Mountain Collective Podcast
By Mourad Bahrouch
Mountain Collective PodcastDec 05, 2020
EP 81: Adobe's Head of Education, Partnerships 3D&I, Reveals the Future of Creativity
EP 80: Navigating the World of Brand-Artist Partnerships.
In this podcast episode, Harrison Fox, Head of Strategic Partnerships at Ohlogy in Amsterdam, shares insights into the world of brand and artist partnerships in the music industry. He emphasizes the importance of authenticity and the need for collaborations to make sense for both parties.
Harrison discusses the complexities of negotiating partnerships, the role of music in brand strategy, and the nuanced nature of measuring return on investment. The conversation explores how emerging and underground talent can benefit from brand collaborations and highlights a real-life example showcasing Ohlogy's strength in identifying talent early in their careers. Overall, the episode provides valuable perspectives on navigating the dynamic landscape of music, branding, and partnerships.
(00:00) Harrison Fox
(02:00) Inspiration for Choosing Music Partnerships
(04:00) Journey from Music Enthusiast to Commercial Music
(06:00) Navigating the Intersection of Music, Art, and Commerce
(09:00) Benefits of Brand-Artist Collaborations
(14:00) Navigating Brand-Artist Collaborations
(25:00) Long-Term Strategic Investment
(28:00) Criteria for Brand-Artist Partnerships
(29:00) Importance of Authenticity and Overlap
EP 79: Overcoming Bullying Through the Lens.
Hosted by Mourad, the conversation takes a turn towards humility in the creative space. Mourad applauds Hugo's down-to-earth approach and recounts their meeting at a conference, highlighting Hugo talent and humility. The discussion extends to the challenges of Northern Lights photography, where Hugo details the intricacies involved in capturing these breathtaking moments, emphasizing the importance of location, camera settings, and the unpredictable nature of the lights.
The podcast explores the power of dreams as a creative catalyst. Hugo shares personal stories of nightmares influencing positive changes in his life. The conversation then transitions to the impact of consistency on social media success, with Hugo reflecting on his Instagram journey and the recent surge in followers. As the episode concludes, Hugo envisions a future where he combines his passion for photography with education, aiming to travel the world, capture diverse perspectives, and help others become their best selves through his experiences.
(00:00) Hugo Korhonen
(00:28) Discovering Photography as an Escape
(04:12) Navigating Nature and NFTs
(09:30) Humility in Creativity and Challenges of Northern Lights Photography
(15:45) Dreams as Creative Catalysts
(20:20) Consistency and Social Media Success
(25:55) From Nightmares to Aspiring Educator
EP 78: Future of Orchestration & AI in Musical Storytelling.
In this podcast episode, Kent (https://www.kentmoussault.com/) a Dutch-Japanese orchestra conductor and media composer, discusses his passion for storytelling through music. He shares insights into his musical journey, from early piano lessons to composing and conducting. Kent emphasizes the importance of collaborating with directors and using music to enhance storytelling in opera, film, and games. The conversation delves into the intersection of traditional and modern music, exploring how technology and AI are impacting the industry. Kent believes that while technology can replicate orchestral sounds, the human touch and imperfections in music are irreplaceable.
The podcast also highlights Kent's exciting project, where he combines a live orchestra with an interactive game to engage a new generation of listeners. Kent believes that technology can enhance the musical experience but emphasizes the unique value of human creativity in music.
Overall, this podcast episode explores the evolving landscape of music, technology's role, and the enduring significance of human expression in the world of music.
(00:00) Kent' background (01:00) The curiosity of the audience and Kent's work (03:00) Early exposure to music and journey into conducting (04:00) The Difference between conducting and composing (09:00) Balance between visual and musical worlds in media (17:00) The future of music and technology (15:00) Upcoming project involving a game and a live orchestra (23:00) The value of human imperfection in artistic expression
EP 77: Crafting Powerful Evergreen Films.
In this engaging podcast episode, the host, Mourad, welcomes guest Leo, a director at Blauw Films, a film studio with a unique approach to film production. Blauw Films is all about open source filmmaking, aiming to help aspiring filmmakers achieve their dreams without compromising artistic integrity while ensuring profitability. Leo shares his journey into filmmaking, emphasizing the power of collaborative and strategic thinking to break down barriers and make films as envisioned. He discusses the three key types of assets in filmmaking: digital, physical, and cultural. Digital assets offer short-term high-margin monetization opportunities, while cultural assets are the core of a film's lasting impact, with the potential for long-term value. The conversation delves into the significance of authenticity and evergreen thinking in creating projects that resonate with audiences, drawing parallels between art and business, and the importance of nurturing an artistic vision for sustainable success. The podcast explores how artists can monetize their projects effectively, emphasizing the need to preserve the cultural asset while capitalizing on various income streams. Leo shares a real-life example of how his space film project, "Syntactic Labyrinths," turned research and development into valuable products and revenue, building anticipation for the film's completion. The conversation concludes by highlighting the importance of nature as inspiration and the idea of "farming" ideas, ultimately connecting back to the profound impact and sustainability of art in our lives. The episode promises to be an insightful resource for artists and creators looking to navigate the intricacies of monetizing their projects while staying true to their vision. Timestamps
(00:00) Introduction to Blauw Films (01:00) Leo's Journey into Filmmaking (02:00) The Birth of Blauw Films (03:00) The Potential for Creators (04:00) The Growth of Digital Filmmaking (05:00) The Resilience of the Film Industry (06:00) Types of Assets: Digital, Physical, Cultural (07:00) The Influence of Cultural Assets (08:00) Importance of Long-Term Thinking (09:00) Achieving Evergreen Art (10:00) Opening Up the Audience (11:00) Conveying the Message Authentically (12:00) The Power of Artistry and Nuance (13:00) Evergreen Brands and Artists (14:00) The Role of Symbolic Tones and Melodies (15:00) Understanding Human Nature (16:00) Ancestral Societies' Language (17:00) The Function of Modern Language (18:00) Adapting to Established Systems (19:00) Overcoming Filmmaker Challenges (20:00) Leveraging Technology and Platforms (21:00) Creativity, Balance, and Impact (22:00) Navigating the Film Industry's Ecosystem (23:00) The Role of Storytelling in Society (24:00) Continuity in Human Expression (25:00) The Timeless Nature of Artistry (26:00) Wrapping Up the Conversation
EP 76: Freelancing Pro Tips and Success Stories.
In this captivating podcast, join Joey Pool and Mourad as they explore the world of freelancing, creativity, and entrepreneurship. Discover the secrets to turning your passion into a profitable freelance career, with valuable insights and real-world experiences shared by the hosts. Gain practical advice and inspiration on thriving beyond the 9-to-5 grind. Whether you're a seasoned freelancer or just starting your journey, this masterclass will equip you with the knowledge and motivation to unleash your creative genius and unlock the path to success.
Joey, a freelance illustrator and artist, and Mourad engage in a dynamic conversation about the challenges and intricacies of being a freelance artist. They explore various aspects, including networking, the balance between personal artistic work and business-oriented work, and the journey from taking on any job to selecting the right clients. Joey emphasizes the importance of being visible both online and in real-life meetups while also separating artistic and business mindsets. He advises emerging freelancers to maintain a balance between personal artistic expression and client-oriented work, highlighting the need to protect oneself and manage time effectively. The discussion provides valuable insights for artists seeking to establish themselves in the freelance world and maintain a successful and fulfilling creative career.
(00:00) Joey Pool
(03:00) Challenges of Combining Colors in Art
(04:00) Pursuit of the Perfect Brushstrokes, Colors, and Details
(06:00) Background and Transition to Becoming an Illustrator
(07:00) Importance of Being True to Oneself
(19:00) Relationship Between Personal and Business Work for Freelancers
(22:00) Separate the Business-oriented Side From The Artistic Side
(25:00) Goal of Spending More time On The Artistic Side
EP 75: How One Artist Overcame the Odds to Master Their Craft.
In this captivating podcast episode, we delve into the remarkable journey of a talented character designer Saverio Wielkens who defied the odds to achieve unprecedented success in their craft. From humble beginnings marked by doubt and adversity, our guest shares the inspirational story of their ascent from obscurity to excellence. This episode offers a unique insight into the artist's incredible evolution, shedding light on the struggles they faced and the pivotal moments that shaped their trajectory.
Listeners will gain valuable insights on perseverance, artistic development, and the unyielding pursuit of one's passion. Join us for a transformative exploration of this remarkable journey that transcends conventional narratives, leaving audiences inspired and ready to embark on their path to excellence.
For those seeking an artistic and personal transformation, this episode is a must-listen. Discover how a single individual overcame adversity and honed their craft to reach the pinnacle of their field. Uncover the secrets of their success and learn how you too can surmount obstacles on your journey to greatness. Don't miss this opportunity to be inspired, motivated, and equipped to take your own creative pursuits to new heights.
(00:00) Saverio Wielkens
(02:00) Challenges at Design School
(04:28) Expanding Horizons and Facing Competition
(05:43) Collaboration with Classmates
(09:33) First Internship
(16:44) Challenges & Pursuing Opportunities as a Freelancer
(23:19) Taking Advantage of Networking
(29:20) Future Goals
EP 74: A Dive into Emerging Technologies, Gaussian Splatting & NERF.
In summary, Michael Gula's podcast showcases his entrepreneurial journey in the world of 3D and reality capturing. He discusses the importance of personal branding on LinkedIn, highlights his core business, and explores the exciting future of 3D rendering technologies.
EP 73: Crafting Curiosity into a Career at Warner Bros.
In this interview with Lennart van Kralingen, a motion graphic designer at Warner Brothers / Discovery, he shares his journey in the creative industry. Lennart started with a passion for creativity, attending design school, and gaining experience through internships at broadcasting and production companies. After freelancing for a while, he found a home at Discovery, where he enjoys the creative freedom to experiment with various techniques, from Photoshop to After Effects, and even explores the possibilities of AI. Lennart believes that AI, while still in the early stages, offers incredible potential to save time and enhance efficiency in creative workflows.
Lennart emphasizes the importance of taking risks and trying out new ideas in the creative field. He encourages emerging artists to execute their ideas without fear, as failures can lead to valuable lessons. His core advice is to keep experimenting, embrace the joy that design brings, and stay committed to the creative process while keeping an open mind about emerging technologies like AI, which are set to revolutionize the industry.
EP 72: Designing a Brand that Speaks to Millions.
However, he emphasized that with this increased accessibility, the challenge lies in maintaining authenticity and distinctiveness in branding. Dixon outlined the essence of branding as the creation of a meaningful and authentic relationship between a brand and its audience. This involves establishing a brand's unique perspective, understanding its value to people, and effectively delivering that value through various channels, from voice to comprehensive design systems.
The interview also provided insights into DixonBaxi's comprehensive creative process, spanning multiple stages in their projects, where in-depth audience research plays a pivotal role in crafting strategies that truly resonate with people.
The discussion further explored the impact of technology, such as AI and VR, in the branding realm. Dixon emphasized that technology should serve as a tool to enhance the creative process rather than replace it entirely. While it can expedite certain tasks, human creativity and ideation remain irreplaceable. Additionally, the interview touched on Dixon's personal drive to continue pushing creative boundaries, highlighting the limitless nature of creativity, irrespective of age. Dixon's perspective reinforced the idea that creativity thrives as long as one remains open to learning, collaboration, and adaptation. Overall, the interview provided valuable insights into the dynamic and ever-evolving world of branding, emphasizing the enduring importance of authenticity, thorough audience research, and the unwavering role of creativity in brand development.
EP 71: Learn How to Master the Creative Process like Mischa Rozema.
In this podcast, Mischa Rozema, the founder of The Panics, a film production company, discusses various aspects of creativity and his approach to filmmaking with the podcast host.
Mischa talks about his passion for creating, the importance of staying creative and moving forward, and how technology and AI are impacting the creative process. He emphasizes the uniqueness of human creativity and expresses concerns about AI potentially diluting the creative source. He also discusses his experiences with project setbacks and the importance of staying proactive and motivated in the face of challenges. Overall, Mischa shares his insights into the world of filmmaking and storytelling.
EP 70: Inside the World of Top VFX Studios.
Tomas Sackmann | Senior Character & Creature Artist at DNEG / Asset Artist
" I am a passionate 3D Character and Asset Artist currently working as a Senior Creature Modeler at DNEG Vancouver.
I have been working in 3D since 2011 for different industries such as product design, experiential marketing, events, Interior architecture and 3D visualization. Currently focussing on 3D Character Art, Modeling and asset creation for films and games
In the link below you can see an interview I did for Adobe Substance 3D Magazine about my workflow "
EP 69: Kingdom Of Something.
EP 68: Boost Productivity with AI.
Jung von Matt is – in terms of awards for both creativity and efficiency – the most successful advertising agency group in German-speaking countries. The agency offers its clients creative and efficient marketing communication across all channels and disciplines. Jung von Matt was founded in Hamburg in 1991 and today, 30 years later, acts as a non-listed corporation with agencies in Germany, Austria, South Korea, Switzerland, Sweden, Poland, the Czech Republic, UK, USA and China. There are many big names amongst their list of customers such as adidas, BMW, Bosch, DFB, EDEKA, Haribo HUAWEI, Hyundai, NIVEA, Sixt and Vodafone.
EP 67: Time to Level Up Your Freelancing Career with Digital Fashion.
Suza Vos | Digital Fashion Artist
"I am pivoting my focus to be an independent digital fashion artist. I am a true believer that within the creator economy, artists can take their own responsibility. Now more than ever, we can be so directly in contact with our audience on a global scale. Together with you, I would like to grow my brand. Please contact me for questions or collaborations. "
EP 66: How to Harness the Full Power of AR, VR, and AI.
A new media to reach a new generation. A new generation that is tired of regular ads and all the noise. They have learned to distinguish businesses that try to push their products down their throats from businesses that can actually add value to their lives. Use augmented reality to your advantage and learn how you can add value to the lives of your target group. Whether you’re an influencer, brand or advertising agency: Arfected builds engaging and attention-grabbing immersive tech, like AR filters, interactive 3D experiences or even virtual stores.
EP 65: Discover the Essential Skills, Work-Flows, and Effort for Success.
EP 64 DIRECTOR: How to Stay Motivated.
Menno Fokma is a director & digital artist living in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His portfolio spans commercials, music videos, moving digital content & stills.
Menno’s work often distinguish by their surreal character,
a stylised and high visual standard and a certain sensitivity. Fluent movement and rhythm are key to emphasise the dreamlike character of his work.
With years of experience as a 3D motion artist he has
established a hands on approach to directing. He is able to accomplish technical and visual solutions for the execution of films and artwork by mixing film, photography and CGI.
He worked for clients like: Moncler, Adidas, Skyteam, Rituals, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Toyota, G-Star, River Island, MTV, Stedelijk Museum and Universal Records.
EP 63 CGI: Observations 3D Artists must practice.
"Before launching CAVE Academy, I worked as a VFX Trainer for the multi Oscar-winning VFX studio, DNEG London, published and co-authored a number of books for 3D Total, and created training content for 3D Total, 3D Artist and CG Circuit.My role at DNEG included designing and delivering training on all stages of the DNEG VFX pipeline from onset data acquisition, to assets and shots, and creating and maintaining the in-house documentation covering pipeline, workflows and best practices.Since the launch of CAVE Academy in 2018, we have released over 10 on-demand courses, and run numerous online, in-person and remote training courses for companies such as: Framestore, Rebellion, Union, BlueBolt, Clear Angle Studios, BBC Media (Tunisia), Lumine Studios (Indonesia), Bournemouth University, Filmakademie, NFTS and Creative Media Skills.My relationships with industry have also allowed me to continue working directly on production projects. Currently, I am supporting Clear Angle Studios with their Asset team, Bentley/Paramex on their car configurator, and many other companies on pipeline design and workflow support."
EP 62 DIRECTOR: Love, Passion & Work.
CHRISTIAN ZSCHUNKE | Creative Director at Sehsucht.
Christian is telling engaging stories in colourful pictures at Sehsucht for over 12 years. Stories for small start ups and big tech giants alike. Stories for clients, viewers and himself. He combines a passion for graphic design and simple shapes to visualize complex topics in new and unexpected ways.His work as designer has been met with critical acclaim, and his work as a director with enthusiasm by the international clients he has worked for. Despite all the fun he has, creating an eclectic range of styles, what he cares about most is the story behind his designs. He believes that a good design without a good story is just another beautiful picture in today's vast visual ocean.
Christians Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_colourful.pictures_/
Directors page at Sehsucht: https://sehsucht.de/directors/christian-zschunke/
LAURA ALBANI | Directors Representative at Sehsucht.
Berlin born and Barcelona bred, Laura always loved movies, specially the cute animated ones.After realising she probably wont be a rich academy award winning actor herself, neither an animated figure, right after graduating school, she decided to rather start her career behind the camera. From audio post- & music-production, her way went quite speedy into other areas of the commercial production world - always driven by her need to gather an overall understanding for the full "making a movie" process. After working as a producer, she understood the undeniable fact: what makes a film beautiful is always the team behind it, the artists, in each little segment and process of movie making. Since 2018 she's representing artist from VFX/3D and post production, 2019 she founded her own agency specialised on Sound Artists. In 2021 she started working as Talent Manager for Production Houses, and shifted over to Sehsucht in 2022, to look for great talents to work with, whilst representing Sehsucht's amazing Directors and Creatives Roster.
EP 61 ART: Building trust in the digital age.
" I am a fashion designer and 3D art director. I combine these two disciplines to create a unique style of digital fashion art, designing fashion products and capturing 3D-rendered photography and film to showcase my creative ideas.
I studied at Central Saint Martins Menswear program, and I have also trained at Parsons School of Design for fashion illustrations. With a decent background in fashion design, 3D art, and motion graphics, I have the ability to turn virtual 3D products into reality, bridging the gap between the digital and physical worlds.
My work is characterized by its simplicity and minimalism, with a focus on bold and striking colors to create a strong sense of contrast. My aim is to create designs that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also innovative and thought-provoking.
With the blend of my skills and vision, I am paving the way for a new era of digital fashion art, pushing the boundaries of what is possible and redefining the relationship between fashion and technology."
EP 60 FIGHTER: mentality to stay in control.
During his childhood, Richard faced a period of uncertainty. However, it was through engaging in competitive fighting that he discovered a newfound sense of discipline and the right mindset. This experience unleashed his creative energy and ignited his entrepreneurial spirit. Richard is driven by the belief that establishing and nurturing businesses can profoundly enhance lives. He understands that by focusing on the controllable aspects of life, one can generate momentum and sustain it over time.
Through his venture, Mind Elevators, Richard, alongside his partners, actively engages with young professionals, imparting essential skills to help them lead purposeful and empowered lives. In addition to this he owns a gym and a real estate company. www.mindelevators.nl for more info or if you want to reach out to Richard.
EP 59 SELF DEV: How to stay consistent.
Romain Guillon is a 3D artist, art director, and educator from France.
His work is driven by complex simulations and unique concepts.
His goal is to give back to the community by teaching everything he has learned through his diverse experiences with clients like Adidas, Chanel, L'Oréal, and more.
EP 58 SOCIAL MEDIA: From 0 to 36K+ followers on Instagram.
Solwhi Park is a Freelancer who was born in South Korea in the year 2001. Presently, he is based in Toronto and pursing the Graphic Design program at Seneca College of Arts and Animation His work has garnered recognition from reputable organizations such as Monthly Design Magazine Korea, DNMD Magazine Korea, Neocha Shanghai, Sabukaru Magazine Tokyo, Dreck Magazine UK and among others. Furthermore, Solwhi Park has collaborated with renowned clients including SM Entertainment Inc, Miller Draft, NCT WayV, and Coloso Korea.
EP 57 FREELANCE: How to successfully work from anywhere.
Currently engaged in a series of work inspired by nature and spirals.
34 years. Freelance 3D Artist. Based in Amsterdam. Digital Nomad often working from Bangkok and Seoul.
EP 56 ANIMATION: Berthold gone wild, process explained.
"Kick-off meeting. Script. Storyboard. Visual treatment. Voice over. Audio design. For some, those may sound like words from an unknown language. We decided to clarify some things by making our own animated video about our own animation process, just like we love and know how to."
If you’re looking for calming advice, look for PANIC – animation studio, which combines head-turning storytelling, exceptional craft and outstanding client service. Their attention to detail, style, and execution has allowed them to successfully enter the front doors of Netflix, Uber, Google, Jetblue, and many others!
EP 55 GENERATIVE AI: Top things you should know.
EP 54 FOUNDER: From concept to commercialisation explained by Alicia Wiid.
CoLab Consulting launched in May 2018, inspired by the fast-growing number of fashion and apparel start-ups and SMEs in the face of continued market challenges in the retail industry. Determined to continuously push the boundaries of fashion through collaboration, our vision is to empower your business with proven best practices to optimise your product creation cycle.
EP 53 WEB3: Find W3orld treasures and win one of the 3 gifts.
EP 52 CEO: Rob Sloan explains the power of virtual production
At Orbis Tabula, we believe in the power of digital twins.
By creating accurate, interactive 3D models of physical assets and spaces, we are able to revolutionize the way businesses and organizations interact with their world.
Our team of experts has extensive experience in a variety of market segments, including Architecture, Engineering, and Construction, the Entertainment industry, and Historical Preservation. Using cutting-edge technologies such as LiDAR, photogrammetry, and game engines, we are able to create digital twins that are not only visually stunning but also highly functional and informative.
But we don’t just stop at creation – we also offer a range of consulting services to help our clients fully utilize the potential of their digital twins. From asset modeling and game engine integration to technical guidance, we have the expertise to help our clients succeed in an increasingly digital world. So why wait? Let’s bring your projects to life with the power of digital twins.
EP 51 Ai: G-Star first denim designed by artificial intelligence.
Maximilian Rabe Senior Designer at G-Star RAW
“ I am an Apparel Designer and 3D Visual Artist, currently based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Originally from Berlin, I studied Fashion Design at ESMOD School of Design. With an emphasis on technical design, my interest in the complexity of design and functionality was formed. From then on I sought out opportunities that challenged me on a creative and technical level.”
Giovanni Cimino 3D Designer and Men's Knitwear Designer
“ Italian product and fashion designer, currently based in Amsterdam. Jazz and hi-tech lover, I try to combine improvisation and planning. I am curious and meticulous, I like to converse and work with order. I’m looking for the essence of things so that they’re not just an end in themselves.”
CREATING THE FUTURE OF DENIM
EP 50 PRODUCT MANAGER: Maxon on the future of Ai.
Award winning Compositor / Generalist / PM: Alexandru Niculin is a product manager at Maxon. A 3D computer animation, modeling, simulation, and rendering software.
EP 49 MOTION DESIGN: PlusOne's Philipp Hartmann talks Ai after effects on the industry.
Philipp Hartmann is a 3D Motion Designer helping global brands find new ways of expression. Being naturally curious he gained hands-on experience at onformative, a studio for digital art and design and working for clients such as Adobe, Samsung and Ars Electronica. Now at PlusOne Amsterdam, an independent creative studio crafting award-winning design and motion graphics working as a Houdini Artist creating procedural systems and abstract simulations, as well as doing lighting and shading in Redshift.
EP 48 FREELANCE: How to be an obsessive excellent human being and freelancer.
What is a client relationship really?
Adrián Morán Molinero has previously freelanced with tech giants :
" I’m a Freelance Motion Designer & Character Animator & Illustrator, from Barcelona, with devotion for colors, shapes and movement.
Always focused on concept and message. Using any tool or technique which is needed to express and transmit the message. Through animation or illustration, always with simple shapes and powerful colors, where the main point is the message.
Always open to learn, improve my skills and collaborate with other creative people.
Have any project in mind, let’s talk bout it!!
EP 47 WEB3: Lacoste's 3D Design Engineer tools, workflows and future views on 3D, WEB3 and Ai.
"I push the boundaries of how 3D is used within Lacoste PCL.
My primary focus is on the design and development of new footwear. I also create 3D renders in place of physical samples, as well as animations for both sell in tools and global product launches.
I work closely with footwear designers, developers and Asia factories to drive new design through mainline, SMU and future concept projects.
I also work across performance led briefs, where 3D has helped to iterate designs quickly with technicity and manufacturability in mind. Often, I will use Grasshopper and Rhino 3D to generate upper patterns and outsole textures/treads that can be modified to meet the specific design requirements of these complex briefs.
By pushing 3D and implementing new ways in working, I have been able to streamline processes, delivering better results in a shorter space of time, with less samples being made.
I believe that 3D can be used smartly to lead a more sustainable approach to footwear design, adding value across design, development and marketing.
Key skills: Product modelling and visualization (Rhino, KeyShot), algorithmic design (Grasshopper), 3D printing, animation, Adobe Suite, 3D printing"
EP 46 The story behind the abandoned supercars by The Dizzy Viper (Hint of Mint)
In this episode we talk about the journey of the 3D Visual Artist from Italy on his Daily Renders.
We focus on the supercars posts, if you haven't seen it, check out his instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedizzyviper/
Also, he is a partner at the ecofriendly & curated NFT boutique: https://hintofmint.io/
EP 45 DIRECTOR: Burnout recovery of Mathijs
"Clients I've worked for include: Adobe, Hermès, The New Yorker, TedX, FX, Adidas, Nike, Google, Android, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Paddle, Spotify, Tycho, Jesper Ryom, and more.
Studios I’ve worked with include: Buck, Oddfellows, Ordinary Folks, Giant Ant, Gunner and more.
My name is Mathijs Luijten and I'm a dutch freelance Senior animator / Director based in Sydney, Australia.
I've worked in the creative industry for 13 years (time flies when you’re having fun!)
My first 4 years were as an in-house animator at two great creative agencies, teaching me the importance of client centered concepting / designing. The next 3 years I spend at two exciting animation studios, perfecting my animation moves. After a short period of freelancing I took on a senior role at Buck Sydney, one of my all-time favourite studios in the world, for 3 years. These days I freelance my way around the world, striving to perfect the art of storytelling and the many ways a story can be brought to life."
EP 44 STORYTELLER: “The Journey of Self” with storytelling visual artist Joshua Abebrese.
Joshua believes that everybody and anything has a story but not always a voice. Through his own ongoing Journey of Self was he able to see his own story and rediscover his voice that led to the creation of ‘CONNECTED’, as a way to aid others in seeing and telling their unique story, in order to find their own voice.
Parts of ‘CONNECTED’ called ’CONNECTED’ “The Mandem Story” was shown in the Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam (Foam) as part of the group exhibition called Disconnect early 2022 and subsequently served as the bedrock of the concept for MAKERS VAN NOORD.
MAKERS VAN NOORD is part of a research program (Centrinno) by The European Union (EU) spread over 9 European pilot cities in order to research the posibilities of how can we turn industrial, historical heritage sites and areas into creative, cultural production centres called Fab City Hubs, that:
1. work with the ecological challenges of our time
2. stimulate a diverse, inclusive, innovative economy for the city
3. and use heritage as a catalyst for innovation and social inclusion?
In this episode Joshua also briefly touches on his next project called ‘ReCONNECTED’ and the great and largely unharvested powers of our good memories and the rol the limbic system plays in this.
Link to ‘CONNECTED’:
MAKERS VAN NOORD:
EP 43 DIRECTOR: GMUNK's journey.
GMUNK is a visionary whose creativity and innovation span a diverse range of mediums, and has established himself as one of the top visual design directors in the world. Utilizing a fusion of psychedelic themes and richly textured palettes, his signature style is enigmatic, atmospheric, and metaphysical – much like the Munky himself. https://linktr.ee/gmunk https://gmunk.com/Information
EP 42 DIRECTOR: Johan van Aalst explores new modern education ways.
"We at sQuare show ourselves and our work through exhibitions, showcases and talks in our own house and the Tolhuistuin."
EP 41 DAO: Advisory board member of Metaverse Fashion Council Simon Mikolajczyk talks DAO.
" I started my career in my father's marketing company- at first, helping him with various projects, from finding new customers to create social media campaigns, and then I had to be Ceo ad interim because of his hospitalization. I maintained the company, that included working with Media-Saturn holding and Nivea, negotiations of new contracts and finding new partners.
In that time I also founded my first own businesses, Hype'n'hate.pl and Fity.pl- a lifestyle online magazine and online platform for exchanging style photos.
Then, after 3rd position in the First Step into Business by Adam Mickiewicz University, competition for young entrepreneurs I co-founded fashion e-commerce start-up Neat Store that dominated Polish social media channels and was very high in e-commerce rankings thanks to online marketing campaigns and very well located showroom/boutique. During this project, my primary role was brand/social media/business development management, creating a membership program, events organization.
After 5 years in Berlin, MaisonDAO project was started at the end of 2021.
Decentralized Metaverse Gallery for digital art and fashion, located in EDGEcity. Join the revolution now!"
EP 40 FOUNDER: Fight District Amsterdam's Richard van der Put talks fighters mental drive.
At Fight District, no two people are alike. And that's our greatest strength.
EP 39 FOUND: Meaningful work is fundamental. Dan Moore & Clayton Welham tell us how & why.
Found creates extraordinary visual content for the world’s most discerning brands. Found are artists and storytellers who fuse 3D motion design with film craft and technology to create content that’s imaginative, innovative and impactful.
EP 38 NFT: Rarible's Evgeniy Medvedev talks about the future of digital assets.
Digital & Brand marketing professional with 10+ years of experience in sports & entertainment at global, European, and local levels. I enjoy building meaningful campaigns that bring people joy, producing creative that shapes culture, and learning as much as possible from brilliant minds along the way.
EP 37 FOUNDER: Mr.Frank AKA Miguel Teixeira talks balance in company growth
Founder and creative Director at Mr.Frank talks on the ups and downs of running a company, adding true value to the Metaverse and investing in NFT and Crypto.
EP 36 DIRECTOR: Simon Holmedal, from passion to director/3D artist.
Talking with Simon Holmedal about his journey to become the director of Panoply.
EP 35 FOUNDER: Media.Monks Wesley ter Haar journey.
A journey from building Media.Monks, Metaverse, NFT to favourite movie of Wesley ter Haar.
EP 34 METAVERSE: Exciting news with Edmund Howard on the journey to the METAVERSE
Helping brands navigate the metaverse. (Branded) content expert with experience in helping leading brands tell meaningful stories at a global and local level. International background and raised bilingually (English & Dutch)
Past and present clients include: BMW, PlayStation, Unilever, Bacardi Group, Rabobank, The UN.
EP 33 METAVERSE: How to make your own Metaverse avatar?
MSc Software Engineer / Game Development Generalist
Unity3D / Full-Stack Web / Blender.
EP 32 NFT: Simple Guid to start minting
Sidharth Vohra: A self-taught Digital Artist from New Delhi dwelling into the world of Motion Graphics and Animation!
A minimalist at heart and content writer.
Art speaks better than words: