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Robert Goodman's Biography

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May 2008

Robert M. Goodman is an Emmy-nominated director and award-winning independent producer with credits in commercial, corporate, and feature production. He's the author of Goodman's Guide series, the first field guides for SD and HD cameras to be written for cinematographers, videographers, and independent filmmakers.

Goodman is the co-author of Editing Digital Video, a best-selling book about how to tell stories using any digital editing system, published by McGraw-Hill in 2002. He also wrote the camera and lens chapters for The American Society of Cinematographers' Video Manual, 3rd edition and is one of the authors of The Guide to Digital Television, 1st, 2nd, 3rd editions. Goodman evaluated digital technology for production and post as a contributing editor for Broadcast Television, The Independent Film & Video Monthly, and Videography for nearly a decade. He holds the distinct honor of having written the most popular series of articles in Videography's 25 year history and is currently writing for DV magazine.

Stone Reader, the nonfiction feature he produced, was a 2002 International Documentary Association Award nominee for Distinguished Achievement in the Feature category, the association's highest honor, and a 2003 Indie Spirit Award nominated film. The film was released theatrically in 2003 and appeared on Roger Ebert, Andrew Sarris, John Anderson, and other critics, list of the top-ten films in 2003. Stone Reader won a Special Grand Jury Honor and the Audience Award for Best Feature (a first for a nonfiction film) at the Slamdance Film Festival in 2002. This film was one of only two contemporary films selected for the 2003 edition of Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival.


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