Meet Richard


Known in the NYC film scene for his knowledge and experience in film-making and his creative problem-solving skills…

Richard Roepnack is the Man with a Movie Camera.

image of VariCam LT camera with matte box

VariCam LT with matte box (photo courtesy VaricamLT.com)

EQUIPMENT SKILLS
Camera and Steadicam Operator

  • 35/16mm, digital cinema
  • Custom/design-build production specific lights
  • Specialty optics visual efx
  • Motion-control animation
  • Lens modifications

RECENT CLASSES 

Masterclass with Steven Poster, ASC: Case Study ‘Donnie Darko’

Camera Assistant Skills Workshop: IGC Local 600 intensive AC class (2 days)

Abel Cine

SOC: One week intensive Steadicam with Jerry Holloway. Guest instructors: Larry McConky and Garrett Brown

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • IATSE* Local 600 – Director of Photography
  • SMPTE – Professional Membership
  • AICP – General Membership
*International Cinematographers Guild

SUBSCRIPTION MEMBERSHIP/ASSOCIATIONS

  • Friends of the ASC; SHOOT; IFP; MOMa [+film]; MoMoving Image; IFC; The Rubin Museum
  • Film Forum; IFP; Cinemeatography.net; SHOTS; NYPA; Shooting People; All Relevant Forums
  • NYWIFT (New York Women in Film & Television)
  • Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

EDUCATION

MFA Filmmaking (1 year): School of the Art Institute of Chicago IL [1988]

BFA Filmmaking: School of the Art Institute of Chicago [1986]