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 of "virtual reality" as a way to reconstruct memories. He's the creative director for Random Art Workshop Media with Joyce Yung a prominent photographer and producer, and he directs lifestyle branding videos, corporate and music videos, and has had the opportunity to work with some of the greatest stars and brands in entertainment, both in Asia, and North America. He loves to travel, play sports, and exercise. He's a former CNN Producer, ex-Doubleclicker(now Google), Mercer consultant, and Cornell University graduate.
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 of "virtual reality" as a way to reconstruct memories. He's the creative director for Random Art Workshop Media with Joyce Yung a prominent photographer and producer, and he directs lifestyle branding videos, corporate and music videos, and has had the opportunity to work with some of the greatest stars and brands in entertainment, both in Asia, and North America. He loves to travel, play sports, and exercise. He's a former CNN Producer, ex-Doubleclicker(now Google), Mercer consultant, and Cornell University graduate.

Latest from Derek Ting

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

22 May 2019 - 1:00PM

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
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

8 May 2019 - 10:29AM

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
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

21 Mar 2019 - 2:11PM

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?
Review: SONY a6400 camera

Derek Ting reviews the new Sony a6400 camera.

19 Mar 2019 - 7:00PM

Derek Ting reviews the new Sony a6400 camera.

Review: SONY a6400 camera
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 ...

11 Mar 2019 - 12:17PM

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
Review: LaCie DJI Copilot BOSS External Hard Drive

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

5 Mar 2019 - 2:50PM

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

Review: LaCie DJI Copilot BOSS External Hard Drive
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

25 Feb 2019 - 1:57PM

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?
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.

20 Feb 2019 - 5:39PM

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
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

16 Jan 2019 - 10:01AM

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?
Review: BMW X5

Derek Ting reviews the new BMW X5. 

10 Jan 2019 - 2:30PM

Derek Ting reviews the new BMW X5. 

Review: BMW X5
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

8 Jan 2019 - 1:08PM

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?
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. 

4 Jan 2019 - 4:44PM

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
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

10 Dec 2018 - 3:10PM

‘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
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

21 Nov 2018 - 10:32AM

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?
Review: Leica M10-D

Derek Ting reviews the new Leica M10-D.

17 Nov 2018 - 4:26AM

Derek Ting reviews the new Leica M10-D.

Review: Leica M10-D
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

6 Nov 2018 - 4:03PM

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
Review: SONY DSC - WX800

Derek Ting reviews the new SONY DSC - WX800.

17 Nov 2018 - 4:26AM

Derek Ting reviews the new SONY DSC - WX800.

Review: SONY DSC - WX800
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

25 Oct 2018 - 6:00PM

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
Review: DJI Ronin S

Derek Ting reviews the new DJI Ronin S.

17 Nov 2018 - 4:26AM

Derek Ting reviews the new DJI Ronin S.

Review: DJI Ronin S
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

16 Oct 2018 - 10:00AM

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
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. 

17 Nov 2018 - 4:26AM

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
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

9 Oct 2018 - 2:06PM

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
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. 

17 Nov 2018 - 4:26AM

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
Why Canon's new EOS R mirrorless camera should be on your wish list

Users won’t be disappointed by this versatile camera, which takes superb pictures, comes with a sturdy set of lenses and can also be used with existing lenses

24 Sep 2018 - 4:07PM

Users won’t be disappointed by this versatile camera, which takes superb pictures, comes with a sturdy set of lenses and can also be used with existing lenses

Why Canon's new EOS R mirrorless camera should be on your wish list
Connecting your laptop to a Blackmagic eGPU can turn it into a graphics powerhouse

High-performance graphics accelerator delivers video processing horsepower when needed – and without need to switch to desktop

7 Sep 2018 - 2:00AM

High-performance graphics accelerator delivers video processing horsepower when needed – and without need to switch to desktop

Connecting your laptop to a Blackmagic eGPU can turn it into a graphics powerhouse
Review: The Blackmagic eGPU

The Blackmagic eGPU is a convenient hassle free option that allows mostly Apple users who edit video and play graphics intensive video games to consider smaller lighter though less powerful laptops to stay mobile, but still get the video processing horsepower when at their desk.

17 Nov 2018 - 4:26AM

The Blackmagic eGPU is a convenient hassle free option that allows mostly Apple users who edit video and play graphics intensive video games to consider smaller lighter though less powerful laptops to stay mobile, but still get the video processing horsepower when at their desk.

Review: The Blackmagic eGPU
Sony rolls out a camera that delivers more at half the price

The new A7 iii model is a versatile little performer that has all the functions of more expensive models, making it a bargain buy for discerning photographers

20 Aug 2018 - 1:40PM

The new A7 iii model is a versatile little performer that has all the functions of more expensive models, making it a bargain buy for discerning photographers

Sony rolls out a camera that delivers more at half the price
How video gaming technologies are reshaping our homes

Roll-up 65-inch TVs, personal IMAX theatres, augmented reality goggles and headphones that let you have a blast as your baby sleeps are all coming soon

6 Aug 2018 - 11:32AM

Roll-up 65-inch TVs, personal IMAX theatres, augmented reality goggles and headphones that let you have a blast as your baby sleeps are all coming soon

How video gaming technologies are reshaping our homes
Mobile home office has many benefits

Cool gadgets are capable of transforming any table into an instant home office

23 Apr 2018 - 9:33AM

Cool gadgets are capable of transforming any table into an instant home office

Mobile home office has many benefits
Stylish home-office tools for the creative professional

New options are available to make working from home that much easier

26 Mar 2018 - 12:34PM

New options are available to make working from home that much easier

Stylish home-office tools for the creative professional