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Check Alex Chan's new series

By Mikhail Kachakhidze on March 14, 2007 17:49 Featured Authors 0

Maybe you remember French Democracy, and maybe you even loved it. At Eyeka, we love his work. So here is the trailer of his new series that will be available online a week before the first presidential election day. Next videos will have english subtitles. If you want to stay up to date, subscribe to the blog.

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Updates on a few features

By Mikhail Kachakhidze on March 03, 2007 15:15 Products And Features 0

We eventually launched the public website which is from now on viewable by anyone. The home-page presents our featured artists and best partners, so they can promote their videos and photos more easily. The player has a better compression, which means basically that the image's quality is much better. We are glad to present you the Voyage channel. If you enjoy shooting videos and taking pictures during your trips, don't hesistate to post it on this channel. Check it out to learn more about the submission call.

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Jeremie Roux's look on (ghost) towns

By Mikhail Kachakhidze on March 01, 2007 10:45 Call for entries 0

Jeremie's pictures look as if they were taken in some ghost towns. There is only room for metal giants and concrete colossus, nothing else. Those photographs of functionalist architecture naturally evokes The Becher and the new german generation that followed them, including Thomas Ruff, Candida Hofer and last but not least Andreas Gursky. Matthieu

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The strangers

By Mikhail Kachakhidze on February 20, 2007 15:26 Featured Authors 0

These pictures are part of an exhibition about the Sangatte emigrants, which took place in 2002. Their faces are rugged and yet they look like ghosts as they cross those empty beaches. Find more Edouard's pictures on his association's website and his blog.

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What we believe in : Eyeka's values

By Mikhail Kachakhidze on February 06, 2007 15:15 Call for entries 0

I am back from Clermont-Ferrand where I took part in a conference dedicated to the short-films digital distribution issues. There were mainly two kinds of actors. Web TVs such as Google TV, and authors. What Web TVs value is content and traffic, meaning: the more content they offer, the more trafic they get, and the more money they make. In other words, value = traffic. To the authors, the main issue is about how to make a living out of their creations. They care about their works and their rights, money is a means of production, not an aim in itself. Value = creation. It is all about creation and valuation : create films and pictures, building a community around it, monetising their creations one way or another. At Eyeka we have a clear understanding of those issues. As a matter of fact, we stay exactly in between those two kinds of actors. On the one hand we think our authors deserve the best, and we do our best to promote their creations while warranting the respect of their rights. We offer fair conditions and accept to pay the price for great videos and photos, so authors can keep on doing the good work. On the other hand, we promote quality so users and partners get the benefit of surfing on Eyeka and using its services. For Eyeka, Value = quality. Bulding a fair and solid ecosystem between authors and viewers is possible only if we pay one another the respect one deserves. This principle is part and parcel of the Eyeka's values.

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