Bo Burnham knows the secret of a hit pop song. Be vague, be catchy, repeat stuff, and obscure your darkest desires down lest they pop up and scare your audience. Bo could actually use some help on that last element — ie: the fingerbanging references should be masked at least a little bit, you shouldn't let your inner devil voice take over, and tearing a heart out should always be metaphorical.
Been wondering when the uncensored version of the Daniels x Zak Stoltz "Tongues" video would be unveiled? Here ya go... And, yes, it's totally NSFW...
So, enjoy — but not in public or at work —what starts as an homage to pulp horror flicks, or some random acid-soaked hippie/freak film and then builds into an epic battle between the clothed and unclothed.
You'll be forgiven if at first you assume this is an homage to old horror flicks. Or if you then think it's an homage to some old acid-soaked hippie/freak film. Or, if you go back to your original horror theory. Or, if you dispense with all those guesses, relax, and just let the creative masters Daniels take you into what might instead be an NSFW parable, depicting an epic battle between the clothed and unclothed.
PS: Most of the nudity here is pixelated, so make your own NSFW decision.
You might ask what's going on here. A new form of Yoga? A group of models on a vision quest? A cult? Or, you might relax and just enjoy the unexpected beauty as it mysteriously unfolds in this video for Broods.
And if you watch and wonder if there's a more explicit version of this video, the answer would of course be yes — watch the directors cut.
How far would you go for fame and success as a top model? Are you up for literally remolding your body? How about eating your competition — and, yes, that would be also be literally. So goes the ugly business of beauty in this whirling new Foster The People video.
Holy crap. An all-star, action packed trailer for Jay Z and Beyonce first feature film coming... NEVER. So, breath a sigh of relief, since all involved surely know that this compilation of action flick cliches would be a clunker even by Hollywood crap standards.
That said: We get Beyonce at her hottest, Jay at his most badass and cast that would be the envy of any blockbuster: Sean Penn, Don Cheadle, Guillermo Diaz, Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhaal, Blake Lively, Rashida Jones and Kidada Jones.
Product placement. If you're a director or producer, you love the money, but hate the strings that come attached: Ceding editorial and treatment control to a third party who might care more about their product shots than making something that serves the greater goal. Also, you hate the agency people on set. And if you're an agency, you hate having to fund a bulk of a video budget and then getting pushed back at every step. Also, you hate being on set with all those production pirates.
So, what if you could retroactively make placements in videos: Affixing advertisements to bare walls, changing storefronts to national chains and all sorts of other digital chicanery.
Genius, right? VEVO has teamed with international company Mirriad — who specialize in "advertising for the skip generation" — to make it happen with music videos. The initiative was first teased via an AdAge report and then announced at the video streaming giant's NewFronts presentation last night,.
The loneliness of the long distance truck driver is a very real thing. Thankfully, there are pharmaceuticals, energy drinks and surreal rest stops to smooth the ride.
A very solid video from directors Ian and Cooper, who previously blew your mind with cinemagraphs and now use an epic convenience store tracking shot to separate this clip betwen hinted and total madness.