Edwin Kim

Edwin Kim

Cinematographer, director of photography and gaffer/lighting technician in Burbank, California

About Edwin

Edwin Kim is a successful Cinematographer who graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography. He has worked on an assortment of projects; ranging from super low budgets to million dollar productions. He has shot features, shorts, commercials, reality, music videos, infomercials and even specializing in underwater. His first feature film Soul Diaspora won the Audience Award at the 2010 Pan African Film Festival, as well as Best Film by an African Filmmaker in Diaspora at the African Movie Academy Awards.

Edwin has always believed the role of the Cinematographer is one who can tell a story through dramatic lighting, not just through the camera lens. He believes the lighting can ultimately make all the difference when conveying a particular emotion in a scene. Above all else, this must be done while nurturing and communicating the vision of the Director to the entire crew. Edwin believes, “It’s not about what HE can do but what WE can do.

Soul Diaspora is a great example of Edwin’s work ethic. He was hired the night before shooting started. He read the entire script that night, then went over the following day’s scenes to get a feel for the emotion of the scene. Edwin only had two people for the lighting department. The lighting setups were very quick but effective. Not only did he shoot an entire feature film in twelve days he did it with no pickups, and shot it on film, for only $20,000. You can say Edwin Kim know how to shoot film on a budget with quick lighting setups.

Name: Edwin Kim

Lives in: Burbank, California

Occupation: Cinematographer, Director of Photography and Gaffer/lighting Technician


  • Soul Diaspora

    Soul Diaspora (2010)
    Film by Sacred Drum Company / Odera Ozoka Cinematographer


  • Pan African Film Festival Audience Award

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