Tea by Kim Chen  

Tea by Kim Chen


I am a southern California native and for the first half of 2014, I explored the world with my wife Kim. We left behind a comfortable photography business to pursue our dream of starting a family.

Since our arrival here, I've been fortunate to meet and work with many extraordinary people and see and learn about New Zealand's culture and landscape.

Using my extensive experience behind the camera, I got my start here as a freelance camera and lighting assistant for motion and still productions. I also managed lighting and camera gear for some of Auckland's more notable rental houses as well as worked on a bit of line production.

Since then I've taken on a long term contract as production manager for a production company here in Auckland. Working at a small outfit has given me opportunity to work on all facets of production from operating Canon Cinema cameras to production management to editing and grading stills to doing radio edits to graphic design to producing call sheets and timelines. I've even taken the creative lead on a website reboot and done a bit of copywriting. 

Additionally, I'm a creative thinker and problem solver. I'm able to manage and streamline volume data, liaise with clients, assist with marketing, do light gaff/grip work, act as runner... yeah, a bit of everything and I love all of it.

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