#3: [Left] with dir Zhang Yimou [right]

 

   


ZHAO XIAODING   HKSC

 

This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhao.

 

Born: ?. A.k.a Zhao Xiao Ding & Xiaoding Zhao.

Education: Beijing Film Academy [graduated in 1987].

Career: Ph commercials. Ph promotional films for Beijing's Olympic bid and Shanghai's Expo bid.

Awards: BSFC Award [2004], 'Oscar' AA Award nom [2004], BAFTA Film Award nom [2004], NSFC Award [2005] & Golden Satellite Award [2005] for 'Shi mian mai fu'; Satellite Award nom [2006] & Hong Kong Film Award nom [2007] for 'Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia'.


 

 FILMS

1987

?/Soul of the Thundering Mountain [?] ?

1989

Huo yuan yang/The Wild Couple [Tsui Po Wah (Ridley Tsui)] c; released in 1996

1990

E lang yu tian shi/The Wolf and the Angel [Xie Yuchen] c

1992

Lie huo en yuan/Love and Hate in Fire/Fire and Spite [Xie Yuchen] c; cph: Yu Xiaojun

1992

Li hun da zhan/Divorce Wars [Chen Guoxing] c

1993

Lin shi ba ba/Temporary Dad [Chen Guoxing] c

1993

Bian wai zhang fu/Sub-Husband [Chen Guoxing] c

1993

Ai qing sha gua/Fools in Love [Chen Guoxing] c

1994

Yi jia liang zhi/One Family, Two Systems [Chen Guoxing] c

1996

Tai hou ji xiang/Her Majesty Is Fine [Jin Tao] c

1998

Huaji, yuji/Flower Season, Rain Season/A Season of Flowers and Rain [Jian Qi] c; cph: Bin Lin

2001

Kaiwang chuntian de ditie/Spring Subway/Subway to Spring [Zhang Yibai] c; cph: Fei Gao

2003

Shi mian mai fu/House of Flying Daggers [Zhang Yimou] s35/c; 'b' unit ph: Raymond Lam

2004

Qian li zou dan qi/Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles [Zhang Yimou] c; ph Japan seq: Daisaku Kimura

2006

Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia/Curse of the Golden Flower [Zhang Yimou] s35/c

2006

Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence/To Each His Cinema [seg 'En regardant le film' dir by Zhang Yimou] b&w-c; 33 seg; other ph: Emmanuel Lubezki, Francis Grumman, Andreas Sinanos, Dirk Brüel, a.o.

2006

The Children of Huang Shi/Children of the Silk Road/Escape from Huang Shi [Roger Spottiswoode] s35/b&w-c; unit ph Australia: Ellery Ryan

2007

Gong fu guan lan/Kung Fu Dunk/Slam Dunk/Shaolin Basket [Yin-Ping Chu] s35/c;

2007

Jiang shan mei ren/Kong saan mei yan/An Empress and the Warriors/The Kingdom and the Beauty [Siu-Tung Ching (Tony Ching)] s35/c; cph: Liu Zhang Mu & Xie Zhe

2009

Ci ling/The Treasure Hunter [Chu Yen-ping] s35/c

2009

San qiang pai an jing qi/A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop [Zhang Yimou] HD (Sony F35 & PMW-EX1)-to-35mm scope (+ digital)/c; remake of 'Blood Simple' (1983, Joel & Ethan Coen; ph: Barry Sonnenfeld)

2009

Su Qi-Er/True Legend [Yuen Woo-ping] s35+HD (Phantom)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema [partly 3-D])/c

2009

Da bing xiao jiang/Little Big Soldier [Ding Sheng] s35/c

2010

Jue zhan cha ma zhen/Welcome to Sha Ma Town/Welcome to Shamatown [Li Wei-Ran] HD (Sony F23)-to-35mm scope/c

2010

Shan zha shu zhi lian/Under the Hawthorn Tree [Zhang Yimou] HD (Sony F35)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c 

2011

Jin líng shí san chai/The Flowers of War [Zhang Yimou] s35+HD (Sony F35)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c

2011

Tong que tai/The Assassins [Zhao Linshan] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c

2012

Quan min mu ji/Silent Witness [Fei Xing] scope/c

2013

?/Love Will Tear Us Apart/I Want You Well [Weiran Li] c

2015

The Great Wall [Zhang Yimou] HD (ARRI ALEXA 65)/c; addph; ph: Stuart Dryburgh

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

2001

Ying xiong/[Jet Li's] Hero [Zhang Yimou] c.op; ph: Christopher Doyle & Yong Hou