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Cinematographer | Yu Jing-pin

  • Date:2024-05-02
Cinematographer | Yu Jing-pin

Chinese Name: 余靜萍

Born: Nov. 25, 1975

Birthplace: Kaohsiung City (Southern Taiwan) 


Did You Know That…?

At the 60th Golden Horse Awards, upon receiving the award for Best Cinematography, Yu Jing-pin deeply bowed to express her gratitude and opted not to deliver a speech. 



Yu Jing-pin studied at a vocational school when she was young. As a photophile, she spent a lot of time in the darkroom to process films. Her professional career started as a camera assistant, and she worked with renowned music video director Huang Jung-ping (黃中平), shooting videos and photos of pop singers including Jay Chou (周杰倫), Eason Chan (陳奕迅), Sandee Chan (陳珊妮), and Mayday (五月天). Later, she met Chen Hung-i (陳宏一), a director who has a distinct style and is always challenging the boundaries of video art. Female cinematographers were uncommon in Taiwan in 2006, but director Chen approached Yu to collaborate. As a result, they have produced six feature films together, five of which Yu held the camera. 


Yu first surprised the world through the film “Candy Rain (花吃了那女孩)” with her refreshing cinematography, and subsequently garnered greater attention with Chinese films “Soul Mate (七月與安生)” and “Better Days (少年的你).” In 2021, she became the first female cinematographer who won the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Cinematography. In 2023, she received the Golden Horse Award for Best Cinematography in recognition of her expertise in “Fish Memories ((真)新的一天).”


Director Hwang Wern-ying (黃文英), who collaborated with Yu on “Be with Me (車頂上的玄天上帝),” remarked that Yu played the role of a cinematographer flawlessly. She possesses a deep understanding of the atmosphere and emotions portrayed in each film, masterfully translating scripts and directors’ visions into captivating moving images.