DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Tom Chaves is a NY-based cinematographer who
shoots interviews, commercials & branded content.
Tom Chaves is a Director of
Photography based in New York City
Tom Chaves is a non-union cinematographer who specializes in shooting interviews, commercials, & documentaries in NYC. He received a BA in film production from CUNY Brooklyn College and has worked on commercials & branded content videos for Fortune 500 companies and ad agencies.
He owns and operates several camera packages along with a full-sized lighting & grip equipment truck. You can see a full list of his equipment on his Gear Page .
Tom’s years of experience gives him the ability to efficiently communicate with clients and technicians & streamline the shooting process and produce high-quality images.
Tom Chaves is a NY-based DP who specializes in shooting interviews, commercials, & branded content.
For booking inquiries, please get in contact. To see recent examples of his work and to stay in touch,
you can find some Tom’s work on instagram: @NYCCINEMATOGRAPHER.
Tom Chaves owns & operates all of his own equipment to ensure the best visual results possible for his clients.
What My Clients Say
Tom works hard to deliver polished & professional images to each production he works on. Here are what some of his clients are saying.
Tom has a massive amount of experience on set. His knowledge of all areas of production and post make him an ideal cinematographer. He is a true team player and is agile in switching gear if things get tricky.He has a great eye. Working with him is a dream.
I hired Tom as my B-Cam operator on a high pressure shoot and he knocked it out of the park. I started working with Tom as a Gaffer years ago, when he was just a Gaffer, so I knew I could depend on him to deliver. His attention to detail, professionalism and artistic eye have transferred over beautifully. He is a great asset to any production, and now I have a one-stop-shop for lighting and camera needs for any corporate shoots and most commercial ones as well!
Tom does excellent work, is flexible with changing logistics and needs, and is a total pleasure to work with. Highly recommend!
Without fail Tom delivers a high level of beauty.
As a producer and director, I’ve worked with Tom for years and do so whenever I can because Tom exemplifies excellence, professionalism, and thoughtfulness on set. Projects I’ve hired him for range from corporate gigs for high-end clients, editorial shoots that require creative alignment, and documentaries which call for patience and finesse.
Tom is a rare package deal: prepared for all plan A to Z scenarios - he is able to scale up or down to any project - while also being a collaborative partner you want signed onto your team.
Ask anyone working in our in our NYC industry and they will say Tom is the best.
Tom was recommended to me by a director, and he’s been my go-to for cinematography ever since. His extensive knowledge in all areas of production are invaluable on set. He is always prepared with all of his equipment, right on time, professional, communicative, and a fantastic problem solver. I know I never need to worry about a single shot - he makes the day on set so much easier. All of the footage has come out beautifully and our clients have been thrilled with the results. I genuinely can’t recommend him enough.