31.03.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Florence and the Machine “St Jude”

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Another stunning video off of Florence and the Machine’s latest, this one’s for “St Jude”, directed by Vincent Haycock. Watch the video below.

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26.03.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Run The Jewels “Close Your Eyes” Directed by AG Rojas

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Director AG Rojas returns with his first video in two years and it’s a masterpiece. “Close Your Eyes” features vocals by Run the Jewels’ New York City-based artist EI-P and Atlanta-based rapper Killer Mike as well as Zack de la Rocha (Rage Against the Machine).

A young black man (Keith Stanfield) and a police officer (Shea Whigham) wrestle each other to the point of exhaustion in this brutal, poetic clip. This may be one of the most important music videos of the year considering the divisive outcomes of recent police brutality cases. The visuals provide a poignant reminder that violence is futile.

Watch “Close Your Eyes” below.

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24.03.15 by Jeff

Music Video: FKA Twigs “Glass & Patron”

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FKA Twigs has just released a video for “Glass & Patron”, which she directed for the 2015 Youtube Video Awards. This was really the only video I liked. The song will be released as part of an EP later this year. In the video the dancer turned singer (turned director) gives birth to a vogue battle in the woods. Watch the video below.

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17.03.15 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: Björk “Family” Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang

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Björk and visionary director Andrew Thomas Huang have collaborated on another new video! They recently released “Black Lake” as part of Björk’s retrospective at the MoMa and now we have a visual for “Family” from her album Vulnicura. Watch “Family” and the trailer for “Black Lake” below!

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11.03.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Mysteries “Newly Thrown” Directed by Kris Moyes

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Director Kris Moyes has pulled off one of the riskiest music videos I’ve seen. I really respect how he tries something completely different from one video to the next. His video for The Presets’ “My People” several years back is still one of my favourites, and I think it would have been really easy to turn out several more videos using the same techniques, but he didn’t. I’m so inspired by this.

Watch the video below.

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10.03.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: A VHS Style Journey Through India in 4 Minutes

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This video of David Aufdembrinke’s six-week trip to India might have been a lot more boring if it weren’t for some fantastic editing and some really unique colour grading. I don’t fully understand how the final effect was achieved but I know it involved an old VHS tape, a magnet, and lots of compositing. The editing style is very similar to that crazy video from Turkey, and if you’re an editor you may find yourself trying to advance frame by frame to understand how certain sequences were cut together.

Watch the video below!

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06.03.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Clipping “Summertime”

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Here’s a brilliant video for Clipping, directed and edited by Carlos Lopez Estrada. This is a great way to be able to put people in your video who may not even want to be in it! Lots of hilarious shots in this. Watch “Summertime” below.

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02.03.15 by Jeff

Music Video: José González “Leaf Off / The Cave”

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So many strange moments in this video for José González, directed by Mikel Cee Karlsson. Apparently this weird church is a real place in Sweden, and the portraits in this video are of members of the congregation. Watch the video below.

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