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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Summer Intensive: A Few Places Still Available
April 04, 2018

Summer Intensive: A Few Places Still Available

Ross Kauffman (Born Into Brothels), Richard Hankin (The Jinx), Deborah Dickson (Ruthie & Connie), Ann Collins (Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold), Tom Hurwitz, ASC (Queen of Versailles) confirmed faculty; what you will learn, and more!

 
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Alumni Editing Fellowship
March 30, 2018

Alumni Editing Fellowship

Graduates of SVA’s MFA Documentary program (Groups 1 through 7) are invited to apply for the first ever SocDoc Summer Editing Fellowship with their documentary features in post-production.
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Spring Festivals!
March 20, 2018

Spring Festivals!

Spring feels like Festival Season & we are zipping around North America this month with films from our prolific faculty and alumni. SocDocers are attending many festivals – we hope to see you around!
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Summer Residency: The Art of the Documentary Interview
February 14, 2018

Summer Residency: The Art of the Documentary Interview

We are launching our first summer intensive - a two-week ‘Mini-SocDoc’ for emerging filmmakers to polish their skills as directors. Read More