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Bombay-4Interactive media may not be a staple of narrative filmmaking, but it’s certainly making itself known in music videos. Last year, we saw the work of several big name musicians and groups contain interactive elements, like the special navigation in Pharrell’s 24-hour “I’m Happy” video, the ability to “change channels” in Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone”, and controlling animations in Arcade Fire’s “Neon Bible”. Now, we get to go behind the scenes with the creators of Bombay Bicycle Club’s music video for their single “Carry Me”, off the album So Long, See You Tomorrow, and find out what gear, techniques, and software they used to pull off their interactive “Orbital Video” project. More »

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Wild Combination - Dreamin' - MoVI RED EPIC 2Shooting in the freezing cold is never an easy task, especially when your gear wants to stop working at all the wrong moments. The team over at Wild Combination braved the elements — including New York City streets — armed with a MōVI and RED EPIC, to shoot the new music video for the Pillar Points song “Dreamin’.” Check out the video below, and read about their experience making the project. More »

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Young RivalChances are you’ve spent your fair share of precious time looking at (or trying to look at) one of those Magic Eye posters. You know what I’m talking about — those pictures that look like nothing but static until you relax your eyes enough to see the hidden T-Rex or Eiffel Tower pop out in 3D. These random dot autostereograms have been used for over half a century, but it wasn’t until recently that director Jared Raab created the first random dot autostereogram music video for the band Young Rival’s single “Black is Good”. Continue on to see (or try to see) the video and learn how they pulled it off. More »

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Video thumbnail for vimeo video Photoshop Music Video - No Film SchoolA music video has been floating around the web for a while now, which shows a singer being “magically” transformed inside a fake image-editing program into a “more glamorous” version of herself. The “Nouveau Parfum” video from musician Boggie has produced countless conversations about the unrealistic image of women in the media, but many have been wondering, just how was it created? Co.Create sat down with the directors of the video to discuss what it took to make the video — which included four months of post-production. More »

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Pharrell Happy - 24 Hour Music VideoThis isn’t some YouTube joke with a 3 second clip extended to 24 hours (though that was my first guess upon hearing he’d made a video that long). Pharrell William’s new music video for Happy is a full 24 hours long, with 400 different performers (and some celebrity appearances) each getting screen time as they dance to the looping 4 minute song. While a pretty nifty site has been created so that you can watch the video without any breaks or skip ahead to certain parts, you can check out the whole thing the old-fashioned way below. More »

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Chet Faker Flume Drop the GameEveryone has buzzed about the MōVI when it was announced at this year’s NAB, but now we’re starting to see what people are actually doing with it.  Two of Australia’s biggest artists, Chet Faker and Flume, combine their musical talents with the eery and electric dance moves of Brooklyn’s “street dance king” Storyboard to make a music video for their song “Drop the Game”. Hit the jump to see the video, behind the scenes and hear about its unique solution for mounting a RED Epic on the MōVI. More »

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Bob Dylan Like a Rolling Stone Interactive Music VideoBy now you may have already seen the interactive music video for Bob Dylan’s Like a Rolling Stone, but unlike most music videos, once is hardly enough, since it’s a collection of many different “channels” all playing at once (including one of Dylan himself), which can be switched at anytime by the user or will switch automatically. The video was created with the help of Interlude and their Treehouse software. Even if you’ve already seen it, check it out again here (refresh if it doesn’t show up right away): More »

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music_videoLights Film School is one of those awesome internet resources that doesn’t get enough props for its content. Even though they offer various paid iterations of their online filmmaking program, Lights still has copious amounts of free educational content on their blog, and it’s all top-notch. Recently, they sat down with acclaimed music video cinematographer Matthias Koenigswieser to chat about everything from gaining representation as a DP to his theories on lighting. Read on for some of the best tidbits from this fantastic interview: More »

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ReflektorVincent Morisset is not a “traditional” filmmaker. The director comes from the world of multimedia programming, and it shows in his interactive videos for the band Arcade Fire. His latest and most complex creation is a video project made in collaboration with digital designer Aaron Koblin for the band’s song “Reflektor”. Click below to learn more about Morisset, his technique, and immerse yourself in virtual worlds that have to be experienced to be believed! More »

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salienceFilmmaker Paul Trillo (full disclosure: a fellow Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective member, and also my former roommate) used chromakey suits to novel effect in his music video Lonely, and now he’s back with a new experimental short that finds clever uses for chromakey suits — as well as a high-speed Phantom Miro camera. Check out SALIENCE, an experimental short: More »

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Pezet - Slang 2Dress it up with bling, scantily clad ladies or hydraulic bouncing cars, but when it comes to hip-hop as an art form, it’s hard to beat the visceral pleasure of watching a skilled rapper staring into the lens, spitting rhymes. That is unless you could seamlessly condense multiple deliveries into a single kinetic performance as directing duo Kijek / Adamski do in their motion controlled promo for Pezet track Slang 2. Get caught up in the flow after the break. More »

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Screen shot 2013-06-11 at 12.57.38 PMHow often do we think about the effect that light has on shaping the human face? It’s one of those questions that experienced cinematographers are always contemplating, but one that younger shooters tend to think less about as camera technology dominates most filmmaking discussions these days. Luckily for us, every now and again a profound example of how powerful light can be comes along that slaps us in the face and forces us to look back at one of the most fundamental aspects of cinematography: lighting the human face for emotional impact. Opale’s recent music video for their song Sparkles and Wine provides one such example. Check out both the teaser trailer and the video below: More »

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MagmaWhen not busy transitioning people from boxed software to their subscription option, Adobe occasionally takes time out to partner with talented users to bring projects created with their tools to fruition. In that spirit, the company reached out to Barcelona’s collaborative direction, live action, and animation project Dvein, to create an impressive liquid motion art piece called Magma for the launch of the Creative Cloud. Take a look after the jump: More »

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Chris Hadfield - Space Oddity - Space Station Music VideoIf you haven’t seen it yet, well, prepare for something that has never happened in the history of human existence: the first full music video shot in space. Chris Hadfield, a Canadian astronaut and the exiting commander of the International Space Station, just released a tribute music video to David Bowie’s Space Oddity, which was shot completely aboard the ISS. Check it out below: More »

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If you like your music videos light of tone and populated by dancing girls gyrating through candy coloured tones, then you’ll probably want to skip Ross Anderson’s extreme make over promo for SBTRKT’s Trials of the Past. In fact, even if you do prefer films of a darker tone, I’d say this one’s not for the faint of heart or something you want to pop on in the office and certainly not in the company of anyone you wouldn’t take into an R-rated movie. If you’re feeling brave, have a watch after the jump: More »

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A few days ago we pondered what the effect of mobile video sharing app Vine enabling website embedding may have on filmmakers, but with mobile app Echograph seeing itself recently acquired by the filmmakers’ video site of choice Vimeo, perhaps we should be looking at the cinemagraph landscape as one of the new creative arenas filmmakers will choose to explore. Ian and Cooper’s Back to Me music video for Joel Compass may well be the bellwether which kicks off that creative flood: More »

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Tasked with the creation of a music video for the Joey Ramone track New York City, director Greg Jardin decided to get literal in his interpretation of the song and hit the NY streets with his crew, some famous faces and its residents for a pixilated, lip-synced tour of some of the most recognizable spots in the world-famous city. See how good your landmark and cameo spotting skills are after the jump. More »

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You’ve all seen first person or POV videos at some point — but the new Biting Elbows music video is something else entirely. Continuing with the Insane Office Escape Series (insane is an understatement), Ilya Naishuller (who is also in the band) directs another video with balls-to-the-wall non-stop action — giving movies like Crank a run for their money. Using a first person perspective, our hero fights his way through seemingly endless waves of suit-and-tie bad guys, with a little bit of teleportation thrown in for good measure. Check out the decidedly NSFW video below: More »

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You might know him from his excellent camera reviews, but Philip Bloom also has a large body of work online that consists of music videos, documentaries, and narratives. For his most recent project, Philip has joined forces with one of his frequent collaborators, Olly Knights, to shoot a music video for the main single off Olly’s new album Bitten By the Frost. The piece was shot in two days on the Canon 1D C DSLR, and a few great behind the scenes videos have been posted online in addition to the music video. Check out all of them below. More »

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I’m as guilty as anyone of falling under the spell of the technically complex or epic-in-scale music video, perhaps sometimes at the expense of those that take a more straightforward approach in their filmmaking techniques. That being said, every once in a while a video comes along with such a beautifully un-fussy yet effective concept that you can’t help but applaud the clarity of its construction. The Cauboyz video for Husbands’ track Dream definitely fits that bill: More »