SHINE TALKS

FESTIVALS OR ONLINE?
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO EXPOSE YOUR SHORT FILM TO AN AUDIENCE

Speakers: DEREK TAN – VIDSEE, LEONG PUI YEE – SGIFF, GARY GOH, MM2 ENTERTAINMENT

A discussion on the relevance of traditional film festivals in the context of increasing access to online platforms today was held at SHINE Festival 2017.

A CAREER IN THE MEDIA INDUSTRY: ACADEMIA OR APPRENTICESHIP

Speakers: SEBASTIAN TAN – SHOOTING GALLERY, LOW HWEE LING, MICHAEL KAM – NGEE ANN POLY-FMS

Panelists shared their thoughts at this talk held at SHINE Festival 2017 on the the best way to break into the film and media industry.

INFOCUS ASIA: ASIAN STORIES FOR THE INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCE

Speakers: DEAN JOHNSON – IFA MEDIA, ZOANNE TAN – IFA MEDIA

At SHINE Festival 2017, the producers of multiple HBOasia original series (GRACE, The Teenage Psychic) shared their experiences on making Asian content for an international audience.

DEVELOPING NARRATIVES & STORYTELLING THROUGH VIDEO

Speakers: YEE CHANG KANG, DIRECTOR – SHOOTING GALLERY ASIA

Award winning director Yee Chang Kang shared insights and anecdotes at SHINE Festival 2017, and educated participants on the art of creating compelling stories through filmmaking.

THE FUTURE OF BRAND FILMMAKING

Speakers: CHRISTIAN LEE, PRODUCER – BANANAMANA FILMS

BananaMana shared on how to “hack” filmmaking traditions, and how to use technology and modern content distribution to one’s advantage in filmmaking at this talk held at SHINE Festival 2017. 

FIRESIDE CHAT: BEYOND SCHOOL – LIFE IN THE COMMERCIAL WORLD

Speakers: RACHEL LIEW, TAN WEI TING – NYFA ALUMNI

SHINE Festival 2017 hosted two NYFA alumni, who shared their experiences on transitioning from school to industry with interested participants.

HOW DO I START MY PROJECT ON KICKSTARTER

Speakers: IAN GREGORY, CO-FOUNDER/CREATIVE DIRECTOR – WITCHING HOUR STUDIOS

This SHINE Festival 2017 talk imparted tips, tricks, and lessons learnt about running Kickstarter campaigns to participants interested in setting up their own campaign.

EDITING AND COLOR GRADING WITH DAVINCI RESOLVE 14

Speakers from: BLACKMAGIC DESIGN

Expert representatives from the makers of DaVinci Resolve hosted a demo at SHINE Festival 2017 that covered editing and trimming tools for both creative and online editing work, and creative grading tools to manipulate light and color to help tell the story.

MULTI-CAREER PATHWAYS IN THE MEDIA INDUSTRY

Speakers: DANIEL YUN, PRODUCER – BLUE3ASIA

Veteran film producer and media practitioner Daniel Yun guided aspiring media professionals and shared insights on staying relevant in an ever evolving media industry at SHINE Festival 2017.

BEYOND ANIMATION: HOW CAN A GRADUATE STAY COMPETITIVE

Speakers: ERVIN HAN – ROBOTICS PLAYGROUND, CARLENE TAN – OMENS STUDIO, RONALD FONG – NYFA ALUMNI

Panelists discussed opportunities for animation graduates to go beyond their field and staying competitive in a fast-moving industry at SHINE Festival 2017.

PRODUCING CONTENT IN THE SOCIAL AGE – OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

Speakers: KENNETH GOH – MONSTROU STUDIOS, PRISCILLA CHOO – SCRIPPS NETWORKS INTERACTIVE

At SHINE Festival 2017, panelists discussed the concept of ‘content’, and the opportunities and challenges Social Media has forever changed the meaning of ‘Content’. But what is content? What are the opportunities and challenges that a content producer faces today?

HOW DO I START MY GAMING CAREER

Speaker: BENJAMIN CHUA, PROGRAMMER – BATTLEBREW PRODUCTIONS, NUR AISYAH, ARTIST – IXORA STUDIO, GWEN GUO, SOUND DESIGNER – IMBA INTERACTIVE

Industry veterans discussed at SHINE Festival 2017 their first foray into the games industry and filled the audience in on connections, skills and knowledge they might lack to kickstart their gaming career.

HOW DO I START MY OWN GAMING COMPANY?

Speakers: SHAWN TOH (CEO, BATTLEBREW PRODUCTIONS), DESMOND WONG (CEO, THE GENTLEBROS), KELVIN KOH (CEO, DELTA DUCKSTUDIOS)

Experts from several local game companies chaired this talk at SHINE Festival 2017. Participants were given tips on overcoming obstacles that will occur through their journey, without having to experience them firsthand.

HOW TO GET SIGNED IN MUSIC

Speakers: GENTLE BONES, LINYING, ALAN TANG – UNIVERSAL MUSIC, VANESSA FERNANDEZ – LUSH 99.5FM

Held at SHINE Festival 2017, Gentle Bones (Joel Tan) and Linying, artists of different music genres, talked about their musical achievements and how they managed to achieve them.

10 WAYS TO GET MUSIC FANS

Speakers: THELIONCITYBOY, LENNAT MAK – WARNER MUSIC SINGAPORE, ADAM CHO – MTV ASIA, DEE KOSH – YOUTUBER/RADIO DJ, VANESSA FERNANDEZ – LUSH 99.5FM

Artists shared on how they work with their partners to create content other than music in order to grow their audience at this talk held at SHINE Festival 2017.

HOW TO MAKE IT IN MUSIC

Speakers: KEVIN FOO – FOUNDATION MUSIC / UMAMI RECORDS, JON CHUA – THE SAM WILLOWS / ZENDYLL PRODUCTIONS LIM TECK KHENG – SONY MUSIC SINGAPORE, VANESSA FERNANDEZ – LUSH 99.5FM

Speakers from the industry came together at SHINE Festival 2017 and shared with participants the type of mindset to adopt to make the hours spent rehearsing in the studio worthwhile.

DIRECTOR’S ACTORS’ ROUNDTABLE SESSION

Speakers: KAMIL HAQUE – HAQUE CENTRE OF ACTING AND CREATIVITY

At SHINE Festival 2017, Kamil chaired an open discussion between directors and actors on best practices regarding casting, rehearsals and production. He also facilitated a “speed date” session between directors and actors where each pair has three minutes to meet, chat, make an impression.