ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: DAVID GOGOKHIA
We're very proud to have you on our DARKNET blog. "Multiform Simulacrum" directed by Nitepunk for Vapor95, has some of the most creative and complex editing we've come across. Please tell us more about your creative vision and what attracts you the most in this style!
Thank you for having me. Every project is different and needs a specific approach. On Multiform Simulacrum, director (Nitepunk) untied my hands and gave me total freedom in terms of VFX. I was listening to music and just playing with a different effects like VHS, pixel sorting, RGB distortions and my favorite - Datamosh, and then I’ve had an idea to combine all these effects and layer them on the timeline so I could control each separately. The most difficult part was to make them work together, to make them look “organic.” Just remember, when you are editing, you are the very first audience for the project. If you really are into it, like whatever you see, that’s when you get an actual results. just follow the flow, enjoy the process.
How long have you been editing? Can you tell us what inspired you first to pursue this passion and how have you grown during years in this field?
I’ve been editing almost ten years now. During those years, I grew up both personally and professionally. It’s important to challenge yourself, step out of your comfort zone, that’s when you grow and learn the most, get maximum. I draw the most inspiration from music, nature and architecture.
Can you tell us about your creative process? How do you go from idea to a finished piece? What softwares have you found most useful for you to express your ideas?
There’s a few important elements to post-production that needs to fit together in order to make your video work: Ideation, research, sketching and executing the final look.
Sometimes, vision and ideas flow together but other times... not really and its painful haha. Try different ways to express your ideas, cross boundaries, don't be afraid to experiment a little bit, try new things.
Personally, my editor of choice is Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects. Especially last one, gives you so many ways to convey your most craziest ideas to life.
Do you listen to music while you create? If so what kind and how do you see it affecting your final product?
I listen to music all the time! Mostly experimental, ambient, breakbeat, trip hop, IDM genre basically. Music triggers the release of feel-good neurotransmitters such as dopamine, which helps me feel relaxed and happy. Therefore, be more creative and focus better on tasks.
How often do you collaborate with other artists? anything upcoming?
Definitely would be working on music videos for various dope artists!
Finally we would love to ask - What would you say to up and coming artists who want to pursue their passion?
Your personal values, passion and interests are part of what makes you unique! Be hungry, never stop, follow your dreams and BE AWESOME! :)
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