Christopher Blauvelt

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Christopher Blauvelt at the Sundance 2014 Awards Ceremony

Christopher Blauvelt is an American cinematographer, and a third generation film craftsman. Blauvelt started his career in the camera and electrical department under cinematographers Harris Savides, Christopher Doyle and Lance Acord. Despite striking out on his own, he continued to work with cinematographer and mentor Harris Savides until his sudden death from brain cancer.[1][2] Chris's continued work with Kelly Reichardt has garnered him an ICP Nomination in 2010 for his masterful work on Meek's Cutoff and best cinematography at the Valladolid International Film Festival for Night Moves. Chris' current film with Kelly Reichardt will debut in Fall of 2016.[needs update] Chris shot Jeff Preiss directorial debut Low Down for producers Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, which won the Dramatic Cinematography award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

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In 2012, Variety hailed him as a "Cinematographer to Watch".[5] In 2013, Indiewire also listed him as a "Cinematographer to Watch".[6]


  1. ^ Oliver Lyttelton (26 June 2012). "On The Rise '12: 5 Cinematographers Lighting Up Screens I - The Playlist". The Playlist.
  2. ^ "Cinematographer Christopher Blauvelt Talks Taking Over 'The Bling Ring' for Harris Savides".
  3. ^ "Christopher Blauvelt". IMDb.
  4. ^ Chad Smith [@RHCPchad] (31 May 2016). "....aaaannnd cut!!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  5. ^ David Heuring. "Blauvelt: Pays tribute to '70s cinema with 'Walks'". Variety.
  6. ^ Indiewire. "Christopher Blauvelt". Indiewire.

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