Chris Tan

Senior Cameraman

Chris is Kadazan-Dusun – true Sabahan, born and raised in Keningau, Sabah. Prior to joining Scubazoo in 2003, Chris worked as a divemaster in Kota Kinabalu but has since done over 3000 dives all over Asia and the Pacific. Now an experienced senior cameraman, Chris formed part of the Scubazoo team who worked on the ARCBC shoot in Thailand and the Philippines in 2004.

For the last few years, Chris has been broadening his broadcast experience as a production coordinator for ITV’s The Parent Trip, National Geographic’s Coral Triangle, Exploring Malaysia, Wildest River, BBC’s Moonsun, Sky TV’s Conquest of the Sky, Discovery Channels’ Man vs Wild and many more. He has worked on several high-profile shoots including Deadly 60, (BBC NHU), The Continent (BBC), Malaysia from Below , Exploring Malaysia (National Geographic), Discover Kenya, Glamorous Sri Lanka (CCTV), 60 Minutes ( Nine Network Australia), The Seasmith, Beach Life, Passage to Malaysia (Discovery TLC) , Naked and Afraid (Discovery Channel) and Amazing Race (AXN). He has shot and produced promotional DVD’s for Pom Pom Island Dive Resort, Sipadan Water Village and Kima Bajo Resort and Spa and in 2009 he crossed the Pacific as the onboard cameraman for the Greenpeace vessel Esperanza during their campaign to stop Tuna fishing in the Pacific. Chris has won an award for best cinematography from Asian Television Award for his work on Discovery TLC’s Passage to Malaysia.

When he’s not in the water (which is rare) Chris is usually found on his Mountain bike and in the gym.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • PADI Divemaster # 486400 with over 3000 logged dives
  • PADI Nitrox diver

CREDITS

BROADCAST PRODUCTIONS

  •  ‘BORNEO FROM BELOW ’ (Scubazoo TV) – Topside/Underwater cameraman – (2015)
  •  ‘BIG PACIFIC ’ (NHNZ) – Underwater assistant cameraman – (2015)
  •  ‘AMAZON OF THE EAST ’ (National Geographic) – Cameraman – (2015)
  •  ‘EXPLORING MALAYSIA ’ (National Geographic) – Fixer/Underwater Cameraman – (2015)
  •  ‘DOLPHIN OASIS ’ (DISNEY) – Dive Support – (2015)
  • ‘GLAMOROUS SRI LANKA’ (CCTV) – Underwater Cameraman – (2014)
  •  ‘CONQUEST OF THE SKY 3D’ (SKY TV) – Production Assistant – (2014)
  •  ‘SEX IN THE WILD’  (US Channel) – Fixer – (2014)
  •  ‘SIMFONI ALAM’ (RTM) – Underwater Cameraman – (2014) (Won best Cinematography at Petronas Awards)
  •   ‘MONSOON’ (BBC) – Fixer – (2013)
  •  ‘WETLAND ’ (French TV) –Fixer/ Assistant cameraman- (2013)
  •  ‘BEACH LIFE’ (TLC) – Underwater Cameraman/Talent – (2013)
  •  ‘JUNGLE SURVIVOR’ (Discovery Channel) – Underwater Cameraman/Production Assistant – (2013)
  •  ‘THE CONTINENT’ (BBC) – Underwater Cameraman – (2012)
  •  ‘CORAL TRIANGLE’ (Finas/Wild Fury) – Fixer/Underwater Cameraman – (2012)
  •  ‘MALAYSIA FROM BELOW’ (National Geographic) – Underwater Cameraman – (2012)
  •  ‘DISCOVER KENYA’ (CCTV) – Underwater Cameraman – (2012)
  •  ‘SURVIVOR’ (BBC NHU) – Safety Diver – (2012)
  •  ‘PASSAGE TO MALAYSIA’ (No Quarter TV/Discovery TLC) – Underwater Cameraman – (2012)
  •   ’60 MINUTES’ (Nine Network Australia) – Underwater          Cameraman –  (2011)
  •   ‘MAN VS WILD’ (Discovery Channel) – Production Assistant – (2011)
  •   ‘PASSAGE TO MALAYSIA’ (Reel Networks/Discovery TLC) – Underwater Cameraman & topside 2nd cameraman – (2010) (Won best Cinematography at Asian Television Awards)
  •   ‘ASHES AND SNOWS’ (Gregory Colbert) – safety diver –  (2010)
  •   ‘THE SEASMITH’  (Reel Networks/Discovery TLC) – Underwater Cameraman – (2010)
  •   ‘AMAZING RACE ASIA’ (AXN) – Underwater Cameraman – (2010)
  •  ‘AMAZING RACE ASIA’ (AXN) – Underwater Cameraman – (2011)
  •  ‘THE PARENT TRIP’  (itv UK) – Location manager – (2010)
  •  ‘STEVE BACKSHALL’S DEADLY SIXTY’ (BBC NHU/BBC1) – Underwater Cameraman – (2009)
  •  ‘ESPARANZA – TUNA FISHING CAMPAIGN’ (Greenpeace) – Topside & Underwater Cameraman – (2009)
  •   ‘CHANNEL O’ (O Channel) – Underwater Cameraman – (2009)
  •   ‘Umberto Pelizari in Maldives’ (Underwater channel) – Topside & Underwater Cameraman – (2009)
  •   ‘SPLASH!’ Seaventures (Scubazoo/Underwater channel) – Topside & Underwater Cameraman – (2009)
  •    ‘SPLASH!’ Kungungan Bay Resort, Menado (Scubazoo/Underwater channel) – Topside & Underwater Cameraman – (2009)
  •  ‘INDONESIA TV CHANNEL’ – Underwater cameraman – (2007) 

 

CORPORATE PRODUCTIONS

  • ‘CORAL FLYER ’ (Promo shoot) – Topside/Underwater Cameraman – (2014)
  • ‘BIKE BORNEO ’ (Promo shoot) – Topside Cameraman – (2014)
  • ‘PRO-AM CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT ’ (Promo shoot) – Topside Cameraman – (2014)
  • ‘CLIMB TO THE TOP OF BORNEO’ (Promo shoot) – Topside Cameraman – (2014)
  • ‘SABAH SENSATIONAL SEA’ (Scubazoo) – Topside and underwater cameraman – (2012)
  • ‘SCUBA JUNKIE PROMOTIONAL VIDEO’ – Topside and underwater cameraman – (2012)
  • ‘DEFORESTATION’ (UN) – Topside cameraman – (2011)
  • ‘SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES FOR THE FUTURE’ (Scubazoo/Brunei Fisheries dept) – Topside and underwater cameraman – (2011)
  • ‘WORLDWIDE DIVE AND SAIL  PROMOTIONAL VIDEO’ KOMODO – Topside and underwater cameraman – (2011)
  • ‘SEAVENTURES DIVE RESORT PROMOTIONAL VIDEO’ (Scubazoo) – Topside and underwater cameraman – (2011)
  • ‘TUN SAKARAN MARINE PARK’ – Topside and underwater cameraman – (2011)
  • ‘KOTA KINABALU WETLAND’ – Topside cameraman – (2011)
  • ‘SABAH FISHERY DEPARTMENT’ –  Topside and underwater cameraman – (2010/11)
  • ‘ EE RACE’ (JICA) – Topside cameraman
  • ‘WORLDWIDE DIVE AND SAIL  PROMOTIONAL VIDEO’ PHILLIPINES – Topside and underwater cameraman – (2010)
  • ‘MALDIVES UNDERWATER KINGDOM’ (Scubazoo) – underwater cameraman – (2010)
  • ‘MARI MARI LODGE MANTANANI ISLAND’ – Topside and underwater cameraman – (2010)
  • ‘DANUM VALLEY FIELD CENTRE VIDEO PRODUCTION’ – Topside cameraman – (2009)
  • ‘SUSTAINABLE PLANTATION INVESTMENT’ KARESA OIL PLANTATION – Topside cameraman – (2009)
  • ‘SIPADAN WATER VILLAGE PROMOTIONAL VIDEO’ (Scubazoo) – Producer & Cameraman – (2009)
  • ‘TASIK RIA RESORT AND SPA PROMOTIONAL VIDEO’ – Topside and underwater cameraman – (2009)
  • ‘KUNGKUGAN BAY RESORT LEMBEH’ – Topside and underwater cameraman– (2009)
  • ‘TURTLE EXCLUDER DEVICE (TED)’ (Scubazoo) – Underwater cameraman– (2009)
  • ‘KIMA BAJO RESORT MENADO PROMOTIONAL VIDEO’ – Topside and underwater cameraman– (2009)
  • ‘BORNEO BIKES’ (Scubazoo) – Topside cameraman– (2009)
  • ‘JICA’ – Topside cameraman– (2009/10)
  • ‘BRUNEI RAPID MARINE SURVEY’ (Scubazoo/Brunei Fisheries dept) – Underwater Cameraman– (2009/10)
  • ‘ECO DIVERS PROMOTIONAL DVD’ (Scubazoo) – Topside and Underwater Cameraman– – (2009)
  • ‘SILADEN RESORT MENADO PROMOTIONAL DVD’ (Scubazoo) – Topside and Underwater Cameraman– (2008)
  • ‘POM POM ISLAND RESORT PROMOTIONAL DVD’ (Scubazoo) – Producer and Cameraman– (2008)
  • ‘MABUL MARINE WEEK’ (WWF) – Topside and underwater cameraman – (2008)
  • ‘REEF’ (Scubazoo/Dorling Kindersly) – Underwater Cameraman – (2007)
  • ‘SIPADAN HIGHLIGHTS’ (Scubazoo) – Producer and underwater cameraman – (2007)
  • ‘FOUR SEASONS RESORT MALDIVES PROMOTIONAL VIDEO’ – Topside and underwater cameraman – (2006)
  • ‘ASEAN DREAM’ (Scubazoo/ARCBC) – Topside & Underwater Cameraman – (2004)