Welcome to STUDIO E.M.
Film and Video work by Christopher Ernst can be found here.

What I Do

I usually work as a director, producer, cinematographer and editor, though I'm flexible and have quite a bit of experience across pretty much every production role. I've worked on projects for independent film, cable, broadcast TV, advertising, non-profit, marketing, music videos, fine art and other media production fields. Some of these projects have been my own original productions, some have been for independent artists and filmmakers, and some have been for major commercial clients such as MTV, Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures. I also teach film and video production at The New School and play electric guitar in the instrumental band BELLS≥ (here), activities that frequently intersect with my creative film and video production work.


Who I Am

I received my MFA from the University at Buffalo Department of Media Study, where I studied with as a Dean's Fellow with musician and media artist Tony Conrad, and I received my BA in film and music from Hampshire College. I was cinematographer for the feature film, Buried Land (2010), an official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival and Moscow International Film Festival. In 2012, I made my feature directorial debut at Anthology Film Archives in New York with the film In Carcosa, an experimental narrative produced in part with funding from the New York State Council for the Arts. The most recent album from BELLS≥, Solutions, Silence, or Affirmations (2013), met with great success and was featured in several “best of” lists, including A.V. Club and Complex magazine. I'm always looking for new opportunities to collaborate and, as far as I can tell, people seem to think that I'm quite affable and pleasant to work with.


My Work

Here are selected examples. Reels and more work samples are available upon request.

Say Hello.

Questions, project proposals, booking inquiries, and general correspondance are all welcome.