Justin Schein

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Justin Schein has been making character-driven documentaries for more than 30 years. As a cinematographer, he has shot on over 60 films for broadcasters including HBO, Nat Geo, BBC, Discovery, and PBS, taking him from the White House to Iraq with Kofi Annan to Ground Zero in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. Most recently Justin was cinematographer... See full bio »

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Left on Purpose Cinematographer
True Life Cinematographer
Straight Dope Cinematographer


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  Quality of Life (Documentary) (post-production)
 2021 NYC DDC 9/11 (Documentary short) (Original Footage of Ground Zero)
 2020 Chasing Childhood (Documentary)
 2020 Crip Camp (Documentary) (director of photography)
 2017 The Read Thru (Short)
 2016 Harry's Gift (Documentary short)
 2015 Left on Purpose (Documentary)
 2013 National Geographic Slang Hunters (TV Series documentary)
 2012 Still Moving: Pilobolus at Forty (Documentary)
 2012 One Nation Under Dog (Documentary)
 2010 My So-Called Enemy (Documentary)
 2009 No Impact Man: The Documentary (Documentary)
 2008 Four Seasons Lodge (Documentary)
 2008 Garden Story (TV Series documentary)
 2008 Pressure Cooker (Documentary)
 2007 The World Was Ours (TV Movie documentary)
 2007 I'm from Rolling Stone (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2007 In the Life (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2006 America Rebuilds II: Return to Ground Zero (TV Movie documentary) (director of photography)
 2005 Red Hook Justice (Video documentary) (director of photography)
  True Life (TV Series documentary) (9 episodes, 2000 - 2005) (director of photography - 1 episode, 2000)
- I'm a Gun Owner (2005)
- I'm Bi-Polar (2002)
- I'm Coming Out (2002)
 2005 National Geographic Explorer (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Pyramids of Fire (2005)
 2005 Spark (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
- Masterworks (2005)
 2005 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Red Hook Justice (2005)
 2002 America Rebuilds: A Year at Ground Zero (TV Movie documentary)
 2001 Fight for Your Rights: Aftermath of Terror (TV Movie documentary)
 2001 Big Thinkers (TV Series)
 2000 Wild on the Set (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Snakes (2000)
- Primates (2000)
 2000 Choose or Lose 2000: Why Care? (TV Movie documentary)
 2000 Livelyhood (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Night Shift (2000)
 2000 Fighter (Documentary)
 2000 Religion & Ethics Newsweekly (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2000 Parole: Prison Without Bars (TV Movie documentary)
 1999 Expedition Journal (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Crazy Cat (1999)
 1999 Fight for Your Rights: Through My Eyes (TV Movie documentary)
 1998 Kofi Annan: Eye of the Storm (TV Movie documentary)
 1997 Biography (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1997 Straight Dope (Video documentary short)
 1997 Breaking Ranks: An MTV News Special Report (TV Movie documentary)
 1996 Down on Polk Street (Documentary)
 1995 Gravediggers (Documentary short)
 1995 Media Matters (TV Series)
 1994 Meet Me in Miami Beach (Documentary short)
 1993 Loaded Question (Documentary short)
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