Jason Baum's Top 10 Music Videos of 2016

Posted by Jason Baum on December 31, 2016 in Lists Contributor Post

Hello IMVDB land! It is I, Jason Baum, back to bring you my top ten list for 2016. (see 2015 / 2014) I’d like to think that my annual list is now a crucial staple of the music video community. Something certain in a world of uncertainty. Right there next… Read More

Caleb Jackson's Top Ten of 2016

Posted by Caleb Jackson on December 29, 2016 in Lists Contributor Post

This year we saw a lot of great videos come out, and definitely saw some boundaries pushed. It was also really great to see some of my favorite directors get a shot at features & TV (Hiro Murai- Atlanta, DANIELS- Swiss Army Man, Isaac Rentz- Opening Night, and BREWER, The… Read More

What can one say about 2016 that has not already been said through memes? It’s been turbulent year, but it has also produced some fantastic music videos (smooth transition, right?).  The following is a perfectly curated, indisputable, egomaniacal list of the best music videos from the past year. Our selection skews… Read More

This was a great year for music videos, and as always it's hard to narrow down a top list in order, especially when dealing with different genres and criteria. We saw some bold voices this year from Nicolas Davenel and Miles Jay - really raising the bar with their cinematic… Read More

Andrea Allen's Top 10 Music Videos of 2016

Posted by Andrea Allen on December 28, 2016 in Lists Contributor Post

In a year that absolutely sucked the life out of me, these videos kept me going. And I kept going back to them for inspiration, to relive the feelings they gave me, and for a few minutes of escape. Feel free to fight me on Looking Glass by Celia Rowlson-Hall… Read More

Directing duo BRTHR did some real justice to the Japanese crime masterpiece that was the Weeknd's In the Night. The new video for Keith Ape ft. Jedi P's "Diamonds" plays to the same tune, though this one toys around with some more experimental visuals, including virtual reality simulation. While In… Read More

UKMVAs Call For Entries

Posted by Doug Klinger on July 26, 2016 in Event Coverage

The world needs more people celebrating music videos as an art form. It needs more people championing music video directors, and the rest of their crew all the way down the line. Basically, it needs more people doing what the UK Music Video Awards do. Heading into their 9th year,… Read More

Cool New Music Video: "Mad At You" by 3oh!3

Posted by Caleb Jackson on March 8, 2016 Contributor Post

3oh!3's “Mad At You” is the second single released from the album “Night Sports”, which released on May 13. This is also their first release after being signed to Fueled by Ramen Records. “Mad At You” is a huge exploration of what can be done with a few distinct physical… Read More

Cool New Music Video: Hunger by Pekko

Posted by Caleb Jackson on February 5, 2016 Contributor Post

Here at IMVDB, we love to watch videos that go above and beyond promoting the artist’s track by way of visual accompaniment. This new video for Pekko's Hunger really pushed the art form, and got us really excited for a groundbreaking year of quality work.The narrative for Hunger takes place… Read More

Video Chats: Phil Mucci on "Sorrow" by Huntress

Posted by Caleb Jackson on January 30, 2016 in Interviews Contributor Post

Phil Mucci is a filmmaker who has made a name for himself directing visual effects and animation based music videos for bands such as Disturbed, Pig Destroyer, and Torche, among other metal acts in recent years. His work is astoundingly innovative, and really pushes the limits of what can be… Read More

David Bowie: Lazarus. The End of an Era

Posted by Caleb Jackson on January 12, 2016 in Cool New Music Videos Contributor Post

I was quite sad and dismayed to find that my favorite singer and performer passed away last night. David Bowie was so influential to the art community, not only as a musician, but as a composer, actor, filmmaker, and painter. He passed away at 69, right after releasing his final… Read More

"Everything suddenly slowed down. I lost focus on reality. I was no longer grounded to this earth. For a single moment, I felt everything. And in that moment… I let go." -Music Videoshttps://imvdb.com/video/bjork/family https://imvdb.com/video/lapalux/puzzle https://imvdb.com/video/alabama-shakes/sound-color https://imvdb.com/video/joanna-newsom/divers https://imvdb.com/video/the-weeknd/the-hills https://imvdb.com/video/lorn/acid-rain https://imvdb.com/video/flying-lotus/coronus-the-terminator https://imvdb.com/video/earl-sweatshirt/grief https://imvdb.com/video/kevin-abstract/echo Read More

DISCLAIMER: We love “Hotline Bling” and “Bad Blood,” just as much as any other flag-waving, hamburger-eating, vape-smoking American. With that said, you probably won’t find our favorite music videos of 2015 on the lists of Billboard or Rolling Stone. However, all of the films we’ve selected are incredible works of… Read More

Caleb's Top Ten Music Videos of 2015

Posted by Caleb Jackson on December 31, 2015 in Lists Contributor Post

As far as I'm concerned, 2015 broke some new ground for music videos, and more people are beginning to see what is possible to be done with the art form. Some of the younger directors are starting to take the place of the veterans of the 90's, gaining auteur status.… Read More

AA's Top 10 Music Vids of 2015

Posted by Andrea Allen on December 30, 2015 in Lists Contributor Post

Choosing my top 10 music videos of 2015 was a lot easier than I thought it would be. The process was basically navigating through my Vimeo Likes and listening to my gut. When I'd come across a music video that I couldn't help but watch all the way through again,… Read More

Jason Baum's Top 10 Music Videos of 2015

Posted by Jason Baum on December 29, 2015 in Lists Contributor Post

Hello everyone in music video land! I am back to share my thoughts again on the past year— the year formerly known as 2015. Was a great one methinks. Hey, even the NYTimes felt compelled to chime in! If you weren’t around last year, my criteria is simple and is… Read More

These are the ten videos of 2015 that stuck with me the most. (It is actually just a list of shout-outs to my buddies.) In no particular order:http://imvdb.com/video/childish-gambino/soberI am embarrassed to admit how many times I've seen this one. It is so good, it makes me angry.http://imvdb.com/video/joywave/somebody-newThis reminds me of… Read More

Today the new Lance Drake video for Miike Snow’s “Heart is Full” dropped, and it’s jampacked with an original sci-fi narrative, and 90’s nostalgia eye-candy. “Heart is Full” premiered exclusively on Facebook, where Lance commented that his son was born during the production of this video, so it will always hold… Read More

2015 LAMVF Recap

Posted by Caleb Jackson on November 10, 2015 in Event Coverage Contributor Post

Among the music video scene, few institutions stand out from the mainstream VMA world and foster growth at a community level more than the Los Angeles Music Video Festival, which has been a household name in the professional music video industry since 2011. Sami Kriegstein and Colleen Curlin started LAMVF… Read More

Cool New Music Video: "Sorrow" by Huntress

Posted by Caleb Jackson on October 20, 2015 in Cool New Music Videos Contributor Post

The new video for California based metal act Huntress is a straight-up gorefest, playing to the tune of early Italian Giallo horror films penned most famously by Mario Bava and Lucio Fulci, with some influence from erotic vampire films such as Vampyros Lesbos. It’s a boatload of bloody fun, but… Read More

Demi Lovato and Hannah Lux Davis have teamed up to do a really really awesome video in the revisionist 80’s vein, and its a power punch of fun and scandalous pop sensibilities. Based on the vibe of "Cool for the Summer," Lovato seems to be taking her career further down… Read More

MUSIC VIDEO SUMMER CAMP: OMG! Everywhere 2015!

Posted by Caleb Jackson on September 3, 2015 in Event Coverage Contributor Post

If you care about music videos, you are probably still up in a tizzy about Joseph Kahn's Taylor Swift video taking video of the year at the VMA’s this weekend, but this is also the time of the year when another music video institution comes around the bend. That is,… Read More

"Tainted" by starRo instantly caught my attention for the reason you could gather for yourself upon one watch: this is a whole movie packed into a music video. I’ve seen this approach taken before, but this video goes the extra mile, it’s a passion project. From the opening images, a… Read More

There have been a lot of great music videos coming out lately, and today we're featuring the new one from one our favorites, Carlos Lopez Estrada, who gave us his signature blend of realism and fantasy. (Check out "Summertime" by Clipping and "Break Yourself" by Hook N’ Sling.) This funky… Read More

Director Emil Nava is back at it with the hyper emotional new video for Swedish pop sensation Tove Lo. Nava has been booked solid for the last few years, churning out progressively more videos every year since 2011 for some of the biggest artists, but still getting to experiment and… Read More

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