EK Podcast Interview: Embers & Dust

Just longer than 9 minutes, this short film takes the viewer back to the evening of October 30th, 1938 where Orson Welles’ voice was vibrating across radio waves, bringing word of an invading alien army from Mars. And although the audio was performed as a Halloween special called “War of the Worlds”, the theatricality and…

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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: 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: Overview the Movie

Overview is a fantastic movie that explores the rather undervalued phenomenon that is the planet Earth.  Alone in a sea of nothing, with seemingly lifeless neighbors, we are truly aboard an Ark, whose health is tantamount in the survival of the human race.  Taking it’s name from the idea of the ‘Overview Effect’ – the experience astronauts…

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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: 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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JR’s Interview with TED

JR flyposts large b/w photographic images in public locations in a manner which is similar to the built environment by the graffiti artist. He states that the street is “the largest art gallery in the world.” originally starting out on the streets of Paris. He’s been literally all over the map, also featured him several…

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CHAOS CINEMA: EK INTERVIEW

CHAOS CINEMA is a well thought out video essay by Matthias Stork, administered by Indiewire’s journalistic blog PRESS PLAY.  I would like to say that I saw Drive, and it is the antithesis to chaos cinema. I think, but what do I know, I’m just a cake-loving bunny.

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