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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.


Recovering the Mindset

Editor Matthew Morettini cuts seamlessly between three different interpretations of novelist Thomas Harris's character Hannibal Lecter as the same scene is dramatized in three different works — director Michael Mann's Manhunter (1986), director Brett Ratner's Red Dragon (2002) and showrunner Bryan Fuller's Hannibal (2015).


Scream Queens Super-Sized Main Title Sequence

There's a whole lot of screaming goin' on in this very in-your-face title sequence for the new Ryan Murphy show on Fox this fall. Fear not—the over-the-top horror tropes are delivered ironically, with co-star Diego Boneta offering a knowing wink to the camera.


Recipes for Delicious Kitchens

Ikea cooks up an adorably tiny (but space efficient!) kitchen in this spot promoting its latest catalog. It's directed by Javier Laurenco for agency BBH Asia Pacific. The DP was Juan Maglione.


Taylor Swift: Wildest Dreams

Lush even by Taylor Swift's rarefied standards, the "Wildest Dreams" video was shot partly on location in Africa by director Joseph Kahn and DP Christopher Probst. (That's Clint Eastwood's youngest son, Scott Eastwood, in the leading-man role.)  Chancler Haynes edited … more »


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 »


How to Stay Awake (Without Caffeine)

No, it's not always ideal to load up on caffeine just to get through a marathon editing session. (For one thing, jitters. For another, bathroom breaks.) Here are some less disruptive ideas for giving yourself enough of a boost to stay … 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.