David Knight - 31st Mar 2014

The Music Videos jury for this year's D&AD Awards, which met last Thursday (March 27th), has handed out 13 awards in total, including six Nominations for a prized D&AD Yellow Pencil.

The Fleur & Manu-directed video for Gesaffelstein's Pursuit has two Yellow Pencil nominations, in the main Music Videos category, and the sub-category Special Effects for Music Videos. Keith Schofield's video for Darwin Deez's You Can't Be My Girl, and Is Tropical's Dancing Anymore, directed by Megaforce are both nominated in the Music Videos category.

Another Megaforce-directed video, for Yeah Yeah Yeah's Sacrilege in nominated in the Editing for Music Videos category, while Shugo Tokumaru's Katachi, directed by Kijek and Adamski, is nominated for a Yellow Pencil in Animation for Music Videos category. Winners of the Yellow Pencils will be announced at D&AD Yellow Pencil Awards Ceremony on May 22nd. 

The D&AD Music Video jury - headed by OK Go singer Damian Kulash - also conferred In-Book status on seven more videos in the Music Videos category or sub-categories, which means they are included in the 2014 D&AD Annual.

The seven 'In-Book' videos are: Flying Lotus's Until the Quiet Comes directed by Kahlil Joseph (Music Videos); Jon Hopkins' Open Eye Signal directed by Aoife McArdle (Cinematography for Music Videos); Passion Pit's Cry Like A Ghost directed by DANIELS (Music Videos); Megaforce's Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Sacrilege video (Cinematography for Music Videos); Daughn Gibson's Another Hell, directed by Saam Farahmand (Editing for Music Videos); Atoms For Peace's Before Your Very Eyes, directed by Andrew Thomas Huang (Special Effects for Music Videos); and 24 Hours Of Happy, directed by We Are From LA for Pharrell's Happy (Music Videos).

David Knight - 31st Mar 2014

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