David Charry




David was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. He attended Columbia College Chicago and graduated May 2013 with a B.A. in Cinematography. Two of David's films (Sketch, Masquerade) were exhibited at the .EDU Film Festival in Minneapolis, MN, and he was awarded the Presidential Scholarship at Columbia College Chicago in 2009. Recently, a film David shot, Illuminated, was exhibited at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Other films David has shot have been official selection at various film festivals around the world.

David is currently pursuing his MFA in cinematography at the prestigious American Film Institute Conservatory. On a different note, David enjoys playing guitar, as well as hiking and canoeing. He also enjoys good food.


Finding Your Roots, TV Series

July 2014

Camera Operator. PBS show. Season 2 Episode 8: The British Are Coming.

IMDb | Official Website

The Lady With The Dog, Short Film

April 2014 - May 2014

Kyusik Gam's MFA thesis film at Columbia College Chicago. Short film shot on RED One MX.


Standstill, Short Film

November 2013 - December 2013

Short film with Columbia College Chicago for the advanced practicum program. Shot on Kodak 35mm 5219 on Panavision Gold II.

The Guitar, Short Film

September 2013 - November 2013

Short film with Columbia College Chicago for the advanced practicum program. Shot on Arriflex Alexa.

Offical Facebook Page

The Voice, Short Film

March 2013 - April 2013

Short film with A&K Productions. Shot on RED One MX. Official selection at the 2014 Indiana Short Film Festival, and the 2015 BIFF Beloit International Film Festival.


Bedtime, Short Film

January 2013 - February 2013

Short film directed by Cooper Justus. Shot on RED One MX. Official selection at 2014 Flickers: Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival.

Official Facebook Page

It's a Terrible Week For Singing, Feature Film

February 2012 - July 2012

Feature length musical with Head First Studio Chicago. Shot multi-cam on Canon 5D MkII and Canon 7D.

Official Website

Prep Technician, Columbia College Chicago

September 2011 - May 2013

Help teach students how to use an array of 16mm and 35mm cameras. Help with check outs/ins of cameras. Repair and maintain gear. Teaching Assistant for Camera Seminar II, Special Studies in Cinematography, Photo Theory, and other advanced level cinematography courses.




Master of Fine Arts

American Film Institute Conservatory, 2016 (in progress)Website

Bachelor of Arts

Columbia College Chicago, 2013 Website


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