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




For the last 15 years, my work scope as a cinematographer includes documentary, narrative film and commercials.


– Director, Producer, Cinematographer : “Mushroom Boys”  selected for the BAFTA Student Film Awards in 2019. Only 60 films were shortlisted from the 568 student film submissions across the world. Out of the 60 films, only 3 were from Asia. https://allin.guide/blog/all-in-recommends-mushroom-boys/

– Cinematographer : “Singapore On Film”  Channel News Asia (MAKE WAVES). “2019 Asian Academy Creative Awards, Best Regional Documentary Series” (SIN)

– Cinematographer : “Inside: JEWEL Changi Airport”  National Geographic Channel (IFA Media) 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: “Truth Be Told” – local independent feature film in 2006

– 2nd unit Cameraman for “Brat Camp China” –  documentary (social), National Geographic Asia . 2005


–    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


– 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)


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


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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