I am a western Director of Photography, Cameraman and film Director living and working in Shanghai since 2005. You can get my whole story here; cn.linkedin.com/in/francperet.
I am also running photography and filmmaking classes in Shanghai at ELC (Expat Learning Center). See details here: shanghai-classes.com/filmmaking
Prior to this, from 1989, I worked as a photo journalist, correspondent for Western magazine in travel, sports, car and motorcycle industry.
I am living in Asia (Taiwan, Japan and now China) since 1994.
In Taiwan for 3 years, from 1994 to 1997, I started to work as a still photographer for movie industry and then I, step by step, became a first assistant director and finally a cameraman and DP.
As photographer, I collaborate to 3 feature films: “Red Kaki”, “Superman get a Mask”, “Like a stone in the street” and many MTV (Friendly dogs production).
I shot my first movie as Director of photography in 2000: “Summers” directed by Dai Li Ren - Leon Dai.
I started working for video commercials in Japan, while shooting documentaries for European TV program as well, from 1998 to 2003
Since I am in Shanghai, I am mostly working for TV commercial, product video, corporate video and Short-movies as a script-writer, cameraman, Director, photographer and editor.
I am making my way in car industry, beauty product, technology and industry. Some projects are close to documentaries with lots of B-roll and interviews. I like both, finding inspiration for shooting moods and answering the challenge to set up lighting in any condition and time framing.
I am mostly working with local crew and production from Shanghai, Beijing, HKG, Taiwan or Singapore.
Certified "Crews Control" Director of Photography, I am also often hired to direct and shoot complete project for big companies based overseas, essentially in US. This label certify that I am able to deliver the exact same quality job as US based Crew member.
See detail here: crewscontrol.com/
Production in China is a tough world, but shooting is my life and I enjoy the challenge.
I am also teaching photography to expatriate from all over the world in ELC (shanghai-classes.com/). In 8 years, I taught to more than 550 adult students aged from 18 to 65 yo.
I am running a film-making class since 4 years and lots of video here posted here, related to my work with my students. It became one of my favorite activities as I love teaching and sharing experience with fresh minded people. Also this 25 hours program is very challenging as we get only 15 hours shooting time to complete a short story each term.
Teaching full time could be my future life, especially if I can do it in a Movie-making school.
I am still looking for partnership in filmmaking project; shooting feature film is one of my goals. I would like to put my long experience and my skills into meaningful project with people who have skills and who knows what they are doing.
I am still looking to meet real professional in filmmaking here or anywhere else. If you are one of them, do not hesitate to contact me. I will be more than happy to work on a project with you, in China, France, HKG, Taiwan, Japan or wherever you are!
I am fluent in French, Chinese and English. I get basic Japanese knowledge. I mostly communicate in Chinese and English, here in China.
Get detail information here: cn.linkedin.com/in/francperet
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