Ethan Vogt

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Ethan Vogt
Born (1974-07-13) July 13, 1974 (age 42)
Boston, Massachusetts
Occupation Film producer, photographer

Ethan Vogt (born July 13, 1974 in Boston Massachusetts) is an American filmmaker,[1] photographer, visual artist and festival producer. He is the son of Eric E. and Susan (née Smith) Vogt and the grandson of Evon Z. Vogt.

Ethan studied photography and filmmaking as an undergraduate at Harvard where he met the writer/director Andrew Bujalski in an introductory film class. Ethan would later producing Bujalski's feature films, Funny Ha Ha (2003), Mutual Appreciation (2005) and Beeswax (2009) which were distributed internationally to critical acclaim. Funny Ha Ha is considered the first "Mumblecore"[2] film and was recognized as one of the 10 most culturally, commercially or technologically important, consequential or groundbreaking films of 2000-9" by A.O. Scott, a chief film critic in the New York Times.[3][4]

In 2005 when studying at NYU, Ethan wrote and directed Game: On a branded-content short for Volvo North America cited as one of the first commercial projects to combine live-action filmmaking with machinima animation. The short was awarded Best Picture and Best Commercial Machinima in the 2005 Machinima Film Festival and recognized for “Distinctive Merit” in the 84th Annual Art Director Club Awards. The production process was featured in an article by Clive Thompson in the New York Times Magazine “The Xbox Auteurs”,[5] and the book Machinima: Making Animated Movies in 3D Virtual Environments[6] (Muska & Lipman Publishing, 2005). Ethan's real-time video sets with live music "Live Projections Volume One" premiered at the Marfa Film Festival in 2010.

On October 2, 2010, Ethan produced Bring to Light a free public nighttime festival of light, sound and projection art in Greenpoint, Brooklyn which was the first Nuit Blanche event in New York City.[7]

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  1. ^ http://www.movies.nytimes.com/person/370173/Ethan-Vogt?scp=1&sq=ethan%20vogt&st=cse
  2. ^ 5. ^Lim, Dennis (August 19, 2007). "Mumblecore - The New Talkies: Generation DIY". The New York Times. Retrieved on July 27, 2008.
  3. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/15/magazine/15FOB-WWLN-sidebars-t.html?scp=3&sq=movies+of+influence&st=nyt
  4. ^ 6. ^Scott, A.O. (November 12, 2009). "Movies of Influence: The 10 most culturally, commercially or technologically important, consequential or groundbreaking films of 2000-9, in no particular order". The New York Times.
  5. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/07/magazine/07MACHINI.html
  6. ^ Morris, Dave, Kelland, Matt, & Lloyd. (2005). Machinima: Making animated movies in 3D Virtual Environments. Florence, KY: Course Technology PTR.
  7. ^ *http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jaime-rojo-steven-harrington/nys-nuit-blanche-bring-to_b_755190.html
^Lim, Dennis (August 19, 2007). "Mumblecore - The New Talkies: Generation DIY". The New York Times. Retrieved on July 27, 2008.
^Scott, A.O. (November 12, 2009).  "Movies of Influence: The 10 most culturally, commercially or technologically important, consequential or groundbreaking films of 2000-9, in no particular order". The New York Times.

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