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Christopher Chomyn, ASC M.F.A.

Professor of Practice

Affiliated Divisions:

Division of Film & Television Production

Office: SCA 434

Christopher Chomyn, ASC is an award winning cinematographer who has filmed in challenging locations around the globe. Since 1997 he has shared his extensive professional experience with his students at USC.

His credits include the feature films: mas sabe El Diablo por viejo, Three Body Problem (2017) Hidden Moon (2012), Flying By (2009),Mr. Sadman (2009), Wild About Harry (2009), Sea Of Dreams (2006),Lockdown (2000), Phantasm(s) III (1994) & IV (1998), Picture Bride (1994)and Taxi Dancer (1997).

His work has been honored with both the Best Cinematography and Best Feature Film Awards at the Cine Gear Expo.  It has also garnered the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, was listed among “The Best of the Fest” at The Palm Springs Film Festival, and has been featured at many premier festivals including: Toronto, Montreal, Houston World Fest, Los Angeles and many others.

In addition to his work on feature films, Chomyn also shoots commercials, documentaries and television series. His credits include Levitated Mass, And The Oscar Goes To…, Fashion House, America’s Most Wanted, AT&T, Sprite and Exxon/Mobil as well as a host of music videos, documentaries and film shorts.

Chomyn is an active member of the American Society of Cinematographers.  He sits on the National Executive Board [NEB] of the International Cinematographers Guild [ICG]. He received his M.F.A. from UCLA's School of Theater, Film & Television and a B.A. in History from Fairfield University.

He has taught cinematography workshops for The US Department of State, Eastman Kodak, Disney Feature Animation, ICG, UCLA Extension, Loyola Marymount University, Film Independent and the International Film & Video Workshops in Rockport, Maine.