‘The Bandits’ by Daryl Villanueva

Daryl Villanueva was born in the Philippines, raised in Hong Kong, Australia and Malaysia. His advertising career spans over 10 years with tours in LA, Dubai, Saigon and Beijing.

Besides Bandit9 ( http://www.banditnine.com ), he is also a Partner and Creative Director at The Lab ( http://www.thelabsaigon.com ) that does everything from interior design to industrial design.

‘Saigon Mad Men’ is a web series on advertising/media personalities in Saigon sharing their passions outside of work.

Check the rest of our series:

CREDITS:

Creative Studio: Digipost – http://www.digipostglobal.com

Production: 50mm – http://www.50mmfilm.com
DOP: Tung Thanh Le
Assistant Camera: BlakRay

Post Production: Digipost – http://www.digipostglobal.com
Editor & Director: Nick Jones
Colorist: Alexis Odiowei
Music & Sound Designer: Chris Skipper

Producer: Andy Ho

Special Thanks:
Bandit 9 – http://www.banditnine.com
Acacia Vintage Motorcycles – http://acaciavintagemotorcycles.com/
Blackmagic Design – https://www.blackmagicdesign.com
The Media Village – http://www.mediav.com.sg
The Work Saigon – http://www.worksaigon.com
Dream Catcher Media – http://dcmediavn.com

For more of our works, please check:

http://www.digipostglobal.com

DIGIPOST REELS 2015

DIGIPOST Showreels 2015, since 1994, coming to 10 years in Vietnam.

As the industry in Vietnam and the surrounding Indochina region matures, Digipost has pioneered creative and post-production industry with our emphasis on talent development and creative work with high professional standards.

2015 marks a big step in our growth as we embark on content development and concepts design with research on new technologies.

Ride the wave with us, and enjoy our showreels!

DIGIPOST Showreel 2015

 

DIGIPOST 3D & Motion Graphics Reel 2015

 

DIGIPOST Animatics Reel 2015

 

Music is the Food of Life by Rick Reid

Following the success of our first video, we decided to follow up with another video featuring advertising’s guru, Rick Reid.

Rick Reid spent the last 16 years here working in Saigon. He has devoted 20 years of his creative career in Bates Sydney and Saigon. Currently he is the Senior Partner and Creative Director of Creative Life Saigon.

He is also the founder and member of the Ricky Red band.

Credits:

Director & Editor: Nick Jones – https://vimeo.com/101382703
Assistant Editor: Truong Tran Minh Anh
Colorist: Alexis Odiowei – https://vimeo.com/92897986
Audio Mixer: Quyen Phan
Producer: Andy Ho

Music: Ricky Red band

Special Thanks to:
Rick Reid – rickreid@creativelife.asia
Rufus Blackwell

For more of our works, please check:

http://www.digipostglobal.com

Merry Christmas 2014! Keep the good memories :)

Another year comes to pass! Everyone here at DIGIPOST would like to show our appreciation with this video done by our team.

Keep the good memories in 2014 and lets create new ones as we embark on another year. 2015 promises to be a great year as we are almost into our 10 years here in Vietnam. Look out for many exciting new developments to come!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Credits:
Concept: Leonard Monichi

Senior 3D Artist: Sophon Seangkaew – https://vimeo.com/93575428
3D Artists: Trinh Que Anh, Tran Thien Vu, Do Thai Duong
Compositor: Leonard Monichi – https://vimeo.com/90107511
Sound Design & Mix: Quyen Phan

For more of our works, please check our website:

http://www.digipostglobal.com

Quirky Virals for Samsung Note 4!

For this project, our team had to complete the post-production for a series of virals for Samsung Note 4 featuring Vietnamese celebrities, Ha Anh (model), Ha Anh Tuan (Singer) and Anh Tuan (MC).

The requirement was simple. 8 viral videos in 1 week. Sounds simple. But throw in some high quality motion graphics designs and visual effects and the task gets interesting.

All 8 videos were shot by the talented team at 116 Pictures in an unbelievable 2 days flat. The films looked simple, yet each film has quite a bit of compositing as the scenes were all shot in green screen.

The chosen tool for online was Autodesk Smoke 2015 with Senior Online Artist, Rahul Kallankandy, tasked to take on the challenge.

“Even though the videos were meant to be viral videos, we approached them as full-fledged commercials. Overall the experience was exciting and an example of how a well organized, collaborative effort can produce stunning works within the tight deadlines.”

Thanks to the seamless communication with 116 pictures and their vision, Digipost was able to successfully deliver all 8 films with ease.

Check out the videos on the Samsung Vietnam YouTube channel below:

CREDITS:

Client: Samsung
Product: Note 4

Agency: Cheil Communcations/ MASH

Production House: 116 Pictures
Executive Producer: Gordon Westman
Producer: Lan Pham
Director: Sunil Thomas

Post Production: DIGIPOST
Executive Producer: Andy Ho
Producer: My Nguyen
Editors: Lloyd Bishop, Trang Nguyenh
Assistant Editor: Tuan Minh Anh
Colorist: Alexis Odiowei
Online Artist: Rahul Kallankandy
Motion Graphics Artist: Leonard Monichi, Trinh Lam, Thinh Vu
Sound Designer & Mix: Chris Skipper, Quyen Phan

‘Life is a Recipe’ by Allen Seet

Allen Seet, founder of Digipost, shares his joy in his experience of cooking.

Director & Editor: Nick Jones
Assistant Editor: Truong Tran Minh Anh
Colorist: Alexis Odiowei
Audio Mixer: Chris Skipper
Producer: Andy Ho

Music: Django’s Tiger by Django Reinhardt

Special Thanks to:
Blackmagic Design – https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/
The Media Village (Singapore) – http://www.mediav.com.sg/
Christopher Tay
Tung Thanh Le

Bollywood coming to Saigon!

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VFX star from Bollywood, Rahul Kallankandy, strives to add to the growing film industry in Saigon with his ‘explosive’ skills! We are proud to announce him now as part of the Digipost team!

Having been in the post-production industry since 2000, Rahul has worked for some of Mumbai’s leading facilities as well as done a few stints abroad. Whilst in Malaysia, he worked on various commercials for the Malaysia, Singapore, Japan and Vietnam markets.

Rahul, who also has a not-so-secret love affair with photography and motorcycles, has over the years worked on innumerable projects for both films and commercials as a Flame artist & VFX Supervisor.

He also has a good pedigree in feature films through his Vfx work on movies including “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham”, “Dhoom”, “Veer Zaara”, “Swades”, “Don”, “Blood Brothers”, “Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na”, “The Last Joint Venture”, “Rock On!!”, & “Miley Naa Miley Hum”.

His recent work include Online work for Tide, Reeva & Vinamilk in Saigon on Autodesk Flame 2015. Rahul believes in speed and optimization and strongly feels that “You are only as good as your last delivery”.

Check out his reel:

Heartwarming commercials from VTV Cab

In Asian culture, nothing brings more warmth than family. The latest commercials from VTV Cab portrays the tough love of a father and a wife. Grab your tissues!

Client: VTV Cab

Agency: DID TV

Production: Filmbase
Executive Producer: Malcolm Soh
Director: Brandon Loh

Post Production: Digipost
Post Producer: Nguyet Thai
Editor: Keith Ngiau
Colorist: Alexis Odiowei
Online Artist: Hiep Le
Music Composer: Chris Skipper
Sound mix: Quyen Phan

Soho London Editors in Saigon

London’s Soho area has been universally known as one of the hubs of post-production in the world. DIGIPOST search for talent has attracted 2 editors who have been exposed to this vibrant community. Bringing their skills and experience, Nick Jones (NJ) and Lloyd Bishop (LB) talk about their journey to Saigon.

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Tell me a bit about yourselves!

LB: I am quite an active person who enjoys to travel and immerse myself into different cultures and places. I like to keep fit and i love music especially indie rock, I love to drum as well, I was in a band for about five years, called the Undones. The band split just before I moved over as the guitarist went travelling around Thailand and found work in Bangkok, he said he would come to visit Shanghai at the end of the month, so we will try to track do some local bands when he stays over!

Back home in London, I would usually hit the gym a few times a week and would enjoy swimming and laying in the sun in the summer time. I was a keen road cyclist and football player too, also I enjoy tennis and jogging in my local park in South London.

In the night time, I frequent the soho bars and cinemas and would often be found in the South-bank national film theatre watching World Cinema and some new films that have just come to market. I like Wes Anderson films; mainly because of the music choice and colour style he puts into all of his films from the likes of: The Life Aquatic to his newest movie The Grand Budapest hotel.

NJ: Well, I’ve been working in post-production for the past 5 years now, 3 years in-house and 2 years freelance, mostly in and around Soho, but also in Tech-City in Shoreditch, East London. The majority of that time has been spent wnt a lot of time working on web commercials and fashion film too. Outside of work, I like to play the guitar and take photos! I can’t wait to take my old 35mm Canon AE1 out into the streets of Saigon!

What is your experience working in Soho?

LB: Working in Soho for the past couple of years has opened my eyes to the random World of freelance. Diving from one post house to the next is enlightening. Lots of fashion and Worldy’ trends come out of Soho so it’s a decent place to work; and to keep yourself in tune with the latest gadgets and technology; it’s also a good place to just hang out! But for the best part, my fondest memories have been meeting people for drinks & food after work and seeing live bands.

The West End has lot’s of live venues and a good memory for me was seeing Blur and Beck back in the old Astoria; more recently, seeing The Lumineers, The Cribs an the Bombay Cycling Club in Soho House was a great experience. Soho has a special buzz about it and it’s part of the city that is always lively, it never sleeps!

NJ: Soho is a great place because everybody seems to know each other, so it’s great to bump into colleagues from other post houses. There’s always a great atmosphere and in the summer, it’s really lively with everybody having a pint after work in the pub and musicians playing in the street. Plus, some of the best work in the world is coming out of there, so it’s always good to see the newest advertising trends; see what’s hot and what’s not.

How do you think editing as a profession has evolved over the years?

LB: Since digital editing has been introduced, FCP7 in particular has revolutionized the editing process. It has become easier to be creative and has minimized logistical complications.

With most of the industry now being digital, the need for tape based production is becoming redundant. Quality and speed of a production has reached levels never seen before.

NJ: I think editors have had to branch out over the past few years and learn different skills. When I started, an Offline editor just did Offline, now programs like After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator come as standard with most editors.

It’s good because it keeps us on our toes and we get to learn new programs and new ways of doing things.

What made you travel all the way round the world to come to Saigon?

LB: Saigon has always been an exciting proposition for me, because of its history and because of the creative energy this famous city displays. Saigon’s global location and the friendly but work hard mentality offer the foreigner an astounding insight into a thriving part of the world where advertising and media is growing at a fast rate. I am looking forward to being a part of that.

NJ: I came to Saigon for the adventure really. It’s not everyday that you get the chance to move to a new country and gain new cultural understandings. Plus it’s hotter here than it is in London.

How do you like Saigon so far?

LB: The city is busy and electric. The swarm of bikes that buzz around not only on the roads but on the pavements are part of the fabric and character of Saigon, so getting a bike will be my next step. The best thing so far though is the tropical climate, markets and cool little Japanese bars in Zone 1. The taste of the fresh food here is a treat for most Westerners and so eating out for Lobster or Crab is the norm, I can definitely get used to that! I look forward to joining a swimming pool to swim outside and chill in the sun. If I was a travel guide, I would mark Saigon a 10/10!

NJ: Saigon is great fun, it’s a wonderful and bustling metropolis with plenty to see and do. It’s exciting to try different kinds of food and hear different types of music. I’m lucky enough to have the ‘English Contingent’ here at DigiPost looking after me and helping me find my feet, so it’s making the transition easier (like where to find tea etc). My next mission is to get a motorbike and take to the roads…wish me luck!

What do you think you can bring to Vietnam?

LB: I would like to think that, with my experiences working in post-production in Europe, I can share the knowledge I gained over the years and bring the local industry some new ideas

NJ: I think there’s a particular way that TV commercials are edited in London, hopefully I can bring some of that and mix it with the Saigon-style of cutting TVCs. Also, I hope that I can bring a little British humour over too!

Lloyd Bishop Reel

Nick Jones Reel

Post-production in Saigon in relatively a seed-bud compared to Soho, but there are growing signs of potential. With the right talent and vision, there may still be hope for Vietnam to be a hub.

Contact us (andy@digipostglobal.com) for bookings now!