David Knight - 19th Nov 2009

Ross McLennan, Will Bex, Shawn Kim, and MVA-winner Lasse Frank are among the cinematographers recognized for their work in music videos over the past year, in the shortlist of 15 music videos selected for the first official music video competition at Plus Cameraimage, the international film festival focused on the art and craft of cinematography, which takes place in Lodz, Poland from 28th November to 5th December.

Among seven UK commissioned videos in the shortlist, Ross McLennan has been nominated for his work on Delphic's This Momentary directed by Dave Ma, Will Bex nominated for the Filthy Dukes' Messages, directed by Nicholas Randall, Stewart Bentley for Corin Hardy's Prodigy video for Warriors Dance, Shawn Kim for Patrick Daughters' video for Depeche Mode's Wrong and Lasse Frank for Martin de Thurah's video for Glasvegas's Flowers and Football Tops - winner of best cinematography at the recent UK MVAs.

Chosen by a selection committee headed by Daniel Pearl ASC, the renowned American cinematographer of numerous feature films and music videos - and a driving force behind Plus Cameraimage's new music video competition - the videos include those chosen for their quality of cinematography and others for their use of various animation techniques.

The 15 nominated videos are:

Anna Maria Jopek - Sypka Warszawa
DoP: Bartosz Piotrowski, Dir: Adrian Panek

Coldplay - Strawberry Swing DoP: Aaron Platt, Dir: Shynola

Damien Jurado - Caskets DoP: Mike Ragen, Dir: Matt Daniels

Delphic - This Momentary
DoP: Ross McLennan, Dir: Dave Ma

Depeche Mode - Wrong DoP: Shawn Kim, Dir: Patrick Daughters

Eminem - 3am DoP: Brandon Cox, Dir: Syndrome

Feist - Honey Honey DoP: Brendan Steacy, Dir: Anthony Seck

Glasvegas - Flowers And Football Tops DoP: Lasse Frank, Dir: Martin De Thurah

Hammock - Mono No Aware DoP: Alex Disenhof, Dir: David Altobeli

Jack Penate - Today's Tonight DoP: Matthias Koenigswieser, Dir: Alma Har'el

Mikromusic - Thank God I`m Woman DoP: Wojtek Zieli?ski, Dir: Wojtek Zieli?ski, ?ukasz Dunikowski

Steven Wilson - Harmony Korine DoP: Lasse Hoile, Dir: Lasse Hoile

The Filthy Dukes - Messages DoP: Will Bex, Dir: Nicolas Randall

The Hickey Underworld - Blonde Fire DoP: Nicolas Karakatsanis, Dir. Joe Vanhoutteghem

The Prodigy - Warriors Dance DoP: Stewart Bentley, Dir: Corin Hardy

For more details visit the Plus Cameraimage website

David Knight - 19th Nov 2009

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