On March 16, 2013, Wildwood Film Festival packed each of their four sessions at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center with audiences eager to see what Wisconsin had to offer and Wisconsin shined. Each session had nine to ten films and out of those films, which included four music videos, one came out on top. "The Crow" by Voodoo's Dream took the top spot in the music video category.
A video produced and directed by Marc Golde at Rock Garden Studios, "The Crow" was inspired by Federico Felini and Alfred Hitchcock. "The Crow" presented excellent cinematography and the right amount of unrest to give audiences that Hitchcock presence while also bringing in a little of Felini.
For those unfamiliar with Federico Fellini, he is considered one of the most influential film makers of the twentieth century. His artistic style during his early film making was neorealism, an Italian film making technique that focused on the lives of the lower class. But, Fellini's films were also unique in that they explored absurdist humor and eccentric qualities of character.
Alfred Hitchcock is credited as the king of suspense and psychological thrillers. His films specifically focused on the techniques of suspense, voyeurism and MacGuffin, a device in a story or film used to keep the plot in motion.
"The Crow" along with its other music video mates, "Friction" by Ikarus Down, "I'll Keep Driving" by Brandon Anderson and "The Facts" by Control as well as Golde's music documentary titled "Introducing Jamie Fletcher", presented audiences with quality video technique, solid story lines and proved that Wisconsin can hold its own artistically. For more information on the Wildwood Film Festival please visit the website at www.wildwoodfilmfest.com.
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