DesignStudio: Simian Mobile Disco “Hachinoko”

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The Japanese delicacy known as hachinoko (baby bee larvae) lends its name to this track from electronic duo Simian Mobile Disco brought to life in a “3D-animated whirlwind of the surreal and humorous” by London creative agency DesignStudio and AD/designer Jack Featherstone. [Read more]

Oh Yeah Wow: Hudson and Troop “Frameless”

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And the Award for Best Performance by a Deaf Blue Monster in a Music Video goes to Oh Yeah Wow director Darcy Prendergast who spent three months learning the Auslan sign interpretation of the song’s lyrics then endured a 26-hour shoot on a scorching 40C-degree day after only an hour’s sleep. Co-directed by Andrew Goldsmith. [Read more]

Cisma and CLAN vfx “Duas de Cinco and Cóccix-ência”

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Blacklist/Paranoid director Cisma (Denis Kamioka) whisks us forward in time to document life on the streets of Brazil in 2044 and returns with this 10-minute opus for MC Criolo complete with eerie future tech courtesy of CLAN vfx in São Paulo. Check the following interview with the director to learn how this project [Read more]

JoeFen for Buckwheat Groats “Tom Hanks”

I’m not a huge fan of low-fi low-brow culture but I do like laughing (and cringing) so have a look at this NSFW music video for rap-parody duo Buckwheat Groats with VFX by Joseph Fennimore who claims: “I do a lot of motion graphic, VFX and animation work in my free time.” File under guilty pleasure. [Read more]

Music Video Concepts and Directors. Who Needs ‘em?

Good thing most of you’ve been creating music videos with no budget for years otherwise this new automated music video generation tool called Rotor could be very depressing. From the Rotor site: “Rotor is the next generation music video creation tool. It’s been handcrafted by award-winning music video directors [Read more]

Daniels: DJ Snake & Lil Jon “Turn Down For What”

The Kwan half of Daniels’ Kwan/Scheinert directing duo finally reveals his true inner self in this surgically choreographed jaw-dropper of frenzied testosterone. Pacing, casting, edit, VFX (by Zak Stoltz) all add up to 3.5 minutes-o-genius. Production: Prettybird, DOP: Larkin Seiple, edit: Paul Rogers, VFX: Zak Stoltz. [Read more]