SIDM Alumni X Masonry Studios

Ronald Fong - Grace Toh - Nicholas Chia

It was a great catch-up with Grace! We exchanged ideas on how animation companies like Masonry Studios can play a part in giving back to the schools. Having graduated from NYP’s SIDM, NTU’s ADM and now running Masonry Studios, I’m super excited to share ideas on how to improve the quality of the animation education and how animation companies can be a part of it.

I think the plans for SIDM alumni’s involvement is very exciting because it involves connecting schools to business owners and to other industries. Looking forward!

All-in! Young Writers Festival 2017

Thanks to the support of *SCAPE, I’ve had the pleasure recently to share about the writing process of our award-winning animated short film You Ci Ke (有刺客). It was at the All-In! Young Writers Festival 2017! With us (Qingping and me), we had Annalee Lee Miao Wen Joann Nicolette Wong on the disussion panel and our insightful moderator Juan Foo.

Ronald Fong Juan Foo Han Qing Ping All-In Young Writers

It was such an humbling and enriching experience for me to learn the writing process of other independant film-makers. It’s a reassuring reminder to know and acknowledge that the writing process is meant to (and forever will) be a struggle.

Of course, we’ve covered the differences in approach between screenwriting for an animated film vs live action film, namely the animation writing process can and should be done both in words and drawings – writing and storyboarding. We’ve also identified that they are fundamentally very similar in terms of having to be constantly aware of the character’s motivations, dramatic arc, introducing twists etc. and more importantly the reason why we even want the tell the story.

I hope the young writers were as inspired as I was when I listened to the stories shared by others and go on to create their very own films!

Masonry Studios

I’ve been busy working with Nicholas Chia  to put together a high-end 3D animation studio in Singapore! I’m personally super keen to help out Singaporean artists and other businesses, be it other studios or creative/ad agencies! It’s been a super fun journey so far and our friends in the industry has been really kind to help us along. Below is a little sneak peak to Masonry Studios, our humble space with unassuming but really powerful machines. If you’re interested to check out our studio work, visit Masonry Studio’s website

Ronald Fong - Masonry Studios Interior

有刺客 (You Ci Ke) selected for New York Animation Nights Festival


ADM graduation film 有刺客 “You Ci Ke” by Ronald Fong, Han Qingping, Candice Lee and Xiangting Su has been selected for the New York Animation Nights Festival. We learned of this great news from our project supervisor Prof Hannes Rall. To make things even more awesome, Prof Hannes latest film “All the World’s a Stage” (2016) has also been selected for the festival.

More information on the selection here:

Animation Nights New York ANNY 2016

You Ci Ke 有刺客 at Reelak’s Screening

Had a wonderful opportunity to screen our short animated film You Ci Ke – 有刺客 at Reelak‘s outdoor movie screening over the weekend at ZhongShan Park. It’s heartwarming to see people coming by our Cartoon Underground booth to show their interest and support in. Thank you Vicky and Aqila for the opportunity! Here are some photos from the event. :D

On top of promoting your short film and Cartoons Underground, Qingping and I also sold our digital illustration and original watercolor paintings at the event! I really want to express my appreciation for the first guy ever in my life who bought my watercolour painting! :D Regretfully, I didn’t manage to get his name because I was overwhelmed by his enthusiasm. If you ever read this, you’re the one who grabbed most of my Kampong Buangkok series and the Sungei Road painting, and I’m really grateful for your support in my hobby and more importantly I’m super duper happy that you like the paintings!

I’ll also like to thank Mr Wee and Ivory for your support. Ivory, if you’re reading this, send me the photos we took together! Cheers buddy!

Vicky Chen Han Qingping Ronald Fong Cartoons Underground at ReelakRonald Fong Vicky Chen Cartoons Underground Reelak Ronald Fong Han Qingping You Ci KeRonald Fong Han Qingping Cartoons Underground Reelak


Jawn EP Launch Party

I was at Jawn’s (Jon Chan) EP Launch party just a few hours ago. Man, this guy’s music is amazing. His band was fanstastic too! It really was a great show but I was expecting more puns. Haha! Supported him by purchasing his EP in the form of an exquisite wooden USB stick. So awesome. Support local Singaporean musicians and creatives!Ronald Fong Jasmine Seo at Jawn Chan EP Launch

Photograph taken by Syazali! Thank you

And I cannot resist taking a couple of photos of his EP. It’s pretty.

Jawn Chan's EP (1)

Jawn Chan's EP (2)

Featured on Oct 2015

CulturePush has featured me and Kong Yee Rou for our animation festival selection at Cartoons Underground 2015!

Culturepush features You Ci Ke Ronald Fong Animation

Featured on MDA Facebook Page Oct 2015

MDA supports our LUSH 99.5 Radio Interview!

MDA supports Ronald Fong Animation on LUSH 99.5 FM Cartoons Underground Radio Interview

Cartoons Underground 2015

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Cartoons Underground 2015 is the fourth instalment for Singapore’s first and largest animation festival. It’s co-founded by Vicky Chen whom I found to be extremely dedicated to promoting the local animation scene. You Ci Ke 有刺客 is part of the official selection curated by Tan Wei Keong. Thanks Wei Keong!

I was there on Saturday evening to share about the creation of You Ci Ke 有刺客 at the director’s Q&A session after the screening. More importantly, I was there to learn. It’s really a joy to watch people entertained by the work we do and to have put a smile on their faces. It was so heartwarming and encouraging to people coming up to us to tell us what they liked about our films and everybody had so many ideas on how there can be a collaboration, on how to take things further. It was a great evening.


By pure chance, I bumped into Enrique and Richard, the CG Supervisor and Creative Director of One Animation, and I was very encouraged to hear that my insistence and desire to work in the entertainment side of the industry is acknowledged. I am super thankful for Professor Hannes to drop by to give his support and also for his insightful advice that creative work and commercial doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive. I very much agree and the tricky part is finding the balance and I think I’m getting closer.

There were some seriously engaging and entertaining films screened at this festival and I’m super happy for our films (Coldsteam directed by Nicholas Chia and The Octopus Lady by Amanda Wang)  to be amongst them. I wished You Ci Ke‘s Art Director, Han Qingping was there to share her insights too. She’s so good at what she does.

I think most films are still making theirs rounds of festivals so they won’t be available online but here’s the programme list on Cartoon Underground’s website in case you’ve missed the festival and/or wish to follow up on their work when it’s released. I loved all of Bendito Machine V by Jossie Malis the tension in April 21 by Jessica Poon and of course the pig-bat creature in Need a Hand?! by Kong Yee Rou.

I was never informed but was just told there we were featured on Culturepush! Thanks Culturepush!

So here’s a dark and blurry photograph of us at the event!

Cartoons Underground 2015 Singapore Animation Festival Ronald Fong Animation

From left to right: Vicky Chen, Amanda Wang, Ronald Fong, Nicholas Chia and Rachel Kong

You Ci Ke and Cartoons Underground on Lush 99.5 FM

We were on air on Lush 99.5 FM and here’s the interview that was aired on Saturday. It’s kindly recorded by Nicholas Chia. Check out Nic’s portfolio website for visual effects and audio post-production work. His work is cool. It’s due to be re-aired on Wednesday at 1:30PM if you’re interested in listening to it on national radio. #ilistentolush

More importantly, do come down to support Cartoons Underground 2015, the fourth instalment of Singapore’s first and largest animation festival this Saturday, 6PM at the Kult Café! Here’s the poster.cartoons-underground-poster


17 October 2015 at Kult Cafe, Emily Hill.
Showtimes: 7:30pm and 9pm,
Followed by a personal Q&A with directors.