EK Interview: Jean-Paul Frenay

Jean-Paul Frenay is a visual artist currently based in Brussels, Belgium that has touched upon a healthy palette of media bases such as: film, VFX, performance pieces, interaction installations, experimental video, photography, and even music (I, The Phoneix). With such a busy schedule, we here at EK were more than appreciative to have him take…

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EK Interview: Defasten

Montreal-based motion-VFX-filmmaker Patrick Doan (running under the name of Defasten) presents a bulk of his work through geometrical layers of abstract subject matter. Our conversations with the artist helped us reveal how computer graphics become a tool for storytelling and expression. Check out the Q&A interview after the jump!

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EK Interview: Dark Matters

Copenhagen-based studio Dark Matters consists of only a handful of multi-talented creatives constantly experimenting with the dual nature of light and shadow. Their endeavors share no analog or digital bias, but rather a mutual hybridization that has allowed them to generate spectacular videos and live visuals. Check out the exclusive Empty Kingdom interview with said…

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EK Interview: Carl Burton

Back near the end of September 2012 I stumbled upon a short film entitled SHELTER (posted here). At first, it was a nostalgic blow to the head for me, but as soon as the film progressed further and further into its purely visual / non-dialogue-driven form of storytelling, I was hooked. My expectations were continually…

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EK Interview: Chris Boyle

No matter what the medium, Chris Boyle will utilize anything within the reaches of his artistic grasp to create it. Storytelling becomes the key to Boyle’s drive, while live events, short film, music video, video games, animation, and you-name-it become the paint to his canvas. Read more from our one-to-one interview after the jump!

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EK Interview: Kevin Margo

Kevin Margo is a VFX / CG extraordinaire currently working at Blur Studios in Los Angeles, California, who recently made his directorial debut with the sci-fi influenced short entitled GROUNDED. I had the opportunity to do a bit of Q&A with Mr. Margo about his latest endeavors, current career choices, and personal creative insights. Check out…

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EK Interview: Ori Toor

Ori Toor is an animator and illustrator based out of Tel Aviv, Israel. Whether it be a still or moving image, everything starts with a simple pencil stroke. The painstakingly meticulous nature of his works can be exemplified in his latest music video Evoking Spirits. A simple yet inspiring piece that gave me the initial…

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EK Interview: Filter Foundry

* UPDATE * (2012-07-25) // To all fellow artists and EK patrons, for a limited time offer by the end of July, the portfolio networking hub Filter Foundry is dishing out free lifetime basic memberships amped with a few select professional-grade perks. Check out the important access info after the jump!

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EK Interview: Ji Yong Ho

Ji Yong Ho (featured on EK in the past both here and here, and also on our Top 100 of 2011) is an amazing sculptor from Seoul, South Korea. Through a multitude of dirt, clay, and tire parts, Ji has amassed a collection of impressive and larger-than-life naturalistic beast-mutants. Why the mix of animals and rubber you…

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EK Interview: Brian Dettmer

Brian Dettmer is worried about the future of physical information. As we continue to trek toward an era solely dependent on digital content (if we already haven’t), we begin to lose sight of where its emotional / original source came from. Fortunately, Dettmer’s book-sculptures resonate as individual beacons to a past medium we should never…

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EK Interview: Polynoid

Polynoid is a CG animation studio based out in Berlin, Germany. The team’s stunningly beautiful work thus far is merely a testament to their devotion to conceptual design and storytelling. The main Polynoid family consists of Jan Bitzer, Ilija Brunck, Csaba Letay, Fabian Pross and Tom Weber. Their strides in both commercial and independent projects have…

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EK Interview: Lissy Elle

Lissy Elle is a dreamer of fantastical proportions. Luckily, she always has her camera handy to share her imagination to the world. Creatively spontaneous and already immensely driven by her passion for photography, Ms. Elle has compiled a style uniquely akin to Wonderland and beyond.

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EK Interview: Alexandre Lehmann

Alexandre Lehmann (running under the aliases of Ricardo Montalban and Zzzzra) is an artistic craftsman who works within the realms of dub techno creation and 3D fractal construction. It’s always great to see someone in firm control of both the visuals and audio. Lehmann was more than happy to contribute to this interview, and I couldn’t…

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EK Interview: Edmund Yeo

Malaysian writer / director Edmund Yeo has an impressive, award-winning, and constantly evolving filmography. He’s a stand up guy, who not only contributed to this interview, but also graciously allowed us to premiere his latest short Last Fragments of Winter at EK’s A Movie Night With James Kyson (Mark your calendars for March 3, 2012)! 

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