This Freelancer Life

Hosted ByKenn Delbridge

Creative Freelancers in Singapore and Asia share their experiences in the industry.

What’s the secret to thriving as a freelancer in the media industry? Audio Post Mixer and Sound Designer Kenn Delbridge talks to a creative freelancer in Asia and asks them about how they got into the media industry, where they’re going, and tips for succeeding in a field where the idea of you being the product you’re selling, is the most powerful concept.

 


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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...

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 –...

This Freelancer Life – Desmond Tan Atypical Films | S2E10

Last year, this amazing ad for McDonalds, went viral, garnering press from around the world including buzzfeed, and racked up over 1 million views on YouTube. We talk to one of Singapore’s best commercials director, Desmond Tan of Atypical Films Desmond heads Atypical Films which features a bevy of directors. You can reach Atypical via...

This Freelancer Life – William Chan TMRWW | S2E9

We talk to William Chan, one of Singapore’s best designers, whose art collective PHUNK Studio won the President’s Design Award in 2017. He’s been part of PHUNK for 25 years with 3 partners, all from LaSalle School of the Arts, spent several years at MTV learning about broadcast design and the last 6 years have...

This Freelancer Life – Dave Tan S2E8

In our 8th episode, we talk with Dave Tan, a filmmaker, and voice over talent who is best known as the frontman for Electrico, one of Singapore’s more successful rock bands that signed with Universal Music and releasing 3 albums. Dave also shares his start in media as a sports journalist, his move into on-air...

This Freelancer Life – Jasmine Ng S2E7

In our 7th episode, we talk with Jasmine Ng, a filmmaker who tells stories across different media. She’s worked in film, television, theatre, and site-specific installations. Her credit list includes Moveable Feast, Eating Air, SHIRKERS, Lonely Planet Six Degrees, FUTURE FEED, Our Town, In The Silence of Your Heart). She edited Eric Khoo’s 12 Storeys...

This Freelancer Life – Hossan Leong S2E6

In our 6th episode, we talk to Hossan Leong, one of the most loved and recognized performers working today in Singapore and shows no signs of slowing down. With skills as diverse as singing, dancing, acting, piano playing and stand up comedy, he’s as in-demand as ever. Known as “Singapore Boy”, is putting on his...

This Freelancer Life – Vanessa Fernandez S2E5

This episode we talk with Vanessa Fernandez, an artist-producer, who’s released soul/electronic music, managed radio stations and believes in positively shaping culture through music. Her solo career, under the moniker of Vandetta, is keeping her incredibly busy – check out her website soundslikevan She has performed at festivals around the world and has also released music...

This Freelancer Life – Rob Middleton S2E4

In this episode, we talk to Rob Middleton, a director, and channel creative director who also happens to be one of the best-known voice talents in Asia. Having been the voice of MTV Asia when the icon channel launched in Asia in 1991, Rob’s voice, his voice has been used on countless TV ads, corporate...