‘The Maze’ TVC vfx breakdown

“The Maze” is a 30 sec commercial shots for Khang Duoc Sam. The TVC is shot entirely on greenscreen. Since this is a commercial that heavily relies on VFX, as a post house we were involved since the early stages to guarantee a smooth post-production workflow without too many surprises further down the line. First we were given a rough storyboard and the directors treatment. Base on those and on clients comments we started with an animatic just to give us a rough idea about the overall timing.

Since the VFX are so crucial we decided to create a rough 3D previz before the actual shoot. This would be used as a guideline and to see how to best translate camera angles from the storyboard to something that can actually be shot.

After the production we got the offline cut on in which we would start to setup all our final 3D shots. At this stage we did a shot by shot analysis to get a good idea on what had to be done on each shots. This included tracking, clean-ups, the set extensions and layout of the 3d elements. Based on that we created a previz based on the offline cut.

Once we got approval on the previz we proceeded with rendering and final tweaks to all shots and subsequently compositing.

Article by Leonard Monichi, Visual Effects Supervisor.

DIGIPOST 10th Anniversary PARTY video and BIG THANKS!

It has been a decade and our 10th Anniversary party turned into an astounding success. With an record-breaking attendance of over 350, this milestone marks a important renewal and transition for Digipost as well.

Again our home-cooked Singaporean and fusion buffet brought raving compliments to our Managing Director and Chef, Allen Seet. Our triple signature cocktails, the strawberry mojito, white russian and B-53 were a hit. The OverSeven Band and Cheezy Gangstas kept the night doing with their jamming and cool beats. And of course, our wonderful clients, partners and suppliers who partied till late with us!

10 years has passed, but our journey has not ended. We want to see more of you!


Special thanks to T-Stop for the video coverage and also to Studio DAG for the photos. Check out links for the albums:



The Party

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Vibrant new talent from Milan, Davide Pini, the new colourist in town!

Fresh from the plane off Milan, Davide Pini looks to add more vibrancy to Saigon with his colouring skills!


After graduating in architecture at Politecnico of Milan, Davide Pini specializes in analog and digital photography. With his deep knowledge about color theory, he begin to work for private clients as a DOP and photographer. At the same time he joins the AIC as junior member taking part in internships and meetings with several well-­‐known Italian DOP and Colorists in Europe.

In 2014 he began his career at EDI, one of the most important Post Production house in Milan, working for clients such as Sky TV, Fiat, Philip Morris and others.

In 2015, he decides on flying halfway around the world to be Digipost in-­‐house Colorist.
Outside of work he remains attached to the passion for photography, cinema and music.

Check out his works!

Kungfu-loving editor returns to Vietnam!

Welcoming the latest member to our team, kungfu-loving Boon Le!

Boon graduated in 2008 with a degree in Video Production emphasizing in editing. He has been creating web content for CreativeLive for the past four years and now has transitioned into the world of promotional video production with Digipost.

During his days off, Boon enjoys creating automation Videos for YouTube and speeds time watching kung fu movies with his wife.

Check out his reel!

Saigon Mad Men series under the RICE channel!

The latest episode of Saigon Mad Men will be released under the recently launched RICE Channel! We have incredible success with this series and we feel that it should be rewarded with a proper content channel.


Do subscribe to RICE on YouTube and Facebook!

The new episode will feature the lead vocalist of Black Infinity (metal music band based in Saigon), Hung BlackHearted and his new clothing line, The Black Clothing. This was graded black and white to create an grittiness to the video.

Check out the video!

Creative Studio & Post Production: Digipost – ‪http://www.digipostglobal.com‬
Production: T-Stop – http://t-stop.vn/
Director: Nick Jones
Camera: Ngo Minh Thanh, Vu Duy Quang
Editor: Nick Jones
Music Supervisor/ Sound Mix: Chris Skipper
Producer: Andy Ho

Fresh Hot Sauce! by Saigon Charlie

Charlie Page was formally an Executive Producer at Group M. Between punching out and punching in the next day, Charlie started making hot sauce. His girlfriend Linh gave him the inspiration and encouragement and his friends supported him.

This clip captures a raw, honest look at what goes into making a bottle of artisan chili sauce made by the combination of Linh and Charlie’s energies.

Featuring Charlie and Chi Loan in the kitchen, and Chi Nhuy at the market.

For more on Saigon Charlie’s sauces, check out his website:

and Facebook:


‘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:


Creative Studio & Post Production: Digipost – ‪digipostglobal.com‬
Production: 50mm – ‪50mmfilm.com‬
Director: Nick Jones
DOP: Tung Thanh Le
Editor: Nick Jones
Colorist: Alexis Odiowei & Nhan Luong
Sound Designer & Mix: Chris Skipper

Executive Producer: Andy Ho

Special Thanks:
Charlie Page
Chi Loan
Chi Nhuy
P. Weeratip

The Science Behind Colour Grading and Monitors

This is an article by our colourist Alexis Odiowei explaining the science behind colour grading and monitors.

IMG_2600“I want it to the look the same on every screen it is viewed on.”

This is the impossible task that colourists the world over often find themselves confronted with by agencies, clients and directors.

Over the course of this blog I will detail in simple terms why this is ultimately unachievable.

The best place to start is to give a brief summary of the science and technology that dictates the way that we view color on different monitors. Various video cameras shoot in different color spaces that can be utilized for different reason at the various stages of post production but the current colour space or standard for television broadcasting is known as REC709. Every TV Broadcast colourist will be working with a broadcast monitor that is calibrated to REC709. Most consumer HDTVs are also roughly calibrated to this standard.


So why does it look different on my TV at home?

The most simple way of explaining this is to use a real life example that almost everyone will have experienced. If you have ever been into an electronics store and seen 3 or 4 televisions lined up next to each other all playing the same image you will have noticed that they all display the colour differently, some differences are very subtle while others may be more extreme.

One of the main problems is that most new HDTVs offer a multitude of settings ranging from dynamic through to sport and so on that enable the consumer to modify the picture they see on their television. Quite often televisions ship with one of these settings applied this can greatly distort the way that we see the image from grade to broadcast. This often results in an image that is drastically different from the work done in the colour grading suite.

Many people in the industry feel so strongly about the way that images are distorted through these TV settings that there are various petitions to ensure that TVs are shipped with standard settings. You can see a few articles on the subject below.




This picture was a recent internet phenomenon with many people seeing the dress as white and gold while others saw it as blue and black. This again shows how lighting situations brightness and different screens vastly effect the way cololur is perceived.


Ok well what about my laptop home computer?

Clients often ask colourists to send on a file that they can review and give changes on. This is every colourists worst nightmare as 90% of laptop and computer screens are not calibrated to any standard. On top of this if you are using your laptop for work purposes (word, excel etc) chances are you have adjusted the brightness settings to your liking. So often feedback in this way can be at best pointless and at worst damaging.

I can think of a recent example where I spent over a week going back and forth with a director making changes based on his laptop image, only for him to finally come in and approve the original grade that I had done at the beginning of the week.


So whats the point in color grading at all?

The thing about colour is that there are various things that affect the way we perceive it, whether it be lighting, back drop or adaptation (your eyes adjusting to an image after viewing it too long). We color grade to ensure that at it’s best the image is seen as closely as possible to how it was in the grading suite, however if it is not observed in this environment we are still greeted with an image that has an overall complementary colour pallet and doesn’t for instance become too dark in the black levels or have clashing colours.

Overall the small differences between televisions set at a REC709 standard will have very little impact on the viewers experience providing the colorist has carried out their duties properly.

So to conclude the key is not to worry about whether it’s going to look exactly the same on every screen. It’s not going to! The main thing to take into account is the medium your project is destined for and employing a colourist that can ensure that the image is going to look good in this medium regardless of the subtle changes between the various screens it will be viewed on.


‘The Guitar-Maker’s Labor of Love’ by Hubert Leong

This episode in the Saigon Mad Men series features Hubert Leong, who talks about his labor of love making guitars.

Hubert Leong has been an advertising industry veteran for over 30 years. He has worked and lived all over the region and now has given it all up to settle in Vietnam to build guitars.

HL Custom is a custom guitar service based in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. For more information, please check out his Facebook page:

‘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:


Creative Studio & Post Production: Digipost – http://www.digipostglobal.com
Production: 50mm – http://www.50mmfilm.com
Director: Nick Jones
DOP: Tung Thanh Le
Editor: Alexis Odiowei & Nick Jones
Colorist: Alexis Odiowei
Sound Designer & Mix: Chris Skipper
Music: David Tran & Tuan Anh Bui Huynh

Executive Producer: Andy Ho

Special Thanks:
Hubert Leong – Luthier/Founder HL Custom Guitars
Ngoc Thuc – Master Luthier
Minh – Master Finishing Craftsman
Thang – Master Inlay Artist

‘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:


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: