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A motion control test film by DuckEye developed from 'Iatrogenesis' created for Rambert Dance Company's 'Season of New Choreography'About The Filmmaker
Bio:The name DuckEye comes from a term used by David Lynch to describe the crucial scene of a films construction where the characters and story collide together to form what he calls 'The eye of the duck'. This scene is not necessary the climax of the film but more of a prelude to closure of the entire story. DuckEye was set up early 2005 after Jey Malaiperuman and Kate Freeland had worked together creating visuals for live music. They were able to experiment with different techniques, incorporating stop frame animation, digital video and computer graphics in order to discover new ways of creating a moving image. Kate studied sculpture at the Slade and started work as a director, editor and cameraman. Jey studied Sonic Arts at Middlesex University and began as a sound and digital media designer. "When we are DuckEye we draw on this variety of skills and ways of creating and discover original and innovative ways of working". Duckeye's first promo; 'One Generation Wall' for The Fallout Trust, was made in two weeks on a budget of £200. The lack of funds forced them to find easily accessible ways to shoot the promo that didn't involve hiring in lights and studio time. So they made black and white printouts of the band, a cardboard model set and used desk lamps and torches for lights. This produced a unique aesthetic that has paved the way for more projects. Over the last year they have worked with Sigur Ros, Leaves, Zero 7, Clayhill, MTV, Josh Pyke and continue to collaborate with The Fallout Trust as a film wing producing artwork and promos. "We like to work in a way that is unique and pushes the process of making to the limits. We work a lot with stop frame, using models and sets made by us in our studio. This gives us so much control of the story and the whole look and feel of our work. By using simple techniques and working on a small scale, we can create imagery that would otherwise be impossible in the real world. When we approach live action and performance we approach it afresh and always want to create something visually challenging and inspiring, something that helps to develop what's unique about the artist and their music. The most important thing to us is being creative and thinking out of the box. We use old techniques from early cinema, like for Zero 7 and for our stop frame work. We like to work with our bare hands and to create something from nothing. That is the most rewarding feeling. We like the idea that people will think "how did they do that?"
Awards:D&AD nomination 2007 for 'Crosses'Other Films by Jey Malaiperuman