I’m a nerd…
Cardiff University, Wales (September 2012 – )
Master of Arts – Journalism, Media and Communication
School of Authentic Journalism, Mexico (March 2012)
Workgroup: Investigative Journalism
Debate & Producing Media Camp, Chiang Mai, Thailand (July 2010)
Awards: Best Debater, Outstanding Opinion Writing, Best Editing (Video)
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (2009)
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – Film
Graduated with First Class Honours
Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton, New Zealand (2006 – 2008)
Bachelor of Media Arts (Communications) – Moving Image
Awards: Excellence in Communications – First Year, Excellence in Contextual Studies, New Zealand Writers’ Guild Award for Excellence in Screenwriting – Third Year
…and a workaholic
Video Trainer, IDEA SEA Camp, Manila, Philippines (22 June 2012 – 9 July 2012)
I worked with participants from Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, the Philippines, Burma, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand on producing short videos for online distribution, mostly for NGO and advocacy purposes.
Correspondent, Waging Nonviolence (April 2012 – )
Waging Nonviolence is “a source for news, analysis, and original reporting about nonviolent activism, as well as for discussion of the theory behind it.” As a contributor I have contributed pieces from Singapore, Malaysia, Burma, Philippines, Hong Kong, etc.
Blogger, Asian Correspondent (March 2012 – April 2013)
I write blog posts on the latest issues and news from Singapore.
Data Wrangler, Lianain Films, Hong Kong (22 December 2011 – 21 February 2012)
As a data wrangler on the set of feature film Camera, it was my job to transfer all the footage from Compact Flash cards to the hard drives, back up all the rushes and manually sync audio and video.
Assistant Producer, Lianain Films, Singapore (1 January 2011 – 28 February 2012)
My duties included researching stories, handling the logistics of productions (confirming schedules, setting up interviews, etc.), helping out on both local and overseas shoots, digitising and transcribing footage, assembly editing, sound mixing and handling administrative matters such as deliverables and accounts. I also helped to supervise interns.
Even though I officially left the company at the end of February, I am continuing to work on documentary projects with them on a freelance basis.
Deputy Editor, The Online Citizen, Singapore (1 July 2011 – 31 October 2011)
I assisted the Interim Chief Editor in vetting/editing articles, as well as coordinating volunteers. I also contributed to the site in terms of articles, photographs and video, as well as being an administrator of the Facebook page.
Journalism Trainer, Effective Communications Training, Chiang Mai, Thailand (10 August 2011 – 23 August 2011)
I worked with participants from Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, the Philippines, Burma, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand on their writing and reporting skills. We also discussed the use of social media, citizen journalism and blogging.
Production Assistant, Lianain Films, Singapore (1 March 2010 – 31 December 2010)
As a production assistant I helped to research projects. I also organised shoots, helped on set (camera and lighting assist), transcribed raw footage and did some assembly editing and sound mixing.
Sometimes I volunteer…
Editor, SEA Youth Say So (August 2011 – )
I proofread articles submitted by contributors, as well as work with other editors or country representatives to plot the overall direction of the site. I also help run the Facebook and Twitter accounts and write articles.
Co-Founder, We Believe In Second Chances, Singapore (August 2010 – )
A youth-led campaign against capital punishment in Singapore, we research and tell the stories of death row inmates. We also organise events and forums to try to encourage more discussion of the death penalty in SIngapore.
Contributor, The Online Citizen, Singapore (February 2010 – June 2011)
I shot videos, wrote articles, covered hearings at the Supreme Court, updated the Facebook page, replied emails, took photos and also helped out with random logistics.
Teacher, Youth Empowerment Programme, Thai-Burmese border (23 November 2010 – 6 December 2010)
I taught basic public speaking and debate skills, and we also talked a little about media literacy. Then we played UNO. A lot.
…where I use my nifty skills
Fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese
Writes in English
Speaks basic French
Comfortable with both PC and Mac systems
Familiar with Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, iMovie, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Pages, Keynote
Some experience with Color, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe AfterEffects, ProTools
If there is anything else you would like to know, just contact me!
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