CG Protege believes in exposing our students and graduates to established animation and visual effects industry professionals through informative sharing sessions is essential for their career development in the CG industry. Due to CG Protege's extensive network, we are able host and conduct a number of industry talks from CG professionals of top studios both locally and internationally - (Lucasfilm, BlueSky, Ubisoft, Double Negative etc.), on a regular basis for our students and graduates benefit.
Past Industry Talk Conducted by CG Protege
CG Protege presents Free Animation Talk by Jacques Muller "FROM PENCIL TO MOUSE... RIDING THE ANIMATION BEAST" A 90 minutes journey spanning 30 years in Europe, Asia and North America.
Chris Burn, Head of 2D and Vic Rodgers, HR Manager from Double Negative, shared with our students the details of the EDB / Double Negative STRAT program. They also gave an interesting overview of the Visual Effects work Double Negative has produced for movies like "Harry Potter", "Hellboy II" and "Dark Knight".
Eugenie von Tunzleman described how Double Negative developed a new fluid simulation system for Hellboy II's pyrokinetic character Liz, resulting in fast, highly detailed fire simulations and renders, whilst Kath Roberts and Graham Jack outlined some of the pipeline tricks and tools used to enable Double Negative to render the horde of 3 metre tall clockwork golden robots in Hellboy II
Julian is currently the lead modeller at Ubisoft Singapore, and has also been a lead modeller at Zealot, Koei and EBrilliant. Over the years, he has been sent to both Tokyo and Paris for training. Julian was very kind to share with our students his personal experience of how he continued to develop his skills over his years in the industry. He also gave insight into what are the skills our students need to showcase when preparing their reels.
Lai Swee Kim has been in the industry for the last 10 years. He has worked with some of the major studios in both Singapore and Overseas. A few of the major company includes Framestore, MPC, Animatl Logic. And now he is back home working for Lucasfilm Singapore. The film he has worked on includes "Guardian of Ga'Hoole,Angels & Demons", "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian", "Batman - The Dark Knight", "James Bond - Quantum of Solace", etc. Check out his reel http://www.sweekim.com/
Tad Leckman, Director of Training, Lucasfilm Animation Singapore was here to share with our students the requirements for entry into the Jedi Master Program. He also shared with our students the kind of skill sets the industry is looking for.
Melvin Tan is a graduate of the Academy of Art University at San Francisco and is currently working as an Animator at BlueSky Studios, the animation behind the blockbuster Ice Age. He has been appointed Character Lead for some characters in "Horton Hears A Who". His film credits also include "Ice Age: The Meltdown", "Robots" and "No Time for Nuts", a direct to DVD Scrat short film.
Marc Tan has been in the computer graphics industry for more than 10 years. He is currently the lead modeller of Real U and previously he was also the lead modeller from various leading CG companies in Singapore. We were very fortunate to be able to invite him to share with our students his experience in the Computer Games industry.
Olivier de Rotalier, Managing Director of Ubisoft Singapore, was here to share with our students the job requirements of Ubisoft and the kind of talents the company will be looking for.
Effandi our ex students came back to share his production experience with the current students.
Alvin is a close friend of ours. He was previously teaching at CG Protege before leaving for his overseas venture. He is very kind to take the afternoon off to share his journey of how he has worked very hard and slowly reach where he is today. Some of his movie credits includes "National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets", "Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince", "Terminator : Salvation", "Nanny McPhee 2", "Clash Of The Titans (only 1 shot, probably uncredited)", "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1", "Potter 8". This is his website www.alvinvfx.com. From here, you can see how he prepared himself before reaching his dream job in US.
Kenneth A. Huff is a Technical Trainer at Lucasfilm Singapore, a former university lecturer, and an interdisciplinary visual artist working in a variety of traditional and new media. His body of organically-inspired digital artwork spans more than fifteen years and includes prints, sculptures, time-based projects and photographs. Ken's works have been included in over 350 public showings in Australia, Austria, Canada, China, France, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States.