Ivy Lin Showreel (2009-2018)
Ivy Lin Showreel (2009-2018)
Clavier Chronicle (2017), short film, 20 min.
Clavier Chronicle (2017), short film, 20 min.
Beauty & the Sea (2015), short film, 10 min.
Beauty & the Sea (2015), short film, 10 min.
Bitter Harvest: Brief History of Hops & Brewing in Oregon (2017), short film, 02:36
Bitter Harvest: Brief History of Hops & Brewing in Oregon (2017), short film, 02:36
Bitter Harvest: Chinese Hop Farmer Ah Coe (2017), short film, 05:30
Bitter Harvest: Chinese Hop Farmer Ah Coe (2017), short film, 05:30
Bitter Harvest: Chinese Hop Farmer Ming Kee (2017), short film, 07:22
Bitter Harvest: Chinese Hop Farmer Ming Kee (2017), short film, 07:22
Green Hammer Company Website Promo Video (2015), 4 min.
Green Hammer Company Website Promo Video (2015), 4 min.
Gift (2016), short film, 10 min.
Gift (2016), short film, 10 min.
Clare: a student of horses (2014), short film, 16 min.
Clare: a student of horses (2014), short film, 16 min.
Portland: Thomas Lauderdale Holiday Sing Along (2014), short film, 07:10
Portland: Thomas Lauderdale Holiday Sing Along (2014), short film, 07:10
Oslo: I am in love with Operahuset (2013), short film, 02:40
Oslo: I am in love with Operahuset (2013), short film, 02:40
Ballstad: my very first rorbu! (2013), short film, 02:30
Ballstad: my very first rorbu! (2013), short film, 02:30
London: Salmon Smoker's Piano (2013), short film, 5 min.
London: Salmon Smoker's Piano (2013), short film, 5 min.
Avenue of Roses (2013), Willamette Week, 22 min.
Avenue of Roses (2013), Willamette Week, 22 min.
Henningsvær: rainbows all day long (2013), short film, 02:42
Henningsvær: rainbows all day long (2013), short film, 02:42
Ivyland: O'Mara Meehan Piano Movers (2012), short film, 03:27
Ivyland: O'Mara Meehan Piano Movers (2012), short film, 03:27
Portland Press (2012), product launch video, 02:25
Portland Press (2012), product launch video, 02:25
Estacada: John Gilmore, the piano tuner (2012), 06:13
Estacada: John Gilmore, the piano tuner (2012), 06:13
Once Upon a Time in Ladd’s (2011) short film, 38 min.
Once Upon a Time in Ladd’s (2011) short film, 38 min.
Come Together Home (2009) feature documentary, 96 min.
Come Together Home (2009) feature documentary, 96 min.
Pig Roast & Tank of Fish (2008) feature documentary, 102 min.
Pig Roast & Tank of Fish (2008) feature documentary, 102 min.
Knowing All of You Like I Do (2007) short film, 48 min.
Knowing All of You Like I Do (2007) short film, 48 min.
Ivy Lin Showreel (2009-2018)"Come Together Home" (2009)"City I Left Behind" (2010)"Once Upon a Time in Ladd's" (2011)"Clavier Chronicle" (on-going web series October 2012-present)"SE 82nd, the new Chinatown?" (2013)"Clare: a student of horses" (2014)"Beauty & the Sea" (2015)"Gift" (2016)"Bitter Harvest" (2017)shot+directed+edited by Ivy Lin
Clavier Chronicle (2017), short film, 20 min.Owning a piano is a huge commitment because a well-cared piano can last 80-100 years. The relationship between a piano and its owner can be rewarding and memorable as time goes by.Featuring 20 pianos in 9 cities and 5 countries including Portland, Sellwood, Estacada, Taipei, Philadelphia, London, Stockholm, Oslo and Lofoten in Norway, Clavier Chronicle is a testament of how pianos can impact our lives.Our fascination for pianos is universal and timeless.Watch Clavier Chronicle's first series of 12 piano stories here: Clavier Chronicle.
Beauty & the Sea (2015), short film, 10 min.An intimate portrait of an elderly Taiwanese immigrant in Portland, Oregon (USA) through a journey at a beauty salon (ABC Salon) and a seafood store (ABC Seafood) next door in the same building located in Portland's culturally diverse Jade District. ABC Salon & ABC Seafood are owned by an immigrant couple who arrived in Portland from Toisan (Guangdong), via Hong Kong, in the mid 1990s."Beauty & the Sea" premiered at 42nd Northwest Filmmakers Festival and won Best Documentary Short Audience Award. It was also an official selection at Våsteräs Filmfestival 2017 in Sweden.
Bitter Harvest: Brief History of Hops & Brewing in Oregon (2017), short film, 02:36Bitter Harvest is a series of three videos featuring two Chinese hop farmers in the Willamette Valley in the early 1900s. Bitter Harvest is part of Oregon Humanities “This Land” series of stories about land, home, belonging and identify by Oregon artists of color.Bitter Harvest was commissioned by Oregon Humanities with Creative Heights funds from Oregon Community Foundation.Cheryl Gillson of Rogue Farms talks about the history of hop farming and craft beer in Oregon.
Bitter Harvest: Chinese Hop Farmer Ah Coe (2017), short film, 05:30Bitter Harvest is a series of three videos featuring two Chinese hop farmers in the Willamette Valley in the early 1900s. Bitter Harvest is part of Oregon Humanities “This Land” series of stories about land, home, belonging and identify by Oregon artists of color.Bitter Harvest was commissioned by Oregon Humanities with Creative Heights funds from Oregon Community Foundation.Betty Jean Lee (82-yr-old, living in Portland) tells the story of her grandfather Ah Coe, a well-respected hop farmer who ran a hop farm in Dallas Oregon from 1894-1923. Ah Coe was considered a Polk County pioneer. Yet he could not own the land he farmed due to Chinese Exclusion Act (1882-1943).
Bitter Harvest: Chinese Hop Farmer Ming Kee (2017), short film, 07:22Bitter Harvest is a series of three videos featuring two Chinese hop farmers in the Willamette Valley in the early 1900s. Bitter Harvest is part of Oregon Humanities “This Land” series of stories about land, home, belonging and identify by Oregon artists of color.Bitter Harvest was commissioned by Oregon Humanities with Creative Heights funds from Oregon Community Foundation.Life on a hop farm (1908-1928) in Willamette Valley narrated by the voice of Ming Kee (recorded in 1982) and illustrated by Kee family photos (1917-1928) captured by Ming's younger brother Bue Kee who became a well-known artist in Portland, Oregon.
Green Hammer Company Website Promo Video (2015), 4 min.This is Green Hammer’s first-ever company promo video.It lives on their website.
Gift (2016), short film, 10 min.Florence, Oregon was captured through the eyes, ears and heart of a forever grateful guest at Old Town Heather Cottage on Earth Day 2016.In its harmonious yet dramatic flow of elements in the nature and in the way of life, "Gift" is in no need for spoken words.
Clare: a student of horses (2014), short film, 16 min.Clare Painter has 7 horses and 3 dogs. They live on Barefoot Ranch in Omak, WA.A farm girl who turned fisherwoman in Alaska (for 20 years), Clare is now a student of horses and a hoof care specialist in Okanogan County.This is a story about a woman's mission to enhance communications between horses and their owners...good health and happiness for all.music by Asche & Spencer
Portland: Thomas Lauderdale Holiday Sing Along (2014), short film, 07:10Thomas Lauderdale, the band leader of Portland's famed Pink Martini, hosts an annual holiday party at his resident in downtown Portland. The highlight of this holiday party is the guests sing-along of holiday songs while Thomas plays the piano, of course.
Oslo: I am in love with Operahuset (2013), short film, 02:40Oslo Operahuset is the reason why I started learning Norsk in September 2011 because it represents all things I like about Norsk people, culture and designs.When I visited Oslo for the first time in October 2008, I was blown away by the design of Operaen and the philosophy behind its design. It resembles a snow-covered mountain that slants into Oslofjord. It is a very Norsk design because one can easily find mountains rising above the water in the beautiful Norway.It is a very inviting & democratic design because anyone can walk along the roof (covered with Italian marble & white granite) of this opera house to the rooftop. 24/7.The idea is to make people of all walks of life welcomed with the inviting exterior and hope that people would be interested in attending opera & ballet performances inside of the opera house.I've had the pleasure to enjoy watching an opera and a few ballet performances performed by Den Norsk Opera og Ballett at Operahuset in 2008. In 2013, I’ve also had the privilege to visit the office of Snøhetta who brilliantly designed Operahuset.
Ballstad: my very first rorbu! (2013), short film, 02:30Ballstad is known as the most picturesque fishing village in Lofoten.Mountains rise from the ocean...which is quite common in Lofoten but Ballstad offers different scenery depending on what direction you are facing!In addition to its stunning landscape, I got to stay in a traditional rorbu (fisherman's hut) with the mountain in the back and the harbor right outside of the dining room & bathroom windows!I love the design of this rorbu especially its hallway between the front door and the inner door (that keeps the warmth of rorbu in) where you can shed your oilskins, boots, fishing gears before you enter the living room.I need a rorbu exactly like this one built for me in Oregon...can anyone help? :)
London: Salmon Smoker's Piano (2013), short film, 5 min.Ole-Martin Hansen is originally from northern Norway. He came to London to study sound arts. Ole was having trouble making a living as a sound artist in London. He decided to recreate the exquisite smoked salmon taste that was passed on from his grandfather by building a replica of his grandfather's smoke chamber in Stoke Newington. Since his grandfather said that the salmon is still alive while swinging in the sea breeze because the enzyme travels through the body of the fish due to the movement, Ole decided to serenade his salmons on his piano during the smoking sessions at the smoke house.
Avenue of Roses (2013), Willamette Week, 22 min.Featured in Willamette Week on 2/20/2013.https://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20287-avenue-of-the-roses.htmlSE 82nd Ave. is the longest strip mall in the city of Portland.Due to the increase in Asian populations and businesses on SE 82nd in the past 10-20 years, many Portlanders started to call SE 82nd the "new Chinatown".Can we really call this area "new Chinatown" just because there's great Chinese food in SE 82nd?What about businesses and restaurants owned by Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese and the Hispanics?What about that Slavic church with the huge movie theater marquee, right on SE 82nd Ave.?In December 2012, I had a chance to zip up & down SE 82nd about 18 times in two days, in order to interview 10 businesses and a couple churches about the changes in SE 82nd in the past 10-20 years.
Henningsvær: rainbows all day long (2013), short film, 02:42October weather in Henningsvær was very unstable: 3 minutes of sun followed by 3 minutes of rain. Sun and rain alternated all day long. One thing you can count on always is the strong wind in Henningsvær because it is located on the southern tip of two islands that stick way out in the ocean!October is a month when there are not many tourists in Lofoten because of the rain and lack of fishermen actions (cod fishing season in Lofoten: November-April).I was happy being the solitary traveler in Lofoten.Just me and the nature. Perfect.
Ivyland: O'Mara Meehan Piano Movers (2012), short film, 03:27O'Mara Meehan Piano Movers, in Philadelphia, is a family business circa 1874. Pianos die earlier on the east coast due to the unstable humidity levels, as well as the downturn of economy that caused downsizing of households and closing of churches and schools. O'Mara Meehan has been specialized in safe and cost efficient commercial, private, institutional piano transport, retail piano home delivery and piano storage for Philly, Jersey and NYC for over a century.
Portland Press (2012), product launch video, 02:25Portland Press, designed by Bucket (bucketpdx.com/)a french press with a mason jar, wooden lid+handle and a wool cozyall parts are made in & around Portland by six manufacturers
Estacada: John Gilmore, the piano tuner (2012), 06:13John Gilmore (gilmoremusic.com/), a Portland-based piano technician and musician, tuning a Mason-Hamlin grand and a J & C Fischer upright at the household of Kathleen Murphy and David Kennedy in Estacada, Oregon.
Once Upon a Time in Ladd’s (2011) short film, 38 min. A short film that tells the little-known history of the Chinesecommunity in Ladd’s Addition, the first Portland neighborhoodthat welcomed the Chinese after the Chinese Exclusion Act waslifted in 1943. The narratives were related through a meetingbetween a young Asian-American woman who was seeking toreconnect with her late father’s family history in Ladd’s Addition,and a Chinese elder whose family was the first Chinese family tomove to the neighborhood.
Come Together Home (2009) feature documentary, 96 min.Filmed in Portland and Hong Kong, Come Together Home is adocumentary about the overlooked history of the first Chineseburial ground in Portland, Oregon, and the final journey home(China) of the remains of Portland’s early Chinese immigrants in1949. Due to the Chinese Exclusion Act, for many early Chineseimmigrants, it was the only way to go home.“Portland documentarian Ivy Lin has a patient, naturalistic eye for the boarded-overand fenced-off bits of the city’s history; her camera is an unflashy reservoir of lostplaces.” —Aaron Mesh, film critic, Willamette Week
Pig Roast & Tank of Fish (2008) feature documentary, 102 min. The first-ever documentary to acknowledge the history andlegacy of Portland’s Chinatown, the 2nd oldest and once thesecond largest Chinatown in the U.S. The previously over-lookedhistory was told through interviews with Chinese elders whogrew up in Chinatown. The film also includes rare footage ofongoing cultural & social activities behind closed doors, such as aCantonese opera club circa the 1940s. The film explores reasonswhy Chinatown became such a desolate neighborhood and theongoing challenges the Old Town/Chinatown community hasencountered in their efforts to revitalize the neighborhood.
Knowing All of You Like I Do (2007) short film, 48 min. In the course of its 30 years on NW 23rd Avenue, MusicMillennium’s Northwest store became the heart and soul of theneighborhood. On August 31, 2007, the store closed its doordue to the inescapable fate of an independent record store in thedigital age. The staff had a month to decommission and strip thespace to the bare walls. As a former store employee, I decided todocument the final days of deconstruction and interview some ofthe regulars as they dropped by for the last time.
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