thomas van schaik (s.a.s.c.)



Thomas van Schaik has been involved in Cinematography for the past thirty- three years.  His vast experiences behind the camera have led him from documentaries, music videos, dramas and feature films, to commercials, where he established himself as a DOP twenty years ago. 

His skill at combining the art and science of lighting makes him an acclaimed cinematographer not only locally but also abroad.  His skills include many hours of aerial cinematography, as well as his recognized natural feel for hand held camera work. Tom particularly loves filming people, bringing the characters to life through the camera lens. He loves a challenge and has the patience and natural ability to solve almost any problem on set. 

Tom carries an American and South African passport.  His extensive experience has taken him to most parts of the world.  He has received numerous awards for his work including Cannes, Visible Spectrum, Loeries and Vuka. Tom’s work has also been featured on Shots. He was the DOP on Oscar Strauss' Gladbag "Prisoner" commercial which made it onto Shots 100 best Commercials reel.