|Director of Photography|
RICH STONE has won 12 of television's most coveted award, the Emmy. The awards include Camera, Lighting Director- Location and Feature stories. The segments detail the roll-out of the space shuttle Discovery, Nashville's Fan Fair, and winter backpacking in the mountains of East Tennessee. Over the past 22 years, Rich has traveled to a dozen countries, shooting events ranging from the famine in Somalia, an art show in Tokyo, and the British portion of Garth Brooks' first European tour. His most exciting trip was aboard the USS John F. Kennedy (aircraft carrier), profiling pilots and sailors during war games at sea. The most unforgettable trip came when ABC News sent Rich to cover the horrific events of 9/11 in New York. Rich also traveled to Macedonia in 1999, where he toured refugee camps with country singer Collin Raye. In October 2000 and 2001, he was part of the Prize Patrol for Publisher's Clearing House.
In April 2002, Rich worked with a British production company shooting two segments of the show "Heavy Metal", which airs on the History Channel. They shot interviews with Black Hawk pilots (including Micheal Durrant, Black Hawk Down), and M1-A Abrams tank crewman. That was followed by reenactment footage and generic b-roll of the the Black Hawk and Abrams.
Rich sets his position for ABC's Vice Presidential
Debate coverage in St. Louis
Onboard JFK Aircraft Carrier
Rich shooting Amy Marsalis for an Infiniti video
Rich also jetted around the world for the nationally syndicated television show "Travel and Adventure." As Director of Photography for the program, Rich documented action such as whitewater rafting on the Colorado River, rock climbing in the Pyrenees Mountains of Spain, and alligator wrestling in the Everglades.
In addition to his Emmy awards, Rich has won numerous National Press Photographers Association national and regional awards, Radio and Television News Directors Association awards, plus state Associated Press and United Press International awards for photography. Rich served on the Board of Governors of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), and is currently program chair of the Nashville/Mid/South Chapter.
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