Michael Van Swearingen
Founder & Creative Director, Heck Studio
MICHAEL VAN SWEARINGEN is a motion designer and creative director. Currently co-runs HECK STUDIO. Previous clients include Adult Swim, Bento Box, Target, Abbott.
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Heck Studio: Building a Studio on Community
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The duo known as Heck reflects on their recent history as a creative studio. Michael Van Swearingen and Peter Steineck have been heavily involved in their community animation project, Hellavision Television, since 2017, and they sought to establish an in-person working space. What this endeavor led to was a creative studio with a foundation built on community efforts toward unconventional business practices. Heck discusses their experiences in starting a studio during a writers' strike and the post-pandemic online era.
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