Cameron Duddy

Orville Peck & Shania Twain "Legends Never Die" (Cameron Duddy, dir.)

Shania Twain releases might not be as frequent as other country superstars, but she's clearly paying attention to what's cool thanks to this collaboration with the mysterious alt-country star Orville Peck and director Cameron Duddy, who also plays bass in Midland. The stylized video itself takes place at a magical movie drive-in, which once would have been considered retro, but is now as timely as ever in these Corona times.

Rita Ora "Poison" (Cameron Duddy, dir.)

Stardom as an instant glamour model can be a bitch. Or maybe, it's just the photographers who discover and explout these beautiful people who are truly the bitches. Such is the situation in this tale of Rita Ora going from a street savvy headturner to a glossy pin-up girl under the watchful eye of a creepy Warholian predator type who peels her away from her man.

Mark Ronson f/ Mystikal "Feel Right" (Cameron Duddy & Bruno Mars, dir.)

Florence Henderson and Mystikal together in a music video is an unlikely, yet undeniable combo... even if the rapper takes a backseat here in a cameo alongside Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars as judges.

"Feel Right" is a winner, thanks to the little kids who know how to get some asses a'shaking at a talent show MC'ed by the Mrs. Brady herself.

The Videostatic Interview: Cameron Duddy

As is the case with many directors, Cameron Duddy can tell a good story. And since it's a long story — but a good one, I promise — I'll skip a big introduction. Let's just say you've undoubtedly seen some of his videos for Bruno Mars, AWOLNATION, Grouplove and beyond... And despite the occasional tall tale — another common director's trait — there's also some unvarnished truth. For instance, ask him why his one-take music video for "The Lazy Song" has overr a half BILLION YouTube views, his answer is, "I have no fucking clue." (Although, on second thought, maybe he's just protecting his trade secrets, like any good director would)

Read on for our conversation, which takes lots of twists and turns along the way...