It’s one step forward and two steps backwards. It’s time in slow motion, reversed. To me it’s missing home. It’s observing and realising that what you have is great. That what you have doesn’t have to be everything. In fact, it is often barely anything at all. It’s moving on.
Verling’s talent has always been aparent. His work never failing to encapsulate an audience. Having said this, Day has something a little bit extra. Perhaps it is the incredible song choice (James Blake, Unluck) but then, it is rare that the musically inclined videographer ever puts a foot wrong in this department. And while the avant garde editing certainly pays tribute to the piece’s success, it is more than technical skill that shines through. Put your finger on it. It is his ability to convey everyday things, thoughts and emotions as something bigger, as something beautiful. He reassures us that we are worthwhile, interesting and that what we feel is worthy of a video as beautiful as Day.
Fashion is an expression of being, feeling, emotion and belief. It is a creativy and one that film is not ignorant to. The amount of fashion shorts are on the increase and the combination of imagination and innovation involved in both fashion and film is churning out breathtaking results. Pierre Debusschere’s The Lake is technically beautiful with methods of water explosion, slow motion and reverse editing used to frame the incredible clothing and actress, Isild Le Besco. The pieces designed by industry gurus such as Vivienne Westwood, Robert Cavalli, Marc Jacobs, Gucci and Prada to name but a few, transform the French beauty into a creature of the sea, a modern day mermaid. The marbling of aqua colours and dazzle combined with the dreamy countdown and the clarity and pureness of water and landscape give the short an element of liberation. It is an emotive piece that speaks of freedom and the importance of nature whilst simultaneously displaying a collection of exquisite clothing.