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: 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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