Christopher Baffa


Biography

Cinematographer Christopher Baffa became interested in filmmaking at an early age, inspired by countless viewings of "The Sound of Music." He attended the University of Southern California's film school in the late 1980s, originally aspiring to be a director. One of his professors encouraged Baffa to take up cinematography, since his student films rarely made any sense but always exhibi...

Biography

Cinematographer Christopher Baffa became interested in filmmaking at an early age, inspired by countless viewings of "The Sound of Music." He attended the University of Southern California's film school in the late 1980s, originally aspiring to be a director. One of his professors encouraged Baffa to take up cinematography, since his student films rarely made any sense but always exhibited a professional look. After graduating in 1990, he began working in Hollywood in the early 1990s as a camera operator, electrician, and grip for low-budget films like "The Giving," "Into the Sun," and "Public Access." Later in the decade he began serving as the director of photography on more mainstream Hollywood productions such as "Suicide Kings" and "Idle Hands." Baffa started the 2000s with a cinematographer role in the sequel "Next Friday," which helped him land one of his more notable credits in 2005. That year he began serving as the chief cinematographer on FX's hit series "Nip/Tuck." His ability to portray the glitz and glam of Hollywood's elite, in contrast to the sleazy, narcissistic underbelly, earned Baffa critical acclaim as a director of photography. His work on the show led to his official membership in the American Society of Cinematographers in 2007 and, shortly after, landed a cinematography role on the hit musical series "Glee" in 2009.

Filmography

 

Cinematography (Feature Film)

Ain't No Half Steppin' (2018)
Director Of Photography
Ashby (2015)
Director Of Photography
The Road Within (2014)
Director Of Photography
Running with Scissors (2006)
Director Of Photography
Unaccompanied Minors (2006)
Director Of Photography
Bailey's Mistake (2001)
Director Of Photography
Next Friday (2000)
Director Of Photography
Idle Hands (1999)
Director Of Photography
The Suicide Kings (1998)
Director Of Photography
Phantoms (1998)
Director Of Photography
Overdrive (1998)
Director Of Photography
True Heart (1997)
Director Of Photography
Tear It Down (1997)
Director Of Photography
Scene of the Crime (1996)
Director Of Photography
Lady Killer (1996)
Director Of Photography
Alien Avengers (1996)
Director Of Photography
Humanoids From the Deep (1996)
Director Of Photography
House of the Damned (1996)
Director Of Photography
Piranha (1995)
Director Of Photography
Star Quest (1995)
Director Of Photography
Criminal Hearts (1995)
Director Of Photography
A Bucket of Blood (1995)
Director Of Photography
Sawbones (1995)
Director Of Photography
Baby Face Nelson (1995)
Director Of Photography
The Death Artist (1995)
Director Of Photography

Film Production - Lighting/Electrical (Feature Film)

Interceptor (1992)
Electrician
Into the Sun (1991)
Electrician

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

The Giving (1991)
Grip

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Unaccompanied Minors (2006)
Dp/Cinematographer
Running with Scissors (2006)
Dp/Cinematographer
Next Friday (2000)
Other
Next Friday (2000)
Dp/Cinematographer
Overdrive (1998)
Dp/Cinematographer
House of the Damned (1996)
Other
A Bucket of Blood (1995)
Dp/Cinematographer
Piranha (1995)
Dp/Cinematographer
Badge of Silence: Maniac Cop III (1993)
Other

Life Events

Bibliography