Alaz Burak Sen, The Digital Rule II (no.46), 2019, CGI print on Aluminium, 200x100 cm.
Alaz Burak Sen, The Digital Rule II (no.18), 2019, CGI print on Aluminium, 200x100 cm.
Alaz is an artist and a filmmaker working and living between Berlin and İstanbul as operational bases, working with facilities capable of hosting a 4K/RAW workflow in post-production, with production networks in both cities. He works as a digital art director with a motion focus, and a VFX artist/supervisor within a spectrum of stages in creative post-production with a thirst for innovative ideas, images and expansive outlook for new models of thought in business. Holding a master of arts degree in arts management and film studies, he usually works with filmmakers and producers of visual arts, music videos, commercial and feature film. He has, since 2010, worked with advertising agencies, post-production companies, production collectives, performers and other visual artists on video and film productions in Berlin and in İstanbul, as well as working with prominent film directors and musicians on their projects realizing creative post-production. Having a film-oriented background, and an education focused on film studies, psychology, design and fine arts management, in addition to earlier studies in engineering; he builds his projects in different forms and formats on cinema spectatorship, semiotics, procedural production techniques, media aesthetics, migration and social relations, sexual discourse and performance. During his graduate programme at Kadir Has University in İstanbul, he was endowed as a grantee by SALT Research Funds to do research on narration in cinema, and to produce a gallery film with a collage-narrative. Later, in 2016 he moved to Berlin to study at Humboldt University while he wrote his graduation thesis in film and urban theory, focusing on mainstream entertainment and spaces in Berlin and simulations & VR (virtual reality). His prior occupation remains in pre- and post-production as a VFX artist and a motion designer, delivering services as an art director and Flame artist in film and TV production; for short films, music videos, advertising, and fashion brands internationally.
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