Saturday, 31 December 2016

Reflecting the last 10 years by David Kwok

2016 is coming to an end. It marks a significant milestone for us. Our company finally crossed the 10th year mark. Life as a CG Artist is never easy. It's a constant struggle between reality and passion. When I first started the company, my dream is to build a home for our artists. An environment that allow us to pursue our passion and make a living. A company that has heart for our crews and treat them like part of the family. This dream has brought us together. Many have joined us when they were fresh graduates and now they have became parents themselves. The friendship has united us to build a future for ourselves. We wanted to produce great works that make Singapore proud. That is why we called ourselves Tiny Island. (And if you look at our logo, you will see the Singapore map under the coconut tree.) 

Dream Defenders is part of Tiny Island effort to build our future and also defend our dream. CG Protege was setup to groom our own protege by passing them all we know in CG. Building this company has been a journey. It has taught me many valuable lessons in life. We started the company by maxing out 4 credit cards. Till today, we are still self sustainable and have not taken a single cent from any investors. When I first started, I thought we will end in 6 months. During down time, I was asking myself whether this is going to be our last month. Blessings, miracles, love and support from our families and most of all those who have been with us and those who are still with us have helped to conquer the impossibles. Reflecting the last 10 years, I couldn't believe we have gone this far.  Hope in 5 years time, we will reach our final milestone. Then my job is done and it's time to pass the torch to the next generation.  

Thank you everyone who has been in this journey with us or still with us in this journey. Without you, we wouldn't have reached 2017. Thanks for believing in the company. Thanks for being part of this family. Happy New Year. 2017

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

A Memorable Day

Thanks to our partner Presence Pictures and our crew for making this possible. 
Thank you for a great year! 

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Before the line jams up, here wishing all our fans and friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 
Happy Holidays!!

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Shared Link: Cisco employs VR to dramatize cybersecurity threats

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Together with our key partner Presence Pictures, working with Allison+Partners. Together we developed an interactive 3D Demo for Cisco. This marks our beginning business journey into the VR space.

To read more about this, click here!

Shared Link: Cisco Launches Virtual Reality Network Security Experience

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The VR experience was planned, scripted and developed by All Told, the integrated storytelling unit of Allison+Partners working with Singapore-based virtual reality studio Tiny Island Productions and Presence Pictures.

To read the full article, click here!

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Visual Composition with Glenn Vilppu - 2 Days Master Class

CG PROTEGE is very honoured to welcome Glenn Vilppu to Singapore this December to share his knowledge in Visual Composition.

Participants learnt about fundamentals of visual organization for moving the eye through the picture to create an experience. Different types of composition was explained.

Glenn Vilppu holds BFA and MFA degrees from Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles (currently located in Pasadena, CA). He is one of the premier figure drawing instructors to the Hollywood animation studios. He teaches figure drawing at the American Animation Institute, the Masters program of the UCLA Animation Department and has taught for Walt Disney Feature Animation, Warner Brothers Feature Animation, Ryhthm & Hues Studios, as well as Disney TV studios in Japan, Canada, and the Philippines. Vilppu has also worked in the Animation industry for 18 years as a layout, storyboard and presentation artist. His drawing manual and videos are being used worldwide as course materials for animation students.