September 2013



Introducing IMVDb Pipeline

Posted by Adam Fairholm on September 30, 2013 in Site News

Of the several things we're concentrating on here at IMVDb, data intake is one of the most difficult challenges. Around a year ago we started taking credits via a single web form, and since then we've had about 6,000 submissions. That's a good start, but there are some issues. One… Read More

Arcade Fire like to mix it up in the promotional department. They put out more interactive music videos than any other band we can think of, announce albums in replies to random fans, and use graffiti as viral marketing. This past Saturday they were on the season premiere of Saturday… Read More

We made it guys, another week of music videos in the books. Looking back, I’m surprised we even made it to the end. It’s no surprise that Mike WiLL Made It’s "23" was the most popular music video this week, given that it features Miley Cyrus (and Juicy J and… Read More

As our Indiegogo for IMVDb Production goes on, we're blogging about some of the features that we're planning on including in the first release. Today, we're talking about our planned analytics & connections feature. On an average day at IMVDb, a few hundred data points flow in to our database.… Read More

When I was in high school in South Florida, one of my jobs was working for a company that did live event entertainment. There was the odd wedding, but mostly it was bar/bat mitzvahs every weekend. I know, I know - I was cool. The point is, I saw a… Read More

FRINGE MUSIC FIX's Weekly Top 5 (9/27)

Posted by Adam Alexander on September 27, 2013 in Lists Contributor Post

Greetings fellow music video enthusiasts! Welcome to the first installment of “FRINGE MUSIC FIX’s Weekly Top 5” presented by IMVDb. Let me start by introducing myself. My name is Adam Alexander, and I am the founder of the facebook music page, FRINGE MUSIC FIX. It is a facebook fan page… Read More

In "This Is What It Feels Like," we find BANKS seductively performing in a house as a storm brews outside. As the storm moves past the windows, the lighting in each room shifts and shadows from the raindrops move along the walls. BANKS, as always, is almost impossibly beautiful in… Read More

It's a post-apocalyptic world and wolves have taken over the city in the animated video for "Hijack" by Tgya ft. 2 Chainz. The Colin Tilley directed clip begins with giant wolves running loose, smashing into cars and buildings as they're known to do. We then find Tyga, who triple backflips… Read More

The State of Music Video Credits

Posted by Adam Fairholm on September 26, 2013 in Site News

A big part of what we do here at IMVDb is catalog music video credits. We've seen close to 20,000 videos come across our computer screens in a short period of time, and from those videos we've collected over 61,000 credits. We've spent our time with music video credit data… Read More

Sure, music videos can be lofty artistic statements, but sometimes music videos are the perfect vehicle for some awesomely dumb stuff. Today we're watching one of my favorite dumb-but-hilarious music videos, "Sharks" (2012) by LA Font, directed by Hank Friedmann. The first thing you'll notice is this video takes place… Read More

Skylar Grey gets lucky in a variety of different ways in the music video/Nissan commercial for her cover of Daft Punk’s "Get Lucky," directed by Declan Whitebloom. Part of Vevo’s original #NissanTracks series, the video allows Skylar to embody several unique characters throughout the video. It begins with Skylar as… Read More

In "Romantic Dreams" by Deftones, director Brett Novak follows pro skateboarder Jason Park around downtown LA at night to capture some beautiful images of Jason as he maneuvers through the concrete. Focusing just as much on negative space it does on Jason, and using only the lights that the city provides,… Read More

Combining VFX and puppeteering in the video for "Young Rut" by PAPA, director NORTON gives life to a pair of pants and a shirt who fall in love with each other. Drawing inspiration from Disney films, as well as from the work of animator Kirsten Lepore, NORTON gives enough character and… Read More

Sons of the Sea, the new project from Incubus vocalist Brandon Boyd, released their self-titled album Sons of the Sea today, and with it a music video for their single "Come Together". Directed by Taylor Cohen and presented in one single shot, the video features a scantily clad Brandon Boyd with a female friend… Read More

Shot in New York the day after the MTV MVAs, "23" by Mike WiLL Made ft. Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J has been one of the most anticipated music videos of the year. Directed by Hannah Lux Davis, the video features Mike WiLL, Wiz, and Juicy throughout, but the… Read More

Daniel "Cloud" Campos, or simply Cloud, starting dancing way before he started directing, which is why it’s no surprise that in addition to directing "Stay The Night" by Zedd ft. Hayley Williams, he also stars in it along side of dancer Jessica Lee Keller. Cut between performance shots of Zedd… Read More

When the music video history of the 2000s is written, I think that it will prove to be the most transformative decade for music videos yet. And, I think that OK Go will fit into that history in a big way. From 2005 to the early part of the 2010s, OK Go… Read More

Jason Derulo is out to put other romantic music videos to shame with his new video for "Marry Me", which was released today. Directed by Hannah Lux Davis, the video features Derulo and his real life girlfriend Jordin Sparks doing romantic things together like playing around in bed, watching home… Read More

It’s hard to ignore the similarities between Michael Kenneth Williams’s character Omar Little on The Wire and his character in the MGMT music video for "Cool Song No. 2," directed by Isaiah Seret. These similarities are no surprise given the fact that the video co-writer, Mindy LeBrock, actually has a… Read More

Artists will try all sorts of ridiculous things to make live TV performances stand out, like using a comically oversized cow bell, for example. But I think the coolest live TV performances I've ever seen is when Gnarls Barkley was promoting St. Elsewhere. For each TV performance of "Crazy", Cee… Read More

Alright everyone, step into my office and grab a seat. It’s that time again where we sit down and talk about the most popular music videos released this week. Topping the list with over 7.5 million views is "Lolly" by Maejor Ali, directed by Matt Alonzo. This colorful music video… Read More

Bitter lemons never looked so sweet as they do in "Fresh Made Lemonade" by Barnaby. Popping images surround a subdued shadow of grey as Barnaby. does his best to stay moody amid a wash of colour. GreenDore Films, made up of childhood friends and directors Tom Green and Justin Theodore, have been bubbling… Read More

Hip hop's long, proud tradition of using candy as a metaphor for genitals got another entry this week with "Lolly" by Maejor Ali, which was directed by Matt Alonzo features a rap verse by Justin Bieber. For some reason rappers love telling women to lick phallic candy with a sly… Read More

Shot in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, "Elevate" by St. Lucia follows the band as they’re evicted from their apartment and decide to throw one final party/rooftop concert before they have to leave. NORTON, who directed the video, is currently an LA based director, but spent most of the last decade living in… Read More

MGMT released their third studio album, MGMT, on Tuesday, and even though we've spent a music video relapse watching an older MGMT video, they've got more than enough material to sustain us for a few posts. So today we're watching my favorite video from MGMT's second album, 2010's Congratulations. The… Read More

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