Charles Schner

    • Director of Photography
    • Cinematographer

    NYC, Los Angeles & Atlanta

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019 - 2020Camera Operator
Television / TV
For All MankindMesquite Productions/Apple TV Plus
2019Camera Operator
Television / TV
The AffairShowtime
2019Camera Operator
Television / TV
9/11Fox
2019Director of Photography
Television / TV
Dead Before Dawn
Erik Weigel
Oxygen
20192nd Unit DP
Film (Feature)
The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee
Dean Murphy
KMI
2018Camera Operator
Television / TV
Lethal WeaponWarner Bros
2018Director of Photography
Film (Feature)
Greatland
Dana Ziyasheva
Greatland, LLC
2017Director of Photography
Other
The Other F Word (web series)
Barbara Kanowitz
Fox Meadow Films
2017Director of Photography
Other
The Small (web series)
Stephanie Little
Little Prods.
2015Director of Photography
Television / TV
Deadly SinsInvestigation Discovery
2011 - 2015Camera Operator/2nd Unit DP
Television / TV
American Horror StoryFX/Ryan Murphy Productions
2015Camera Operator, 2nd Unit
Film (Feature)
Captain America: Civil War
Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Marvel Ent.
2014 - 2015Director of Photography
Documentary
Get In the Way: The Journey of John Lewis
Kathleen Dowdey
Early Light Productions/PBS
2014Director of Photography
Film (Feature)
Bad Kids of Crestview AcademyBKG2H, LLC
2014Camera Operator/2nd Unit DP
Television / TV
SalemWGN America
2014Camera Operator, 2nd Unit
Film (Feature)
Insurgent
Robert Schwentke
Lionsgate
2011 - 2014Additional Camera Operator/2nd Unit DP
Television / TV
GleeFox/Ryan Murphy Productions
2009 - 2010Director of Photography
Documentary
Rockin' the Wall
Marc Leif
Rockin' The Wall Studios
2010Director of Photography
Digital
Covert Ops 4Omelet/USA Network
2009Field Director of Photography
Television / TV
Mad TVFox
2007Camera Operator/2nd Unit DP
Television / TV
The Wedding BellsFox
2006Director of Photography
Documentary
Craft In AmericaPBS
2005Director of Photography
Film (Feature)
SurveillanceGraymark Productions
2005Camera Operator/insert Unit DP
Film (Feature)
ZathuraColumbia Pictures
2002Director of Photography
Film (Feature)
ShredderMGM
2002Camera Operator
Film (Feature)
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World20th Century Fox
1997 - 1998Director of Photography
Television / TV
L.A. HeatTNT/PM Entertainment
1997Additional Camera Operator
Film (Feature)
The Big LebowskiPolygram/Working Title
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    1986Motion Picture/TelevisionUniversity of California, Los Angeles

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    Sony FS7, Blackmagic Production 4K, Small lighting and grip package, Nikon D800 with Ninja 2 recorder, Black magic Cinema Camera, Black magic Pocket Camera

    About me

    Director of photography and camera operator on hundreds of commercials, television series, feature and documentary films. Adept in both film and digital cinematography with experience in visual effects and green screen. Extensive remote crane experience and an expert in hand held operating. Able to shoot large stunt scenes as well as small intimate moments. Able to oversee a large crew or work as a "one man band" and produce engaging work under tight budget and time constraints.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Interested in
    • Arts
    • Biography
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Documentary
    • Drama Reconstruction
    • Environmental
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (LB)
    • Film (Short)
    • Home Renovation TV
    • Horror
    • Music Promo
    • Natural History
    • Reality TV
    • Sport
    • Teaching
    • Television
    • Travel
    • Youth TV
    Experienced in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Documentary
    • Drama Reconstruction
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (LB)
    • Film (Short)
    • Home Renovation TV
    • Horror
    • Magazine
    • Music Promo
    • Reality TV
    • Teaching
    • Television
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Own a car?
    • Yes
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Organization/Union Membership
    • IATSE

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