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Chuck France is a United States Cinematographer and award winning documentary/editorial still photographer. Chuck grew up in small town of Ozark, Missouri deep in heart of the Southwest Missouri Ozarks region. He attended and graduated from University of Northern Colorado with a degree in History with double minors in Psychology and Anthropology. Although knowing he wanted to be behind a camera since he was 12 years old he did not pursue that career until 2000. First starting in film production doing production department, art department, grip and lighting and camera then a still photographer working for a variety of new services and served as Photographer then Chief Photographer for The University of Kansas for six years. Deciding to go back at full time freelancing and pursue his passion of cinematography, he's currently working in film production as a Cinematographer but picks up his still camera almost every day. 

Statement:  Photographs and photography, whether still or motion, are about capturing a split second in time that you can never get back. It's about dancing with light and shadow and telling a visual story that is true to the subject. It's about telling a good story and being a storyteller. It's about reaching across divides to communicate with people in this unwritten language in a way which we all see. I believe in those moments that can make us notice all the good and not so good things in the world. The moments that make us cry, rips out our hearts, make us laugh and has the ability to heal. Images, good images,  cross divides, builds bridges, knocks down walls....it is a language we all speak. 

For work availability  call 785-979-7096. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

I've won some awards and have been published...etc. Below is a partial list of folks that I had or have the pleasure and privilege to work with in capturing moments and telling stories.

Press/Awards:

Partial Client List:

  • Getty Images
  • Food Network
  • Pearson Educational
  • The University of Kansas
  • Microsoft
  • Scholastic, Inc.
  • NBC News
  • CVS/Caremark
  • Aurora Photos/Novus Select
  • Oracle Magazine
  • American Bar Association Journal
  • The Associated Press
  • Healthy Living Magazine
  • The Kansas City Star
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Time.com
  • Mario V. Chalmers Foundation
  • Jacksonville University
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • The American Federation of Teachers
  • Emory University
  • The Topeka Capital Journal
  • Kansas Action for Children
  • City Butcher
  • Baker University

Film Production Credits/Work

  • Dogwood Pass (TV series pilot-Garnet Films) staring Michael Pare
  • Moonshiners - Discovery
  • A Season with Navy Football (Showtime)
  • The Great American Read (PBS)
  • 60 Days In - Bravo Network
  • Our Kids (PBS)
  • You Can't Turn That Into a House (FYI)
  • 90 Day Fiance - TLC Network
  • Welcome to Sweetie Pies - Oprah Winfrey Network
  • Swerved - WWE Network
  • WWTV Chicago
  • Fox Sports/Firestone tv commerical
  • Nick Canon Wild n Out - MTV 2
  • The Grill Dads - Food Network
  • Hotel Impossible - Travel Channel
  • Undercover Boss - CBS
  • Missouri Lottery - Television commercial
  • The Weight -Feature film
  • Treehouse Masters - Animal Planet
  • Wal-Mart - Television commercials - numerous (5 years)
  • Sonic -  Television commercials
  • Blue Cross Blue Shied - TV commercials (production, grip/lighting
  • Empire Bank - Television commercials
  • Butler Bootcamp - TV pilot for David Levy (late Robert Altman's producing partner) Best Boy Grip
  • Ambrose Bierce - Civil War Stories - Feature film
  • Raising Jeffrey Dahmer - Feature film
  • Travis Tritt - GAC Network
  • Blue Bunny Ice Cream - Television commercial
  • Microsoft/MSN & Buick - Web series
  • Pearson Educational - Corporate
  • Wildberry Productions - Documentaries - Productions