The Home Page for filmmaker Richard Clabaugh, also known as “The Man in the Red Shirt.”®
Currently thrilled to be working with the outstanding Yale Productions of New York as Post Production Supervisor on multiple films. Recently delivered CRYPTO, featuring Kurt Russell, to Grindstone / Lionsgate. The film had a theatrical New York and LA release and is now available on streaming platforms.
About Richard Clabaugh
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.
Richard Clabaugh established himself early on as a popular genre cinematographer with such films as The Prophecy starring Christopher Walken, No 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 (trailer) starring Robert Englund, Wil Wheaton, Jenny McCarthy and Casper Van Dien before taking a teaching position at the UNC School of the Arts. During his tenure there he also directed the well received independent feature drama Little Chicago (trailer).
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.
Recent: Richard Clabaugh was director of photography on the recently released, award winning independent feature film “Alterscape” starring Michael Ironside and Charles Baker, directed by Serge Levin.
Alterscape – TRAILER:
Richard Clabaugh was also director of photography on the Lifetime film, “TEN: Murder Island” starring China Anne McClain, Rome Flynn, Cassidy Gifford and Dylan Arnold.
Coming Up: Currently he is in development and working on post production on multiple series and motion-pictures set for production in the coming year.
Videos and Quick Links
Trailers for the sci-fi feature film EYEBORGS, co-written, co-produced and directed by Richard Clabaugh.
Teaser Trailer-30 sec.
Action movies and stunt work have always been at the core of the motion picture business and I’ve been lucky to work on some good ones. Together with great stunt coordinators and talented action stars I’ve shot many action movies. I love doing action and regularly teach workshops on techniques for shooting action effectively and safely, regardless of budget.
Here is my 45-second “Action Reel” featuring just a few of the things I’ve worked on as cinematographer.
The Kinetic Image
Tutorial Page and YouTube Channel:
The “Circle of Confusion” Tutorial Video
The Kinetic Image
Main Page and You Tube Channel:
Richard Clabaugh’s IMDB Page:
Richard Clabaugh’s LinkedIn Page:
Richard Clabaugh’s Facebook Page:
Python – Trailer:
All About the movie PYTHON – Informational page
Little Chicago – Trailer for feature film:
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!