Tim Kang is a Los Angeles-based cinematographer working in the film & TV industry primarily as a director of photography on narrative, commercial and documentary projects. His list of commercial clients include: Cover Girl, Disney Interactive, DreamworksTV, The Lucent Dossier Experience, NBC Universal, and What’s Up Moms. He has worked on multiple narrative features, shorts, and documentaries as a camera operator; gaffer; AC; key grip; DIT; post-production color consultant; colorist; and stills photographer. He also has taught cinematography classes and seminars at AFI, Chapman University, Woodbury University, and Revolution Cinema Rentals.
For formal training, he received his Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in cinematography at the renowned American Film Institute Conservatory and proudly received mentorship from Stephen Lighthill, ASC; Robert Primes, ASC; David Stump, ASC; and Ron Garcia, ASC. Previously, he studied biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University, worked in the scientific imaging world for seven years at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and built his photographic chops in the streets, subways, and byways of New York City.
For inspiration, Tim continues to shoot stills on the side as an experimental proving ground for his cinematography. He also finds inspiration in post-Impressionists like Matisse, Henri Cartier-Bresson & like-minded stills photographers, origami, pre-70s jazz, funk, ’80s-’90s hip hop, post-punk rock, and Motown.