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Asian American Film Lab to Host Acclaimed Director and Cinematographer Eric Lin for Panel Discussion

The AsAmFilmLab is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a special panel discussion with acclaimed director and cinematographer Eric Lin, free of charge and open to the public, on January 17, 2013, at 6pm at AAARI CUNY New York.

Dec. 16, 2012 - PRLog -- As Conrad Hall famously said, cinematography is "infinite in its possibilities." Join the Asian American Film Lab (AsAmFilmLab) as we host the first Industry Spotlight of 2013.  The AsAmFilmLab is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a special panel discussion with acclaimed director and cinematographer Eric Lin. The event, which is free of charge, will take place January 17, 2013, at 6pm in AAARI CUNY New York and will be open to the public, although RSVPs to Industry Spotlight program director will be required for admittance. Erik Lu, founder of Descendant Films and AsAmFilmLab Board member, will be moderating the event. The discussion will explore Mr. Lin’s career and experiences working as an acclaimed cinematographer in the Film Industry.

RSVP to industryspotlight@film-lab.org (mailto:industryspotlight@film-lab.org)

About Eric Lin

Eric Lin studied film criticism and sociology as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley. He went on to pursue his passion for visual storytelling and earned his MFA at New York University's Graduate Film Program. He has shot numerous short films, including: “Missing” by director Kit Hui, which premiered in competition at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival; and “Franklin and Matilda” by Paul Dano, starring Eddie Redmayne and Zoe Kazan. His feature film work includes Hui’s feature debut, “Fog”, which premiered at the 2010 Edinburgh Film Festival; and Bradley Rust Gray’s “The Exploding Girl”, which premiered at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival and was released theatrically by Oscilloscope Laboratories. His most recent production, Olivia Silver’s “Arcadia” featuring Academy Award Nominee John Hawkes, premiered at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival, where it was awarded the Crystal Bear for Best Film. Lin’s other features have taken him abroad to Hong Kong, Cuba, and Haiti. Other works of Lin include music videos for Gaslight Anthem, Asobi Seksu, a concert video for Madonna’s 2012 World Tour, as well as projects for Nickelodeon, Google and SAP.

About Erik Lu

Erik Lu founded Descendant Films in 2010. He is a graduate of the film production program at University of Southern California where he studied writing/directing under faculty such as Michael W. Watkins (The X-Files, Monk), Nina Foch (Spartacus, An American in Paris), and Gordy Hoffman (Love Liza). He has a natural eye and extensive training in cinematography under Earl Rath, ASC, (Raid on Rommel) and John Tarver, CSC, (Mothman, Seance). He has also done videography for Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, CA. Erik has made over 50 films in the last few years that have been distributed both domestically and internationally. Recent collaborations also include work with director/cinematographer Daniel Zhao (Far East Movement/Cali Swag District) and Emmy Award winner DP Dan Wills. Since moving back to the east coast, Erik has directed/shot several music videos and commercials and is currently writing a feature to direct in 2013.

About Asian American Film Lab

The Asian American Film Lab (AsAmFilmLab) began as collaborative of New York-based filmmakers whose goals are to hone their craft and to share their knowledge, and experiences and resources. The membership has grown to comprise entertainment professionals of all types, artists and other talented individuals who all share the common goal of creating great film and promoting filmmakers of color and promoting and supporting gender and ethnic diversity in film and television, with an emphasis on the visibility of Asian American stories and characters in film and television.

AsAmFilmlab’s programming includes screenwriting workshops, table reads, screenings and seminars with industry professionals, social networking events, and filmmaking competitions including the annual 72 Hour Film Shootout. This annual competitions, hosted by Asian CineVision and the Asian American International Film Festival, has inspired hundred of filmmakers by helping nascent talent take brave steps towards a filmmaking career. 2012 judges included Russell Simmons, Marci Phillips, Teddy Zee, Eric Lin, Brian Yang, James Kyson, and Michelle Krusiec.

The AsAmFilmLab’s management team includes:  Jennifer Betit Yen (President), Perry Tsao (Industry Spotlight Coordinator), David Dennis (Connections), Jean Goto (Unfinished Works), Justin Samuels (Media), and Aurora Betson (Grants and Fundraising).

The Asian American Film lab is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.  All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.




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