Crystal Kelley grew up in the rich arts and culturally diverse city of Cleveland, Ohio. The live theatrical performances were so engaging she quickly joined productions crews to help create these fascinating stage productions. For Crystal, theatre was the best training ground to learn the quality, texture, and hue, which could be achieved with various lighting units. She continued her formal education at Otterbein University's Department of Theatre & Dance. Crystal earned her M.F.A. at Chapman University studying how lighting and composition in cinematography enhances the story in filmmaking under two great professors Bill Dill and Johnny Jensen, members of the American Society of Cinematographers. Crystal resides in Los Angeles, CA working as a Director of Photography for television, live events, documentaries, short and feature length films. Crystal’s most recent accomplishments includes shooting The Workout Room, a feature film starring Joe Torry. Crystal was also a camera operator at the BET Soul Train Music Awards, and her short film Some Like it Bot which screened at Comic Con. She is also a licensed Remote Pilot with the FAA and fly drones for aerial cinematography.
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