Timothy S. Kang, Director of Photography

Ushering the story from script to screen


From Script to Screen

Tim works as a fully committed collaborator to usher your vision from script to screen. He passionately strives to capture our world’s emotional truth via narrative or documentary filmmaking.

To do this, he specializes in visual storytelling from a perspective of the entire filmmaking workflow. Using a keen eye to capturing that pure, fleeting, emotional moment requires a solid infrastructure of: visual approach and look development in preproduction; image control throughout the entire filmmaking process; and personal management during and after production.

From an artistic, technical, and team management standpoint, he has extensive experience in guiding images from conception to screening and has built up relationships with camera houses (Panavision, Clairmont, Revolution Cinema Rentals, CamTec, EVSonline, Hollywood Camera), lighting & grip houses, camera and lighting crews, and post facilities (Deluxe/EFilm/Company3, Fotokem, Modern VideoFilm, & Wildfire Post).



Tim Kang

Director of Photography

Tim 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 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 photographersorigami, pre-70s jazz, funk, ’80s-’90s hip hop, post-punk rock, and Motown.


Feel free to contact me for work on your next project.