught:
Cinematography and Sound II

Peter works as a director, producer and cinematographer. He spent most of 2015-16 traveling the globe shooting a new documentary series for Robert Redford, Mark Benjamin and Paul Allen about Crimes against the ocean, premiering this fall on Animal Planet. When not on the sea, he directs commercials as Weiss&Ski. Within the last years he shot commercials for Coca-Cola, Puma, Lancaster and Abercrombie & Fitch. He always incorporates the documentary aesthetic in his fiction work. His films have screened at Silverdocs, Taos Talking Pictures, the Whitney Biennial, Berlin and the American Film Institute. He earned his MFA in film directing from NYU/Tisch school the Arts in 2001.

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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
Sundance 2020: Alumni films at the festival!
January 14, 2020

Sundance 2020: Alumni films at the festival!

The SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2020 has announced their line up, which includes seven SocDoc titles!

In the US Documentary Competition, three of the sixteen selected features have SocDoc Alumni and Faculty on crew:
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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