So after our pick of the best videos under the headings of Animation, Narrative, Comedy and Performance, now here's our ultimate list of the best of the best, the absolute bangers... our …
Promo News's Top 20 Favourite Videos of 2013
Yes, 2013 is almost done. And so, even though we're all bleary-eyed from days of Yuletide excess, Promo News's brave band of contributors have gathered for arguably their toughest job of the year: picking their favourite videos of the past twelve months.
Considering the variety, the quantity and above all the quality of work this year, this has obviously been a devilishly difficult task. So – in alphabetical rather than ranking order – here are Promo's Top 20 Favourite videos of 2013.
And you can also watch the videos as a playlist on the new Promo News YouTube channel.
Contributors: Jimmy Brown, David Knight, Davis Silis, Luke Tierney
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A young man drives through a busy metropolis at night. Is he searching for something or just trying to clear his head? And as he escapes the city he becomes immersed in natural …
Joseph Bird's video for Cedric Strauli, aka Buvette, begins with the face of a strange beaked bird, who opens wide to reveal a Garden of Earthly Delights, occupied by a robed statue.
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