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JoFoLand

Posted by Ariel Nishli on 14 September 2012

JoJo Fong is surprisingly soft-spoken for the force behind such soul-stirring imagery and animation. Surreal, contemplative and cleansing, her work is a reminder that style and substance go hand-in-hand. It’s sad at times and even ventures into the violent and surreal, yet retains the sensibility of an anime comic book. Regardless of whether the subject matter is genocide in Indonesia or a sad, young robot that’s just very far from home, a trip to JoFoLand is never short on humanity...

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Arlo Enemark

Posted by Ariel Nishli on 14 September 2012

ArloSpend a few minutes speaking with an entrepreneur about their tech startup, and the image of an old Vaudeville act springs to mind. These mavens wear a variety of hats while simultaneously spinning a stack of plates. Arlo Enemark, aside from hosting ITV series Pro Juice, boasts the title of digi-DJ, and unofficially, guerrilla artist cheerleader. He’s exemplary of today’s multitasking hustler, but don’t make the mistake of pigeonholing him. Arlo’s style is undeniably unique. For starters, he sports a Fu Manchu moustache...

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Spoonbill

Posted by Ariel Nishli on 14 September 2012

JimIn Episode 5 of Pro Juice, we meet electronic music producer Jim Moynihan, the man behind the bird. He talks technically about the 100+ tracks required to create an all-encompassing beat, gets into his organization method (color coded, by frequency), and how he scours live session recordings for bits of gold that eventually become thru lines for a complex multi-genre song. It’s all quite complicated, but as any artist knows, simple is complicated.

And Spoonbill’s finished product is just that. Simple. Sleek. Elegant. His music is an amalgamation of various styles and genres that blend together into something entirely unique. Airborne’s track “Catfish” sounds...

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DARKITECHTURE

Posted by Ariel Nishli on 14 September 2012

PekkaJust what exactly is a VJ? If you’re thinking of that dreadlocked fellow on MTV introducing the next music video, you’re way, way off. VJ’s, like DJ’s, are artists; visual artists that provide the mind-bending graphics displays at various events. Their work ranges from that killer interactive floor display at your local shopping center to the mind-bending light show at the last Coldplay concert you attended. As for Darkitechture’s spin on the growing art form, let’s just say it’s not uncommon for him to pack a few hundred feet of mosquito netting...

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Dropbear Digital

Posted by Koldcast.TV on 7 September 2012

jonoDropbear Digital produces motion graphics, animations, award-winning videos, documentaries, and visual communications. Dropbear has worked on everything from cute commercial spots for Purina dog food to hip-hop artist Lotek’s mind-bending music videos. In Episode 1 of Pro Juice, the brain behind the brand, Jonathan Chong, chats about the process for creating Spoonbill’s music video “Feather Leather.” He’s the finest example of how being nimble while staying true to your vision is a critical balancing act to master if you’re going to survive the jungle that is indie digital arts.

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