This Freelancer Life

COVID-19: Yasmin Begum Events & Marketing Consultant | S3E8

2020 has been the most challenging year in recent memory, with the COVID-19 situation hitting all sectors. Our third season looks at the impact on the creative production industry.

With Singapore on a 4 week circuit breaker period, workplaces and workspaces for the creative community have had to shut, with uncertainty for so many. 

It’s hard to stay positive, but right now would be a good time to review our personal branding and relationship with our clients. We talk with events & marketing consultant Yasmin Begum

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COVID-19 Saba Hasanie OSC Leadership Performance | S3E7

2020 has been the most challenging year in recent memory, with the COVID19 situation hitting all sectors. Our third season is about its impact on Singapore’s creative production industry. 

This podcast aims to be as neutral as possible, to present information, opinions and commentary in a manner that, we hope, is fair and useful to everyone.

With so much downtime caused by COVID-19, a productive exercise would be to review our own business practices, something that a performance coach can help us address. We speak with Saba Hasanie of OSC Leadership Performance

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COVID-19: Benedict Lim iGROW |S3E6

2020 has been the most challenging year in recent memory, with the COVID19 situation hitting all sectors. Our third season is about its impact on Singapore’s creative production industry.

This podcast aims to be as neutral as possible, to present information, opinions and commentary in a manner that, we hope, is fair and useful to everyone.

Mental Wellness has only recently become less taboo as a topic of public discussion, and freelancers can be at risk because of the stresses of running a business of one, and self-motivation, emotional and mental wellness and risk of depression are all areas in which freelancers need to be aware

We talk with Benedict Lim of iGROW, an Author, Psychologist, Management Consultant, Executive Coach, & Keynote Speaker

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COVID-19: Shaen Yeo Happiness Scientists | S3E5

2020 has been the most challenging year in recent memory, with the COVID19 situation hitting all sectors. Our third season is about its impact on Singapore’s creative production industry.

This podcast aims to be as neutral as possible, to present information, opinions and commentary in a manner that, we hope, is fair and useful to everyone.

Freelancers are responsible for themselves, that’s part and parcel of being a freelancer. The main areas, aside from delivering on the job, would be the business side, such as invoicing and accounting, and self-promotion or marketing, to secure on-going work. One area that doesn’t get much notice is mental well-being. We talk with Shaen Yeo of Happiness Scientists

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COVID-19: Nicholas Chee The Flying Kick Asia | S3E4

2020 has been the most challenging year in recent memory, with the COVID19 situation hitting all sectors. Our third season is about its impact on Singapore’s creative production industry.

This podcast aims to be as neutral as possible, to present information, opinions and commentary in a manner that, we hope, is fair and useful to everyone.

Social Media has been blamed as a source of negativity, but COVID-19 has seen many support groups spring up on Facebook, including SG COVID-19 Creative / Cultural Professionals & Freelancers Support Group, started by Nicholas Chee of The Flying Kick Asia.

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COVID-19: George Putong on Marketing & Pivots | S3E3

2020 has been the most challenging year in recent memory, with the COVID19 situation hitting all sectors. Our third season is about COVID19 and its impact on the creative production industry.

This podcast aims to be as neutral as possible, to present information, opinions and commentary in a manner that, we hope, is fair and useful to everyone.  

In the episodes to come, we talk with Production Companies, Freelancers, and Performers in our community, and seek industry-specific advice from Financial Planners, Marketing consultants, networking experts, Professional Coaches and Psychologists.  

And, in what could be the biggest topic as segments of our community are facing enormous uncertainty during this Covid19 emergency, we discuss what it means to be responsible for our own Careers, and know the how and when to Pivot to something new.   

For our third episode, we sat down with George Putong, currently with LinkedIn after over a decade working in the creative production industry. 

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COVID-19: Jackie They – Edutech Roadmap Asia | S3E2

2020 has been the most challenging year in recent memory, with the COVID19 situation hitting all sectors. Our third season is about COVID19 and its impact on the creative production industry.

This podcast aims to be as neutral as possible, to present information, opinions and commentary in a manner that, we hope, is fair and useful to everyone.

In the episodes to come, we talk with Production Companies, Freelancers, and Performers in our community, and seek industry-specific advice from Financial Planners, Marketing consultants, networking experts, Professional Coaches and Psychologists.

And, in what could be the biggest topic as segments of our community are facing enormous uncertainty during this Covid19 emergency, we discuss what it means to be responsible for our own Careers, and know the how and when to Pivot to something new.

For our 2nd episode, we sat down with Jackie They, CEO of Edutech Roadmap Asia, who has pivoted many times in her career and is enormously experienced in production from her time running content creation for major agencies including DDB and BBDO

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COVID-19: Desmond Tan – Typical Films | S3E1

2020 has been the most challenging year in recent memory, with the COVID19 situation hitting all sectors. Our third season is about COVID19 and the impact on Singapore’s creative production industry.

This podcast aims to be as neutral as possible, to present information, opinions and commentary in a manner that, we hope, is fair and useful to everyone.

In the episodes to come, we talk with Production Companies, Freelancers, and Performers in our community, and seek industry-specific advice from Financial Planners, Marketing consultants, networking experts, Professional Coaches and Psychologists.

And, in what could be the biggest topic as segments of our community are facing enormous uncertainty during this Covid19 emergency, we discuss what it means to be responsible for our own Careers, and know the how and when to Pivot to something new. 

If you’re looking for medical information, please visit the Ministry of Health website at moh.gov.sg

For the first episode of our COVID19 season, we sat down with the boss of an award-winning production company, Desmond Tan of Atypical Films

This Freelancer Life – Christian Lee, Jason Chan of BananaMana Films | S2E12

Christian Lee and Jason Chan are 2 writers/directors who both came from acting backgrounds. Both are based in Singapore (having moved from Australia and the US respectively) and run the production company BananaMana Films Pte Ltd. 

Having started in corporate video production, BananaMana Films quickly moved into creative video production for corporate companies and now create narrative content for the web, TV, and film.

They wrote, starred, directed and produced “Jimami Tofu”, a full-length motion picture set in Okinawa, Japan. The film is still in theatres in Singapore a year after its release, and their story of how they hustled and innovated to get this into the cinemas makes for a fascinating listen.

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This Freelancer Life – Tan Pin Pin Documentary Filmmaker | S2E11

We talk to Singapore’s leading documentary filmmaker, director Tan Pin Pin. Her body of work includes her best-known film, the beloved Singapore Gaga and Moving House, recognized with a Student Oscar. She shares how she crafts her films, sometimes taking up to a year in the editing stage, and the secret to her films – intense research into her subjects before any interview begins. She’s currently working on a film about Singapore’s education system, called “Unteachable”