Richard Vialet Welcomed Into Society Membership

The cinematographer’s credits include the series P-Valley and Raising Dion and the feature Nobody’s Fool.

Samantha Dillard

The cinematographer’s credits include the series P-Valley and Raising Dion and the feature Nobody’s Fool.

New ASC member Richard Vialet studied cinematography at Howard University and the American Film Institute Conservatory. As a director of photography, he has worked on projects around the globe, shooting in locations including Cambodia, Bulgaria and Costa Rica, and is known for his popular feature collaborations with prolific actor-writer-director-producer Tyler Perry.

Richard Vialet, ASC (center) with director Thomas Carter (left) on the set of American Soul.

Vialet and Perry teamed up on the romantic comedy Nobody’s Fool, psychological thriller Acrimony and comedy horror Boo! A Madea Halloween

The cinematographer also collaborated with directors Mike Mendez and Neil Marshall on the “Friday the 31st” and “Bad Seed” segments of the horror anthology Tales of Halloween

His other feature credits include the indie features A True Story, The Last Fall and 9 Rides (the latter two of which were directed by Academy Award winner Matthew A. Cherry), among others. His television work includes the critically acclaimed Starz drama P-Valley, BET musical drama American Soul and Netflix superhero drama Raising Dion.

The cinematographer confers with Steadicam operator Aaron King.

In addition to features and television, Vialet’s work also includes commercials and music videos for such artists as Destiny’s Child, Snoop Dogg, Take 6, Bilal, and Najee.

Complete details on the 15 founding members of the ASC can be found here.

A complete list of all active ASC members — since 1919 — can be downloaded here.

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