Richard Crudo, ASC, American Cinematographer and Director
Brooklyn, New York, USA
|Occupation||Cinematographer and Director|
|Organization||American Society of Cinematographers|
President: 2003-2006, 2013-2016
Board of Governors: 2002-2006, 2007-2010, 2011-2014, 2015-2017
Life and career
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Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, cinematographer\director Richard Crudo, ASC's lengthy resume includes such notable feature credits as American Buffalo, Outside Providence, American Pie, Down To Earth, Out Cold, Grind and Brooklyn Rules. Each was singled out in reviews for its excellence in cinematography.
In 2012 he directed the action\horror feature Against the Dark for Sony. During the following year he wrote, directed and photographed the contemporary crime feature Dirty People. In addition, he has contributed photography to many popular TV series, among them...SWAT (CBS), Jane the Virgin (The CW), Good Girls Revolt (Amazon), Doubt (CBS), NCIS (CBS), Justified (FX) and Awkward (MTV).
Mr. Crudo is a six-term Past President of the American Society of Cinematographers and served for three years as a Governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He is a frequent guest lecturer at universities across the United States and is a regular contributor to American Cinematographer magazine and other industry publications. He is also a leading proponent in the industry’s drive to establish standards for digital imaging workflow.
Other professional affiliations include memberships in the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Canadian Society of Cinematographers, the National Film Preservation Board for the Library of Congress, the International Cinematographers Guild and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. In 2007 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. In May 2012, he was invited to become a Canon Camera Explorer of Light.
Beside his present work as a cinematographer, Mr. Crudo is directing the documentary, Ed Murphy: American Hero. It chronicles the life of this decorated World War II veteran who was one of the first members of the Navy's Underwater Demolition Teams (the forerunners of today's Navy SEAL's).
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
- Cinematographers Branch Executive Committee, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2015
- Chairman, Cinematographers Branch Executive Committee, 2012, 2013
- Board of Governors, 2011-2014Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
- Cinematographers Branch
American Society of Cinematographers
- President, 2003–2006, 2013-2016
- Board of Governors, 2002–2006, 2007–2010, 2011–2014, 2015-2017
- Vice President, 2011, 2012, 2013
Canadian Society of Cinematographers Full Member
Canon Camera Explorer of Light
Digital Cinema Society
International Cinematographers Guild, IATSE Local 600
National Film Preservation Board for the Library of Congress
Royal Photographic Society Fellow
Society of Camera Operators Associate
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
UCLA Cinematographer-in-Residence Spring Term 2011