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The final part of our round-up of MusicVidFest, the all-day music video conference held at BFI Southbank earlier this month, starts with the session that focussed on the importance of music videos and YouTube in how people consume music, and offered intriguing information about viewing trends, and indeed, the whole purpose of the music video.
Here's a new video from Brisbane singer-songwriter Jarryd James directed by Scratch, a slow-burning look at an emotional reunion of two middle-aged men in the unusual setting of a boxing ring.
M.I.A.'s back doing what she does best, merging politically-charged pop with her unique brand of hard-hitting music videos to tackle pressing issues.
Already a huge success with support from DJ's Diplo and Jazzy Jeff across the club circuit, the video for DJ Katch's The Horns - directed by Sydney-based filmmaker Josef Weber – takes on a fun twist when a group of girlfriends break into a gaming arcade to have a late-night party...
The video Alvin & Lyle's So Delicious is the intriguing story of a rich kid with an unhealthy, voyeuristic interest in older women - to the consternation of his extremely bourgeois mother. It was directed by Peter Emmanuilov, and shot on 35mm.
An absolute bobby-dazzler of a video for Tame Impala by CANADA. Sexy, funny, surreal, and very beautiful.
And there's a gorilla called Trevor...
In early November, the business of music video creativity was given full scrutinity at the second all-day MusicVidFest conference at the BFI Southbank, with a host of top music video professionals offering insights and opinions on the big issues, and How To Get Ahead In Music Videos.
Directorial team SÅNDL (that's Ludovic Zuili & Simon Bouisson) take the viewer into an alternate reality with their music video for 99 Souls' The Girl is Mine. Their main character is the odd man out in a literally backwards society. In his search for acceptance, he learns to accept himself in the process - but then he meets a girl who suffers from the same 'ailment' as he does.
Kristian Young has provided a strong showcase for ex-Saturdays member Vanessa White, finding a balance between a pop video aesthetic and a more natural look for the video for Don't Wanna Be Your Lover.
Fresh from his support tour with Echo and the Bunnymen, singer-songwriter Jack Edwards's Love & Luck now has a video directed by Nik Morris, which tells the story of two young 'strivers' whose lives fall into chaos.
On a rainy day in early November, there was a warm glow emanating from inside the BFI Southbank. The UKMVAs was one day away, but before those celebrations, lots of people involved in making music videos (and a few others) gathered to attend the second all-day MusicVidFest.
Meilyr Jones, former frontman of Race Horses, is releasing his first solo album shortly, and How To Recognise A Work Of Art is a characterically kooky but charming offering from that record - and now has a music video to match, a one-shot wonder directed by National Theatre director Wils Wilson, and shot by Ryan Owen Eddleston.