July 2013



When it comes to making a one shot music video, all the elements need to be in place on both sides of the camera for the video to work out. For the Wild Nothing video for "Only Heather," directed by Ryan Reichenfeld, they not only needed to find an actor… Read More

You want to know what I think is unfair? It's unfair that The Most Interesting Man in the World from the Dos Equis commercials is allowed to have a Wikipedia page, but the Wikipedia page for H. Bud Chadwickson - the fictional character featured in the Republic Wireless "A Cordial… Read More

Whenever I hear someone talk about clearing a sample, I think back to the 2001 The Avalanches album Since I Left You. The Avalanches were was an Australian eletronic group that basically created an album almost entirely out of samples, not really thinking it would be an issue since they… Read More

Heineken Makes Morocco Fun

Posted by Doug Klinger on July 29, 2013 in Sponsored

Last week, we talked about Heineken's Departure Roulette, a promotion where departing travelers had to cancel their travel plans at commit to traveling to somewhere “more adventurous” before even finding out where that place would be. This time, they’ve taken photographer William Englehardt from his home in Brooklyn and dropped him… Read More

It's a well-established fact that Zooey Deschanel is America's main exporter of charm. She charming things up in your movies (even your Christmas movies), your TV Shows, and even in your commercials. Additionally, ever since she and M Ward met on the set of the 2007 film The Go-Getter, she… Read More

As we predicted, people continued to release music videos this week. Some people even released two. The good news is we got them all, counted up the views, and determined that these are the top 10 most popular for this week. At the top of the list is One Direction’s… Read More

It's kind of annoying when an old music video I know exists but just doesn't seem to be online. Many acts or labels that went defunct before the age of music videos may not really be motivated to put high quality versions online, and we get that. We have an… Read More

Yesterday, there are lots of Keith Urban fans that were upset at Good Morning America. They were upset because Keith’s new video for "Little Bit Of Everything," directed by Isaac Ravishankara, was supposed to premiere during the broadcast, but was bumped for royal baby coverage. Lucky for Keith Urban fans,… Read More

Recent Doomsday signee Elliott Sellers has been one of the most consistent directors of 2013. His use of effects always help to establish a distinct tone or narrative in his videos, and are rarely used to simply look cool. His latest video, "Tiger" by MYPET is a great example of… Read More

It’s rare that a story about a dude murdering people and putting the in the back of his car will make you laugh, but that is exactly what happens in "Toe Cutter - Thumb Buster" by Thee Oh Sees, directed by John Strong. The video has the feeling of a short film,… Read More

Here's something that might make you feel old: "Hey Ya!" came out a decade ago. "Hey Ya!" was released so long ago that Andre 3000 could reference polaroid pictures in his song and people generally said "oh yeah, I know what a polaroid picture is. I know you have to… Read More

Colin Tilley is Tyga's music video director of choice for Hotel California - the fourth Tilley-directed video for Tyga's album was released today for "Show You" featuring Future. For this installment, Tyga is taking some time to relax on Catalina island with a yacht and a good book (just kidding,… Read More

Good times come in the form of bike rides and barnyards in "Talking Dreams" by Echosmith, directed by Clea DuVall. The video is full of warm colors and summertime vibes – there is even a lemonade stand. In their last video, Echosmith lead singer Sydney Sierota sung about her desire to… Read More

Usually, by the time people arrive at the airport, their destination is pretty much set in stone. Heineken put their willingness to drop everything to the test however with something called Departure Roulette. They set up a giant green board at JFK airport and asked departing travelers to change their… Read More

Last year, as part of Bombay Sapphire's Imagination Series, Oscar winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher wrote a script with only dialogue and asked people to fill in the rest. They had the freedom to choose the setting, characters, time period, and genre, even the filmmaking technique, but they had to use… Read More

Shake The Baron is quickly gaining notoriety for their incredibly polished promos. Self-confessed serial storyteller Alex Amoling took on the challenge of making the video for the all important title track from Ghost Hits, taking a more bruising approach when retelling the story of a break up. With their previous work heavily featuring post-production,… Read More

Yesterday, Fastball released their first music video in more than a decade. This is notable to me because All the Pain Money Can Buy was the first CD I ever bought, and that is 100% because of their awesome music video for "The Way", directed by McG. McG's influence on… Read More

2013 has been a great year so far for Alex Lee and Kyle Wightman, also known as BRTHR. Each of their five videos released this year has been more complex and ambitious than the one before it, and each has served as a way to further their aesthetic as directors.… Read More

Being a Rufus Wainwright fan means always being somehow aware of what Rufus Wainwright wants in his career at any given time. The son of folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, Rufus spent roughly a decade (1998 - 2007) alternately searching for mainstream chart success and entertaining more… Read More

Juicy J continues his run of strip club-themed hits with the Benny Boom directed "Bounce It," featuring Wale and Trey Songz. The Academy Award Winner/guy behind "Bands That Make Her Dance" has been making an impact on the hip-hop industry and the gentleman’s entertainment industry since the mid-90s with Three-6… Read More

We here at IMVDb pay close attention to the distribution of music videos online. While we mainly use two trusted sources of online video that house most of the world's music videos - YouTube and Vimeo - we also recognize the need to be able to break out of that… Read More

Fred Durst did a reddit AMA yesterday afternoon. In the early hours of the AMA, the top comment was simply "lol" (this has since been deleted), so Durst faced a bit of an uphill battle for a while with the general reddit community. Durst pushed through, though, and it was… Read More

Alright, bring it in team, take a knee. We want to start by thanking all of the music videos that came out this week for giving us their full effort. It was a really popular week for music videos, with all 10 of the most popular videos registering over half… Read More

Doug(las) Klinger, Content Director for IMVDb, is a big Eminem fan, so I didn't tell him I was writing about Eminem today for our Music Video Relapse post because he'd probably tell me to pick "Toy Soldiers" or something super deep, but this is column so I'm going whole hog… Read More

"Silent Treatment" by Welsh alternative rock band The Joy Formidable is an intensely personal song, and the band have released an equally personal video for the song, directed by ArchEnemies. The black and white video features one person - vocalist/guitarist Ritzy Bryan - performing for the camera in front of… Read More

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