Tuesday, 7 March 2017

New ZBrush for Designers Course

New ZBrush for Designers Course will be starting from 4th April to 4th May 2017.  Deadline for IMDA Talent Assistance Grant is on 13 March. 

Course Fee : $200 after 90% subsidy from Talent Assistance Grant Learn how to create incredible creatures, from concept development to final sculpture. 
Students will go through the processes of blocking, texturing, posing, lighting, rendering and finally compositing using ZBrush along to other tools such as Alchemy, Photoshop. 
In this class, you will learn how to sculpt creature and character busts, as well as hard surface sculpting of both organic and inorganic subjects. 
Lastly, you will get to learn How to Prepare your Digital Sculpt for 3D Printing!

Interested, email us at admin@cgprotege.com

Friday, 24 February 2017

Shared Link: The Question of Being the First Mover by David Kwok

A member of our group feedback to me about his thoughts on being the first mover in business. ” In businesses, first mover advantage often proves otherwise. The first one to do something usually fails. It’s more of a trap, really. 

Usually, the followers observe and see what works and take out what doesn’t, then gain critical mass and soon people forget about the first mover while crowning the first one to gain critical mass. 2 cents.” 

This is my answer below:

“You are right. I have another approach to this. I can only speak for my own experience. 

When I said first mover, I don’t mean that you blindly go into it. One still need to evaluate the risk. My objective for being the first mover is for branding, publicity and awareness of our company. (Which is very important since we are a small company.) It is almost like jumping the queue. From no one knowing who you are to the global players pay attention to what you do...

To read full article, click here

Last meeting at Marza and Sega

Our CEO, David Kwok had a last meeting at Marza and Sega America. 

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Meeting at Splash Entertainment

It was a good meeting at Splash Entertainment yesterday. Thank you to Splash for their help, Dream Defender is now on Kabillion and Amazon Prime in the U.S. Also the amazing Popeye deal. Thank you so much to Mike Young and David Di Lorenzo for all your support. 

Catch up with Vic Cook

It was great to able to catch up with Vic Cook, Executive Producer of Hasbro Studio.

Previously we were working with Vic on the award winning Ben 10 Destroy all Aliens for Cartoon Network. Vic was the director for the film.

Met Pascal in LA

Our CEO, David Kwok, met Pascal Champion who has taught Master class in Tiny Island Production last time. Pascal said Hello to all our friends in Singapore and Asia! 

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

How can we still survive? by David Kwok

I met a friend in LA today. He used to be a senior management in a major studio. He asked me "How did you manage to survive? The market situation back home was so bad. Regional countries provide cheaper services. You do not have huge investor's money to back you up. Your company is so small. "

This is my answer. 
"At times, I do ask myself whether this is my last month. ha ha."

I applied some of the principles of how our late Prime Minister build Singapore. 

1) Build strong relations and connections with major players in North America and in Asia. Make yourself useful to others. As long as you are a useful chess piece to others. You will become important though you are small.

2) Identify new trends that can propagate. Move into new areas and take advantage of first mover. Provide unique services that others cannot provide.

3) Anticipate changes. Prepare new business model and adapt fast to the change."