Scott Shelley

Full Bio

Scott Shelley is a cinematographer and producer with 19 years of experience in documentary, television and independent feature films. He received his M.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts and has two nominations and one National Emmy for Outstanding Nonfiction Cinematography.

Mr. Shelley started as an editor and later producer for the UN Center Against Apartheid, UNTC and UNICEF producing stories for CNN, and full-length documentaries distributed worldwide. Other documentaries he has shot include Primal Contact for A&E, Song of the Refugee for PBS and David Novack’s American Coal [soon to be released]. Mr. Shelley has worked in over 60 countries, often in remote areas under difficult circumstances.

His television career includes 8 seasons as a principle cinematographer for Jerry Bruckheimer’s The Amazing Race. Mr. Shelley was also the Director of Photography for two television series produced by Phil Keoghan: Adventure Crazy and No Opportunity Wasted. No Opportunity Wasted is a 13-hour series shot in HD for The Discovery Channel, and won the Hor Concours at the Banff Television Festival in 2005. Recent work includes an international ad campaign featuring Ralph Fiennes, Susan Sarandon, Jessica Lange, Whoopi Goldberg and others.