My good friend Scott Duncan is one of the most talented Cinematographers I know.  I wanted to share some of his creative passion, vision and superb imagery with all of you at My Life at Speed. – GT

More about Scott Duncan:

Scott Duncan is a dynamic and highly sought after Director/Cinematographer. Duncan has earned 9 Emmy Awards for Individual Achievement in Cinematography and Best Documentary and has received a total of 26 Emmy nominations throughout his career.

Scott Duncan's recent F1 trip. Photo of Mark Webber.
Scott Duncan’s recent F1 trip. Photo of Mark Webber.
Scott Duncan's recent F1 trip. Photo of Mark Webber.
Scott Duncan’s recent F1 trip.

Duncan approaches film making with style, sophistication and a clear point of view. He is a film maker whose precision and expertise have earned him the respect of clients and colleagues around the world. His network roster is as diverse as it is impressive from:  NBC Sports, CBS Sports, Versus, TNT, to the Hallmark Channel. Agencies such as:  Y&R, Grey Worldwide, Draft FCB, McCann Worldwide, Avrett Free Ginsberg, have brought Duncan onboard to lead high profile ad campaigns.


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.  The multiracial and multicultural 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 work within diverse and challenging environments. Through his spirit, he communicates the depth of life’s complexities and the essence of the human spirit.

F1 - Photo by Scott Duncan
F1 – Photo by Scott Duncan

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 and multiple episodes for Rock Star 2005/2006.

Duncan’s commercial work includes directing and shooting for high profile 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 with the powerful open and closing films since the 2000 Olympic 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 film maker is noted for capturing intimate moments during monumental and historic events. In 1994, Duncan filmed Nelson Mandela during the Independence of South Africa.  He traveled to Afghanistan numerous times to film the war zones of Kabul and more remote areas. Most recently, Scott collaborated with award winning film maker, 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 is currently in post production and is entitled Touba, City of Peace.