2005

With dir Chen Kaige [left] - 'Hai zi wang' [1986]

               

 CHANGWEI GU   ASC

Born: 12 December 1957, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China.

Education: Peking Film Academy [graduated in 1982].

Career: Also active as actor. Worked as doph with the Xi'an Film Studio.

Member of the ASC since 1995.

Married to actress Wenli Jiang.

Appeared in the doc 'Fengkuang yingyu/Crazy English' [1999; d + ph: Yuan Zhang].

Awards: As doph: 'Oscar' AA nom [1994] & Camerimage 'Silver Frog' Award [1993] for 'Ba wang bie ji'; Hawaii IFF 'Cinematography Award' [1990 & 1995].

As dir: Berlin IFF 'Silver Bear' [2005] & Golden Rooster Award 'Best Directorial Debut' nom [2005] for 'Kong que'.



 FILMS

1984

Hai tan/At the Beach [Wenji Teng] c; cph: Zhi Lei

1986

Sen blain/Shen bian/The Magic Braid [Zien Zhang] c

1986

Hai zi wang/King of the Children [Chen Kaige] c; + small part

1987

Hong gaoliang/Red Sorghum [Zhang Yimou] scope/c

1988

Dai bao 'Meizhoubao'/Code Name 'Cougar' [Zhang Yimou & Yang Fengliang] c; cph: Lun Yang; also an 85m version 'Meizhoubao xingdong/Operation 'Cougar''

1990

Ju Dou [Zhang Yimou & Yang Fengliang] c; cph: Lun Yang

1991

Bian zou bian chang/Life on a String [Chen Kaige] c

1992

Ba wang bie ji/Farewell My Concubine [Chen Kaige] c

1993

Da lu/The Trail [Wen Juan (= Manfred Wong) & Xiaowen Zhou] c

1994

Yang guang can lan de rizi/In the Heat of the Sun/On Sunny Days [Wen Jiang] c; 134m

1994

Last Chance Love [Ankie Lau] c

1995

Lanling wang/Warrior Lanling [Sherwood Xuehua Hu] c

1995

Buddha [Ron Fricke] status unknown

1996

Fire Down Below [Felix Enrique-Alcala] c

1997

The Gingerbread Man [Robert Altman] c

1997

Hurlyburly [Anthony Drazan] c

1999

Guizi lai le/Devils on the Doorstep/During That War [Wen Jiang] b&w-c

With dir Joan Chen

1999

Autumn in New York [Joan Chen] c

2004

All the Invisible Children [seg 'Song Song and Little Cat' dir by John Woo] c; 7 seg; other ph: Philippe Brelot (seg dir by Mehdi Charef), Milorad Glusica (seg dir by Emir Kusturica), Cliff Charles (seg dir by Spike Lee), Toca Seabra (seg dir by Kátia Lund), James Whitaker (seg dir by Jordan & Ridley Scott) & Vittorio Storaro (seg 'Ciro' dir by Stefano Veneruso); filmed August 2004-May 2005

2006

Chi bi/The Battle of Red Cliff [John Woo] announced as doph, but prod was ph in 2007 by Yue Lu & Li Zhang

2010

Mo shu wai zhuan/Life Is a Miracle/Love for Life/A Tale of Magic/Till Death Do Us Part [Changwei Gu] 35mm (+ D-Cinema)/c; cph: Tao Yang & Christopher Doyle; + scrpl/co-prod


 FILMS AS DIRECTOR

2004

Kong que/Peacock [feature; + co-prod/actor] ph: Yang Shu

With actress/wife Wenli Jiang - "Li chun"

2006

Li chun/And the Spring Comes/The First Day of Spring [feature; + co-prod] ph: Lei Wang

2010

Mo shu wai zhuan/Life Is a Miracle/Love for Life/A Tale of Magic/Till Death Do Us Part [feature; + scrpl/co-prod/cph] see Films

2011

Beautiful 2012 [seg #3 (17m14s) 'Long Tou'; + prod] 4 seg/81m; ph (#3): Dong Zhenye; prod by the Hong Kong IFF Society for the online video portal Youku (2012)