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Eric C Y Young

Director of Photography, Camera Operator, Cinematographer

Great Britain , London

Current Work Details

What I do

Director of Photography, Cinematographer, Digital Lighting Camera Op


Where I work

I am just me

Technical Skills

Basic Steadicam & Gimbal, Lighting, Stills photography & Photoshop, Red One MX/Epic-X, Arri Alexa Classic, Amira & Mini, many Sony models including F5/F55, FS7Mk1 & 2, FS5, A7SMk1 & 2, F3, FS-700, EX3, PMW500 ENG cameras and minicams, Toshiba minicams with PIX240i, & Canon C300Mk1 & Mk2, 5DMk2 and 3, GoPro Hero 4 & 5, Blackmagic 4K, 2.5K, and Pocket, & Atomos Shogun

Resources / Expertise

A7s1/XLR-K1M/Shogun Kit with Sennheiser 416, Sony ECM77 Lav Mics, and Sennheiser G3/ME2 Wireless Mics. Contacts with Hire Houses.


Paid Work Only


Met Film School,
From Script to Screen in 7 Weeks

BBC Broadcast Studio Resource Engineer,
Broadcasting Studio Engineering

Nottingham University,
Electrical & Electronic Engineering, BEng (Hons) Degree

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Films I wish I had made

Arrival, A Matter of Life & Death, The Thing (1982 version), ET, Amelie, Leon, Alien, Aliens, Back to the Future, Blade Runner, Close Encounter of the Third Kind (Original Version), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, One Who Flew Over The Cuckoo Nest, Gattaca, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Out of Sight, Raising Arizona, Contact, Star Wars, Kung Fu Hustle, Inside Job, The Corporation, No End in Sight, McLibel, Supersize Me, American Beauty, The Usual Suspects, The Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, Shakespeare in Love, All the Presidents Men, 3 Days of the Condor, Grosse Pointe Blank, Runaway Jury, Good Night & Good Luck, Spotlight, The Martian, The Big Short, Sicario, Avengers - Civil War, loads of others...

I cried watching

Shadowlands, K-Pax, ET, American Beauty

I left the cinema during

Never have yet...

Directors I love

Steven Soderbergh, Denis Villeneuve, Ang Lee, early Robert Zemeckis like Back To The Future and Contact, early & some recent Spielberg & Gilliam, Ridley Scott, James Cameron, Michel Gondry, The Coen Brothers, Jonathan Demme

Actors I admire

Emily Blunt, Jodie Foster, Nicole Kidman, Sigourney Weaver, Chris Cooper, Judi Dench, Tim Roth, John Cusack, Matt Damon, Woody Harrelson, Robert Redford, Robert DeNiro, Gene Hackman

My desert island discs

Protection - Massive Attack, Nevermind - Nirvana, Led Zeppelin Remasters

Books I have given my friends

The Alchemist, The Writer's Way, The Tipping Point, Freakonomics, Blink

My death row meal

Chinese shredded crispy duck pancakes

The best thing I own

My laptop

More about me

Formal Training: Industrial Scripts Script Reading, Hollywood Advanced Camera Workshop, Beyond Structure Workshop, Mark Travis Directing Workshop, BBC, Optex, New Producers Alliance, Raindance, DGGB, and Metropolitan Film School. Panico Pictures, and The City Literary Institute, London. If you've got an interesting promo, commercial, TV, film project, and you're looking for a professional, but easygoing, Director and/or Digital Camera Operator with both technical and people skills to work with - give me a call.

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