Jay Forsyth - So fucking blues

3:02, 2012, Experimental
Death desensitized.
DirectorJ Andrew ForsythProducerJ Andrew ForsythWriterJ Andrew ForsythCameraJ Andrew ForsythEditorJ Andrew Forsyth

CountryUSAEdition2012 ScreeningsS.C.U.F.F. - New Haven, CT (2012)
Flamingo Film Festival - Fort Lauderdale, FL (2012)
AwardsFlamingo Film Festival-2012 Best Overall - So Fucking Blues Best Experimental - So Fucking Blues Best Editing - So Fucking Blues

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Who is Jay Andrew Forsyth?
An experimental image-maker who manipulates human emotion through image and sound.

What is So fucking blues about?
"So Fucking Blues" is an examination, an autopsy per say, of death and how we become desensitized from it over time.

How did you start with film? And do you have an educational background in art or film?
Film has always been a part of life, even at a young age. With that said, I went on to graduate from Southern Connecticut State University (B.S. Communication: Video Production Specialization).

Could you explain how you work, what themes or concepts you use and what is important to you?
I believe it is important to choose a topic, concept, ect. That resonates with you. With that said, I don’t have any sort of formula aside from creating an image based off something that resonates with me personally.

How long do you usually work on one project?
However long it takes to convey the message.

Do you carefully plan the production process or do you work more intuitive?
It is always worth your while to plan, however, sometimes the best work comes from working off-the-cuff.

How does the title relate to the work, and how do you find a fitting title?
The title "So Fucking Blues" coincides with the frustration of dealing with yet another death, regardless if the death is of a "human" or "animal."

Where do you get your ideas or inspiration from?
Any convictions, inspirations or motivations are derived from personal experiences and feelings that resonate with me.

How important is sound in film, and if you use sounds, do you create your own or use existing?
I always say good audio makes sub-par video. So, audio (to me at least) is very important. Further, I do create my own sounds, as I believe it is important to build an environment that is organic in and of itself.

How does content relate to the form of your work?
My work is organic. In other words, it’s experiences that resonate with me therefore the content relates directly to my work.

What possibilities of the web are yet to be explored?
Much like outer-space, the web is not finite so its possibilities are endless.

Did the web changed your view on art, or your career?
I don’t believe that my view of art has changed, per the web. However, I do believe it affords artists the ability to view a lot more and more frequently. In this way, I believe this makes us better artists as we view more.

Where would you place your work; cinema or art. And what is the difference between those according to you?
Any work is clearly subjective so I’m not too sure how others would classify my works. Art and cinema are similar, as cinema pieces can be considered art and vise versa.

How influential is the reaction to your film by the audience?
I guess any reaction would be nice! Whether good or bad getting some form of response is what all artists look for.

What is your next project about?
"...just breathing"(to be finished in 2013) examines the inability to live in present time, as we are constantly looking back or ahead in life.

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