Photo Editor, The Straits Times
“He's been a joy to work with and has done very well during his time with us. I believe he will continue to excel and do well in his future endeavours.”
Agency Development Lead, Facebook Asia Pacific
“Kai Wen is amazing. He has a very fast turnaround time and is constantly on the lookout for great candid moments. We have worked with him for the past two years and his eye for details makes him an invaluable asset.”
Entrepreneur, Lifesparks Studios
“We've been working with Kai Wen for more than four years and he has never failed to deliver exciting photos and videos for us!”
Talent Manager (SEAPAC Cluster)
Air Liquide Pte Ltd
“We’ve received countless praises from the team with regards to Kai Wen’s work. We hope to work with him very soon on more upcoming projects.”
Jeanine Lim, Organising Committee, SMU Film Festival 2010
(One Room Flat)
"There were three rounds of judging involving ten judges from academia as awell as the art and film industry. One Room Flat was a frontrunner in each round. The judges agreed that the film was not only technically well done with beautiful cinematography, but the treatment of the subject matter was also done in a sensitive and respectful manner."
"Contrary to what one might expect from such a subject matter, the film does not make the viewer feel sorry for the people living in one room flats. Instead, it brings out the strong communal ties that exist for those people, bringing out a positive note. It was also noted that the film was not just another well made cookie-cutter piece, because the way the filmmakers were able to interact with with their subjects brought out something special."
Ms Koh Joh Ting, Journalism Lecturer, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
"Kai Wen has consistently been a highly motivated student. He excelled in Documentary production, Photojournalism, and Print Journalism, while freelancing for Lianhe Zaobao during his polytechnic days. His writing reflects a keen eye for detail, and his photographs that accompany it speaks volumes."
"His creativity, humility, and reliability makes him a joy to work with. I believe he has the technical competence, temperament, as well as the drive to make a valuable contribution to any news organisation he works for."
Mr Chia Mia Chiang, Principal, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
"The staff advisors for m:idea were most impressed with his professionalism as well as leadership skills. He was able to improvise and make creative use of limited equipment, producing outstanding work. As a leader, he exercised good initiative in coaching over twenty photographers during his internship."
"He has a ready smile and a commendable attitude towards his work. I am confident that Kai Wen will be an asset to any organisation he joins."
Mr Craig Brand McTurk, Lecturer, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
"I feel that he is strong in every aspect of film and video production: project organisation and conception, execution and delivery, team dynamics and reliability. I would definitely place him among the top 10% of the students that I have taught during my eight years of teaching at Ngee Ann."