“This Freelancer Life” is Reels Asia’s podcast for the creative freelancer community in Singapore that works in the advertising/ marketing/film/video industry. Our guests come from a wide range of freelancers, including directors for films, commercials, documentaries, corporates, through to voice talents, hosts, actors, directors of photography, video editors, sound designers, photographers – anyone who works in this industry and is willing to sit and talk about their life as a freelancer!
We discuss the reason why they chose to build a career in the creative arts, the advice they’d give a newcomer, and hear their surprising thoughts about what career advice they would have given to themselves if they could go back in time, and the part of their professional life that they couldn’t have imagined when they embarked on their journey.
If you’ve been working in this industry and are willing to sit for an interview, drop us a line
Season 2 Episode 4 – Rob Middleton
In this episode, we talk to Rob Middleton, a director, and channel creative director who also happens to be one of the best-known voice talents in Asia. Having been the voice of MTV Asia when the icon channel launched in Asia in 1991, Rob’s voice, his voice has been used on countless TV ads, corporate videos and as the channel voice for other broadcasters.
Now running a team of over 200 in the on-air creative department at Astro in KL, Malaysia, Rob shares how he got into the voice business while as a film director in Hong Kong and he’s never looked back.
Season 2 Episode 3 – Denise Keller
We talk to Denise Keller, a multi-talented model, MTV VJ, Travel Show Host and an all-around super nice person about how working in media means a life lived in the public eye, how to deal with fame and how her journey has evolved over her career.
She’s traveled the world as a model in her teens, then became the face of MTV Asia and a household name. She’s hosted numerous travel shows around Asia for Discovery Channel & TLC and went from on-camera talent to behind-the-camera producer for award-winning shows that explore local culture.
Season 2 Episode 2 – Daphne Lim
In this episode, we talk to a current affairs radio DJ and hugely popular voice over talent. She’s worked in video production before changing her career path and hosting the morning show on MediaCorp’s English language talk radio channel, 938NOW.
A popular voice over talent, she’s recorded countless ads for huge international companies through to brand new start-ups. (Apologies for my very hoarse voice!)
Season 2 Episode 1 – Mike Kasem
We talk with Mike Kasem, one of the original MTV VJs when MTV Asia launched in 1995 from Singapore. In a career that has spanned over 2 decades, he is now back to his true love of radio and co-hosts the breakfast show on Gold 905.
He discusses the true value of fame, why you need to keep sharp and hone you skills when you’re not working and gives a timely stock tip – to buy Apple!
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