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Mr Yu-Lun Sung

Mr Yu-Lun Sung

Film and Media

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I am a professional cinematographer and a Lecturer in Cinematography in the Division of Film, School of Arts and Creative Industries.

I am interested in racial representation in cinematography, intersection of neuroscience and Virtual Reality through dyslexia, Virtual Production workflow, and cultural differences in international co-productions.

I am the board member of Cinematography in Progress, the first academic research group and first double-blind peer-reviewed online open access journal with a sole focus on cinematography in the world.

I actively engage with external stakeholders who are interested in my research subjects, for in stance, with LEE Filters, the leading company in camera filters, lighting accessories and colour science; DYSPLA, an organisation dedicating to promotion of neuro-divergent artists and their work; with Procam Take 2, the leading equipment rental and filming service provider in the Europe.

Courses taught

Film and Television Practice - BA (Hons)

MA in Filmmaking

Goldsmiths College, University of London

Cinematography in Progress

We facilitate and promote research into the different aspects of cinematography, especially its role in narrative fiction film. As the art and craft of cinematography is little understood we want to research the storytelling capacity of moving images, and this to promote visual literacy. In this fast-paced age, the hunger of how to create emotions evoking images-and how it is perceived- is big.

A key objective is to build a bridge between film practice and film studies. The argument for tapping into the knowledge of cinematographers lies in the simple fact that since the existence of cinema, cinematographers, or cameramen as they were first known, were always there. Cinematographers have been there since the inception of the motion picture. Cinematography does not limit itself to techniques but includes the "development of the eye", film history, the study of art history, optics and established techniques alongside the effects of digital workflow and other more recent developments in the digital domain. We want to investigate the link between the creation, the projection and the perception of visual media and it’s communication.

Editorial/Advisory Board Member

Filter publications

Reading the Light Right: The Exposure of Asian Skin Tones in Cinematography
Sung, Y (2020). Reading the Light Right: The Exposure of Asian Skin Tones in Cinematography. Frames Cinema Journal. 17.