About Me

“As a cinematographer, my job is… to serve the story & director’s vision. Period

Name:            Eric Youwei Lin (林犹伟)

Location:        Based in Singapore

Contact:         +65- 91995858

Email:             eric@stworkshop.com, stworkshop@gmail.com

FREELANCE  CINEMATOGRAPHER

For the last 15 years, my work scope as a cinematographer includes documentary, narrative film, commercials, corporate, TV and live event coverage.

HIGHLIGHTS:

– Cinematographer : “Singapore On Film”  Channel News Asia (MAKE WAVES) 2019

– Cinematographer : “Inside T4: Terminal of Tomorrow”  National Geographic Channel (IFA Media) 2018

– Cinematographer : “Inside Singapore Airlines”  National Geographic Channel (IFA Media) 2017

– Cinematographer : “Rough Mix” – Independent Feature Film in 2012. Director: Tan Ying Jien

– B Camera Operator/2nd Steadicam: “The Kitchen Musical” 13 Episodes, AXN 2011 – The Group Entertainment

– Cinematographer: “True Passion – Martin Yan” Singapore/Australia, 10 Episodes – Asian Food Channel 2011

– Assistant Stereographer : “Bait 3D” – Widescreen Media/Black Magic Design (RED-MX), 2011-12/Feature film

– Cinematographer for “Almost Famous (Ep1)-  Close-up for the Kathoey” Best Social Awareness Program- Highly Commended (Asian Television Awards 2010)

– HD Cinematography (CineAlta) workshop teaching staff at Asian Film Academy (Pusan International Film Festival 2008)

– One of 24 filmmakers selected from across Asia for Asian Film Academy 2007 in-conjunction with the 12th Pusan International Film Festival

– Cinematographer for “Paradise Asia” (Vietnam&Bali)- HD documentary on resort architecture, Channel News Asia International, 2007/08

– Lighting Director: “Smell of Rain” – local independent feature film in 2006

– Lighting Director: “Truth Be Told” – local independent feature film in 2006

– 2nd unit Cameraman for “Brat Camp China” –  documentary (social), National Geographic Asia . 1 month shoot in Szechuan province, China. (DV) in 2005

AWARDS:

–    2007: “The Mark Haslam Award” at “Planet in Focus International Environmental Film Festival” in Toronto for “Remember Chek Jawa”- Documentary. Credit: Director, Producer, Cinematographer

–    2005: “Best of Show” & “Best Direction” Canon DVFEST in the Heartlands (Singapore) for “Who Say I Can’t Play!” – short film. Credit: Director/Producer, Cinematographer

–    2005: “Singapore Crowbar Awards ( Local TVC Bronze)” for “Scholl” – TVC (16mm). Credit: Cinematographer

–    2004: Special Award for “Innovation in Communication” Porsche International Student Advertising Film Competition (Berlin, Germany) & “Singapore Crowbar Awards ( Local TVC Silver)” for “Red Fur Dog” – TVC (16mm). Credit: Cinematographer

–    2002: “Crystal Award of Excellence” Communicator Awards international corporate video competition (Texas. USA) for “TMSI: Marine Science R&D and Education”- corporate video for Tropical Marine Science Institute. Credit: Cinematographer

–    2000: “Best-in Country prize for Apple Computer’s (Asia) Magic of Hollywood” short video contest for “Docent” – about zoo volunteers. Credit: Producer/Director, Cameraman & Editor

Camera formats/models experience:

•    35mm film   – Arriflex BL-2     (loader, camera operator, Cam Assistant)

•    16mm film   – Arriflex SR-3, SR-2 (loader, camera operator, Cam Assistant)

•    ARRI Alexa Plus 4:3, RED (ONE MX,Scarlet, Epic), Alexa Sony (F3, FS700, A7s,FS7,F5) , Panasonic (AF102,GH4) Canon (C100, C300, C500), BLack Magic Cameras, GoPro Hero

•    DSLR – CANON 5Dmk2, 7D

•    HDCAM      – Sony CineAlta F900R/F900, HDW730

•    XDCAM      – Sony CineAlta EX1. EX3, PMW200, PMW300

•    DVCProHD – Panasonic Varicam AJ-HDC27F, HPX172/HVX202 (with Letus Extreme)

•    DVCPro50   – Panasonic AJ-SDX900

•    HDV            – Sony HVR-Z1 (with P+S Technik Mini 35)

•    Digibeta       – Sony DVW790, W700

•    DVCAM        – Sony DSR-200AP, DSR-500, DSR135P

•    DVMini        – Canon XL2, GL1, Panasonic DVX-102E, Sony  PD-150, VX2000

•    BetacamSP   – Sony DXC-D30P, DXC-637P

•    Lipstick cam – Toshiba IK-TU48

STEADICAM rig (or similar) used:

•    MKV, TIFFEN STEADICAM: Ultra (with SDX900), Clipper, Archer (with Betacam, XDCAM), Provid (with Digibeta DVW790) , Flyer (with XL2)

•    ABC- HandyMan G-Force PRO (with DVX102)

•    DV Multirig from  (www.dvmultirig.com)

•    MOVI 10, DJI Ronin

Lighting experience:

•    drama

•    documentary

•    corporate

•    event

•    studio

•    green/blue screen

Post-production experience:

Linear

– S-VHS editing suite ( JVC, Editing Control unit RM-G860E and Y/C Digital  Effects Generator KM-D600E)

– BetacamSP editing suite

(Grass Valley Group, Production Switching System110)

Non-Linear

– Final Cut Pro

– Premiere, RexEdit (on Canopus DVRex & Pinnacles DV500 NLE)

– Edit (Discreet Logic)

Color correction

– Final Cut Pro

OTHER SKILLS

– Driving Licenses: Class 3, 2A

– Languages: Spoken: English, Chinese and many Chinese dialects

– Written: English & Chinese

– NAUI Open Water Scuba Diver

– RYA/BSAS Provisional Level 1 Open Sea Certificate

– Kayaking Proficiency Personal Skill STAR Award

– Bronze Medallion & CPR (Life Saving)

– Standard 1st Aid Certificate (Singapore Red Cross)

– Level 2 Sport Climbing Certificate (Singapore Mountaineering Federation)

– Abseiling Proficiency Level 3 (Leader – single pitch) by Outward Bound Singapore

– Mountains climbed- Kenya(5199m), Kota Kinabalu(4095m), Tahan(2187m)

EDUCATION:

Goldsmiths’ College, University of London : BA (Hons) Film

Ngee Ann Polytechnic:    Advance Diploma in Film Production (Cinematography) – MDA Media Education Award recipient

Temasek Polytechnic:    Specialist Diploma in Multimedia Design

Singapore Polytechnic:    Diploma in Electronics &Communication Engineering

INDUSTRY TRAINING:

The Art of Producing Documentaries Masterclass

Singapore Media Academy (by Sydney Suissa) – 2014 Aug 19-22

3D Stereography Production Masterclass

Singapore Media Academy (by Geoff Boyle, Barry Braverman & Lucas Wilson) – 2010 June 11-12

Certificate in The Steadicam Workshop

The International Film & Television Workshops, Rockport, Maine USA – 2007 June 24-30

CineAlta Digital Cinematography Workshop

The Santa Fe HD Workshop (Senior Instr. George Palmer) Sony Singapore – 2006

– Cinematography workshops at “Camerimage, International Film Festival of the Art in Cinematography”, Poland, 2003

Certificate in Basic Film Cinematography

The International Film & Television Workshops, Rockport, Maine USA. – 2001 July 15-21

Certificate in 16mm film camera

The International Film & Television Workshops, Rockport, Maine USA – 2001 July 22-28

Certificate in Documentary Camera techniques

The International Film & Television Workshops, Rockport, Maine USA – 2001 July 8-14

Advanced Audio Production for Media & Multimedia

Nanyang Technological University – 2000 May

Mpeg Video Compression & Digital Video Broadcasting

Singapore Polytechnic – 2000 April

Certificate in Lighting Techniques (TV Studio & Outdoor)

Television Corporation of Singapore – 1999 Dec

Basic Photography B&W/Darkroom technique

The Photographic Society of Singapore – 1997

2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. hey eric . i’m faris , the boy who helped out in your project film in “who say i cant play” remember me ? haha . it seems you’ve been succesful in your career . keep it up . anws just droping by to say hi . all the best in life .take care . 🙂

    • Thanks Faris for dropping the note. Sorry i miss it for a “long time”. Very happy to hear from you. Don’t stop playing the game 😉

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