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Richard Crudo, A.S.C. is an American cinematographer and director. He is a 6-term past-president of the American Society of Cinematographers.

Richard Crudo
Richard Crudo, ASC, American Cinematographer and Director
Brooklyn, New York, USA
OccupationCinematographer and Director
OrganizationAmerican Society of Cinematographers
President: 2003-2006, 2013-2016
Board of Governors: 2002-2006, 2007-2010, 2011-2014, 2015-2017


Life and careerEdit

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).

Professional AffiliationsEdit

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, 2011-2014[1]Academy 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[2]

Canon Camera Explorer of Light

Digital Cinema Society

International Cinematographers Guild, IATSE Local 600[3]

National Film Preservation Board for the Library of Congress

Royal Photographic Society Fellow

Society of Camera Operators Associate[4]

Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers

UCLA Cinematographer-in-Residence Spring Term 2011[5]


  1. ^ AMPAS Board of Governors
  2. ^ CSC Members
  3. ^ Member Profile, ICG Member Spotlight, Nov. 7, 1999
  4. ^ SOC Associate Members
  5. ^ UCLA TFT, 2011 Kodak Cinematographer-in-Residence at UCLA

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