Jason Valen

Celine Dion "Incredible" (Zach Merck, dir.)

At the intersection of Hope and music stardom stands Celine Dion, aspiring for universal appeal. On one hand we get Ne-Yo and breakdancers, but also magical storylines with athletetes and street artists, and even a girl communicating via sign language. And if you don't spot the giraffe, that just means you didn't watch the whole way through to the "Incredible" end. 

Bad Religion "True North" (Zach Merck, Dir.)

Bad Religion - "True North" (Official Video)

"True North" surely shares some inspiration with the Replacements classic spinning vinyl video, but director Zach Merck focuses more on the listener here than the platter. A young punk puts on the new Bad Religion and loses himself to the music, finding inspiration and community. Which is surely the way it's always been and always will be for bands like this.