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Charles Schner, B.A. UCLA School of Film & Televsion

Adjunct Associate Professor

Affiliated Divisions:

Division of Film & Television Production


Charles Schner, cinematographer, has an illustrious career that spans over 30 years as a camera assistant, camera operator and director of photography.  He has shot films for MGM, Sony, Warner Brothers and for Academy Award winning producer, Grey Frederickson.  His feature film credits as 2nd unit director of photography and camera operator include Captain America: Civil War, Insurgent, Master and Commander, Zathura and The Big Lebowski.  His television credits include American Horror Story, Glee, Salem, Medium, Invasion and The O.C.   Charles is excited to bring his practical experience to the USC School of Cinematic Arts and share his hard earned knowledge with his students.