Christopher Baffa

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 ... Read more »
Born: 06/05/1965

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (34)

Ashby 2015 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Dominion 2015 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Growing Up & Other Lies 2015 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Road Within 2015 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Crossbones 2014 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Hit the Floor 2013 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Glee 1999 - 2000, 2003 - 2006, 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Nip/Tuck 1999 - 2000, 2003 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Popular 1999 - 2001, 2003 - 2006, 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

American Horror Story 2011 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Running with Scissors 2006 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Unaccompanied Minors 2006 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Closer 2005 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

The D.A. 2004 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Next Friday 2000 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Idle Hands 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Baby Face Nelson 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Overdrive 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Phantoms 1998 (Movie)

(additional photography) (Director of Photography)

Tear It Down 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Suicide Kings 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Humanoids From the Deep 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Lady Killer 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

A Bucket of Blood 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Piranha 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Scene of the Crime 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

True Heart 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Criminal Hearts 1994 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Death Artist 1994 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Alien Avengers (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Bailey's Mistake (TV Show)

Director of Photography

House of the Damned (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Sawbones (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Star Quest (TV Show)

Director of Photography
Engineering, Electrical, & Grips (5)

Leslie's Folly 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Gaffer

Interceptor 1992 (Movie)

(Electrician)

Into the Sun 1992 (Movie)

(Electrician)

Mom Knows Best 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Gaffer

The Giving 1992 (Movie)

(Grip)

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.

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