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Scott Duncan is a dynamic and highly sought-after Director/Cinematographer. Duncan has earned 16 Emmy Awards for Individual Achievement in Cinematography and Best Documentary and has received a total of 34 Emmy nominations throughout his career.

Duncan approaches filmmaking with style, sophistication, and a clear point of view. He is a filmmaker whose precision and expertise have earned him the respect and admiration of clients and colleagues around the world. His network client roster is as diverse as it is impressive from NBC Sports, CBS Sports, to ESPN. Advertising agencies such as Y&R, Grey Worldwide, Draft FCB, McCann Worldwide, Avrett Free Ginsberg, have brought Duncan onboard to lead high profile Ad campaigns.

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Duncan honed his technical skills and fierce work ethic by completing his BFA in Photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Raised as a citizen of both the Virgin Islands and the American Midwest, Duncan has a unique world perspective. This multi-racial and multi-cultural upbringing has liberated Duncan’s views from bias and prejudice. Scott is steadfast in his quest to experience the authenticity of all walks of life and to work within challenging and diverse environments. Through his work, he communicates the depth of life’s complexities and the essence of the human spirit.

Duncan’s most recognizable work lies in his creation of the iconic visual style for the Mark Burnett international franchises—Survivor, Apprentice, Contender and Rock Star. He began collaborating with Burnett during production of Burnett’s Eco Challenge in 1998. Since then, Duncan has worked on many of Burnett’s productions—Survivor from 2000 to present, Apprentice 2004 to present, Contender 2005 to present, multiple episodes for Rock Star 2005 and 2006.

Duncan’s commercial work includes directing and shooting for high-profile national and international clients such as Ford Motor Company, Land Rover, BMW, Terlato Wines International, Archer Daniels Midland, Purina, Miller Genuine Draft and Phillips Van Heusen among others.

Scott’s imagery has visually represented the Summer and Winter Olympic Games’ broadcasts within the powerful Open and Closing Films since the 2000 Summer Games. With a global audience reach, billions of viewers have been captivated by his work that has earned Duncan and NBC Sports multiple Emmy Awards.

His career as a documentary filmmaker is noted for capturing intimate moments during monumental and historic events. In 1994, Duncan filmed Nelson Mandela during the Independence of South Africa. He has traveled to Afghanistan numerous times to film within the war zones of Kabul and more remote areas. Most recently, Scott collaborated with award-winning filmmaker Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi on the feature documentary I Bring What I Love, a film about acclaimed Grammy-Award-winning musician, Youssou N’Dour. Duncan’s most recent documentary feature project, Touba, City of Peace is currently being screened worldwide.

  • EMMY

     

    2014
    Sports Emmy Awards 2014 FIFA World Cup
    Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement 2010

    2013
    SXSW Film Awards, Documentary Feature Touba
    Special Jury Recognition For Cinematography

    2013
    Sports Emmy Awards  NHL on NBCSN
    Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement

    2010
    Emmy Award Winner Survivor 20 Samoa Heroes vs. Villains
    Outstanding Cinematography

    2009
    Emmy Award Winner Games of the XXVII Olympiad: The Clock of Their Lives
    Outstanding camera work.

    2005
    Emmy Award Winner Blood From a Stone
    Cinematography.

    2004
    Emmy Award Winner Blood From a Stone
    Outstanding achievement in craft: cinematography.

    2003
    Emmy Award Winner Hawaii Ironman Triathlon
    Outstanding film and electronic camera work.

    2002
    Emmy Award Winner XIX Olympic Winter Games
    Outstanding technical team studio.

    2000
    Emmy Award Winner Games of the XXVII Olympiad: 17 Days in Sydney
    Outstanding achievement in film cinematography.

    2000
    Emmy Award Winner Games of the XXVII Olympiad: Sydney for
    Outstanding technical team studio.

    1999
    Emmy Award Winner Ironman Triathlon
    Outstanding film cinematography.

  • EMMY NOMINATED

    2010
    Sports Emmy Awards 2010 FIFA World Cup “U2 & Soweto Gospel Choir”
    Outstanding Music Composition, Direction, Lyrics

    2010
    Emmy Award Winner Survivor 20 Samoa Heroes vs. Villains
    Outstanding Cinematography. (Awarded)

    2009
    Emmy Award Nominee Games of the XXVII Olympiad: The Clock of Their Lives
    Outstanding camera work. (Awarded)

    2009
    Emmy Award Nominee 2008 Masters Open ESPN
    Outstanding camera work.

    2009
    Emmy Award Nominee Games of the XXVII Olympiad: The Clock of Their Lives
    Outstanding open/tease.

    2007
    Emmy Award Nominee NBA All Star Game – Wasteland
    Outstanding production design and art direction.

    2006
    Emmy Award Nominee XX Olympic Winter Games: The Stories of Torino
    Outstanding achievement in film cinematography.

    2006
    Emmy Award Nominee NBA Nation Katrina Comeback
    Outstanding short feature.

    2006
    Emmy Award Nominee Martha Stewart Daytime Main Title Sequence
    Outstanding achievement in main title design.

    2005
    Emmy Award Nominee Blood From a Stone
    Cinematography. (Awarded)

    2005
    Emmy Award Nominee The Contender on NBC – The Final Four
    Outstanding cinematography nonfiction programming.

    2004
    Emmy Award Nominee Blood From a Stone
    Outstanding achievement in craft: cinematography. (Awarded)

    2004
    Emmy Award Nominee Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
    Outstanding film and electronic camera work.

    2003
    Emmy Award Nominee Hawaii Ironman Triathlon
    Outstanding film and electronic camera work. (Awarded)

    2003
    Emmy Award Nominee NFL on CBS
    Outstanding production design/ art direction.

  • OTHER

    2011
    Accolade Award of Excellence
    Cinematography Red Bull Signature Series Show Open

    2011
    Accolade Award of Merit
    Creativity / Orginality Red Bull Signature Series Show Open

    2008
    Accolade Award of Excellence
    Yankee Stadium Final Game Promo with Yogi Berra

    2008
    Telly Award Winner Film and Video Silver Award
    ESPN Augusta Masters Open

    2008
    Telly Award Winner Film and Video Bronze Award
    Land Rover LR3 – Montage

    2008
    Telly Award Winner Film and Video Bronze Award
    Rutherford Hill Winery

    2009
    New York Festivals International TV Programming and Promotion
    ESPN Augusta Masters Open

    2009
    George Foster Peabody Award ESPN 30
    30 Kings Ransom

    2010
    George Foster Peabody Award ESPN 30
    30 Jordan Rides the Bus