November 2012



The experimental film Solipsist by director Andrew Thomas Huang creates a psychedelic world that features colorful characters in a vibrant atmosphere that seem to be physically connected to each other and the world around them. For his music video for Björk’s “Mutual Core,” he explores many of the same visual… Read More

The video for "Disconnected" by The Reflections follows the path of a New York City subway car as it travels through a world of colorful flashing lights and shapes. Director Ellen Frances shot the video between midtown and City Hall the week before Hurricane Sandy. We talked to Ellen about… Read More

Last week, we talked about reaching a database related milestone when we crossed 9,000 videos listed on our site. Today, we celebrate a content related milestone as we welcome Carlos Lopez Estrada to our Video Chats series, our first Grammy Award winner for a music video related category. His stop-motion… Read More

Reporting the news, making out with a babe, and killing yourself are just a few things that are less important than helping Jim Turner push his car in “After The Wait” by WIN WIN. Directed by Bo Mirosseni, this hilarious video is actually inspired by real events (the car pushing… Read More

We all cope with life in different ways. Some people go to therapy, some take medication, while others build giant men out of golf balls to keep them company. As unusual as that last one may seem on paper (or in a blog), when placed in a music video by… Read More

Vincent Haycock directs Florence Welch and Ben Mendelsohn in "Lover to Lover," the latest song released from Florence + the Machine's Ceremonials album. The video premiered on Nowness.com and, according to Florence, was completely improvised. The action of the video is centered around a relationship in turmoil, and ends with a fiery-climax that is particularly empowering… Read More

This week, was, thankfully, a quiet week for world events/disasters, unless you enjoy the sexual exploits of American military leaders. However, this was a great week for music video releases. Let's do it! Emily Kai Bock and Evan Prosofsky Captured Miami's "je ne sais quoi" Director Emily Kai Bock and… Read More

Introducing IMVDb Notifications

Posted by Adam Fairholm on November 17, 2012 in Site News

Today we're releasing a beta version of a fun new IMVDb feature we're excited about: notifications. Here's what they look like: With lots of information flying around IMVDb, this is going to help a lot. Let's say you manage the profile for your production company, and someone submits a credit… Read More

Tyrese is one of the most talented dudes in the game. Every time you turn around, he’s starring in a new movie, or hanging out with a sexy lady, or singing an even sexier song. That’s why when the Matt Alonzo-directed “Best of Me” came out, featuring him hanging out… Read More

Most roommates share the couch and common space with each other, and that’s about it. But it doesn’t have to be that way. A roommate relationship can result in a lot more than arguments over who forgot to take the trash out. Sometimes, and especially in the case of musician… Read More

Cinematographer Profile: Luis Perez

Posted by Doug Klinger on November 15, 2012 in Interviews

Starting as an on-set photographer with Hype Williams back in 1994, cinematographer Luis Perez has worked in the music video industry for almost 20-years. While some of the videos he worked on in the 90s can be pointed to as establishing many of hip-hops most classic images, many of his… Read More

Dugan O'Neal Presents Stupid Hype

Posted by Doug Klinger on November 14, 2012 in New Releases

Director Dugan O'Neal takes a slight break from directing amazing music videos to direct the amazing CW web series Stupid Hype! After you check out the promotional music video below, peep the first three episodes here! C'mon Steve!Credits DirectorDugan O'Neal Remove Read More

“Nothin But A G Thang” by Snoop and Dr. Dre is among the most iconic videos in hip-hop, if not pop culture in general. So when Game wanted to recreate it for his “Celebration” music video, he turned to director Matt Alonzo to make it happen. We talked to Matt… Read More

An IMVDb Milestone

Posted by Adam Fairholm on November 13, 2012 in New Releases

Our 9,000th video, Rest Of My Life by Ludacris ft. Usher and David Guetta (directed by Christopher Sims). Today we reached 9,000 music videos that are listed on IMVDb (We like to celebrate every 1,000). Do we have a lot of work to do? We definitely do. However, this milestone… Read More

Last week, LAMAR+NIK (directors Jesse Lamar High and Nik Harper) released “Magnolia” by Lushlife, a music video that features 188 different handmade cardboard word-heads. We talked to Jesse and Nik about the process behind making the heads, how they were able to travel with them, and whether or not cardboard… Read More

In the small amount of time "This Week In Music Videos" has been around, we've had weeks of large happenings in the non-music video world. This week, the USA elected Barack Obama to a second term, meaning that Paul Ryan Girl's efforts were sadly wasted. Oh well! Let's see what… Read More

All photos by Gabe Koplowitz Roller blading, recording the sound of mushrooms, smoking weed, and throwing ninja stars at balloons on the wall. These are just some of the activities that the two girls in the video for "Harps" by The Sea and Cake take up as they spend some… Read More

If the phrase "make my Bub-Bubs bounce" has any meaning to you, you probably get excited when Tim Heidecker makes an appearance in anything. We here at IMVDb get extra excited when Tim Heidecker makes an appearance in a music video, which he did today. Tim not only appears in… Read More

If you were ever afraid as a child of what happens in your room after you fall asleep, we highly recommend the video for Black Marble's "Cruel Summer." Set as a play, the black and white video manages to pack a lot of mystery and narrative implication into just one… Read More

Cinematographer Marc Shap is someone with a sweet IMVDb page and a sweet IMDb page. In addition to working on music videos for Barenaked Ladies, Father John Misty, and Foxy Shazam, he has worked on everything from feature films, to commercials, to network television. We talked to Marc about how music videos compare to those other art forms,… Read More

RZA’s directorial film debut “The Man with the Iron Fist” is almost guaranteed to be awesome. It features martial arts, is co-written by Eli Roth, and stars Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, and RZA himself. The soundtrack seems just as awesome, with tracks from Wu-Tang Clan, Kanye West, and Pusha T. When RZA wanted a… Read More

Cinematographer Kevin Hayden and director Isaac Ravishankara work together a lot, people sometimes even think they’re brothers. They also share an outlook on the process behind making music videos. They feel that the quality of time spent making the video is just as important as the quality of the video itself. We talked to… Read More

At the beginning of this year, Joey BADA$$ and David M. Helman both individually caught our attention with great videos that seemed to have come out of nowhere. We started keeping up on David’s work when his music video for Blu “Doin' Nothin'” was staff picked by Vimeo, and we first saw… Read More

You most likely know Idris Elba as Russell "Stringer" Bell on HBO's "The Wire". Starting today you can watch him put on a clinic in music video acting in the video for Mumford & Sons' new single "Lover of the Light" (due to be issued as a single on December… Read More

Welcome to our new weekly feature, This Week In Music Videos, where your super good friends at IMVDb take you through some of the highlights of a week in music videos every Friday afternoon. We're going to be best friends! This week is quite a week to start this since… Read More

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