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Morgan Peline

Assistant Professor of Practice

Personal profile

Personal profile

Morgan trained in cinematography at the English National Film and Television School. At NFTS he was mentored by Brian Tufano BSC (BAFTA winner for Billy Elliot) and Billy Williams BSC (Oscar winner for Ghandi) amongst other respected cinematographers.In 2007 he was invited to attend the Budapest Cinematography Masterclass to train under masters Vilmos Zsigmond ASC (Oscar winner for Close Encounters of the Third Kind) and Elemér Ragályi HSC (Emmy winner for Rasputin).Before becoming a cinematographer, Morgan worked in the English film and television industry as a camera assistant where he worked on feature films, television serials and live animation serials.As a director of photography, Morgan has shot feature films, music videos, web serials, documentaries, corporate videos and 360° immersive video.


Freelance Director of Photography - 2007 to Present

Lecturer in Cinematography, Hong Kong Design Institute - 2023

Lecturer in Media Production, Hong Kong Institute for Vocational Education - 2020 to 2023

Artist-in-Residence (Cinematic Design and Immersive Videography) / Lecturer in Cinematography - 2021 to 2022

Assistant Examiner in Film Studies, International Baccalaureate - 2020 to 2023

Lecturer in Cinematography, School of Film and Television, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts - 2020

Lecturer in Media Production, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore - 2018 to 2020

Lecturer in Cinematography, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore - 2018

Senior Lecturer in Cinematography, Open University of Hong Kong - 2016 to 2017

Lecturer in Film Production, Academy of Film, Baptist University of Hong Kong - 2015 to 2016

Lecturer in Media Production, City University of Hong Kong - 2013 to 2015

Freelance Camera Assistant - 2001 to 2005

Filmmaking Mentor, Focus on Film Hong Kong - 2010 to 2015


Collaborative Project


Film Production

FTA 214 - Art of Cinematography

FTA 314 - Collaborative Project

Education/Academic qualification

MA with Distinction, Global Film and Television, University of Hertfordshire - 2021

MA Cinematography, National Film and Television School - 2007

MA Film Production (Fiction), Northern Film School, Leeds Beckett University - 2001

BA (Hons.) French with Business Management and Admistration, Trinity and All Saints' College, Leeds University - 1994

Person Types

  • Staff