Derek Ting

Derek Ting

A film director, producer, and writer originally from New York, now based in Hong Kong, Derek strives to challenge himself in everything he does. He's written and produced several feature films: $upercapitalist shot in Hong Kong, New York, released internationally in 2012 with millions of views; Always, a romance drama shot in Hong Kong and Shanghai released globally this 2016, and has a 8.5 rating in China on qq with 500K+ views, and “Agent”, a science fiction action thriller, released this 2017, entirely in California that explores the origins of the Pyramids, Stone Henge, and the Great Wall as well as Alien conspiracies. Recently, he wrote and directed a science fiction short film, "Lucid", about the possible future use...

Latest from Derek Ting

Opinion | Who are the celebrities and billionaires flocking to Clubhouse? After Elon Musk talked aliens on the new social voice , more appearances followed, including the cast of Bling Empire and Shark Tank – here’s why you should join in

Is Clubhouse – the invite-only chat room app – the new space for celebrities like Mark Zuckerberg and the stars of Bling Empire to boost their personal brands?

Is Clubhouse – the invite-only chat room app – the new space for celebrities like Mark Zuckerberg and the stars of Bling Empire to boost their personal brands?

Who are the celebrities and billionaires flocking to Clubhouse? After Elon Musk talked aliens on the new social voice , more appearances followed, including the cast of Bling Empire and Shark Tank – here’s why you should join in
12 Feb 2021 - 2:00PM
Opinion | After coronavirus, our lives will never be the same again – so what does the new normal look like?

From body heat scanners at basketball games to mobile hospitals and robot doctors, how will the pandemic change our daily lives forever?

From body heat scanners at basketball games to mobile hospitals and robot doctors, how will the pandemic change our daily lives forever?

After coronavirus, our lives will never be the same again – so what does the new normal look like?
7 Apr 2020 - 8:00PM
Review | We review the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K: cinema-quality resolution on a handheld, entry-level priced camera

Cinema-quality resolution on a handheld camera for less than US$2,500 – reviewed by a top Hong Kong filmmaker

Cinema-quality resolution on a handheld camera for less than US$2,500 – reviewed by a top Hong Kong filmmaker

We review the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K: cinema-quality resolution on a handheld, entry-level priced camera
29 Nov 2019 - 1:00PM
From Grab to Instagram: 5 apps you simply cannot live without when travelling in Southeast Asia

Did you know that Instagram is handy for ordering food? Or that Grab is a great substitute when Uber isn’t available? These are five travel apps to download before visiting Southeast Asia, from Malaysia and Singapore to the Philippines

Did you know that Instagram is handy for ordering food? Or that Grab is a great substitute when Uber isn’t available? These are five travel apps to download before visiting Southeast Asia, from Malaysia and Singapore to the Philippines

From Grab to Instagram: 5 apps you simply cannot live without when travelling in Southeast Asia
13 Aug 2019 - 4:00PM
Review | We review Canon’s new heavyweight lens – does it help make photography better?

Pricey addition to camera maker’s professional-quality EOS range, aimed at expert photographers in search of great portraits

Pricey addition to camera maker’s professional-quality EOS range, aimed at expert photographers in search of great portraits

We review Canon’s new heavyweight lens – does it help make photography better?
29 Jul 2019 - 11:19AM
Review | We review Denim Unspun, and the great custom-fit jeans we got is a good sign of where sustainable fashion is going

The process was a breeze, and the fit was great, so if you’ve had a hard time finding jeans that work for your body shape, give them a try

The process was a breeze, and the fit was great, so if you’ve had a hard time finding jeans that work for your body shape, give them a try

We review Denim Unspun, and the great custom-fit jeans we got is a good sign of where sustainable fashion is going
4 Jul 2019 - 1:00PM
We review the new Sony Extra Bass SRS-XB22 speaker – cowbell and all

The speaker boasts up to 12 hours of battery life, so you could certainly take it out for a day

The speaker boasts up to 12 hours of battery life, so you could certainly take it out for a day

We review the new Sony Extra Bass SRS-XB22 speaker – cowbell and all
24 Jun 2019 - 11:22AM
We review the Sony WH-1000XM3 noise-cancelling headphones, and they make silence golden

These well-made wireless headphones offer excellent sound quality and an impressive 30 hours of battery life – perfect for popping on when you want to hear yourself think

These well-made wireless headphones offer excellent sound quality and an impressive 30 hours of battery life – perfect for popping on when you want to hear yourself think

We review the Sony WH-1000XM3 noise-cancelling headphones, and they make silence golden
22 May 2019 - 1:00PM
5 things to know about billionaire Forrest Li's shooter game Free Fire

The huge variety of realistic weapons and wide range of avatar that players can choose have helped to make the kill-or-be-killed mobile phone game a worldwide success

The huge variety of realistic weapons and wide range of avatar that players can choose have helped to make the kill-or-be-killed mobile phone game a worldwide success

5 things to know about billionaire Forrest Li's shooter game Free Fire
8 May 2019 - 10:29AM
We review the Sony a6400 camera: Could this be the travel companion you are looking for?

Sony’s built-in eye autofocus is great for those on safari in a jungle, concrete or otherwise

Sony’s built-in eye autofocus is great for those on safari in a jungle, concrete or otherwise

We review the Sony a6400 camera: Could this be the travel companion you are looking for?
21 Mar 2019 - 2:11PM
Review: SONY a6400 camera

Derek Ting reviews the new Sony a6400 camera.

Derek Ting reviews the new Sony a6400 camera.

Review: SONY a6400 camera
19 Mar 2019 - 7:00PM
We review the portable LaCie DJI Copilot BOSS External Hard Drive that could make your laptop obsolete

Photographers travelling light can back up data with the LaCie DJI Copilot BOSS External Hard Drive – but its uses don’t end there ...

Photographers travelling light can back up data with the LaCie DJI Copilot BOSS External Hard Drive – but its uses don’t end there ...

We review the portable LaCie DJI Copilot BOSS External Hard Drive that could make your laptop obsolete
11 Mar 2019 - 12:17PM
Review: LaCie DJI Copilot BOSS External Hard Drive

Derek Ting reviews the new LaCie DJI Copilot BOSS External Hard Drive.

Derek Ting reviews the new LaCie DJI Copilot BOSS External Hard Drive.

Review: LaCie DJI Copilot BOSS External Hard Drive
5 Mar 2019 - 2:50PM
We review the Razer Phone 2: Does it push all the right buttons?

Razer has a great feel for what techies and gamers both want

Razer has a great feel for what techies and gamers both want

We review the Razer Phone 2: Does it push all the right buttons?
25 Feb 2019 - 1:57PM
Review: Razer Phone 2

Anywhere is the new gaming arena for youth(and adults) to enjoy their favourite digital adrenaline fix, and that’s what the Razer Phone 2 was born to do.

Anywhere is the new gaming arena for youth(and adults) to enjoy their favourite digital adrenaline fix, and that’s what the Razer Phone 2 was born to do.

Review: Razer Phone 2
20 Feb 2019 - 5:39PM
We review the BMW X5: is it the ultimate Sports Activity Vehicle?

This spacious all-purpose SUV switches into different ‘characters’ depending on whether eco-friendly, cruise and sports mode is selected, and incorporates some of the most sophisticated technology on the road

This spacious all-purpose SUV switches into different ‘characters’ depending on whether eco-friendly, cruise and sports mode is selected, and incorporates some of the most sophisticated technology on the road

We review the BMW X5: is it the ultimate Sports Activity Vehicle?
16 Jan 2019 - 10:01AM
Review: BMW X5

Derek Ting reviews the new BMW X5. 

Derek Ting reviews the new BMW X5. 

Review: BMW X5
10 Jan 2019 - 2:30PM
We review the Canon EOS RF 35mm F/1.8 IS Macro STM lens: does it get the perfect shot?

Versatile, high quality lens takes impressive macro shots, excellent portraits and wide landscapes, plus you can get close with the macro and retain focus

Versatile, high quality lens takes impressive macro shots, excellent portraits and wide landscapes, plus you can get close with the macro and retain focus

We review the Canon EOS RF 35mm F/1.8 IS Macro STM lens: does it get the perfect shot?
8 Jan 2019 - 1:08PM
Review: Canon RF 35mm 1.8 IS Macro STM

This is a must have first lense for Canon EOS R users because of its lightweight, size, and affordable price. 

This is a must have first lense for Canon EOS R users because of its lightweight, size, and affordable price. 

Review: Canon RF 35mm 1.8 IS Macro STM
4 Jan 2019 - 4:44PM
Forget gaming: how virtual reality is set to transform our lives in the real world – all from the comfort of our sofa

‘Walk’ on Mars, relieve pain without medication and explore dreams while you’re awake

‘Walk’ on Mars, relieve pain without medication and explore dreams while you’re awake

Forget gaming: how virtual reality is set to transform our lives in the real world – all from the comfort of our sofa
10 Dec 2018 - 3:10PM
We review the Leica M10-D digital camera: is it the one for you?

Superb pictures for intermediate and advanced photographers with colour handling at 24 megapixels, but there is no built-in LCD screen and a viewfinder with only manual focus

Superb pictures for intermediate and advanced photographers with colour handling at 24 megapixels, but there is no built-in LCD screen and a viewfinder with only manual focus

We review the Leica M10-D digital camera: is it the one for you?
21 Nov 2018 - 10:32AM
Review: Leica M10-D

Derek Ting reviews the new Leica M10-D.

Derek Ting reviews the new Leica M10-D.

Review: Leica M10-D
16 Nov 2018 - 2:54PM
Pocket-sized Sony DSC-WX800 digital camera’s zoom lens packs a big punch

Affordable and highly versatile, this digital camera will appeal to many people who want to capture quality images while getting ‘close’ to their subjects

Affordable and highly versatile, this digital camera will appeal to many people who want to capture quality images while getting ‘close’ to their subjects

Pocket-sized Sony DSC-WX800 digital camera’s zoom lens packs a big punch
6 Nov 2018 - 4:03PM
Review: SONY DSC - WX800

Derek Ting reviews the new SONY DSC - WX800.

Derek Ting reviews the new SONY DSC - WX800.

Review: SONY DSC - WX800
5 Nov 2018 - 3:02PM
We review the DJI Ronin S, a pro gimbal that puts the magic into moving shots

Following on the heels of its stablemate the Ronin M, this three-axis system enables the user to shoot stabilised shots on the move

Following on the heels of its stablemate the Ronin M, this three-axis system enables the user to shoot stabilised shots on the move

We review the DJI Ronin S, a pro gimbal that puts the magic into moving shots
25 Oct 2018 - 6:00PM
Review: DJI Ronin S

Derek Ting reviews the new DJI Ronin S.

Derek Ting reviews the new DJI Ronin S.

Review: DJI Ronin S
23 Oct 2018 - 5:28PM
Sony RX 100 Mark VI camera is a perfect pocket powerhouse for taking selfies

This tiny, back-pocket digital device will please even good photographers and those travelling light who want images that will beat those from smartphones

This tiny, back-pocket digital device will please even good photographers and those travelling light who want images that will beat those from smartphones

Sony RX 100 Mark VI camera is a perfect pocket powerhouse for taking selfies
16 Oct 2018 - 10:00AM
Review: Sony RX 100 Mark VI

The Sony RX 100 Mark VI compact camera offers impressive digital single-lens reflex (DSLR)camera-like photographs and video (such as shallow depth of field) with a broad zoom range. 

The Sony RX 100 Mark VI compact camera offers impressive digital single-lens reflex (DSLR)camera-like photographs and video (such as shallow depth of field) with a broad zoom range. 

Review: Sony RX 100 Mark VI
12 Oct 2018 - 1:50PM
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K conjures up top quality features at budget price

Australian digital camera maker’s updated model, with many professional features, is a great choice for budding video makers with only limited funds

Australian digital camera maker’s updated model, with many professional features, is a great choice for budding video makers with only limited funds

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K conjures up top quality features at budget price
9 Oct 2018 - 2:06PM
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Review

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K gives you all the tools to achieve high quality 4K video like short films, commercials, music videos by giving you the highest level 4K recording formats, professional access ports, and a 5 inch touch screen at a cost well below the competition. 

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K gives you all the tools to achieve high quality 4K video like short films, commercials, music videos by giving you the highest level 4K recording formats, professional access ports, and a 5 inch touch screen at a cost well below the competition. 

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Review
8 Oct 2018 - 11:18AM