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I am a storyteller at heart with a background in theatre and crossed over to filmmaking. I love to combine technology and imagery, so becoming a DP is the most natural career path for me.
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The Workout Room-Feature Film-Director of Photography
BET Soul Train Music Awards-Camera Operator
Enquiring Minds-Investigation Discovery- First Assistant Camera

Personal Details

Los Angeles-Live
Atlanta-Can work
San Diego-can work
Las Vegas-can work

United States

Work Details


International Guild of Cinematographers Local 600
Society of Camera Operators

Cinematographer, Camera Operator, Drone Operator, Motion Capture, Still Photography

Crystal Kelley grew up in the rich arts and culturally diverse city of Cleveland, Ohio. She began her formal education in the arts at Otterbein University's Department of Theatre and Dance. Crystal later earned her M.F.A. at Chapman University to study how lighting and composition enhances the story in filmmaking under two great professors Bill Dill and Johnny Jensen, both members of the ASC. Crystal resides in Los Angeles, CA working as a Director of Photography and Camera Assistant for television, live events, documentaries, short and feature length films. Her most recent accomplishments includes shooting a feature film titled The Workout Room, camera operating at the BET Soul Train Music Awards, and her film, Some Like it Bot screened at Comic Con. Crystal holds a Part 107 license as a Remote Pilot with the FAA and flies drones for aerial cinematography.