David Wilde - Fashion

6:03, 2012, Video Art
Fashion began as a series of scenes and sounds that present the qualities of the colors and forms associated with the nature of basic elemental playing of energies as we find them in our world. These elements, earth, water, air, and fire are the adornment and source for the places and activities in the video and flow forth as a natural progression that occurs in all our relationships, although we do not necessarily notice how they always develop and resolve themselves.

"fashion" video produced in 2009, link http://vimeo.com/65512013 for preview at 1280x720p 6min.3sec. run time. Available screening edition at original recording format of 1920x1080i on Blu-Ray disc.

DirectorDavid WildeProducerDavid WildeWriterDavid WildeCameraDavid WildeEditorDavid WildeComposerDavid Wilde


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Who is David Wilde?
Nobody, just a name for some dream events that never happened.

What is Fashion about?
Fashion is the story of a person’s life pre-birth to post-mortem as told in an elemental way using fundamental colors, symbols and sound to convey the essential experiences of behaviors, feelings and attitudes.

How did you start with film? And do you have an educational background in art or film?
I started out with super 8 and 16mm, taking a few courses in New York City, but did not pursue a degree. During the past 15 years i have been using digital photography, self-taught.

Could you explain how you work, what themes or concepts you use and what is important to you?
Recently i had become most involved with still photography, using it as a means to capture the heart of a moment’s perception, pure and clear of intention. Cinema came back into the picture when i wanted to extend the display of my photography as an inter-related grouping of images that develop a view; therefore video frames. Videography became a means of embellishing areas of perception; bringing out the facets. The old concept of story line seemed too stilted and stale.

How long do you usually work on one project?
About a year. You usually get to see the seasons change in my videos.

Do you carefully plan the production process or do you work more intuitive?
Very intuitive but there generally is a soft framework background of things like a day passing or the 4 elements transitioning.

How does the title relate to the work, and how do you find a fitting title?
The titling is a problem for me. I can’t pin it down to start with and often change it mid term and never quite satisfactorily, probably because of the openness of the framework and tendency to avoid conceptualizing.

Where do you get your ideas or inspiration from?
Space and light jump out with forms and motion to be lovingly acknowledged. Sound is unceasing provocation to be heard in vivid clarity.

How important is sound in film, and if you use sounds, do you create your own or use existing?
Sound is 40-50% of what is being transmitted in the video. I always have made my own audio except the once i used a perfectly attuned piece with the artists’ permission.

Did the web changed your view on art, or your career?
It has certainly seemed to have allowed easier access to viewing compositions in still photography and cinematic pieces, tho i am not completely sure about the later. However, it has done nothing to change my view on art.

Where would you place your work; cinema or art. And what is the difference between those according to you?
My understanding of cinema is that it refers to motion pictures generally, which may or may not be considered as art. The arts are means to provide the viewer with a wake up call to see their world as it really is without the usual stultifying trappings of constrained analysis based on fearful logics or hopeful suggestions.

How influential is the reaction to your film by the audience?
I love it when they say nice things, stuff i want to hear. In relation to that, there is a tendancy to worry whether the audience will "get it" but i am quite sure that trying to be acceptable is death for inspiration and i don’t think i have succumbed to that temptation in what i produce in the way of art.

What is your next project about?
It’s too young to know yet.


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