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, commercials, corporate, TV and live event coverage.

– 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

–    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:
– 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)
– Final Cut Pro
– Premiere, RexEdit (on Canopus DVRex & Pinnacles DV500 NLE)
– Edit (Discreet Logic)
Color correction
– Final Cut Pro

– 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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