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Michael Leblanc and Scott Cudmore's fascinating promo for the New Pornographer's Dancehall Domine puts the focus on 'facial performance', and mixes together a series of 'behind-the-scenes' fragments from artfully fabricated black-and-white talk shows, psychedelic sound stages, and references to French film director Henri-Georges Clouzot's famous L'Enfer tests...
Finish, one of the top grading and visual effects facilities in London, is now partnering the upcoming UK Music Video Awards for the first time by sponsoring the Best Rock/Indie Video-UK category at the premier awards show for UK music videos.
There's a strobe warning at the start of Tom Beard's video for Klaxons -and they are not kidding around. The ensuing visuals for A New Reality has to be one of the most intense uses of strobing (and strobe-like FX) ever seen in a video.
Patrick Meller has emerged as one of the best young DoPs working in British music videos in the past two years. Since his first job on the Emil Nava-directed video for Example's Perfect Replacement, he's shot over 60 videos include lots for Emil: Calvin Harris, Katy B, Jessie J, Ellie Ingram, Kwabs and many more.
Talented Belgian director and visual effects whizz Charles de Meyer has signed to Burning Reel in the UK.
Produced in-house by a team lead by Sophie Ray, Nice & Polite continue to make their mark in the lyric video world with this snazzy and hugely watchable animated promo for Charie XCX' London Queen - describe by Nylon Magazine as the 'lyric video of all lyric videos'.
Two of the most influential and creative figures working in music video in the past year have been an artist and a choreographer. And now FKA Twigs and Ryan Heffington have collaborated for the first time, on this 'concept video' for Google Glass.
To accompany the beautiful acoustic ballad of The Staves' Blood I Bled, Nick Rutter travels to Uran, a region near Mumbai in India to shoot this equally beautiful film.
Shot in some incredible and contrasting locations with great work from DP Ben Fordesman, Nick's film is an emotional and thought-provoking cinematic treat.
Vania Heymann's amazing interactive video for Bob Dylan's Like A Rolling Stone was a hard act to follow, but the Israeli-born director has now made something that does that job, for an artist as unknown as Dylan is famous.
The first MusicVidFest, a one-day conference focussing on the business of creativity in music videos, is taking place at the BFI Southbank on Monday, November 10th - the same day as the 2014 UK Music Video Awards – with Grammy Award-winning director Joseph Kahn now confirmed as the event's keynote speaker.
Markus Lundqvist's sombre and intense promo for Interpol's My Desire takes us into the increasingly tormented and drunken haze of a man – played by Frank Grillo, from the movie Warrior – while propping up the bar, with Interpol as the house band.