Category Archives: Music Video

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Missy Elliott: WTF

A jittery camera and hair-trigger zooms complement the stutter-step rhythms and low-bass rumble of the first new release from music-video icon Missy Elliott in nine years. It's directed by Elliott herself and longtime collaborator Dave Meyers. 


Joanna Newsom: Divers

Here's a rarity: Joanna Newsom's latest music video, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, debuted last week in U.S. movie theaters, where it played as a pre-feature short subject at numerous independent cinemas and the Alamo Drafthouse chain. (It was also … more »


Grimes: Flesh without Blood/Life in the Vivid Dream

Grimes is in full-on Halloween mode in her latest music video, which the multi-talented singer-songwriter directed and edited. Her brother, Mac Boucher, was the DP.


Adele: Hello

Imax says Adele's "Hello" is the first music video to be filmed partly with large-format Imax cameras. (No, the 1991 Rolling Stones concert film At the Max doesn't count.) The result is a detailed, nearly grainless image with velvety soft depth-of-field … more »

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Can’t Keep Checking My Phone

Inexplicable yet visually compelling, this (briefly NSFW) Unknown Mortal Orchestra video catalogs "strange occurrences, syndromes or phenomena," says director Dimitri Basil. It was inspired by trading cards, like the famous Mars Attacks series, that feature brief text snippets with evocative illustrations.


Burning Man: The Musical

Silicon Valley meets Rent in Burning Man: The Musical, a crowdfunded project that poses the very 21st century question: "What would Steve Jobs do?"


Milkywhale: Birds of Paradise

Producer/director Magnús Leifsson made this video for Milkywhale, a music-and-dance project by Melkorka Sigríður Magnúsdóttir, who worked with musician Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson (of electropop band FM Belfast) on pop songs to showcase her choreography. The cinematography is by Arró; it was edited by Sigurður Eyþórsson, … more »


Darth Punk: The Funk Awakens

Today's Internet oddity is this electronic dance music video featuring a Daft Punk knock-off duo dressed as Darth Vader and Boba Fett. It's the creation Infectious Designer, a filmmaking team of "five painfully cool geeks": Brian Curtin, Matt Hall, Mat Powell, … more »


Chvrches: Leave a Trace

Every camera angle on Chvrches singer Lauren Mayberry adds a new dimension to the smoky, carefully lighted environment created by directors Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones (through Black Dog Films). Tim Maurice Jones was the DP.

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David Gilmour: Rattle That Lock

To promote his first solo studio album in early 10 years, ex-Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour turned to Aubrey Powell, co-founder (with the late Storm Thorgerson) of the legendary album cover design studio Hipgnosis. Powell was creative director on the album … more »