Tommy Oceanak is a cinematographer based in Los Angeles. After having started out in the Philadelphia market for several years shooting a lot of corporate and educational video, he moved to LA and earned his masters in cinematography at ChapmanUniversity. While at Chapman, Tommy studied under several prominent cinematographers such as Bill Dill, ASC, Johnny Jensen ASC, and worked with MandyWalker, ASC.
While in LA Tommy has shot several dozen short films and music videos. He’s shot aTV pilot for exec producer Danny Garcia a producer for HBO and most recently a digital series pilot for MGM that will stream on SnapChat and a reality series calledEngine Masters for MotorTrend/Discover that airs on Velocity network. Tommy also has shot lot of digital content for MotorTrend, Refinery 29 and Buzzfeed that have all earned millions of view counts. He's gaffed several indie features, and continues to shoot documentaries, spec pilots, and shorts, many of which have been winning festivals around the country.
Tommy believes in Roger Ebert’s theory of movies being the greatest empathy machinewe have and wants to continue to help tell powerful stories that will help create change, inspire, and or give hope. He enjoys the collaboration on set with actors &directors, and finding the best way to visually express story and character using light,shadow, color, movement, and angles.
In 2019 Tommy has several feature film in preproduction and looks forward to another year of shooting interesting films and telling stories visually.