Thomas Shimanek

Media Arts Design, Fine Arts


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Hello, My name is Thomas Shimanek.  I joined the Media Arts department at Cypress College in the Spring of 2014.  I earned a B.F.A. in Film & Television Production from Chapman University. 

I started my career in Hollywood working on: Reality TV, Commercials, Infomercials and Small Budget Films.  For the past 10 years I have owned and operated an event production company that focuses on weddings, sports, theatrical, and corporate events.

Classes i've taught at Cypress College:

MAD 184 - Digital Media Exploration

MAD 186 - Wedding & Event Videography

When I am not teaching or shooting events, I spend my time with my beautiful wife as we chase our kids around Disneyland.

Motto: "On your tombstone lies two dates, but all that matters is the dash in the middle" - Unknown


Recommended Course

MAD 186: Wedding & Event Videography

 In this class I will teach you how to start, operate, and maintain your very own wedding/event production company.  We will learn the diffrent types of filming techniques and the appropriate equipment needed to tell an effective story.