Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Richard P. Crudo, ASC’s lengthy resume includes many notable feature and television credits.

He 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 also a frequent guest lecturer at universities around the world and is a regular contributor to American Cinematographer magazine and other industry publications. In addition, he is a leading proponent in the 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. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and 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).