Cinematography and Film School with Christopher Murray

Chris MurrayChristopher Murray discusses what it’s like to go to film school, the day to day of a cinematographer, and what it means to go from the military to a life of following your passion. 

CHRISTOPHER MURRAY Camera Dept., Cinematographer, Director / Directing Dept., Photographer / Videographer, Writer Chris Murray is an American filmmaker and cinematographer. His works range from narrative fiction, to non-fiction documentaries, action sports, music videos, commercial spots, live events, corporate events, and more.

Most recently, Murray has been working on a television series for Abso Lutely productions that will air on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. During production, he was also pulled from crew and cast for a speaking role for an episode set to air 2016, his first televised acting debut. He has also acted as the 2nd Unit Director on the U.K. produced film, Shooting Clerks, which stars the cast and crew of the original film Clerks, written and directed by Kevin Smith, who has also personally endorsed the film, leading to articles from Entertainment Weekly and IGN.

Additionally, Murray has served as Director of Photographer for a short film, The Burning Tree, which won Best Cinematography at the Philadelphia 2014 Project Twenty One Film Festival, as well as winning Best Short Film of NJ Shorts Fest 2015 & Best NJ Drama Short Film of Hang on to Your Shorts Film Festival 2015.

Murray began his career in the active duty military serving in the United States Air Force as an F-15 aircraft mechanic when, traveling, he picked up an admiration for still photography and cinematography. He later transferred to Philadelphia and began studying Film & Media Arts at Temple University, as well as minored in General Business Studies. While having admiration for 16mm / 35mm film, Murray is still just as involved in digital formats ranging from DSLR’s to RED Cinema Cameras.

Murray is also an experienced steadicam operator, editor, photographer, writer and director.

Murray’s IMDb profile.

 

 

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