HEART FOR ART - BORIS FOONG
Boris Foong is a Malaysian multi-disciplinary maker of useful, curious and beautiful things. Born and raised in Malaysia, he lives and operates in Kuala Lumpur.
A self-motivated, confident, dependable and reliable individual. Boris’ journey is a little different than most. He started his young career as a Graphic Designer at 13 working with 5M Signcom working on box-up, vinyl, and neon signage for major clients like ISETAN, Volvo, Volkswagen, Harvey Norman, Parkson and many more. After realising he has a fond artistic sense and passion for movies, Boris began teaching himself design, 3D animation, film-making, technology, VJ and DJ at the age of 16 and proceeds to further his studies with Dasein Academy of Art & Royale DJ Academy, majoring in 3D Animation and DJ. Fast forward a few years later, Boris is now a content creator, designer, film-maker, mentor, VJ and DJ artiste.
After graduating college, Boris went through month’s of post-production training with Hollywood’s top Visual Effects studios Rhythm and Hues and has been shortlisted as their film compositor under their guidance, had the honour to work on films “Life of Pi”, “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”, and “Seventh Son”. Through Rhythm and Hues Studios, Boris is able to ensure project completion, produce professional results and adhere to rigid timelines.
After winning the Academy Awards for best visual effects for Life of Pi, with the Rhythm and Hues team, Boris decided to venture into new challenges to producing game trailer’s for Lemon Sky Games / Animation. Understood the importance of being resourceful with ability to anticipate and evaluate all issues objectively, and he has produced many visual content for their company’s clients such as Square Enix, Capcom, Tri-Ace, Namco / Bandai, Nelvana and many more.
A big believer in side projects, Boris self taught himself visual projection and currently serves as a lead stage VJ & projectionist for Future Sound Asia, Livescapes Group and Neon Countdown. Boris’ practical, experimental and creative approach to visual projection has made him the only VJ in the region to be showcasing hands-on creative show rather than to just being a “play button” projectionist.
He is currently in close collaboration with Callen Tham as Altered Image, working creatively side by side on majority of Heineken and Future Sound Asia’s shows, most known for their shows like Good Vibes Festival, Heineken Thirst, Sneakerlah and many others more. As well as producing the creative content for The Great Brew Fest 2018 [Oktoberfest 2018] with Sambal Lab. Boris has since then adapted the creative, innovative skills set and excellent problem solving skills set.
Along this time as a DJ, Boris currently is the Resident Trance DJ for Zouk KL since 2014 and has produced trance music hits under Armada Music, InHarmony Music, and Suanda Music label. Boris Foong too has performed in A State of Trance 850 Festival together with Armin van Buuren, Ruben De Ronde, NWYR, Vini Vici, Estiva and several other big names in the trance music scene. His perseverance and versatility has kept him being the top choice of supporting international trance acts visiting in Malaysia, opening/closing for international acts such as Cosmic Gate, Omnia, Solarstone, Orjan Nilsen, MaRLo, Ben Gold, Jochen Miller, Shogun, Super8 & Tab, KhoMha, David Gravell, Sean Tyas, Ferry Tayle, LTN & Attila Syah.
With much experiences as a Compositor under his belt, Boris fulfilled his dream to work in VHQ Media, a renown film / advertising post-production power house in South East Asia. Producing films like “For A Few Bullets” [快手枪手快枪手], “Forever Young” [无问西东], “Once Upon a Time” [三生三世十里桃花]. And many other advertisements like KFC Malaysia, Mitsubishi, TMnet UniFi, Huawei and many others more.
Right after doing films/TV commercials, Boris then decided to move forward and co-founded Hybrid Entertainment as the creative / production head. He played a crucial role in creating the brand and overseeing the creative and production team with the purpose to drive and push forward dance music scene in Malaysia into greater heights. His passion and enthusiasm to host club / rave shows in Malaysia with top notch production work has brought him into the realm of experimentation, curiosity, and uniqueness in his approach towards his work. Through Hybrid Entertainment, Boris has worked alongside big DJ names such as Ferry Corsten, Standerwick, Aly & Fila, Markus Schulz, Gareth Emery, Brennan Heart, Coone, Simon Patterson, Bryan Kearney, Ben Nicky and many more.
Boris’ isn’t just a organised and meticulously detailed artist, he possesses a rational and logical thinking in both oral and written communications, and also an ethical professional who respects the need for personal and professional confidentiality.
EXPERIENCEs | Projects | Clients
Various of companies, projects, clients Boris Foong currently works with.
Boris is fluent and operates his work with all these softwares listed below, and is quick to adapt with whatever tools to cater to his craft.
PRESS & RECOGNITION
Boris's work have earned recognition from press around Malaysia, including some of the few listed below.
Graphic Design work
Here below are some of Boris's graphic design work, as they are meticulously crafted by him.
Boris' film / video / visuals work ranges from the very essence of production, he makes it a necessity to be as hands-on as possible into his work in order to achieve his vision. A learning curve everyday and recognises the need for constant self improvement. A team player with aptitude to motivate fellow team members and his production crew towards obtaining optimum results, he prioritises the importance of creative freedom and the core messages to audiences, and has earned recognition by many and has never failed to impress general viewers his artistic sense.