Christopher Ivins

Steadicam and Visual Effects

You’ve been enjoying Christopher Ivins’ work for years without realizing it. As a member of the Visual Effects Society, his work appeared in James Cameron’s Titanic and Avatar, and more recently Life of Pi, to name just a few. Ivins knows cameras inside and out. Literally. He has served on the Board of Governors and the Society of Camera Operators, worked as cinematographer on over twenty productions, and operated Steadicam with actors ranging from James Cromwell and Karen Black to Snoop Dogg and Paris Hilton on productions such as the Academy Award-winning West Bank Story. He is also a recurring judge at the annual Xanadu Film Festival. Visual effects knowledge and camera operating technique give Christopher a unique set of skills for visual effects cinematography. As if that weren’t enough, he has also been performing since the age of nine, and has done everything from signing the Declaration of Independence to leading the Lewis and Clark expedition in the IMAX film The Great American West. A former Captain himself, Ivins also entertained troops in Bosnia and Herzegovina during a deployment with Nato Peace Implementation Forces.