Charlie Harris has been working in the film industry since 1986 and has worked on over 50 feature films and TV movies as well as hundreds of commercials. He has worked on films including The New World, Hannibal, and The Blindside as key rigging grip, best boy, rigging grip, and grip. He received his BA in Mass Communications from VCU and his MFA in Film Production from Boston University. Harris is an adjunct professor at VCU. He teaches workshops on introduction to the camera department, basic lighting, camera movement, and advanced camera. He is also an adviser for the summer intensives.