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Making a Movie Music Video with The Vamps, Bella Thorn and Director Emil Nava

Finding a creative way to pull off the movie clip job is one of the tougher music video tasks — how to make a video when you need a healthy percentage of movie footage in order to keep the the movie $tudio happy? Rather than come up with some forced mechanism to scatter that footage, Director Emil Nava instead inserts The Vamps into the same Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day world that new movie Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and casts the movie's starlet, Bella Thorne, to star in it.

Director Matt Stawski on Owl City "When Can I See You Again"

It sure seems like soundtrack videos are making a comeback and Director Matt Stawski delivers a masterful integration of the film - Wreck-It Ralph - with the artist and video. The video doesn't just cut to existing film footage, instead the clip creates a practical, production designed world that looks like an 8-bit arcade game straight out of the world of the movie.

WATCH IT: OK Go vs. The Muppets "Muppets Theme" (Kirk Thatcher, dir.)

OK Go and The Muppets are each willing participants in this mix-up of kindred spirits, puppets and nerds. The basic conceit is that The Muppets are causing all sorts of chaos as OK Go attempt to revamp the gang's classic theme song and perform a few of their own greatest viral video hits. Now, if only they could have gotten Ruth Buzzi to make a cameo... ---> watch "Muppet Show Theme Song"

WATCH IT: Daft Punk "Derezzed" (Warren Fu, dir.)

Who better than the robotic electronic duo Daft Punk to provide the soundtrack to the 2010 reboot of the cult classic cine-arcade action flick Tron? And who better to direct than Warren Fu, whose videography boasts all sorts of  sci-fi imagery. And while the footage here may look like it's directly pulled from the new movie, guess again: Almost all of it was conceived and created by Fu specifically for the video. --> watch "Derezzed"

SHOT: Kenny Loggins - Nigel Dick, director

To support the forthcoming family-friendly Kenny Loggins album, All Join In...

  • artist: Kenny Loggins
  • song: "First There Is A Mountain"
  • label: Disney Pearl/Walt Disney
  • director(s): Nigel Dick 
  • production co: DNA

And because it's in my head, here's the old video for the Loggins' Top Gun anthem, "Danger Zone."

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