Brandon Hoe of ClearSketch
This post is tremendously long overdue but here it goes. I’ve had the privileged opportunity of meeting up with a talented and creative Brandon Hoe from ClearSketch last December 2013. ClearSketch is an agency specialising in creative technical marketing, providing content creation/marketing, video marketing and marketing automation services.
Being the founder and executive producer of a fast growing organisation, Brandon Hoe is truly a hands-on and inspiring man with depth, experience and profound knowledge in the field of photography and videography. He’s completely self-taught. If there’s one trait I could identify very well with him, that would be his insatiable appetite for perfection. Similarly, as a perfectionist myself, I’ve always been fussy with details.
As a creative person myself, I’m indeed proud to meet another successful fellow Malaysian who has made it abroad in the creative arts industry. He definitely came across to me as a creative practitioner who places great emphasis on a good concept and story which precedes technical prowess or gear. The former clearly is far more important as one’s work has to be strongly driven by a message or cause.
Brandon Hoe, born of Chinese-Portuguese parentage is a Malaysian currently residing and working in the US after having completed college there. He is a friend of Raymon of whom I photographed too as part of my ongoing Project Exodus quite some time back. It’s been awhile since I’ve had any candidates for the project, so it came as a welcome surprise to have Brandon join in the ranks of my personal project of a documented growing list of brain drain from Malaysia.
Brandon was down in Malaysia to visit family and friends over the year-end holidays and we caught up at my SOHO studio for an interesting chat about the industry and work. He does some really amazing motion picture works for his company.
The 3 photographs above were made at my studio’s court yard using 3 Canon 580EXII Speed Lite. Key light was a beauty dished boomed into place on a C-Stand, while two other strobes were bare head lights providing some fill and sculpturing of my gritty background.
As a visual storyteller through both still and motion pictures, Brandon has really good eyes for a great picture with unique and insightful directing experience. I wish I could be as quick a learner and versatile as him. Do check out his profile and works, plus his amazing team of creatives back in the US.
Meanwhile, do give me a buzz if any of you interested fellow Malaysians abroad are reading this who are game on being one of my photo subjects for Project Exodus.