Bin Li - Freelance Film Editor & Content Producer

Steve Pasvolsky

Bin Li

I've known Bin Li for 20 years and over that period of time he has edited various drama and factual programs for me, as well as brand and commercial projects.

Bin's integrity as a person is of the highest order, and that integrity flows into all the projects he embarks on. He never takes the easy option and always pushes for the best possible solution no matter the project or budget. That's in his nature, and the films we have done together have been the beneficiary of that.

Bin's knowledge of story, his understanding of character and his sense of timing, are not just a result of his vast experience, but also of his unique comprehension of both eastern and western cultures. Bin's high levels of perception and analyses, together with his amazing instincts during filming and editing, have lifted our projects to the next level.

Steve Pasvolsky - Writer Director

Kyle Portbury

Kerinne Jenkins

 

Bin sees the big picture and understands how a film works as a whole.

Coupled with his extraordinary eye for detail this combination not only delivers powerful individual story arcs but also a brilliantly structured film story arc.

Bin understands that story is king, everything serves it and his ability to collaborate in an open dialogue where everything can be challenged in the creative process makes him a wonderful editor to work with.

Bin is the first into the edit suite in the morning and the last to leave. He is fun to work with, highly professional and most importantly he has that thing editors need, diplomacy. Bin is the ideal film editor for any production.

My only hesitation in recommending him is that it may result in him not being available the next time I want to work with him.

Kyle Portbury

Director - Tell The World

 L-R - 1st Assistant Editor Katie Dose, Director Kyle Portbury, Editor Bin Li

L-R - 1st Assistant Editor Katie Dose, Director Kyle Portbury, Editor Bin Li

Esan Sivalingam

Kerinne Jenkins

I’ve worked with Bin Li since 2001 and can’t recommend him highly enough. Not only is he constantly upgrading his skills and craft, he also value-adds to every project he is on.

From our debut feature film to documentaries, reality programmes and short-form videos, Bin is as professional as he is a joy to work with. Every. Single. Time.


Esan Sivalingam
CEO / Co-Founder at Hoods Inc. Productions Pte Ltd

Kimble Rendall, 'Bait'

Kerinne Jenkins

For the past three months, Bin has been working as our Additional Editor for the extended Chinese version of Bait 3D.

Not only can Bin edit individual scenes, he has the ability to see ‘the big picture’ and make the film work as a whole. Bin also has the unique ability to understand Mandarin Chinese, which was an added bonus for our film.

Bin’s western method of direct communication combined with his eastern diplomatic abilities, plus his good sense of humour, makes him an ideal film editor for any production.

Sincerely

Kimble Rendall  - Director

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Jinko Gotoh - "Walking with Dinosaurs 3D"

Bin Li

Bin has been working as our Additional Editor for the past 5-6 months.
 

Creatively we find his edited scenes exciting and energetic. His positive manner and good humor contributes to a great editorial working environment. I have no hesitation in recommending Bin Li to any production fortunate enough to employ him.

Sincerely

Jinko Gotoh - Producer

 

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Paul Willey

Kerinne Jenkins

Bin is an outstanding Editor and creative collaborator. I have worked with him in Sydney on traditional feature film projects, when he was cutting on Fox Studios, and then more recently, working on immersive media projects, specifically in the VR and 360-video space.

Bin quickly grasped how to craft narratives using the 360-degree canvass: he understands story, pace, and, crucial for VR, user experience/journey.


He is an innovative, creative and pragmatic story-teller; comfortable with technology, platform and delivery.
Moreover, he has a wonderful sense of humour, and approaches film-making without ego or assumption, but with a collaborative intent to get the best from the content, and to realise the Director’s vision.

I’d recommend Bin without hesitation.

Paul Willey - Commercial Director, Agent Reality | Social Augmented Reality | AR messaging/chat

Kahla Gerrard, Visionworks

Kerinne Jenkins

We were fortunate to secure Bin Li to edit the pilot for “Forces of Nature - The Women” (a television documentary series).

 

Bin has an extraordinary eye for detail plus the valuable ability to recognise essential story arcs. He will carefully mine all available footage to enhance the story and he selects scenes with a refined sense of visual beauty. On top of this, he was punctual, committed and fun to work with.

It was a pleasure working with Bin and I have no hesitation in recommending him for any production (providing, of course that it doesn’t conflict with the times we’d like to secure him again).

 

Kahla Gerard - Executive Producer - Visionworks International

Bratina Tay, Hoods Inc

Kerinne Jenkins

DO NOT be FOOLED by Bin’s innocent, reserved exterior. Bin is LOUD! Bin is one of the most wicked-minded, quick-witted and totally unexpected visual communicators around.

He’s like a chameleon who is able to slip into the shoes of the subjects and feel for the story. He is extremely meticulous and the respect he holds for his subjects, as he cuts, is second to none.

Bin’s been a great visual partner and friend. It’s always a pleasure having Bin on our projects as he shows us something unexpected or comes up with solutions that sounds impossible but he makes it look seamless… Yes you are missing out if you have not yet worked with Bin.


Bratina Tay
Co-Founder, Managing Director, Creative Producer, Hoods Inc. Productions

Nathan Anderson, Start VR

Kerinne Jenkins

Bin is a very considered and thoughtful film-maker. His approach to editing and post production is solid and grounded in a considerable amount of experience.

We really enjoy working with Bin on VR projects and he gets the process and adaptation required from traditional media to 360.

Bin is also just a fantastic and lovely human, something that is not always the case with creative and passionate people.

Nathan Anderson - COO & Executive Producer at Start VR

Michael Pattison, DAVE Enterprises

Kerinne Jenkins

I worked closely with Bin while he was an Editor on Blinky Bill the Movie.

The project was complex, difficult and constantly changing direction required experience and cool heads to guide it through each iteration. Bin brought those qualities, as well as a warmth, humility, and sense of humour when they were needed.


I learned a lot from working Bin, he is happy to share his extensive knowledge, without ego, to help the project and the team around him. I really enjoyed the experience and look forward to hopefully being able to work with Bin again.


Michael Pattison
Head of Production at DAVE Enterprises

Angus Stevens, Start VR

Kerinne Jenkins

Working with Bin was a delight.
 

He's a talented, focused and open-minded editor, who was always willing to explore ideas and collaborate to come up with great solutions. Always an enjoyable experience and with excellent results at the end of it.


Angus Stevens
Managing Director at Start VR

Li-Anna Huang

Kerinne Jenkins

Bin is a fantastic editor certainly in terms of craft and communication, but also in his patient and compassionate understanding of directors and their nature.

He's simply a delight to work with- humorous, kind, smart, diligent, tolerant, and fun! I could not have better things to say about Bin as a film editor.

Li-Anne Huang

Board Advisor at K2 Global

Dejay Vi Nguyen, Indianic Pictures

Kerinne Jenkins

Without hesitation I would recommend Bin.

Bin is not only professional, creative, reliable and a master storyteller but he is an absolute joy to work and collaborate with. Always generous with his knowledge, clear and upfront with what's achievable within a set budget and time frame and over delivers with fantastic results.
 

Can't speak highly enough of this wonderful editor.

 

Dejay Vi Nguyen

Co-Founder & Producer at Indianic Pictures