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Spectacle: An Interview With Music Video Museum Curator Jonathan Wells

I'm not one to get all historical, but since this interview is about a museum show dedicated to the art and history of music video, there's no reason not to indulge...

Son of Kick "EOW" (Charles Whitcher, dir.)

Never trust a faith healer who can spit faster than a cattle auctioneer...Charles Whitcher, director:  “When I first heard the track, and the riffing of the...

Big K.R.I.T. Publicly Pitching Spike Lee For His Next Video. During Knicks Playoff Season.

Trying to get Spike Lee to direct a music video during Knicks playoff season? Likely a tall order, byt Big K.R.I.T. is stumping hard, taking to MTV's RapFix Live to pitch...

Beyonce "Standing On The Sun (H&M spot)" (Jonas Akerlund, dir.)

It's technically not a music video. But it's Beyonce performing the bulk of new song "Standing On The Sun" and it's directed by music video fave Jonas...

Fitz And The Tantrums "Out Of My League" (Jordan Bahat, dir.)

Director Jordan Bahat delves into the heart of Fitz And The Tantrums in this stylized performance piece, using all sorts of tricks from Kinect camera mapping to duplications...

Capital Cities "Safe And Sound" (Grady Hall, dir.)

I would call video director Grady Hall the new Lord Of The Dance, but I fear Michael Flatley has that nickname trademarked.Instread, I'll just say that his video for...

Kina Grinnis "Gone" (Ross Ching, dir.)

Two lovers illustrated by sketched neon squiggles spend a night an L.A. togethers in this new video for songstress, Kina Grannis.

Tegan & Sara "I Was A Fool" (Shane Drake, dir.)

Actress Mae Whitman attempts to burn away memories so she can get over heartbreak, while Tegan And Sara underscore the emotions with a performance of this...

The Essential Rules Of Music Videos

I've been in the music video industry long enough to have seen nearly every mistake that's ever been made. And that includes many videos which have never...

Sinkane "Warm Spell" (Philip Di Fiore, dir.)

I'm pretty sure that mysterious orb is actually a close-up shot of a cantaloupe, which could easily be spun into a joke about what else is on display in this NSFW video....

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