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Interview with Anti-HIVirus Video Contest Winner!

By Mikhail Kachakhidze on 2010年2月01日 06:28 Featured Authors 0

Here's a little interview we did with Aung Ye Kyaw (Neutron), one of the three winners of Standard Chartered Bank's Video/Animation Competition. Ye Kyaw took home the Anti-HIVirus US$5,000.00 grand prize! Tell us your name and where you're from... Hi! My name is Aung Ye Kyaw. I am from Myanmar.


Ye Kyaw, otherwise known as Neutron in the eYeka community proudly displays his eYeka certificate!

How long have you been on eYeka and what made you want to be part of the community? I became a member of eYeka community four months ago. I got this web address from one of my friends and he told me that this site is the good one for the animators. And then, I become a part of this community because I can share the knowledge of animation and design with other animators and designers. What made you join the Anti-HIVirus contest and what inspired you to do the animation? First of all, its title, Anti-HIVirus, really attracted me. I believed that if I could do an informative animation, it will provide a great advantage for people. Moreover, creating a good animation is the one that I have been crazy about for ages. The above factors made me want to take part in the contest. When I was young, I really liked cartoon movies (both 2D and 3D) and also admired the animators who create those attractive movies. I have been dreaming all the time to be a good animator like them. It motivates me to do animations. Any advice to aspiring animators? I would like to give the following advice to aspiring animators: "Everyone can be a Hero!" "And so, Keep Moving Forward!" I would also like to thank the jury of Anti-HIVirus Call for Entries and my fellow eYeka community members. -- Thanks for sharing your passion with us and we look forward to seeing more of your works in the future. Again, congratulations Aung Ye Kyaw! To see his winning work, click here!

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Deadline Today! DELL "Make It Yours" Design Contest

By Mikhail Kachakhidze on 2010年1月19日 05:04 Featured Authors 0

The submission deadline for the DELL graphic design competition is today, so Singapore and Malaysia designers, don't forget to upload your entries if you haven't done so. For more details, visit: http://en.eyeka.asia/partner/dell

Here are just a few of the amazing entries we've been receiving! Each thumbnail is clickable!


by spes


by sandrafong


by dinoeo


by jiangYY


by monographiz


by pait


by regyon


by dante3

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My "Impossible is Possible" Winning Experience

By Mikhail Kachakhidze on 2009年7月02日 08:24 Featured Authors 0

 The following entry was written by Coke Zero Video/Animation Contest winner, Sherwyn Lui. -- I found out about Eyeka and the Coke Zero competition from my lecturer. She is a great teacher, diligently trying to involve her students with the industry, preparing them for what is to come. So came along I, so came along Coke Zero, and we met. I was in my second year, doing my final assignment, and hell was afoot. It had broken loose and was rampaging through my schedule... time was of the essence. It is of great importance that my kind lecturer allowed me to produce the animation as my module submission, so as to save valuable time for other assignments. If not for this, I may not have undertaken this great task at all.

Sherwyn Lui with Alex Olmedo, CEO and Co-founder of Eyeka Asia Pacific

 So came the day I registered with Eyeka (yes this is my first Eyeka submission!). I sat down in front of the computer and downloaded the resources provided. I exorbitantly (haha) increased the volume of my speakers and leaned back in my chair to listen to the upbeat track provided. There I sat, with the track on loop, for close to an hour as the inspiration poured into my brain and awakened the dormant cells of creativity. I started by doing a storyboard, designing the characters, and deciding on the art direction. (I believe it is called concept art) I dwelled on the tagline - "Impossible is Possible", and let the expression flow into my pencil. Although to the layman it pretty much looks like random spirals and circles, in my head my plan was set. I decided that no one story would illustrate the tagline enough, and decided to do four. So came the big problem with four stories and a 30 second limit. Hooray for upbeat music! It solved that problem. So I got a bunch of stories going really fast. So what stories should I go for? I spent the better part of the time usually spent rolling about in bed wishing I could fall asleep with a snap of the fingers thinking about life. What do people want? I thought. Work Hard. Came the first thought. Play Hard. Came next. Overcome your Fear. And of course LOVE. and PEACE. And MONEY. And DESTROYING YOUR ENEMIES. And BECOME IMMORTAL. And then I fell asleep with that many ideas in my head. So I came to be lying on the floor telling myself to stop procrastinating (this, after about a month of lazing around and 'brainstorming'), kicking myself into action. The following includes much designer jargon: PHOTOSHOP, ILLUSTRATOR, AFTER EFFECTS. That is pretty much all I used to produce this work. After 2 weeks of a few hours a day or less of timelining and position and curve editors and camera positions and more timelining, it was done! I was proud. And it was submitted. I really never expected to win. Because if I did I would have been telling all my friends about it. But after quite a few previous competitions of telling all my friends about it and not getting anywhere, I got totally embarrassed. So this was quite a shocker. And quite an ego builder. I can be very subceptible to ego inflations.

During the award ceremony at SPH news center, with the judges and representatives from SPH, Coca Cola, MEC and Eyeka.

So here we are at the end. I won. I'm absolutely thrilled. Time to drink more Coke Zero (did you know it has NO CALORIES? zomg.) And thanks to everyone for their support. What am I going to do with $10,000? Same thing everyone does with $10,000. Spend it! - Sherwyn Lui

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My Club Med Photo Challenge Experience: Fumie (Japan)

By Mikhail Kachakhidze on 2009年6月15日 02:10 Featured Authors 0

“My Club Med Photo Challenge Experience” is a series of posts written by the finalists selected in our recent Club Med campaign. The finalists were flown to Bali, Indonesia (all-expense paid) from May 27-June 1 to participate in daily challenges to determine the best photographer to receive a US$10,000 photography assignment from Club Med. --

It was a really wonderful experience for me that I was able to participate in the contest.  I enjoyed all of the challenges. The climate and colorful sceneries in Bali were totally different from the northern country (Japan) where I live in.

The rules in the "Challenge" were totally different from the photography I usually enjoy leisurely. I was able to feel the pleasant strain and pressure of the rules. At the same time, I enjoyed a great and happy time with my friends...the contestants and staff from various Asian countries.

I'm very thankful for the 3 great days (regrettably I arrived Bali 2 days later than other members) I spent in Bali, the wonderful experience, special memories and my nice, new friends! - Fumie Kobayashi, Japan

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My Club Med Photo Challenge Experience: Suhaimi (Singapore)

By Mikhail Kachakhidze on 2009年6月09日 05:10 Featured Authors 0

"My Club Med Photo Challenge Experience" is a series of posts written by the finalists selected in our recent Club Med campaign. The finalists were flown to Bali, Indonesia (all-expense paid) from May 27-June 1 to participate in daily challenges to determine the best photographer to receive a US$10,000 photography assignment from Club Med. -- 25th May 2009, 1:02pm....a time that I will remember for the rest of my life when I received that one call from Eyeka informing me that I will be spending my next 6 days in Bali with 9 other photographers around the globe for the Club Med Bali Challenge. A truly unexpected invitation. Really, me? Really?...Really? I guess words couldn't describe how happy I was to be one of the selected 10 photographers. It was a very memorable 6 days in Club Med. The challenge, the interviews, the free flow of food and drinks to complement the really beautiful ClubMed, the people, the outingsand most of all the participants and the organisers for making this trip truly unforgettable.

We had to juggle so many things for our stay there like this performer who performed for the ClubMed guests during one of the show nights. It was supposed to be a challenge to find the best of the best among the 10 of us, but the moment the challenge was handed out each day, you could feel the wonderful sense of camaraderie and genuine friendship which allows each of us to discuss our challenge to bring out the best in each of us. Is  this a competition after all? I guess this is what makes it truly memorable in the company of other photographers who is willing to share in a competitive  environment which is scarce in todays' environment. Kudos to John (Australia), Felix (Switzerland/Singapore), Min (Korea), Angela (Phillipines), Evangeline (China), CK (Malaysia), Fumie (Japan) and last but not least, my 'crazy' roomate Gary (Indonesia). You guys/gals rock!!!! These guys rock our night too on our first night together in Bali...heheheheh.

We had 3 challenges in all. One was an open theme where we were allowed to shoot anything under the sun outside the resort. The other 2 challenges had to be done within the resort. So, what was my photo challenge, you might ask? Well, I had to shoot the *%^$&#^%  and &*^$%$^&......(beeeepppp .....you think I would tell you huh .. :) Lets not spoil the fun just yet. Be patient, Eyeka will unveil the official photo shoot in due course) The biggest test in the challenge was not to feature any guest faces and yet bring out the beauty of Club Med Bali. Think, think, think, Suhaimi!! Think out of the box. So am I allowed to use the Barbie doll instead? lol

It has been a week after the ClubMed challenge and I am already missing the great company I had in ClubMed Bali. Thank you Eyeka, ClubMed and the rest of the gangs for making it a memorable trip for me. Do keep your eyes glued to Eyeka for the official release of the Club Med Bali Challenge !!! Ooops….I forgot to mention the bonus shots too…..stay tuned!! Suhaimi Abdullah (Singapore) P.S. All the photos featured were shot in Club Med :)

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