Top reads: Jahan’s new mural, Apple’s floating store, and SCAPE casting call

Photo credit: Jahan Loh Facebook

Good evening readers, here is a quick round up of stories happening in the Singapore digital media and creative scene:

1. Hepmil Creators’ Network, the company overseeing SGAG, MGAG, PGAG and SGEEK, is offering its clients/ brands special ad space for its YouTube channels, known as Reserved Media. This comes about from a partnership with US-based digital media company, Bent Pixels.

2. Visual artist, Jahan Loh, known for his friendship with Mandopop king Jay Chou, has produced a pretty cool mural “splashed across Far East Square”. The mural is said to be “inspired by Chinese blue and white porcelain, landscape paintings from the Yuan Dynasty”.

3. Mark your calendars for the free broadcast of THE PITCH, a 20-minute short film, premiering on YouTube on 31 August (Monday) @ 9pm. Starring local theatre OGs Ivan Heng, Gaurav Kripalani and Adrian Pang, the film “cheekily raises the curtain on three theatre companies as they struggle to make art – and make peace! – with one another.”

Photo credit: The Pitch YouTube

4. CASTING CALL: SCAPE is looking for cast members for a video series called #BlazeListTV, a video series that brings together youths of different backgrounds “to explore and discuss societal bias behind age, careers, gender roles and race.” The shoot will be held over a video conference call. Click on this link and fill out our casting call form, if you are interested to be a part of this project. We checked in on their deadline, but SCAPE has yet to reply.

5. IN PHOTOS: Check out Apple’s new floating orb store, as documented by Singapore based photographers.

6. FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Did you know that Filipinos spend on average 50% more time on the Internet than the users in the rest of the world. That’s according the episode two of Nas Daily’s new podcast series, Nas Talks. The Singapore-based vlogger said Filipinos spend 9 hours and 40 minutes of the Internet, and out of that number, 4 hours is spent on social media.

7. Singapore’s first virtual fashion show, The Front Row, draws to a close on 29 Aug. Be sure to login to to catch all the action. Here’s a backgrounder article on what to expect: “Could this Singapore virtual fashion festival be the future of luxury retail?”

Photo credit: The Front Row

That’s a wrap!

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