Tian Leng is a film scholar, filmmaker, photographer, and sound designer. He is currently a graduate student in The Graduate Center, CUNY, and a researcher of the New Media Lab. His research areas are narrative theory, media aesthetics, and avant-garde cinema. His award-winning short documentary Dear Friend Chinatown has been shown in many film festivals and museums in the United States. He received his B.T. summa cum laude degree from CUNY New York City College of Technology. He is a member of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE).