Born 21 May 1972, Naples, Tx, although raised in Dallas, Tx, USA. Filming with such a creative eye and strong direction, Charles' style displays many influences. Some of them come from within the genre of drama and suspense, notably the work of M. Night Shyamalan, while others are external. He customarily uses creative shots with subtle movements, giving it what he likes to calls it as "...that cinematic look and feel."His range of influences, from drama, suspense, comedy, to action makes him both hard to classify and more accessible to the wider audience for film projects. More commercially successful than most cinematographers in the Atlanta, Ga. Market.
West's work consistently appealed to screenplay writers and film production companies. By the end of filming his 2nd feature film, starring movie veterans; Robin Givens, and Greg Alan Williams, it was clear he was here to stay and that his reputation as a well respected filmmaker by this time was firmly established.
West has filmed for The White House, NIKE, and Volkswagen just to name a few. He has recently filmed with Lisa Wu (formerly of The Atlanta Housewives) on TV One's new reality tv show, 'Hollywood Divas', which is scheduled to air in October. 2014.
Name: Charles West
Lives in: Atlanta, Georgia
Company: CW Studios
Occupation: Cinematographer, Director of Photography, Producer, Animator, Director and Screenwriter
Unique traits: Great eye. Clarity is a must first.
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The Upbeat Dancer
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