June 2014



Last month, we came across Dom’s Sketch Cast, a web series by artist Dominick Rabrun that features him simultaneously interviewing and drawing a variety of subjects, including writers, directors, and other artists. Of the cool people Dom talks to, a few have been music video directors, and after seeing his… Read More

Focusing on high contrast and limited camera movement, Lance Drake’s music video for “Clockwork” by Illangelo features a lot of elements that you don’t expect to find in a cool music video these days. Despite that, it’s easily one of the coolest videos of the year, landing a spot on… Read More

FRINGE MUSIC FIX's Weekly Top 5 (6/29)

Posted by Adam Alexander on June 29, 2014 Contributor Post

Each week, FRINGE MUSIC FIX culls the latest music video releases, carefully selecting the most bizarre, provocative, and remarkable videos from across the world. Sit back, relax, and open your mind’s eye; things are about to get interesting. The following are our selections for the week ending June 29th, 2014.… Read More

Psst, hey kid. Yeah, you. You like music videos? You do? Well kid, I got some music videos for ya if you’re interested. You are? Good, good. Thing is, these aren’t just any music videos, kid. These are the most popular music videos released this week. I’m talkin about videos… Read More

“End Of Me” by A Day To Remember is a dark video about the two male members of a family dealing the loss of the female figure in their life. Director Shane Drake tells the story of a teenage son who has taken on the burden of responsibility for the… Read More

When you're a teenage guy in love, you tend to miss some red flags that would have caused you to rethink getting into a serious relationship with someone. Does her dad seem violent and unstable? Red flag. Does she guilt you into doing things you'd rather not? Red flag. When… Read More

One crucial thing for a band to have is a unique and/or cool rehearsal space. Usually this takes the form of a warehouse or sometimes just a space in a house, but in their new video for "Black River," the band Wolf Gang has everyone else beat by parking themselves… Read More

You guys know those sweet aerial drone shots that have been popping up lately in music videos? The type of shots that you used to have to rent a helicopter to get have recently been achieved by attaching a camera to a model aircraft and flying that baby through the… Read More

If you aren't familiar with the world of synchronized swimming, the Aqualillies are who you call if you need awesome synchronized swimming in something - from videos to live events. Remember the Nicki Minaj pool scene in the Justin Bieber "Beauty And A Beat" video? That was the Aqualillies synchronized… Read More

What do you get when you mix Shane Drake, Lady Antebellum, Kate Upton, Tony Hale together? You get the music video for “Bartender”! The super fun video features Kate Upton as the main character, living out the lyrics of the song. She finds herself at a bar, trying to get over… Read More

I'm a fan of when good things come back. For example, everyone likes when the McRib comes back. That's actually the only example I can think of right now, but that's not important. What is important is that this week we had a slew of awesome things coming back in… Read More

Attention all guys: you’re never cool enough to have two girlfriends. Chlöe Howl sets out to prove this in her new video for “Disappointed,” directed by Emil Nava. The video features Chlöe as the coach of a roller derby team who witnesses the opposing coach trying to mack on a girl from… Read More

Yesterday OK Go's lead singer Damian Kulash did a Reddit AMA to promote their new music video, "The Writing's On the Wall." Here's what we learned!* Damian Kulash likes the Lego Movie.* Damian Kulash does not think that OK Go's music video work will overshadow their music, and he is… Read More

On July 10th at 7pm, ChazBo Music and The Los Angeles Film School will be hosting a panel called "Indie Music Matters: Making Moves With Music Videos." The panel features author Bobby Owsinski, talent manager Daniel Rosen, director Ethan Ladar, Fullscreen network manager Jeff Ponchick, The Uprising Creative CEO Jeff Nicholas, and The Complex Group co-founder Nils… Read More

“Or Nah” by Ty Dolla $ign takes the classic mansion music video and brings it to an unexpected location. While most mansion videos center around sunshine, pools, and warm colors, director Ryan Patrick focuses on treetops and wood paneling in "Or Nah," giving the video a cooler, darker feel than… Read More

OMG! Cameras Everywhere 2014 is coming! That means if you’re a director, a parent, or a person with money, it’s time to start volunteering or donating. Like last year, there will be three weeklong OMG camp sessions this summer: one in Brooklyn starting July 7th, one in LA starting July… Read More

Falling in love is weird. If you’ve ever fallen in love, you know it can make you feel super happy or super upset or super strange – sometimes all at once. If you haven’t ever fallen in love, don’t worry, because the music video for “I’m With You” by Grouplove… Read More

Update 1: This article has been updated with new information from a CBS article that confirms that YouTube will remove videos from the free version of YouTube for non-compliant labels.Update 2: We added some information from TechCrunch that notes that Vevo music videos will not be removed from YouTube.Update 3:… Read More

With a soundtrack full of new pop songs, the film The Fault In Our Stars has already had five music videos released in conjunction with its release, including videos from Ed Sheeran, Charli XCX, and Grouplove. The latest music video from the soundtrack is Elliott Sellers’ beautiful performance video for… Read More

The Vamps and Demi Lovato bring good times and sunshine to the music video for “Somebody To You,” directed by Emil Nava. The lighthearted song about happiness and young love is the perfect summertime jam to play while you’re hanging out with your super attractive friends on the beach or… Read More

FRINGE MUSIC FIX's Weekly Top 5 (6/15)

Posted by Adam Alexander on June 15, 2014 in Lists Contributor Post

Each week, FRINGE MUSIC FIX culls the latest music video releases, carefully selecting the most bizarre, provocative, and remarkable videos from across the world. Sit back, relax, and open your mind’s eye; things are about to get interesting. The following are our selections for the week ending June 15th, 2014.… Read More

Going into this week, well all knew it would belong to Psy. With his last two music videos sitting at #1 and #5 on the most popular music videos of all time list, it was pretty clear that his newest video, “Hangover” feat. Snoop Dogg, was going to have a… Read More

One day, when I finally get my money right, I’ll get invited to an awesome warehouse dance party, all my attractive friends will be there, and we’ll freak dance until 4am. It’ll be amazing. Until then, I can just watch Cheryl Cole’s video for “Crazy Stupid Love” feat. Tinie Tempah… Read More

Working in an stuffy office environment sucks. That is, unless your office is the office in James Lees’ video for “Scare Away The Dark” by Passenger, in which case your office is kind of awesome. Things start normal enough, with a bunch of sad looking folks slugging through the long… Read More

“Do you feel like movin’?” This is the existential life question addressed in the music video for “Movin” by Mohombi, directed by Colin Tilley. Spoiler alert: the answer is yes! Everyone feels like movin’! The reason? Because as soon as the song “Movin” hits your ears, you automatically have to… Read More

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