Christopher Chomyn, ASC is an award winning cinematographer with a diverse body of work. His credits include the feature films: “Hidden Moon”, “American Primitive”, “Sea of Dreams”, “Lockdown”, “Picture Bride”, and “Phantasm III”. His commercial clients include: Exxon/Mobil, AT&T and The Coca Cola Company. His documentary credits include: “Levitated Mass” and “And The Oscar Goes To….” In 2015, Chris photographed the Chinese science fiction epic, “Three Body Problem”.
Chris received his MFA in Production from The UCLA School of Theater Film and Television in 1990. His work has taken him around the world. He has filmed in 18 states, 13 countries on 5 continents.
Chris has been teaching cinematography to both graduate and undergrad students at the USC School of Cinematic Arts since 1997. He has led cinematography workshops and seminars for: Walt Disney Feature Animation, Eastman Kodak, The International Cinematographer’s Guild, UCLA Extension, Loyola Marymount University, Film INDependent, The International Film and Video Workshops in Rockport, Maine, the Center for Educational Exchange with Vietnam and the Communications University of China in Beijing.
Chris is an active member of the American Society of Cinematographers and co-chairs the “Friends of the ASC” initiative. He has served as a curriculum consultant for the ASC Master Classes. He has been a Film INDependent “Project Involve” mentor; and he serves on the diversity committee of the International Cinematographers’ Guild.
Chris has been married for 18 years and has two daughters, ages 13 and 15.