DIGIPOST 11th Anniversary – by new Producer Lily Pugh

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11 years of Digipost. Who better to reflect on their company than their newest recruit. As a new producer to the company, joining the team in June, the anniversary was the perfect opportunity for me to see my new colleagues compromised.
Although the evening was my very first Digipost soirre I could tell there were some traditions at work: home cooked grub from ‘The Boss’ Allen Seet, colorful custom cocktails and some ambitious drinking games, for the more self destructive among us(no names mentioned.) It was clear the party itself was a tradition in the industry calendar with anecdotes about the 8th or 9th anniversary or occasionally the  2nd or 3rd  circulating in the room. It was also a great turn out for year 11 with many faces engaged in eager catch ups.
Although I couldn’t participate in the talk of Digipost parties past.  There were plenty of animated discussions about the future and how the industries is changing and growing in different ways. It was great to see the industry out, alive and well. While we celebrate our longevity also celebrate the ongoing future of Digipost- to the next 11 years!
Party Video:
Party Photo Album
Written by Lily Pugh.

The Artist behind ‘Gecko Post – Inside the Post House’ comic series.

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” I’m Que, the concept girl who draws the comic strip: Gecko Post – Inside the Post house. I’m also a designer and creative of Digipost.

The comic was an assignment that my superior gave me when I was still an intern here. I was so excited about it because I love to draw things that had stories and characters.

My first thought is maybe my boss just wanted to test me to decide whether he should offer me a full-time job (and I am a full-time employee now, so congratulations to me haha), but after all, I had a lot of fun doing the comic.

To me, the comic is not a job, I feel very relax when I make it. It is a combination of small and funny stories, they’re all based on true stories (of whom, when and where are confidential haha). At first I often consulted my boss about ideas for stories, and he was willing to share all the interesting stories he saw or heard in the company.

Gradually, I talked more with my colleagues, listened to their stories at lunch or dinner or any relaxing occasion, and they never guessed that even the smallest thing could become inspiration for my comic strips. Of course later they would realize their stories are used, but I’m a good listener (I guess), so they never stop sharing, they like it too.

The one that I made fun of most is probably our Online Artist. When I started designing the characters, there were 2 of them, both were fun men, so I just combined them, and the result is an “Islamic Italian Virgin” character (according to Rahul =]]). And the way he gave me feedback was also so funny, so I made that into my plots too haha (sorry Rahul). He used to asked me: “You made fun of everyone in this company, so who will make fun of you?” And I just said, “I made fun of myself too!” But he didn’t accept that. He said he would draw a “stick figure” comic himself about me. Well, I’’m very much waiting for it :p

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.

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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!

CREDITS:
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

‘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:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/HL-Custom-Guitars/322834917738549?fref=ts

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

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CREDITS:

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