This is a fun video about how Karen Cheng learned to dance in a year. … Continue Reading
Two years ago today, I posted Greg Watermann’s fantastic video of Scars on Broadway’s Fucking. He created the DSLR video relying on common sense and instinct. Ben Darling edited all the footage together to make an iconic music video that to this day gets a ton of traffic.
For Watermann and Darling it was just the beginning of new career of using DSLR video as part of their tool kit to put together amazing music videos. Have a look at the latest from Pitbull featuring Christina Aguilera which features footage and stills from Watermann and Ben Darling’s awesome editing. … Continue Reading
Local San Francisco heavy metal band, My Victim just released a new music video. The visuals are saturated with dark hues as the subject matter cuts between out-of-focus shots of the band and its story line, which references the title of the song, “Crash.” We are quickly informed as to what kind of crash the song refers to as images of cars and shocked faces permeate the screen. The video’s graphics are edgy, and as such, it should resonate with every heavy metal fan out there. For others, Crash is a powerful song combined with strong imagery that may just have you embracing the heavy metal genre. … Continue Reading
The director of the music video, Martin de Thurah, knows how to draw a viewer in. What I find immediately fascinating about his music video is how he chooses to match the visuals to the music. The video begins with a wide angle shot of a person biking down a road. Only when David Byrne opens the door of a nearby car does the song start; then, when he closes the door a few moments later, the phrase ends. The passage is playful, filled with brass instruments and emphasized by a long rest. It poses an intriguing counterpoint to the more somber visuals: Byrne moving, almost in slow motion, towards something we cannot see. The phrase repeats, only with more volume, and a sort-of story unfolds.