Jade Han realised her passion for film back when she was a first-year student in the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information — when she took on the role of a video assistant to help a senior put together her final year project.
During her time in WKWSCI, she picked up a lot of practical knowledge about cinematography after being exposed to the school’s extensive broadcast curriculum, which developed her skills in camera techniques and editing.
And she managed to put her skillset to the test when she worked at Infocus Asia Media as an associate producer intern, where she did documentaries for the History Channel, National Geographic and Channel NewsAsia. In her gap year, she continued to work at Channel NewsAsia, this time producing shorter videos for the website.
She later worked as a freelance documentary producer, where she used her knack for video creation as a way to give back to the community.
In her third year as a WKWSCI student, she helped build a hospital in Cambodia. To raise funds locally for the hospital, she filmed a documentary video featuring a Cambodian child who suffered from burns. Her video, which illustrates the situation in Cambodia, helped raise awareness amongst the Singaporean audience as it was screened at a fundraiser here.
Today, she continues to volunteer locally, using her expertise to give back to the community. Her video featuring the work of volunteers from Fei Yue Community Services was recently screened at their volunteer appreciation lunch to commemorate their efforts.
Currently an Account Executive at IDC Asia Pacific, Jade said she wanted a job that would foster her growth in other areas.
She added: “I'd like better work life balance so I can have more time for family as well as my hobbies such as volunteering, which I hope to do more of now I have more stable work hours.”