Pygar – Olim, Hugo

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Hugo Olim
is part of the Portuguese artist collaborative Pygar

  • artist biography
  • Pygar’s video “On_Off” is part of
    VideoChannel’s “image vs music”
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    Interview: 10 Questions

    1.
    Question:
    Tell me something about your life and the educational background.
    Answer:
    My name is hugo olim, I’m 28 years old and I was born in Madeira island, Portugal. I studied audiovisual communication in Porto, Portugal.

    2.
    Question:
    When, how and why started you filming?
    Answer:
    I started in 1998 (more or less) in my school.

    3.
    Question:
    What kind of subjects have your films?
    Answer:
    My films are about experimentation and technological consequences.

    4.
    Question:
    How do you develop your films, do you follow certain principles, styles etc?
    Answer:
    I develop them listening to some music/sound bases and pursuing some ideas.

    5.
    Question:
    Tell me something about the technical equipment you use.
    Answer:
    I have a desktop and a laptop PC, a miniDV camcorder, and I use Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Resolume, and other softwares.

    6.
    Question:
    What are the chances of new media for the genre film/video in general and you personally?
    Answer:
    More creative freedom.

    7.
    Question:
    How do you finance your films?
    Answer:
    With my money, my films are low budget works.

    8.
    Question:
    Do you work individually as a video artist/film maker or do you work in a team? if you have experience in both, what is the difference, what do you prefer?
    Answer:
    Normally I work alone or with my partner João Ricardo (we make the Pygar duo) who gives me sound support.

    9.
    Question:
    Who or what has a lasting influence on your film/video making?
    Answer:
    Volker Schreiner, Matthias Muller, Christoph Girardet, Gustav Deutsch, Addictive TV, D-Fuse, Hexstatic, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Lia, Tina Frank and many others.

    10.
    Question:
    What are your future plans or dreams as a film/video maker?
    Answer:
    Keep my work in progress.