VIDEO: Cinematographer Jerry Ricciotti on Shooting On-Location for “Vice”



Cinematographer Jerry Ricciotti discusses shooting on location for "Vice." Recorded at "Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography" on September 30, 2015.

Jerry Ricciotti is currently a Director of Photography for "Vice," working mainly on our HBO series called "Vice" on HBO and "Vice News." He was nominated for a cinematography Emmy last year and won an Emmy for best informational series. "Vice" on HBO shoots on location with very small teams; so all out work is run and gun where the crew often find themselves wearing many different hats.

Prior to "Vice," Jerry was based in California shooting documentaries mainly focused on sports and professional surfing. He currently lives in Brooklyn (which is for about five days a month.) 

"Vice" is a documentary TV-series created and hosted by Shane Smith of "Vice" magazine. Produced by Bill Maher, it uses CNN journalist Fareed Zakaria as a consultant, and covers topics using an immersionist style of documentary filmmaking. It premiered April 5, 2013, on HBO. The show's second season aired in 2014 and won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Series or Special.

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