Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Japan, Kingdom of Characters

Dates: 15 November - 12 December 2013
Time: 11am - 7pm. Closed on Mondays
Venue: Lim Hak Tai Gallery, NAFA Campus 1, 80 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189655
Enquiries: artgalleries@nafa.edu.sg
Admission: Free

NAFA is pleased to partner Japan Creative Centre of the Embassy of Japan to co-organise JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters, a touring exhibition by the Japan Foundation featuring over 70 exhibits and videos of Japanese manga and anime characters including the widely-known Hello Kitty, Ultraman and Gundam. Immortalised in the universe of characters that had spawned fads, die-hards and unique sub-cultures, these adored characters reflect the kaleidoscopic reality of Japan’s society and continue to capture imagination of the world. The exhibition highlights their influence on Japanese society, popular culture and historical development through the decades.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Is Singapore gearing up to be the next Hollywood?

Singapore Animation Connection 2004

Wow. Found this by chance on our server. I love the internet. Its like a time capsule. Preserving all the wonderful memories. It captures all the effort of some of the pioneers in the industry. The year was 2004. Gosh its almost 10 years. This is one of the major event we have organised to promote the local talents in hope to help Singapore gain international attention. Without a single cent, we have put these together. We were young back then. ha ha. How I wish this generation can continue to preserve this passion. To fight for a dream they believe in.

Robot Playground is hiring!

 Shared message from Robot Playground Media Pte Ltd

Hello Peeps! We're looking for a Production Coordinator to join the Playground and help out on a new animated series. Send your CVs to hello@robotplaygroundmedia.com. Ta!


1. Schedule, track, and manage assigned work. Ensure work is on schedule for each department and is meeting internal and external deadlines.

2. Serve as key communication liaison between all parties relevant to the project. Provide updates, priorities, reschedules, and status of all assets, shots and deliveries.

3. Proactively anticipate and communicate issues to Executive Producer and Head of Production to reach solutions in a timely manner.

4. Supervise and train assigned Production Assistant(s) and/or Intern(s) as needed.

5. Perform additional responsibilities as needed on shows and/or client projects.


1. 2-3 years’ experience managing projects within a TV / video production environment.

2. Understanding of 2D/3D animation pipeline is preferred.

3. Creative problem solving and effective time management skills.

4. Effective team player and communicator.

5. Knowledge of MS Office essential; proficiency in Photoshop, Flash and Premier a plus.


Tuesday, 12 November 2013

We are moving soon!

After much consideration and for the convenience of our students, we have decided to move CG Protege Animation School and Tiny Island Productions to the city instead of Jurong East. Renovation will start in Dec 2013 and we will move by Jan 2014.

Will keep you posted. Thanks for your support always.

iFi Video Challenge!

Calling all aspiring film makers and animators! Submit the most IT-nnovative video at the inaugural iFi Video Challenge and S$10,000 is yours for the taking!

1st Prize: S$10,000 cash
2nd Prize: S$3,000 cash
3rd Prize: S$1,000 cash

Click the here to find out more!

CG Protege Students won the top prize at the Scinemation 2013

Congratulations to our CG Protege Students for winning the top prize in the open category at the Scinemation 2013 organised by the Singapore Science Centre. 

Though they are 3D Modelers by training, they certainly display great talent and potential in stop motion animation.

Well done guys!

Games meets art with Ubisoft Singapore

For more information check here

A Friday Talk with Enrique Caballero and Joe Long, Effects TD of One Animation on 15 Nov 2013

For more information check here

Inviting Mr Glenn Vilppu

We are planning to invite Mr Glenn Vilppu to run a master class in next May 2014. LIKE on the subject from our facebook page if you are interested. We are evaluating the number of interest.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Storyboard Master Class

One of the weakness of our animation industry is storyboarding. It is hard to find good storyboard artists here. As such, we have been assigned to run a Storyboard Master Class in the hope of building a pool of talents for the industry. The master class is supported by MDA.

Davis Vu Storyboard Master Class
More details can be found here:

If you are interested, drop a mail to admin@cgprotege.com

Studios Hiring

Critica is hiring After Effects Animators. Critica is expanding due to influx of jobs.
Email your CV & reel to jobs@criticatv.com



Double Negative Singapore is now hiring Production Assistants to join the team! The career path for a PA is VFX Producer and this is a great career opportunity to work in hollywood movies. Apply to jobs@dneg.asia
check out www.dneg.com

Key purpose of the job:
To assist the production and supervision team in the smooth running of projects by ensuring an accurate and efficient flow of information.

Needs to do:
* Coordinate the flow of information and elements between artists and departments
* Keep databases up to date with element and shot status
* Co-ordinate dailies and note take
* Ensure the send and receipt of materials to and from the client