Cinematographer and Producer/Director Carl Thelin has a broad-based background
in film, which has allowed him to develop a diverse skill set. He has worked as a
camera man, editor, location scout, and screenwriter. As a director, his work has been
recognized with a nomination for a Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco
International Film Festival and with honors at festivals from Vancouver to LA. He is a
graduate of Grinnell College and holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree from the
University of Hawaii.
An early adopter of the Canon 5D, Carl is now one of the more experienced shooters
in Shanghai with that camera as well as other DSLRs and small-format
interchangeable lens cameras such as the Panasonic AF100. He is also well
versed in using more traditional cameras such as the Sony F900 and
Panasonic Varicam, as well as newer large format cameras such as the Arri
Alexa and Red.
Carl grew up in Taiwan and as a result is
fluent in Mandarin Chinese and brings
extensive knowledge of Chinese culture to
the table. This knowledge proves useful in
dealing with logistical and personnel issues
that often frustrate international crews
shooting in China.
Besides Carl himself, Parched Camel
Productions has access to some of the best crew and production talent in
Shanghai, Beijing, and the Philippines, and are well positioned to handle many
different types of production needs efficiently and cost-effectively.