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Producer, director, author
Roger Sherman is the author of Ready Steady Shoot: The Pocket Posh Guide To Great Home Video, an upbeat, easy-to-follow book aimed at helping millions of people learn basic techniques to make better home movies. In it Sherman offers an easy learning system called the “10 Shot Video,” short exercises to shoot and learn from in just a few minutes. Visit www.ReadySteadyShoot.com to learn more.
Roger founded Florentine Films with Ken Burns; he is a producer, director, cinematographer, still photographer and writer. Roger has conducted workshops on a variety of topics and spoken to many groups including The 92nd Street Y (a sold out crowd of 900 during one of last winter's snow storms), the Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Art, Hampshire College and the Culinary Institute of America.
His films have won an Emmy, a Peabody and two Academy Award nominations. About his film "Medal of Honor," Linda Stasi wrote in The New York Post, "An astounding array of stories about an unbelievable collection of unexpected heroes. This special is so awe-inspiring." Charlie Rose called "Alexander Calder" "an American masterpiece." And, Dorothy Rabinowitz wrote in The Wall Street Journal that "Richard Rodgers: The Sweetest Sounds" is “Perhaps the best film ever produced in the American Masters PBS series.”
Roger's photography has appeared in Town & Country, Saveur, Budget Travel, Garden Design and Newsweek. You can also find his pictures in The Brisket Book by Stephanie Pierson, which was recently released.