@davidguetta Yesterday night @ #QueenNightClub was INSANE !!! Merci Paris. Rendez-vous en décembre à @BercyOfficiel ! http://t.co/lMBPiyTzO9 16 hours 24 min ago
@davidguetta .@JohnyGrne I'm still wondering, i'm using both software. Anything audio related : Ableton, anything midi related : logic 12 hours 7 min ago
@Videostatic Eagles Of Death Metal "Complexity" (Liam Lynch, dir.) http://t.co/6QR2OcfBkK #video #musicvideo 1 day 18 hours ago
@Videostatic RT @SonyAlphaRumors: Hey Sony A7s and A7rII folks! Atomos just announced a new 4K recorder for you! http://t.co/Q2cIfKurbF http://t.co/C4Tc16 hours 53 min ago
@Videostatic RT @EW: 'Wildest Dreams' director responds to allegations of colonialism in Taylor Swift video: http://t.co/WQput8plKN http://t.co/Q7m7TsEo1 day 5 hours ago
@questlove i build my custom @ludwigHQ designs every 100 shows. storage somewhere. if we are legendary maybe a museum display? https://t.co/nh9UvHEyH4 1 day 17 hours ago
@JosephKahn Sad thing is when people make false accusations of racism and the public rejects it, it makes real racism harder to fight. 6 hours 39 min ago
@joeVconnor @Videostatic @GabrielleAplin thanks - so 11? This one goes up to 11 18 hours 8 min ago
@JosephKahn @en_chantedx No. I just liked the fact you fought him til he blocked you. #champion 4 hours 26 min ago
@Videostatic "Get rid of scenes that are not nicely shot and look wonky" 1 day 13 hours ago
@davidguetta RT @TwitterFrance: Posez vos questions à @DavidGuetta avec #askGUETTA Il vous répond ce soir à 19h en direct depuis la #BlueRoom https:/… 15 hours 20 min ago
@JosephKahn @Lentofu Thanks. It's all Taylor who wanted me to accept. I've won tons of these and 1st time that's ever happened. Such a sweet person. 12 hours 6 min ago
@Videostatic Damien Rice "Hypnosis" from The Prophet http://t.co/espsW65Zyx #video #musicvideo 5 hours 28 min ago
@JosephKahn I honestly thought Power/Rangers was going to be the most controversial thing I put out this year lol. 10 hours 8 min ago

Justin Timberlake "Suit And Tie" (David Fincher, Dir.)

Happy valentines day, from Justin Timberlake and David Fincher.

When we last saw legendary music video director David Fincher working the short-form for the small screen, it was Nine Inch Nails "Only" in 2005. And the difference between that video and this is a perfect example of how doing what's right for the artist and song is really what makes a great video director.

"Suit And Tie" isn't groundbreaking. There's no trick to it. There's no visual hook. But, it's still one of the best videos you've seen so far in 2013.

It's just perfectly composed and perfectly executed. Nearly every shot is interesting. In some places it's even casual — JT and Jay-Z  hanging out — other parts are business-like and in the studio, while other segements are gorgously art-directed. They nail the modern day Rat Pack vibe, but it's not too retro (and I don't just say that because there's an iPad in it.)

Now, having a great artist and a great song and an ample budget surely make it look easy. But, if you look at Fincher's videography you'll see he made all sorts of videos for all sorts of artists. And while some people tend to cite a distinctive Fincher style, that's just a small segement of his output. He did what was necessary to bring attention and a deeper understanding for each song and artist. And at the end of the day, that's what makes a great director.

Also, it doesn't hurt at all that JT is a total star.

Song
Director
Label
Producer
Production Company
Director of Photography
Commissioner

Recent Tweets