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CV – Phil Wilde

Philip H. Wilde

Vice-President, Insights International, Inc., 1980-present

Box 6401, Ithaca, NY 14851           607.564.9422

10 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016         212.213.0097

Professional Preparation.

Cornell University         Human Biology BS  1973

Cornell University          Development Sociology MPS 1976

Selected Recent Work.

These are selected video and multi-media documentary and educational productions:

Jan 2009 “The Music of the Spheres” The finale of the 2009 Light in Winter an annual festival of the Arts and Sciences in Ithaca, NY.

2008 – in progress :”Hardscrabble Life”  The follow-up to “Hardscrabble Childhood” Following the lives of the children that were featured in that 1989 film (see below), as well as the challenges faced by their own children, now twenty years later.

2007 – 2008 Many programs for the veterinary profession distributed free online, including “Caring forYour Diabetic Cat” for pet owners; and “Avian Influenza”, for veterinarians and para-vets.

March 2007 – present Featured artist commissioned to produce various video events of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival.

2006-present:  “A Hundred Short Films about Water”, a collection of short entertaining and educational films for free download and Internet viewing

2004 – present – developing multi-media learning modules for Cornell University Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Industrial and Labor Relations.

2003 “Natural Rendering”, a video about farm mortality composting, winner of Blue Ribbon (Best Educational Film of the Year) in the 2003 Educational Aids Competition of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers

2002/2003 “Ask an Engineer”, a DVD installation and exhibit for the NSF funded Tech-City traveling science exhibition, this is a 16:9 surround sound continuous play    show.

2001 “Look” An educational video for elementary school kids for the National Gallery of      Art in Washington, to explain the meaning of a visit to an Art Museum.

1997, 2002 “Why Buildings Stand Up: Lessons from Salvadori Classrooms”, “Twenty-     Five Years, and Counting….”, videos and CD ROMs used by the Salvadori Center in New York City.

1996 “The Trouble with Lead” The problems of and solutions for dealing with lead in your home. Produced for the DNew York State Health Department.

1994 Participated in the startup of NEEDS, The National Engineering Education Delivery      System originating within the NSF-funded Synthesis Coalition

1994    “Student’s Guide to Civil Engineering” , funded through ASCE to explain the varied  fields within civil engineering to high school and college students.

1992      “She’s the Engineer”  funded in part by SWE, Society for Women Engineers, to

promote the field of engineering to high school girls.

1989 “Hardscrabble Childhood”  Exploring the lives of children growing up in rural poverty in New York State. Produced for the New York State Department of Social Services.

1971 to 1990 Many videotapes about Water, Water Resources, and the Environment, Including “No Simple Decisions” (1976) funded by the Rockefeller Foundation to explain the Hudson Basin Project (HBP). The HBP was a seminal interdisciplinary study of the Hudson watershed and region. Work also includes Mr. Wilde’s first short film “Canadarago Lake” the story of the first tertiary wastewater treatment plant on a severely eutrophied lake in Upstate NY. This film was featured in the Ithaca Video Festival in the early 1970’s.

Synergistic Activities.

2011-present President of the Board of Directors of Light in Winter

2003-present:  Board of Directors:  “Light in Winter”, a 3 day festival of music, art and science.  Assist Creative Director and provide all technical coordination, video production and projection needed for this long weekend of live performances.

2004-2007:  Board of Directors of the New York Film and Video Council

1999-2001: Participated in the early development and deployment of Time-Warner’s, high-speed, broad-band internet service, Road Runner, by creating special multi-media elements for:,, including all of the on-line video for The Museum of Science and Technology, Syracuse, NY, and The Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY

1986-present:  annual guest lecturer at Ithaca College’s Dept. of Film and Television.

1984-present:  Active participant and ex-officio Board Member of The Flaherty Seminar, an annual weeklong seminar for documentary and non-fiction filmmakers.

1970 to 1978 Helped to start many small format video organizations, including the Cornell University Video Center, the Ithaca Video Project, and Tompkins County Cable Access.

Insights was formed in 1980. We became Insights International, Inc. in 1990.