Director of Photography, Pixar Animation Studios
Lin joined in September 1997 as a Layout Artist on A Bug’s Life. For the past 20 years, Lin’s work has been a part of 12 Pixar feature films and 8 short films. Including 5 Academy Award®-winning features, The Incredibles, Up and Inside Out as Director of Photography, Ratatouille as Lead Layout Artist and Brave as Layout Artist. He most recently completed working as Director of Photography on Disney•Pixar’s upcoming untitled short film scheduled for release with The Incredibles 2 in 2018. Lin is currently working on Toy Story 4, scheduled for release in 2019.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Lin left to attend high school in Canada at the age of 15. He then moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film and Video from California College of Arts. While directing and shooting his student films, he has developed a passion for cinematography. Upon seeing Toy Story in 1995, he realized the opportunity in combining traditional live action cinematography with animation thus pursuing a career in the new computer graphics medium.
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