Saturday 27 January 2018

Lo Hei

Chinese New Year happiness. The Singapore culture. Lohei. Toss for prosperity.

Friday 26 January 2018

Tiny Island Chinese New Year Feast

26th January 2018
A large feast to welcome a prosperous year ahead! 
Huat arh!

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Brainstorming for our first feature film

Our first brainstorming session for our feature.

Sunday 14 January 2018

Alpha Group Meeting

9th Jan: I am very thankful for this visit to Alpha Animation. It took me almost a year to arrange for this meeting. Alpha Animation is largest animation company in China. Besides Animation Company, they also have their own TV station, investment in feature film, IP, company and a lot more.

HK Licensing Show

With HK Govt support (HK Trade Development Council), I have led a Singapore delegation of 7 companies to the HK Licensing show. At the event, HKTDC helped us by partial sponsorship for the hotel stay and most importantly the business matching. We are very grateful for their help.
As we know, our industry here is facing tough challenges. This is our little effort in hope to rebuild more startups to grow the industry. Knowledge in Licensing & Merchandising is seriously neglected in our industry. This is crucial as it brings our industry to the next chapter. With growing cost and lack of subsidy, service work will become harder and harder. With less subsidy, foreign companies will eventually pull out. With shortage of work, less people will want to study Animation. Hence also affecting the education industry as well.
The nation is lacking in business and production leadership. For us to move on, this is the area we need to nurture. Unfortunately many grads do not understand the importance. Without savvy leadership, we cannot build more SME.

China's Academy Award

This is like the academy award equivalent in China

Meeting with Creative Power Entertainment

5 Jan 2017: Creative Power Entertainment 原创动力 is the most successful pioneer in IP creations in China. They are based in Guang Dong.Their IP 喜羊羊与灰太狼 - Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf is like the Mickey Mouse in China. They have series and feature. And all their feature films are all box office hits in China. Currently the company is invested by Alpha Animation. I am so honoured to know them and have learnt so much from them.

Monday 8 January 2018

The New Ultraman

Met the new Ultraman yeah. HK Licensing Show

Friday 5 January 2018

Animation Talk @ Unity Secondary School

Sharing knowledge about the animation industry, local and international, trends and outlook. Interestingly, More students have heard of Ubisoft but cant name more than 2 franchises, while many haven't heard of ILM but know of Star Wars and Indiana Jones.

Thursday 4 January 2018

Visit to WinSing

4th Jan 2018. I am honoured to be given an opportunity to visit WinSing. One of the major animation studio in GuangZhou. They are one of the few studio that focus on their own IP.