As you know, Trident hosted an unforgettable “See What Unfolds” concert that included an appearance by legendary pop superstars Duran Duran.
The night’s defining moment was a Steve Aoki produced and remixed performance of the band’s classic hit, Hungry Like The Wolf, aptly named, “Hungry Like The Wolf: Steve Aoki vs. Duran Duran – The New York Werewolf Mix” that brought the house down.
But that was just the beginning!
Trident then launched a music video competition asking fans to create their own music video for the new track. The prizes, they were huge!
A big congratulations goes out to Jury Winner San Charoenchai, who took home the $10K prize!
Please give us some brief background on your career.
- “After studying Communication Design and Computer Animation at FIT in New York City, I ended up working at a studio called UVPhactory (www.uvphactory.com). We worked on several interesting broadcast projects for clients like Syfy, ABC, VH1 and Versus. I was there for over 4 years, eventually becoming the lead 3D animator. In May 2012, I left New York to explore the West Coast industry with my wife (who is also an animator). I’m currently freelancing in Los Angeles, and working on an occasional Trident music video.”
How long have you been in film making?
- “I’ve been working on little comics and short animations since I was a kid. My student thesis film ‘Big Shot’ was selected as a Regional Finalist for the 2007 Student Academy Awards. I suppose that was my first ‘real’ film. In 2011, I made ‘Frankie Rulez!!!’, a 5 minute animated short that was screened at a handful of festivals and picked up a couple awards. That was my first ‘real’ film where I kind of knew what I was doing. But, not really.”
What attracted you to this project?
- “I loved the Trident: See What Unfolds TV campaign that was posted as a reference for the music video. It had all these weird and colorful 2D animated flourishes, so I assumed there was a certain preference for a concept that was bold, graphic and animated. Myself being an animator and designer, I felt this was my strength, so it seemed like an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.”
Where do you hope to take your film making?
- “I hope to continue directing short films and music videos, and eventually work on a feature length film. If one day I directed a feature length animated film that was on the level of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Barry Lyndon’ I think I would die happy.”
Do you have any upcoming projects you would like to discuss?
- “I’m currently working on another music video for Genero.tv. After that I have a few other short film ideas simmering, but nothing really solidified. You can always get an update on my work at my personal website -www.mulletproof.com.”
Any advice for other up and coming producers?
- “It sounds trite, but from my experience: it’s really important to finish what you start. I have always been guilty of getting lazy or down on myself and feeling the temptation to give up and try something else. Even with the Trident music video, I started doubting myself halfway through and wanted to give up and go take a nap. Fortunately, I kept at it, did the best I could and finished it. The hard work definitely paid off.”
We’d also like to congratulate Fan Selection Winner Muriel Riquelme, winner of the $5K prize. Speaking of the video Muriel says, “A lunch break unfolds into something else, driven by the music.”
You can easily see why this video was voted the fan’s choice!
Congratulations to all of the winners!
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