Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, cinematographer Richard P. Crudo, ASC's lengthy resume includes such notable feature credits as American Buffalo, Outside Providence, American Pie, Down To Earth and Out Cold. Each was singled out in reviews for its excellence in cinematography.
In 2009 he directed the action\horror film Against the Dark for Sony Home Entertainment. During 2012, he wrote, directed and photographed the contemporary crime feature Dirty People. Additionally, for the past five seasons he has contributed photography to the popular FX Network series, Justified.
Mr. Crudo is currently President of the American Society of Cinematographers (having served in the same capacity from 2003 through 2006). He is also serving 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 of 2012, he was invited to become a Canon Camera Explorer of Light.