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I'm David Chiu, a documentary filmmaker.

As a documentary filmmaker, I'm someone who can independently produce films. The process of shooting documentaries differs greatly from that of narrative films. Documentary production requires a deep understanding of a subject, long-term filming, and through the passage of time, it captures authentic and moving stories.

Due to the need for extensive filming, the documentary teams I work with are often small in scale, and each team member wears multiple hats. However, because of the small team size, communication is usually less complicated, and mutual understanding among team members is easily established.

I've worked as an executive producer and cinematographer in the news industry, which has cultivated my interest in social issues. The topics I cover are diverse, including Taiwan's indigenous peoples, rare diseases, arts, education, environment, renewable energy, human rights, and more. Anything that can contribute to society moving in a positive direction motivates me to capture it through my lens and craft compelling stories.

I've climbed mountains, ventured into glaciers, and walked through fields. I've endured various extreme filming conditions, yet the sweat on my face seems insignificant when capturing breathtaking scenery.

In 2022, the independent documentary "25 kg," which I produced with my team, was fortunate to receive the New Taipei Documentary Award and later received recognition at many international film festivals. This experience has fueled my passion for documentary filmmaking and deepened my love for this land.


我是David Chiu, 我是一位紀錄片工作者。

身為一位紀錄片工作者,其實也代表我是一個能夠獨立完成影片的人。紀錄片的形式的拍攝和戲劇類型的影片拍攝方式很不同,紀錄片的製作需要深入了解一個議題,長期跟拍,並透過時間的淬鍊,換取真摯動人的故事。

由於需要長時間的拍攝,我所待的紀錄片團隊往往都是小規模,並且每一位團隊成員都身兼多職,但也因為小團隊製作上溝通比較不會那麼繁複,往往團隊之間的默契也因此特別容易建立。

我曾擔任新聞業的執行製作及攝影師,因此也培養我對於社會議題的關注。我所拍攝的主題很廣泛,包含臺灣原住民、罕見疾病、藝術、教育、環境與新能源、人權等等。只要能讓社會往正面光明的方向前行,都會讓我更願意用鏡頭寫下眼前所看到的一切,編撰成動人的故事。

我曾經登上高山、深入冰河、將雙腳踏在田野間。我曾忍受各種極端拍攝環境,然而臉上悄然落下的汗水,在拍攝到令人屏息的美景時,根本不值一提。

2022年,我與團隊製作的獨立紀錄片「25公斤」,很幸運的獲得新北紀錄片獎優選,而後更在世界許多影展獲得殊榮,這讓我對於紀錄片創作抱持著非常大的熱情也更深耕了我對這片土地的熱愛。

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