MICHAEL YIP

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I'm Michael Yip

I am a video producer and photographer by profession. As a photographer, one of my core skills is in dance event photography, as one of only a handful of photographers experienced in covering dance events, performances and portraits. I got a chance to countries around the Asian region capturing visuals to help participants of the events immortalize their moments. If you are interested in bringing me over to your festivals/events. Just head over to the contact section and drop me a message.

Through GEMNUINE - the idea co., my team and I also provides Brand Management and PR services. Our core expertise is in helping brands evolve and attract the current market. We also provides Digital Marketing and Management services, from web designs to social media management. Drop me an email today at mike@gemnuine.com and let us know how you want us to help you.

If you are stumped by the photo, yes, I dance as well, mainly Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, West Coast Swing and Argentine Tango. I have since stopped performing due to injuries but if you are looking for performers for corporate events/functions/parties/festivals. Do drop me a message as well as I manages some of the dance teams that is currently making the rounds performing for various clients.


Education
Kolej Bandar Utama/Central St. Martin

Diploma in Arts and Design

Kolej Damansara Utama

Diploma in Telecommunication Engineering

SMK Damansara Utama

SPM


Experience
Photographer/Video Producer

MIKE YIP STUDIO

Branding and PR

GEMNUINE - the idea co.

Digital Marketing Solutions

Abood Media Sdn Bhd


My Skills
Photography and Video Production
Brand Management and Solutions
Public Relations
Digital Marketing Solutions

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Confirmed Bookings for 2018

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Confirmed Destinations for 2018

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Confirmed Dance Festivals for 2018

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Talks Confirmed for 2018

WHAT CAN MY TEAM DO

Photography and Video Production

As our core business, this is what we are good at, capturing visuals that brings out the best for your brand.

Branding and PR

Through GEMNUINE, we specializes in helping brands redevelop, redefine and create a comprehensive marketing strategies reach the target market.

Social Media Marketing

Abood Media Sdn Bhd's core strenght in Digital Marketing Services focuses on Social Media Management and promotions.

Web Design

We also design and revamp websites as part of Abood Media Sdn Bhd's services.

Live Event Streaming Production

As part of a new offering from MIKE YIP STUDIO and partners, we also provides Live Streaming services for Events through dedicated sites or onto social media platforms.

Efficient

We pride ourselves at being good and efficient in what we do and we always try our best to deliver services that exceeds our client's expectations.

I also blogs

Do's & Don't's of Social Dancing - Social Dance Etiquette


Recently, we have been getting reports of some guys taking advantage of the ladies while on the social dance floors, predominantly the newer dancers to the social dancing scene. Sure accidental moves do happen on the dance floor but when the person is doing it on purpose, that's a big No No.

With that in mind, just thought I'd put up a list of Social Dance Do's and Don'ts or Social Dance Etiquette that friends/dancers should keep in mind. These are basically mantras instructors drill into all new students when we first started dancing, so it's nothing new, but after a while, there's a need to have some reminder. Right? If you feel that I left out any, do add on by commenting below.

DO


  • Lead or escort your partner onto the dance floor and off (at the end of the dance)
  • Dance the entire song - unless you feel uncomfortable, then you can and have the rights to excuse yourself. (especially the ladies)
  • Smile and look at your partner when dancing! It's a social dance, not a job.
  • Stay hydrated - Drink more water, we wouldn't want you to collapse half way into the night because you forgot to drink water.
  • CHANGE your clothes if you know you are going to sweat a lot! Your partner doesn't want to cling onto a sweaty person throughout the whole song, especially when there's close-holds involved.
  • Ask people you don't know to dance, social dance is a good way to make new friends and grow as a dancer. Why dance with the same people you dance with at class when you can experience a different way to lead/follow a new dancer and make new friends at the same time?
  • Respect Personal Space! - Not all followers are comfortable with the lead dancing too closed to her. Respect the follower's space and let her enjoy the dance. She'll definitely come around to look for you to dance again later.
  • Pay Attention to other dancers on the floor - You're not competing for space, you are not the only one dancing on the floor. Watch where you are going, watch where your hands is flying so you don't knock into other dancers or get stomped on when you get into other people's space.
  • Thank the partner at the end of the dance - Be courteous.
  • At the end of the night, if you know the lady came alone, Do Walk Her To Her Vehicle! Be a Gentleman, a lady will respect you more if you just take a bit of your time to walk her to her vehicle. Especially in venues that's dark/quiet.




DON'T:


  • Don't reject a dance - We are there to dance after all, and most dancers will try to dance with as many dancers as they can through the night. Unless the person is a creep or you are uncomfortable with the person. There are always situation where you should say No.
  • Dont Judge - Everyone was a beginner once, so were you. Don't judge a person just because he/she doesn't know as much style/steps/moves as you. Remember, you were in their shoes once.
  • Don't be offended - It's nothing personal, there are occasion when a dancer turns you down. They might have danced for a few songs straight and needed a break.
  • Don't be intimidated - You might see other dancers executing impressive moves while you only have what you learn in the studio, be confident and try out those moves! The dance floor is the best way to practice what you learn and like the old saying goes, Practice Makes Perfect.
  • Don't take advantage - This is the serious one. You might think that a person is new to the scene and you try to be cheeky and take advantage of the person. You'd be surprise that people are watching what's happening on the dance floor, words will get around if you did something offensive and you can't blame people if they start avoiding you. Social Dance Night organizers HAVE THE RIGHTS to Reject you or Ban you from the venue(s) when there's enough complains from other dancers.

Do remember that social dancing is a great way make new friends, to meet up with fellow dancers/friends after a long day of work and great form of exercise, it's not a meat market and it's not a place for you to hunt for preys. Do unto others what you want others to do to you. 


What to wear on your 1st day at work?


These days, many companies have begun to relax on their rules for employees but that doesn't mean that you should just show up on the 1st day of work in your pajamas or t-shirts and shorts. Like the good old saying goes "First Impression Matters".

Whether you are an intern or ready to start your career with the company, how you dress to work makes an impression.And you really don’t want to mess that up.

Stylist Andreas Rose says that in some cases, an inappropriate wardrobe choice can even call into question their commitment to work.

Tricks to find out what to wear to the new job

“You’ll get an idea during the job interview what the company’s dress code is,” says Rose.

A glance at the company’s website may also help.

Colour or no colour?

“Dress yourself as simply and as un-colourful as possible,” says Rose, especially if it is your first day.

You may be viewed as a newbie in a new place and showing up overly colourful may not be helpful.

Rose recommends choosing a muted wardrobe as a sign that you are ready to integrate.

Grey, blue and brown are the colours of choice in this case, but not black.

Don’t show up in black

“For me, black symbolises power and dominance,” says Rose.

Therefore, black is not suitable for someone in the position of an apprentice.

But what if your coworkers dress stylishly? Should you follow?

Well, that depends on what the type of work is.

In the world of cosmetics and fashion, it’s possible that a business will provide a dress code or even a uniform.

Otherwise, Rose believes there are clear no-nos.

“Do not do anything to highlight the hips, bottom or cleavage.”

Skirts should be no shorter than the width of the palm of one hand above the knee, and shoulders should always be covered.

“Just how much I match my colleagues’ style depends on my own personality. Perhaps I’m aiming to achieve a very reserved look in the beginning,” says Rose.

“Definitely do not wear a belly top to work,” says the stylist.

Trendy cutouts or pants with holes should also not be worn in the workplace.

What about makeup?

Although it’s important to take care of your appearance at work, Rose advises against wearing too much makeup.

“It’s best to pick natural tones,” he says.

Rose also recommends highlighting the eyes rather than the lips.

A deep red lipstick will send the wrong signal.

And the fingernails?

An employer may ask for fingernails to be kept short for safety or hygiene reasons.

Rose recommends that women should have short nails and not use eye-catching varnish.

“Those types of fingernails always signal for me a desire not to work.”

Customers don’t like to be dealt with by cosmeticians with long fingernails.

And the hair?

When it comes to hair, an employer may ask for it to be tied back for reasons of hygiene.

A good outfit can quickly lead to success with customers.

Find a good set of attire and some well-chosen accessories.

“Definitely place emphasis on value. That’s a sign, for me, of professional competence,” says Rose.
Budget

You don’t need to have a big budget for clothing.

Rose recommends designing your wardrobe around the modular system of a certain brand.

For example, you may want to get a skirt that matches more than one blouse or shirt.

Another example would be a nice blazer that can be worn with either a skirt or pants.

The trick is, when one piece of clothing wears out, you can easily replace it without having to get a completely new outfit.

Source: dpa

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