Pure Now

Pure Now

Presented by Balance
PURE NOW is a bi-weekly, one-on-one, video podcast hosted by Mark Arinsberg and produced by HaiHa Dang. Through this vehicle, Mark explores various subsets of the Creative Industry ranging from film, video, animation and motion graphics to digital art (illustration) and photography with a deep focus on outstanding individuals from around the world who have consistently contributed in unique and innovative ways to the global community. Mark engages his guests through a guided conversation and shares their inspiring stories and experiences with his audience.

Ep 05 - Pure Now with William Chan - Creative Director 2021/10/05, 17:00
Ep 05 - Pure Now with William Chan - Creative Director

<p>William Chan is a multi-award winning designer, creative director and film/tvc director. He is the co-founder of PHUNK (studio), Asia's leading Art &#38; Design Collective. He is also the founder of TMRRW, a multidisciplinary design + motion studio based in Singapore. TMRRW specializes in creative / art direction, on-air branding/promotion and film direction. William is the recipient of Singapore’s highest design accolade, the President’s Design Award ‘Designer of the Year’ in 2007. His works for clients like MTV, Nike, Singapore Tourism Board, Nickelodeon, HBO, Heineken and Adidas have won him many international awards including PromaxBDA World Gold Awards and Type Directors Club.</p><p>Besides working with some of the biggest brands to develop on-air branding and content, William’s work has also been exhibited around the world in cities like New York, London, Berlin, Tokyo, Taipei, Beijing and Shanghai. His work has been featured in numerous international books and magazines like Creative Review, Computer Arts, IDN, +81 and etc. William is a regular juror for Creative Circle Awards and Promax|BDA awards. He has also been invited to judge various international creative competitions. William had spoken at design conferences around the world, like Herman Miller Presents A series of Lectures by Design Leaders (Hong Kong), +81 Creative Meeting Day (Tokyo), QBN Sessions (Getty Center, Los Angeles), OFFF (Valencia, Spain) and the Semi Permanent Conference (Sydney).</p>

Ep 04 - Pure Now with Dong Wun Guan - Creative Director 2021/09/21, 15:29
Ep 04 - Pure Now with Dong Wun Guan - Creative Director

<p>Commercial Director and Documentary DP based in SE Asia. Inspired and trained among creative community at LASALLE College of the Arts. Having grown up under his father’s creative influence, along with classic pop culture media, Dong develops his passion for storytelling. Despite genres or scale, he puts emphasis on the narrative attribute of every work in order to give an intriguing story experience. Not only is he competent in using light, sound and editing to tell stories, he takes any given chance to experiment with various visual mediums that depict the premise best. This results in a portfolio with diverse mediums, all to serve the experience of those one of a kind stories.</p>

Ep 03- Pure Now with John Saboe - Videographer/Content Creator 2021/09/07, 16:37
Ep 03- Pure Now with John Saboe - Videographer/Content Creator

<p>After spending several months travelling John returned home and made the decision to take a giant leap in his life and move to Asia. He would travel and share stories, transferring his skills as a broadcaster and advertising/marketing specialist to new media ultimately creating opportunities for himself on his own terms from podcasting to contract live streaming, visual storytelling for social media sites, consulting, as well as creating content for his own channels.</p>

Ep 02 - Pure Now with Chris Catchpole - Executive Creative Director 2021/08/24, 13:07
Ep 02 - Pure Now with Chris Catchpole - Executive Creative Director

<p>Chris brings extensive international experience gained from a 20-year career working on global brands in London, Europe and across Asia including China. He ran his own Agency in London before moving to Tribal DDB Amsterdam then Ogilvy Singapore. During his time as Executive Creative Director at Lowe and Phibious, Chris won Golds for Campaign Asia’s Vietnam Creative Agency of the Year in 2012, 2013 and 2015.</p><p><br></p><p>His award-winning work in Asia includes a film for Coke TET that won Gold at the Mumbrella Awards. This and his Close-up Valentine’s Day film for Unilever were the number 1 most shared films worldwide during the campaigns and had 7.5m and 3.5m views respectively, making them the most successful films ever for these brands. As ECD at Interone in Beijing and Shanghai, their digital campaign helped BMW rank number six in China’s top 10 brands during the 2016 Olympics. And his ‘Bruce Lee’ film for the BMW M4GTS had over 120million views, selling every one of the $700,000 cars instantly.</p>

Ep 01 - Pure Now with Adam Parry - Creative Director 2021/06/29, 12:52
Ep 01 - Pure Now with Adam Parry - Creative Director

<p>Adam is a hands-on Creative Director with a wealth of experience across motion design, animation, experiential and immersive campaigns. Builder of pitches and collaborative relationships, He used to work closely with agencies, content producers and direct to brand to originate ideas and bring concepts to life, leading teams of supremely talented artists and designers from pitch through all aspects of production.</p>