- 2016

disguise up and running in the Asia Pacific

disguise up and running in the Asia Pacific

July 2016 marked an important month for disguise, with the opening of their brand new office in Hong Kong.

The disguise office in APAC was opened to meet the growing demand for disguise products and to better serve its customers in the region. Desmond Yim and Chrysant Liu came on board as two important additions to the team who both speak fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin. Kevin Li will also be joining the disguise APAC team, on the 5th of September, as APAC Technical Sales Manager. Kevin has been involved with disguise since 2008, formerly working for Teddy Lo Studios, and was recently a part of the UVA Nike team in China.

In succession to their new APAC office opening, disguise has also held their first tailored training sessions for users and clients in Seoul and Hong Kong. Led by disguise Product Specialist, Vincent Steenhoek, the course covered the Fundamental Training syllabus, teaching users on how to use main features of the designer software including; Timeline, Stage, Output Feeds and Projection Mapping.

The Seoul training, was in cooperation with Basictech, a leading visual equipment rental company and LED manufacturer. In an effort to ensure attendees, who were all operators with a solid background in the video production industry reached their full potential, disguise asked them to learn the basics of the platform online, two months prior to their session via the online Webinar and extensive online user guide and video tutorials. A translator was also provided throughout the duration of the course.

“The training is really concrete, helping our operators and programmers build a strong foundation on how to operate the disguise machines and get to know the most advanced video mapping technology in the industry,” says Yoon Young San, President of Basictech.

The Hong Kong training was a three-day workshop, which attracted professionals from Hong Kong, Macau and South Korea. Each attendee came from a diverse working background, covering both lighting and production.

At the end of the Open Day, Teddy Lo, a disguise studio partner established in 2008, introduced the Victoria Harbour Spektrum (VHS) project to the guests. This showed the audience how designer was applied to visual mapping, in the participating building of the existing A Symphony of Light, which is a lighting show in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour.

“The Workshop helped us learn more about what and where disguise is being used in the industry, as well as seeing the advantages of using diguise compared to other media servers we have used before,” says Jack Chan, Technical Manager of Invisiblelab, a production company, based in Hong Kong.

“The training was a great experience for me to learn more about designer and what it can do. The software is flexible, making it easy to achieve what I want. The workshop was good in gaining some idea on how to start with designer, which was great for a newbie like me,” explains Aico Cheung, a year 3 student studying lighting technology in Hong Kong Art Performing Academy. “The cube demo was my favourite part of the training, as I could witness the reliability of disguise. It was quite precise and convenient for us to map the source on the object.”

“The increasing demand for training in the APAC region highlights how disguise products are becoming increasingly popular in the APAC region," said Desmond Yim, APAC Regional Sales Manager at disguise. "With the opening of APAC office, we are now much closer to users and are confident our physical presence will enhance our sales and technical support to the region.”

Disguise now has over 20 partners in the APAC region, including sales partners Redline and Acoustic & Lighting Systems.

Disguise offer a variety of courses tailored for all experience levels, educating the community in how to use diguise at all stages of production. To get in touch with our APAC office, please email our Senior Sales and Marketing Officer, Chrysant Liu – Cliu@disguise.one or call +852 2448 1018