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Jeremy Johnstone's video for Ice Cube's Drop Girl ft. Redfoo & 2 Chainz is a very slick beast indeed - great cast of 'drop girls', excellent cinematography by J. Andrés Cardona (Jeremy's co-producer), and lots of other things, including the edit, by Jeremy himself. Hats off, a job well done.
Lucy Luscombe's excellent video for London pop-R&B girl-trio Juce's 6th Floor shows there's potential for some serious magic-making there in the everyday - all you need to do is work in a pet shop, or florist, or cake shop...
Peter Szewczyk's versatility as a director, animator and visual effects artist gets full rein for Disney alumni Naomi Scott's debut video Motions.
Peter went for a hand-crafted paper theme, building paper constructions around Naomi - from flowers to mini-towers to trees and birds - as she performs. And he reveals that the writing are scans of her lyrics notebook.
A TV programme featuring winners and nominated videos for the UK Music Video Awards 2014 is being premiered on 4Music in the UK tonight (November 27th/28th) at 01.15am GMT.
The show will include videos by DJ Snake & Lil Jon, Paolo Nutini, Sia, Disclosure, Peace, Childish Gambino. J Cole, Alt-J, Wilkinson and FKA Twigs, linked by 4Music's Will Best.
In the first of a two-part video, Eoin Glaister beautifully documents the struggles of two youngsters in love for I Gave It All, the debut release by Lake District duo Aquilo.
Taken from her forthcoming debut album Unguarded (January 26th), new Atlantic signing Rae Morris teams up with Alex Southam for the promo to the single Under The Shadows.
Alex shoots the Blackpool chanteuse in an empty mansion, roaming from room to room as a free spirit/ghostly figure who then starts to multiply...
Chris Ranson directs Scorcher's No One Else video, about the hip-hop artist's troubled relationship with a beautiful girl – played by Hanako Footman.
New Zealand director Dylan Pharazyn offers a glimpse of the backbiting behind the glamour of the fashion industry in his video for She's So Rad's Cool It. It's a poolside fashion shoot, where increasing frictions between the two models is the counterpoint to their professional posing. And, eventually, things get out a bit out of hand...
The second shortlist for the Next Director Award has been revealed, with a further seven new directors in contention to win the brand new short film award created by D&AD and YouTube. The shortlist is:
Complimenting the moving sentiment within the track which discusses the power of perseverance and determination, Syndrome delivers this hard-hitting but inspirational promo with a Rocky-style storyline for Eminem's Guts Over Fear.
New Nice & Polite signing Jake Jelicich directs, shoots, edits and grades this part-performance promo for All For The Taking by Fiction/Universal artist Meanwhile - aka Tom Andrews.
Jake intercuts a surreal but nevertheless excellent performance from model Clea Martin with live footage - in silhouette - of the 23 year old composer/musician...