Promonews talks to Biscuit Filmworks' director Ben Strebel about the combination of passion, ingenuity and trust that went into making his remarkable video for Skrillex, Four Tet and Starrah's …
MusicVidFest 2016: The Creativity Panel
The third annual MusicVidFest, the all-day symposium on the business of music video creativity, takes place this Wednesday, November 9th, at the BFI Southbank, with panels, talks and masterclasses featuring some of the biggest names connected to music videos in the UK. And as with previous years, there will be a strong focus on the state of creativity in British music videos at this year's MusicVidFest conference.
Ninian Doff, winner of the Best Director award at the UKMVAs last month, will discuss his work and creative process; directing duo Dom&Nic talk about the making of their award-winning video for Chemical Brothers' Wide Open with The Mill's ECD Neil Davies. And the day will end with a panel discussion about the general state of creativity in British music videos.
Chris Abitbol, head of music at Wanda Productions in London, will chair a panel including director (and double winner at this year's UKMVAs) Ian Pons Jewell (above), Polydor commissioner Hanan Cher, Partizan executive producer Claire Stubbs, Sony Music commissioner Laura Clayton, and director Eoin Glaister.
The panel will ponder the condition of creativity in British music videos, how the increased importance and value of music videos to record labels impacts upon creativity. And the panel will also consider the phenomenon of the canned music video, when finished or nearly finished work is shelved by labels, and it never sees the light of day. Delegates are also invited to BYOCV – Bring Their Own Canned Video – to be discussed by the panel, and the audience.
The panel will also discuss diversity in the creative sphere and whether or not more could be done to make wider range of voices in the cration of British music videos.
Rag 'n' Bone reflects on societal pressures and the idea of belonging, in Joe Connor's monumental promo for Alone.
Iain Simpson directs a gripping and thought-provoking video for Rudimental x Skream, touching upon mental health, family and forgiveness.
Greg Davenport directs If The World Should Ever Stop, the third in a series of five interconnected films exploring family, faith, love, confusion, fear and joy.
Greg Davenport directs If The World Should Ever Stop, the third in a series of five interconnected …
Iain Simpson directs a gripping and thought-provoking video for Rudimental x Skream, touching …
Rag 'n' Bone reflects on societal pressures and the idea of belonging, in Joe Connor's monumental …
Normani and Cardi B embrace their wild side in Tanu Muino's latest visual spectacle.
Above Ground directs a dizzying and dazzling visual for Greentea Peng's poignant Kali V2.
Andrew Donoho dives head-first into hyperreality, and emerges triumphant in the …