Friday, 30 August 2019

We have a wonderful collaboration with Taiwan Shih Chien University (http://www.kh.usc.edu.tw/bin/home.php) Every year, their students visit our studio and we share our knowledge with them. The purpose of this collaboration is to expose the students to actual production environment in overseas to better prepare them for the industry. The students are picked from the department (資訊模擬與設計學系).


Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Visit from the creators of Dim Sum Warriors

13th Aug 2019 : So happy to have good friends visit us. The Creative mind behind Dim Sum Warrior.

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

9th July 2019 - So good to see Alvin Yap again after so many years. I have first known Alvin in 1999 when I first started Singapore Animators Connection. During that time, he was still in the University. In 2006 - he also helped us teach the first batch of CG Protege students in 2006. In the early years, we have worked on some small projects together. He later furthered his career in the US, Canada and Uk. Since then, he has worked on several block busters and major VFX studios. So glad to see him doing so well in the industry.


 

Friday, 28 June 2019

28 Jun 2019. Morgan Kelly, Paul Chung, Nol Meyer with us. DreamWorks veterans.

Friday, 7 June 2019

7th June - Gao was our head of Animation and Pauline was our art director. After they got married, they both have furthered their career in UK. We are really happy to see them doing well in Uk.
It’s so nice of them dropping by our office. They are like family to us.
In Tiny Island, many of our staff met their life partner in our studio. They are like our family and we are very grateful that they always think of us even though they have ventured out.
Some of them even come back to join us after all these years. The company is like the mothership. We are always happy to see them. We all have grown up together with the studio. They all have a special place in our hearts.




Monday, 27 May 2019

27 May 2019 - Honoured to have the senior management from Amusic Rights Management visiting us.
Billy Koh (on the far right) is one of the most instrumental and influential figures in the Asian Chinese-Pop (C-pop) music industry. Founder & former CEO of Ocean Butterflies, Billy quit as CEO of Ocean Butterflies in 2014 to pursue his new business, Amusic Rights Management.
In his 20-over years’ music career, Billy has produced more than 200 albums for singers from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mainland China & the US. He is the mentor who discovered & produced many successful Asian acts including Kit Chan in 1994, A-Do in 2002, JJ Lin in 2003, BY2 in 2008 and Amuyi in 2017.
Apart from speaking at international forums including MIDEM, Canadian Music Week, MacWorld Asia and TEDx, Billy has been judging for many popular TV talent shows including “I am a Singer”, “Supper Boy”, “Sound of My Dream” in China, “One Million Star” and “Chinese Idol” in U.S., “Asia Song Festival” in South Korea, “Asia New Singer Competition” in Hong Kong and “Project SuperStar” in Singapore.
Born in Singapore, Billy now works and travels between Los Angeles and Asian cities.



Wednesday, 22 May 2019

29th Apr 2019 - CICAF HangZhou



Meeting With Wanda Films in China

24th April 2019 - I am very grateful that the producers at Wanda Films has been very kind to us. Taking time to meet us to share with us valuable tips about the industry and giving us insights to help our film. Big thank you.





Wednesday, 15 May 2019

15th May 2019. Teenagers are our targeted audience. The focus group of our film comprises of mainly 16 yrs old animation students. The session has been very useful. It lets us understand better how this generation think. I hope the session is also useful to them to better understand the workflow and pipeline. A big thank you to the students and Lecturers for this session.






Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Binus Students Visit Our Studio

Tiny Island Production hosted Animation and Media students from Binus International, Indonesia








Thursday, 21 March 2019

Our Staff Wall

Every staff is part of our big family. Photos on this wall captures everyone in its own special way. Thank you everyone.








Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Artists Wall

A wall that we have put together that allows our artists to draw on it. Hope they can share their artwork with the rest whenever they are free. I always wanted to build an office that makes our staff feel at home.



Tiny Islanders Assemble

Thanks to our staff, our board room is finally ready. I am very thankful to my staff and what we have today. Still remember the days we used to fight over a small meeting room. Now we finally have enough rooms for our full operations. I am very grateful.

Thursday, 28 February 2019

Our New Wall

When I look at our new signage, I couldn’t help but recall the challenges we have been through for the last 10 years. When we first started, having a signage is out of the question. Having a reception area and a proper decent looking meeting room is something I will never dream of. The signage serves as a reminder that we should never take what we have for granted. It’s a representation of the hardwork and dedication the past and present crew have fought for the company. For this I am forever grateful. Without this spirit, we will never come this far. Thank you.


Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Dropping By Sony Entertainment


Thank you Aron. Thank you Sony for this meeting. It means a lot to me. Thank you for the encouragement and support. We will work hard and treasure this special opportunity.







Sunday, 17 February 2019

Stepping into ILM LucasFilm

Feb 16, 2019: Very fortunate to be given a tour at ILM LucasFilm today.






Friday, 1 February 2019

Staff Meeting

Our meeting room now fits our entire staff and more!
It's good news for more expansion as our work makes more progress.
Will you be joining this big and crazy team of experts, dreamers and creators?





Welcome, Eric and Julia!

Eric and Julia Lewald was first engaged as our show runner for the series. (They are two members of the creative force behind the animated X-Men series of the ’90s. https://xmentas.com/about/)
From stranger we became good friends. They are like family to us and the parents of the Dream Defenders.
Now they are the Writers and Story Consultant for our movie Dream Defenders the Origins. We are very grateful that they have come all the way from LA to help us. What they have done it’s beyond their job. A big thank you.




Welcome Lunch

23rd Jan 2019 - Welcome lunch for our US consultant. Eric and Julia (Writers), Morgan Kelly (Head of Layout), Paul Chung (Director), Ang Chwee Hock (VP Productions), James Phang and Nhi Le (Production Manager)


Industry Veterans

Industry veterans and pioneers from PDI DreamWorks. Paul Chung (Our Director), Tim Cheung and Raman Hui.
Thanks to Paul, I have the chance to meet both Tim and Raman. It’s inspiring to hear their story of early PDI DreamWorks. Hope someday we can work with them to bring this spirit back. HK should be very proud of them.
———————————-
Tim was the head of animation at DreamWorks for 12 yrs. He later became VP of Animation of Imagi HK. Then became Executive Advisor of CGCG. He is also the founder of Primal Animation Studios.
Raman joined DreamWorks in 1989. In 2007, he co directed Shrek the third. In 2015 and 2018 he directed the China box office hit Monster Hunt 1 and 2. Both films hit China box office going beyond USD$300M each.


Morgan Kelly

We are very grateful that Morgan Kelly is here to train and guide our team for the Layout process of our Dream Defenders Movie. As you know, Cinematography is extremely important to the movie. Before coming to Singapore, Morgan was working at The Third Floor as a Previz Artist/Shot Creator for the Games of Thrones Season 8. In the past, he also came to assist us as a consultant on Ben 10 Destroy All Aliens. It’s really exciting that some of our best friends in the industry came to help us. They bring together their rich industry experience and our crew is so fortunate to learn so much from them.
————————————
Morgan Kelly is an animation supervisor, pre-vis artist, instructor and lecturer with more than 15 years of experience in the industry. He has worked and supervised on some of the most popular projects around the world, and has credits in 17 animation projects.
Morgan graduated from CalArts (California Institute of Arts) and started his career in DreamWorks, where he worked on movies such as such as “How to Train Your Dragon”, “Madagascar”, “Shrek” and Megamind.
Other notable works include Cartoon Network's award winning "Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens" as CG Animation Consultant, Disney's “Zootopia”, “Moana”, and “Ralph Breaks the Internet”, HBO's “Game of Thrones” as previs and shot creator, as well as Blizzard's “Overwatch” cinematic trailer and ReelFX's “Book of Life”.
Kelly has also taught in Animation Mentor, the award winning online animation school, as well as CalArts and for other training programs around the world.



Recording Voice Talent

Guided Track Recording for the Dream Defenders Origins Movie. We are very fortunate to be able to work with SDI media HK and some of the original Dream Defenders voice talents again. The voice talents at SDI media are really talented and passionate. They brought life to the characters.