We have started a program to share insights of the industry and also try to guide individual build their own animation startup. This program is meant for Singaporeans and PR who are fresh grad or those working in the media industry. It is supported by MDA.
We have conducted several batches already. So far, the program has been very successful. Most of our students are founders of animation startup and those who inspired to be.
Besides the class, we have been mentoring them in terms of their business development, contractual issues and IP creations. We have also started trying to introduce small projects to some of the more matured setup. With limited capacity, we are also looking at providing temporary office facilities to help some of the exceptional ones.
With this effort, we hope we can help to build more local startups. Hence creating more opportunities for employment.
On a larger scale, we hope to form alliance by connecting these startup together. We have also planned similar activities in Indonesia, Thailand and also looking at Fukuoka Japan. With this, we hope to build a larger network and a Eco system.
Week 1 | Understanding of the Global and Singapore Animation & Visual Effects Industry
Week 2 & 3 | What are the challenges faced when you first start up your company
A Case Study of Tiny Island Productions
- Setup / Operations
- Human Resource
- Finding Projects
- Creating your own IP
Week 4 | What is Licensing / Merchandising
Creating IP on the side while you are still employed
Price guide for selling the series to each country
Week 5 | How to protect your work
How to prepare your pitch bible
Content Format and Practice
What are the broadcasters looking for
Week 6 | Investor's Matters
IP Ownership and Revenue Share
Questions on IP Investments and Returns
Week 7 | Development Process and Risk Management
Manage risk for TV series development (stage by stage)
How character designs affects your licensing / merchandising
Week 8 | Studio for Hire
How to quote for projects
How to manage your client's expectations
prevention of unlimited changes
Understanding of how various country is charging (half hour per episode)
Week 9 & 10 | Global Key Events for Distribution / Licensing / Key publications for business reference
By the end of the module, students will have gained a stronger understanding of the animation market as well as the steps needed to bring an IP from ideas to development.
David Kwok is the CEO of CG Protege Animation School. As Founder and Chairman of The Singapore Animators Connection (SAC) since 1998, David Kwok is a strong advocate for the development of the 3D animation industry in Singapore and is responsible for setting the strategic framework for the association to address the industrial and educational concerns of its 300 members. As one of the early pioneers in the Singapore CGI industry, he has participated in its growth and the evolution of the artistic skills of its members to levels of technical and aesthetic sophistication that meet global industry standards. Over the years, he has led the drive for the association to develop expertise in the areas of production pipeline planning, production skills development, manpower resource development, as well as critical business knowledge required for the development of the CGI industry in Singapore.
Today, he continues to contribute to the industry as a member of the advisory boards and committees for other educational institutions and programs that conduct training for the digital media and animation industry. He has more than 10 years of production management experience, having successfully managed productions of both short and long-form animations for local and international clients. David is also the CEO of Tiny Island Productions, an independent production company that produces quality CG animated productions for the international television and film market. David continues to work in close collaboration with industry players and government authorities to promote the Singapore 3D animation industry.
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We also have a blog to archive some of the valuable internal postings within the group.
CG Protege Animation School
2 Veerasamy #01
30 HOURS / 5 WEEKS
New Batch : TBC
MDA Talent Assistance Grant submission deadline : TBC
|Before Subsidy||After Six Degrees Subsidy 90%|
|Course Fee||S$ 2,750||S$ 275|
Tuesday and Thursday
|7.30pm to 10.30pm|
IMDA TALENT ASSISTANCE GRANT SCHEME
Talent Assistance Scheme provides course fee subsidies for eligible Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents, making it more affordable for Media Practitioners to upgrade themselves. The Scheme provides funding for attending of IMDA pre-approved non-WSQ media courses, workshops and master classes. Each trainee is only applicable for $15,000 of IMDA funding per calendar year.
Talent Assistance Grant Scheme is open to Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents who are:
- Media employees of Singapore-registerd Media Companies; or
- Full-time media freelancers (defined as freelancers who have worked in the same or related media specialisation over the past 12 months or have completed at least 6 accumulative months of freelance project(s) within the past 12 months. Applicants who hold another employment while freelancing cannot be considered as full-time freelancers); or
- Fresh media graduates (applicants must provide proof that he/she has officially graduated ie, graduation certificate as endorsed by the school) as detailed below:
i) Completed academic studies within the last twelve (12) months with an Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) or obtained at least a diploma* from a local Private Education Institute (PEI) registered with the Council of Private Education CPE (1) that is either EduTrust Certified by CPE (2) or a SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) accredited Continuing Education and Training (CET) centre (3); or
ii) Completed NS within last twelve (12) months and completed academic studies with an IHL or obtained at least a diploma* from a local PEI registered with the CPE that is either EduTrust Certified by CPE or a SSG accrediated CET centre.
(1) Please refer to this LINK for the list of local PEIs registered with CPE
(2) Please refer to this LINK for the list of local PEIs that are EduTrust Certified by CPE
(3) Please refer to this LINK for the list of SSG accrediated CET centres
Interested applicants, please apply for the Talent Assistance Grant with Six Degrees 21 days (incld. public holidays and weekends) before the commencement of the course. Applications are subjected to Six Degrees / IMDA’s approval. Late applications (after the dateline set by CG Protege) will not be processed.