Paul Goldsmith is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers and has received a number of awards for his work as a director of photography.

His most recent television documentary, "Two Days in October" (PBS, dir: Robert Kenner), won an Emmy and a Peabody in 2006. Paul also won the 1998 Emmy for Documentary Cinematography for "Don't Say Goodbye"   (PBS/National Geographic). Earlier, Paul was a cinematographer on the feature documentary "When We Were Kings" (dir: Leon Gast), about the Ali - Foreman fight in Zaire, which won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature in 1996.

Among Paul's feature credits are "Jeremy" (dir: Arthur Barron, Camera D'Or, Cannes) and "Shock To The System" (dir. Jan Egleson, starring Michael Caine). Among other television credits, he was director of photography of the series "Max Headroom" (Lorimar ABC), and the PBS special "Men In Crisis" (PBS, directed by and starring Woody Allen).

Paul's work in commercials includes several spots featured on the Superbowl over the past decade. He has also DP'd dozens of music videos, for artists as varied as James Taylor, Smashing Pumpkins and INXS.

As a member of TVTV (a seminal guerilla television group) he co-produced a number of TV specials including "The Lord of the Universe" (PBS) which won a Columbia DuPont Award and "Hard Rain" (NBC, for Bob Dylan). He has received grants for two short documentaries which he is currently at work on when he is not booked on commercials.

Paul is married with four daughters and lives just outside Los Angeles, California.

 

[ Interview: International Cinematographers Guild - Deep Focus, December 2009]

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