Welcome to D FILE : The Relaunch Of Director-File.com
This site is dedicated to exploring video art and artists working in the visual and broadly categorized field of “Motion Design” – I say broadly as I am not talking about strictly animation or “Broadcast Design” or any one definition, whether commercial or not. This site (well this domain specifically) has a long history of showcasing 2 of the greatest innovators in film and video to have emerged in the recent past – Chris Cunningham and Michel Gondry. I am resurrecting past content archives on these two masterful artists from web archives, as well as supplementing them with a great deal of new material. I plan to continue to expand the site to include features, articles and portfolios of other creative visionaries working in ‘motion’ whether it be Music Video, Film, Installation Artists or more traditional (or emerging!) media.
Who Am I?
My name is Oli Goldsmith, i am an artist and former music video director myself. I have a keen passion and interest in experimentation and innovation in particular with the combination of animation and film techniques with the latest digital tools. My own fine art has always explored these hybrid realms; growing up during the emergence of what was then ‘New Media’. My love of this area, and appreciation for those who have inspired me so greatly (I can think of no two directors/artists who have done so more than Cunningham and Gondry) is the subject of this site which will grow in coming months – I encourage you to check back soon for lots more as I have exciting plans for growing this site and it will be updated frequently!