Welcome

The Home Page for filmmaker Richard Clabaugh, sometimes known as “That Guy in the Red Shirt.”®

So much going on, so busy with production, shooting, editing, making shows… not much time for keeping up the website, but it was time.  I’m redoing this site from the ground up and also updating my reel too, all while trying to move forward with the many projects we’ve got in production.

RC_Head_Shot-IMG_3734-Galactic-Square-800x800Fear not!  All the great stuff that was here before, all the behind-the-scenes photos and information from so many of the films I’ve worked on, will be back!  I  just need time to update it all from ancient hieroglyphic HTML (that’s what the “H” in HTML stands for, right?) to a newer, nicer, and hopefully, easier to maintain format.

In the meantime, if this is your first time here, below you will find some basic bio information along with links and trailers to some of my work.

Enjoy.

About Richard Clabaugh (elaborated from IMDB)

Richard Clabaugh is a filmmaker and film teacher known primarily for his work as a Director and Cinematographer on feature films, as well as for always wearing a red shirt.

Professionally, his diverse body of work includes an abundance of feature films, mostly in the action and horror genres, although he has also done comedies, dramas, commercials, reality TV shows, magazine programs and much more.

Legendary actor Peter O'Toole on the set of Phantoms with Director of Photography Richard Clabaugh
Legendary actor Peter O’Toole on the set of Phantoms with Director of Photography Richard Clabaugh

Richard Clabaugh established himself early on as a popular genre cinematographer with such films  as The Prophecy starring Christopher WalkenNo Way Back starring Russell Crow and the breakout action film American Yakuza starring Viggo Mortensen.  He was also Director of Photography on the feature film Phantoms, based on the novel by Dean Koontz  which starred Ben Affleck, Liev Scheiber, Joanna Going, Rose McGowan and the legendary Peter O’Toole.

He began his feature film directing career with the cult classic Python starring Robert EnglundWil Wheaton, and Casper Van Dien before taking a teaching position at the UNC School of the Arts.  During his tenure there he also directed the indie-feature film Little Chicago.

The practical python head shown here with PYTHON director Richard Clabaugh on the set of the movie.
Director Richard Clabaugh on the set of the cult-classic movie “Python.”

After nearly a decade as a college instructor Richard Clabaugh returned to motion picture and television production full time.  He and his partners established Crimson Wolf Productions whose first major feature was the highly acclaimed indie-SciFi film Eyeborgs, [see Eyeborgs Reviews below] which he directed, as well as co-wrote and produced.  Recently he formed his own independent company RedCom Productions from which he develops and produces television programs and web series.

Under the RedCom Productions banner he produced 3-seasons of the broadcast television series, Life in the Carolinas, winning multiple Emmy Award nominations and garnering several Telly Award wins.  Currently RedCom is in production on multiple projects, including the animal series Reptile Rangers.

In addition to producing, directing, writing, shooting, editing and doing visual effects, he makes himself available for guest teaching assignments, lectures and speaking engagements.  Often he talks on the subject of how to shoot action and visual effects effectively.  He also hosts online filmmaking tutorials which he makes available through his website The Kinetic Image.

Currently he is in development on multiple series and motion-pictures set for production in the coming year.


Movie Posters
Posters from some of the movies on which Richard Clabaugh worked as either Director of Photography or Director.

Videos and Quick Links

EYEBORGS
Trailers

Trailers for the sci-fi feature film EYEBORGS, co-written, co-produced and directed by Richard Clabaugh.

Quotes Trailer

 

Teaser Trailer-30 sec.

Story Trailer-2min:


TKI-Website_Logo-400x225-FlatThe Kinetic Image
Tutorial Page and YouTube Channel:
www.thekineticimage.com

 

The “Circle of Confusion” Tutorial Video


Links

Company Pages:
RedCom Productions: http://redcompro.com/
Crimson Wolf Productions: http://crimsonwolfproductions.com/

The Kinetic Image
Main Page and You Tube Channel:
http://www.thekineticimage.com

Richard Clabaugh’s IMDB Page:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002709

Richard Clabaugh’s LinkedIn Page:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-clabaugh-28712424

Richard Clabaugh’s Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/rclabaugh

Movie Pages:

Python – Informational page (currently being updated)
First page I’ve begun copying over.
http://rclabaugh.com/wp/python-the-movie/

Little Chicago – Trailer for feature film:
https://vimeo.com/1708160


EYEBORGS REVIEWS:

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Eyeborgs Review – Cinefantastique – Scott Shoyer

Eyeborgs Review – Colorado Springs Independent – Louis Fowler

Eyeborgs Review – QNetwork – James Kendrick

Eyeborgs Review – DVD Savant – Glenn Erickson

Eyeborgs Review – Horror.Com – Staci Layne Wilson

Eyeborgs Review – JoBlo.com – Ryan Doom

Eyeborgs Review – FIMO [Film Is My Oxygen] – Faith Danvers

Eyeborgs Review – Film Critics United – Christopher Armistead

Eyeborgs Review – DVD Talk – Adam Tyner

Eyeborgs Review – Horror News – Bonedigger

Eyeborgs Review – Quiet Earth – Ben Austwick

Eyeborgs Review – SciFi Gene

Eyeborgs Review – DeVil Dead (DvD) – Antoine Rigaud <–This one is in German!