Mr. CHEN Yimin
Senior Lecturer
Associate Director

cymfilm@hkbu.edu.hk
34112445
Education: 
MFA, University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, Film and TV Production

Area of Interests: 
Film Production / Writing and Directing

Major Highlights: 

Yimin had made about 60 TV documentaries before going to film school in LA. Some of his works won awards in national competitions in China. He focused on studying and making narrative films in LA, where he also shot and/or edited documentaries for PBS,Discovery,etc. 

Yimin joined HKBU in 2007, where he has been teaching production courses like directing, cinematography, editing, sound, TV studio production, etc. Every year, he supervises 5 honours projects, mostly short films within 30 minutes.  Besides teaching, Yimin writes scripts, works on independent projects, and provides consultation to feature film scripts and editing.

2009 2009 Earthquake Children, documentary, HDV, as director/camera/sound/editor
2007 The Chosen, multi-cam interactive narrative short, HDV, as DP, dir: Yuechuan Ke 
The Wild Yak Patrol, Discovery documentary, as editor/associate producer, dir: John Corry
2006 The Black Panther Party, PBS documentary, as DP, dir: St. Clair Bourne 
The Truth about Faces, narrative short, super 16mm color, as sound recordist, dir: Lindsey Shockley 
Tango Heels, narrative short, 16mm color, as DP, dir: Denise Chan 
There and Back, narrative short, 24P, as DP, dir: Wei Jiang
2005 A Watermelon Seed, narrative short, 16mm color, as producer, dir: MiQi Huang 
Shoes on a Wire, narrative short, 16mm color, as DP, dir: Dion Watkins 
This Is Calm, music video, 35mm color, as DP, dir: Kevin Thompson 
Windows and Rain, narrative short, 35mm color, as director/DP
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Education

MFA, University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, Film and TV Production (2006)

Past Positions Held

2007 Cameraman and editor, MMATODAY, Los Angeles, USA
2006 – 2007 Editor and associate producer, Nine Times Entertainment, Los Angeles, USA
2003 – 2007 Freelance filmmaker, Los Angeles, USA
1998 – 2003 Director/writer/editor/cameraman, Shenzhen TV Station, Shenzhen, China

Teaching Areas

Directing, Cinematography, Editing, Sound Recording and Mixing, Film Production, TV Studio Production, Honours Projects, etc.

Selected Works

2009 Earthquake Children, Non-UGC funded documentary, HDV, as director/camera/sound/editor, in post production
Sex, Life and Mr. Geoffrey Rally, narrative short, 24p, as writer/director/producer/editor
2007 The Chosen, multi-cam interactive narrative short, HDV, as DP, dir: Yuechuan Ke
The Wild Yak Patrol, Discovery documentary, as editor/associate producer, dir: John Corry
2006 The Black Panther Party, PBS documentary, as DP, dir: St. Clair Bourne
The Truth about Faces, narrative short, super 16mm color, as sound recordist, dir: Lindsey Shockley
Tango Heels, narrative short, 16mm color, as DP, dir: Denise Chan 
There and Back, narrative short, 24P, as DP, dir: Wei Jiang
2005 A Watermelon Seed, narrative short, 16mm color, as producer, dir: MiQi Huang 
Shoes on a Wire, narrative short, 16mm color, as DP, dir: Dion Watkins 
This Is Calm, music video, 35mm color, as DP, dir: Kevin Thompson 
Windows and Rain, narrative short, 35mm color, as director/DP
2004 Monster and I, narrative short, 16mm color, as director/DP 
Thermopylae, narrative short, 16mm color, as sound, dir: Borga Dorta 
Palm, narrative short, 16mm b/w, as writer/director/producer/sound 
Grandpa's Secret, narrative short, 16mm b/w, as DP/producer/editor, dir: David LaMattina
2003 The Last Chinese New Year Before Emigration, documentary short, DV, as director/DP/editor
1998 – 2003 Made about 60 documentaries for SZTV, as writer/director/editor/camera

Selected Awards & Honors

2005 – 2006 Sinatra Scholarship, USC School of Cinematic Arts, USA
Barbara Corday Scholarship (Excellent Award), USC School of Cinematic Arts, USA
2000 Died in Mount Pearl (as writer/director/editor) won the third prize for long documentary works of legal TV programs of year 2000 from Institute of Broadcasting and Television of China
A Woman Worker without Arms (as writer/director/editor) won the third prize for serial documentary works for legal TV programs of year 2000 from Institute of Broadcasting and Television of China

Selected Screenings

2005 Get It Louder Exhibition, Beijing/Shanghai/Guangzhou/Shenzhen, China
Pingyao International Photography Festival , Pingyao, China