Scott Shelley

Director of photography

Scott is a cinematographer and producer with 19 years of experience in documentary, television and independent feature films. Scott received his MFA from California Institute of the Arts and has two nominations and one National Emmy for Outstanding Nonfiction Cinematography.

Scott started as an editor and later producer for the UN Center Against Apartheid, UNTV and Unicef producing stories for CNN, and full-length documentaries distributed worldwide. Other documentaries he has shot include Primal Contact for A&E, Song of the Refugee for PBS and David Novack’s American Coal [soon to be released]. He has worked in over 60 countries, often in remote areas under difficult circumstances. His television career includes 8 seasons as a principle cinematographer for Jerry Bruckheimer’s The Amazing Race. Scott was also the Director of Photography for two television series produced by Phil Keoghan: Adventure Crazy and No Opportunity Wasted. NOW is a 13-hour series shot in HD for The Discovery Channel, and won the Hor Concours at the Banff Television Festival in 2005.

Scott has shot three independent features including a current project that he is also producing. Recent work includes an international ad campaign featuring Ralph Fiennes, Susan Sarandon, Jessica Lang, Whoopi Goldberg and others.

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