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2012 MVPA Award Techinical Category Nominees

The technical category nominees for the 2012 MVPA Awards are as follows:

Best Art Direction

  • Alex Delgado for Anjulie "Stand Behind The Music"
    Hannah Lux Davis, director | London Alley Entertainment, production co.
  • Alex Delgado for Beyonce "Dance For You"
    Alan Ferguson + Beyonce, director | London Alley Entertainment, production co.
  • David Courtemarche for Britney Spears "Till The World Ends"
    Jay Kay, director | Rockhard, production co.
  • David Courtemarche for Maroon 5 "Never Gonna Leave This Bed"
    Tim Nackashi, director | HSI Productions, production co.
  • Elliott Hostetter for Kanye West and Jay-Z "Otis"
    Spike Jonze, director | MJZ, production co.

 Best Choreography

  • Anwar "Flii" Burton for Chris Brown "Look At Me Now"
    Colin Tilley
    , director | Riveting Entertainment, production co.
  • Anwar "Flii" Burton for Chris Brown "Turn Up The Music"
    Chris Brown and Godfrey, director | Riveting Entertainment, production co.
  • Beyoncé, Sheryl Murakami, Rhapsody James for Beyonce "Dance For You"
    Alan Ferguson + Beyonce, director | London Alley Entertainment, production co.
  • Michael Rooney for Sara Bareilles "Gonna Get Over You"
    Jonah Hill, director | DNA, production co.
  • Trish Sie for OK Go "All Is Not Lost"
    OK Go, Pilobolus, & Trish Sie, director | OK Go, production co.

 Best Cinematography

  • Alejandro Lalinde for Keane "Silenced by the Night" 
    Chris Sims, director | DNA, production co.
  • Alejandro Lalinde for Jane's Addiction "Underground" 
    Robert Hales, director | Kleiner @ Hello!, production co.
  • Maz Makhani for Lil Wayne / Bruno Mars "Mirror" 
    Antoine Fuqua, director | Wondros, production co.
  • Paul Laufer for Rihanna "We Found Love" 
    Melina Matsoukas, director | Prettybird, production co.
  • Ulrik Boel Bentzen for David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj "Turn Me On" 
    Sanji Senaka, director | Wondros, production co.

Best Colorist

  • Beau Leon for Lady Gaga "You And I"
    Laurieann Gibson, director | Factory Films, production co.
  • Dave Hussey for Britney Spears "Till the World Ends"
    Ray Kay, director | Rockhard, production co.
  • Dave Hussey for Rihanna "We Found Love"
    Melina Matsoukas, director | Prettybird, production co.
  • Sean Coleman for Kanye West & Jay-Z "Otis"
    Spike Jonze, director | MJZ, production co.
  • Sean Coleman for Snow Patrol "This Isn't Everything You Are"
    Brett Simon, director | DNA, production co.

Best Computer Effects (FX done in computer)

  • Arsenal FX for Eminem "Spacebound"
    Joseph Kahn, director | HSI, production co.
  • Bonch for Adele "Someone Like You"
    Jake Nava, director | Cherry Films, production co.
  • Daniels/Pretty Bird for Manchester Orchestra "Simple Math"
    Daniels, director | PRETTYBIRD, production co.
  • Proof, Laundry for Will.I.Am "T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)"
    Rich Lee, director | DNA, production co.
  • Oddball Animation, Mirada, Anthony Francisco Schepperd,North Kingdom for
    Danger Mouse, Daniel Luppi, Norah Jones "3 Dreams of Black"
    Chris Milk, director | @radical.media LLC, production co.

 Best Editing

  • Bill Yukich for Mary J Blige "25/8"
    Diane Martel, director 
  • Hank Friedman for LMFAO "Party Rock Anthem"
    Mickey Finnegan, director | Rockhard, production co.
  • Jacquelyn London for Snow Patrol "This Isn't Everything You Are"
    Brett Simon, director | DNA, production co.
  • Ken Mowe for WILL I AM feat Jennifer Lopez/Mick Jagger "Hardest"
    Rich Lee, director | DNA, production co.
  • Steve Rees for Skylar Gray "Invisible"
    Jay Martin, director | DNA, production co.

 Best Hair

  • Frederic Aspiras for Lady Gaga "'Born This Way"
    Nick Knight & Haus Of Gaga, director | Serial Pictures, production co.
  • Frederic Aspiras for Lady Gaga "Edge of Glory"
    Joseph Kahn, director
  • Frederic Aspiras for Lady Gaga "Marry the Night"
    Lady Gaga, director | Factory Films, production co.
  • Pamela Neal for Katy Perry "E.T."
    Floria Sigismondi, director | Symphony 19, production co.
  • Pamela Neal for Katy Perry "The One That Got Away"
    Floria Sigismondi, director | Black Dog Films, production co. 

Best Special Effects (FX done on scene/in camera)

  • Radical for Kina Grannis "In Your Arms"
    Greg Jardin, director | @radical.media LLC, production co.
  • Caviar for Duck Sauce "Big Bad Wolf"
    Keith Schofield, director | Somesuch & Co./Caviar, production co.
  • Doomsday Entertainment for Islands "Hallways"
    Lex Halaby and Toben Seymour, director | Doomsday Entertainment, production co.

Best Styling

  • Dawn Boonyachlito for Bad Meets Evil "Lighters"
    Rich Lee, director | DNA, production co.
  • Ty Hunter, Raquel Smith, Jenke-Ahmed Tailly  for Beyonce f/ J Cole "Party"
    Alan Ferguson + Beyonce, director | London Alley Entertainment, production co.
  • Brett Alan Nelson for Kat Graham "Put Your Graffiti On Me"
    Benny Boom, director | London Alley Entertainment, production co.
  • Marjan Malakpour for Britney Spears "'Till the World Ends"
    Ray Kay, director | Rockhard, production co.
  • Lysa Cooper for Kelly Rowland "Motivation"
    Sarah Chatfield, director | Rockhard, production co.

Comments

So....'s picture
It's like an award show for 90's music videos! These awards are a joke and show a complete sense of being "out of touch" with good original music videos and craftsmanship. It's really just a money making scheme right? Most expensive submissions i've seen for a contest with an incredibly small field/ audience.
Steven Gottlieb's picture
My philosophy on awards shows is that if they bring attention to one deserving, yet overlooked video, its worth it... Arguing about the specifics is probably a notch below sports radio in terms of futility. The Grammys video category is a good example. Theres usually a lot of schlock, but then they surprise you by identifying a true indie video like Memory Tapes Yes I Know for a nomination, bringing it to the attention of lots of people who prob never even heard of it. Theres a lot of those sorts of picks here in the MVPA nominations. I love the Evelyn Evelyn video and its also about as indie as you get. For the record: All I do is print the nominations/winners and help publicize the event. Which Im very honored to be able to do. Im not otherwise involved with the nominations or awards process. 
Yoyo's picture
The nominees here essentially pay the hefty fees and nominate themselves which is why you see so many of the same production companys nominated.
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