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Romanek Defends Taylor Swift Promo

Romanek Defends Taylor Swift Promo

Mark Romanek, director of Taylor Swift's Shake It Off promo, leapt to the defence of his work after rapper Earl Sweatshirt tweeted criticisms calling it 'inherently offensive, ultimately harmful and perpetuating black stereotypes'.

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Taylor Swift 'Shake It Off' by Mark Romanek

Taylor Swift 'Shake It Off' by Mark Romanek

In a departure from her country roots, Taylor Swift joins forces with Mark Romanek for this excellent tongue-in-cheek and fun promo to her single Shake It Off, from her forthcoming album 1989 (October 28).

Putting in a stirling performance, Taylor raids the dressing-up box to perform with a rock band, ballerinas, cheerleaders and b-boys, sending-up video cliches in the process... 

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Frøder 'Over The Sea' by Jon Olav Stokke

Frøder  'Over The Sea' by Jon Olav Stokke

Shot on a rugged coastal terrain, Jon Olav Stokke delivers a poignant and emotional film to accompany Norwegian singer Frøder's widescreen ballad Over The Sea, which depicts a fatally wounded soldier - played by Brage Bang - in the last moments of his life...

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Nicki Minaj 'Anaconda' by Colin Tilley

Nicki Minaj 'Anaconda' by Colin Tilley

Oh my goodness. Just after David Cameron announced his age rating scheme for online vids, Nicki Minaj's video for Anaconda arrives, like manna from heaven for enthusiasts for censorship or 'classification' of music videos.

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DANIELS, Emil Nava and Terry Richardson win at VMAs 2014

DANIELS, Emil Nava and Terry Richardson win at VMAs 2014

The 31st annual MTV Music Video Awards were held at The Forum in Inglewood California on Sunday which saw Terry Richardson's controversial promo for Miley Cyrus' Wrecking Ball win Video Of The Year and DANIELS receive the coveted Best Direction award for their video for DJ Snake & Lil Jon's Turn Down For What.

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Alt-J 'Left Hand Free' by Ryan Staake

Alt-J 'Left Hand Free' by Ryan Staake

It's summer fun all the way - and the American way - in Ryan Staake's video for Alt-J's Left Hand Free. 

Ryan Staake takes us down to Texas, to document the carefree, sun-kissed, all-action summer of the local youth of New Braunfels, for the promo for the song's US releas, in advance of the acclaimed British band's second album.

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Chae Hawk 'Dinner Plates' by Alex Amoling

Chae Hawk 'Dinner Plates' by Alex Amoling

Working together for a 3rd time Alex Amoling shows us, in his words, 'the final brush strokes of a tumultuous relationship' for Chae Hawk's Dinner Plates. The promo illustrates beautifully the pain and ecstasy a relationship can bring. Getting stabbed in the back usually hurts but in Dinner Plates Chae definitely feels it.

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