In the Vimeo description for for “The Rule” by Faces On Film, director Carlos Lopez Estrada describes the music video as “a tale of loss and redemption.” Carlos’ second music video released this week, “The Rule” is literally a split between live footage and Cameron Clark’s 2D animation, with every shot of… Read More

The gorgeous video for “My Silver Lining” by First Aid Kit is a collage of horror movie effects - like ghost trails, moving furniture, and dolly zooms - set in a bright and unexpected location. While the ghostly influence is undeniable, the video isn’t at all dark, in fact it… Read More

We talk about official songs and music videos for big sporting events pretty frequently here at IMVDb. It's a relatively recent phenomenon, and they are a great example of using the power and popularity of music videos to promote something. In the sporting world, the biggest music video player by… Read More

For music video editors, there is no such thing as too much screen. However, in the age of 16:9 monitors, the best solution for editors has always been to move their work onto two, sometime three monitors to get the job done. While it’s worked, this solution kind of sucks.… Read More

One of our favorite things about director Carlos Lopez Estrada is his ability to bring beauty in otherwise violent circumstances. Whether it’s bullet holes full of yarn, or a zebra that bleeds confetti, Carlos always finds a way to turn dark situations into something magical. In his latest video for… Read More

FRINGE MUSIC FIX's Weekly Top 5 (5/10)

Posted by Adam Alexander on May 10, 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 May 11th, 2014.… Read More

Last night on The Tonight Show, musical guest tUnE-yArDs performed "Water Fountain," the first single off of their new album nikki nack. The performance, which also featured The Roots, was inspired by the Joel Kefali-directed music video for the song, which itself was inspired by Pee-Wee's Playhouse. Merrill Garbus rocks the same… Read More

Can you guys believe we’re at the end of another week in music videos? It seems like just last week that we were talking about last week’s videos, and now, here we are, talking about this week’s videos. What a time to be alive! Shakira and Anthony Mandler decided they… Read More

This week, Vincent Haycock's video for "West Coast" by Lana Del Rey was released, although the song is more than four minutes long, it only features a few people. On the beach, Lana is hanging out with Del Rey video veteran Bradley Soileau, but she is also seen riding in… Read More

FRINGE MUSIC FIX's Weekly Top 5 (5/4)

Posted by Adam Alexander on May 4, 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 May 4th, 2014.http://imvdb.com/video/seoul/white-morningMontreal outfit Seoul and director Mackenzie Sheppard have… Read More

Another music video week has come and gone, and now we're here to pick up the pieces. Cher Lloyd captured the top spot with "Sirens," a Darren Craig-directed video that was styled significantly different than anything we've seen from her before. Darren Craig is part of The Uprising Creative, which… Read More

“Salute” by Little Mix is a song about strong woman who do cool, tough things while still looking fly. The song has a military vibe to it, complete with jody calls and a “Taps” sample - and it has ladies anthem written all over it. Directed by Colin Tilley, the… Read More

If you were planning on submitting your music video to Sprockets 2014, there's still time! The deadline (the final deadline) is tomorrow, Wednesday April 30th. Fun fact: your music video doesn't have to have been released within a certain time period to be included in the program, so if you've… Read More

So far, Brooke Candy’s career has played out almost exclusively through music videos. She first caught the world’s attention in 2012 when she was featured in Grimes’ “Genesis” video, and then a few months later formally introduced herself through the Matt Boman-directed “Das Me.” Since then, Brooke has blessed us… Read More

FRINGE MUSIC FIX's Weekly Top 5 (4/27)

Posted by Adam Alexander on April 27, 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 April 27th, 2014.… Read More

There were lots of popular music videos flying around this week, you guys. In fact, half of the top 10 came in at over a million views, with "Marilyn Monroe" by Pharrell Williams topping the week with nearly 5 million. That’s a lot of views! In addition to views, the… Read More

Tune-Yards' video for "Water Fountain" is what do you get when you mix director Joel Kefali, lead singer Merrill Garbus, and the soul of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse into a music video. Vibrant, fun, and full of fantastic animation, “Water Fountain” seems aesthetically and tonally inspired by Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, but is able… Read More

1.) Anything animal. And I’m not talking animal print. I mean, wrap yourself in something still breathing, crawling, and preferably slimy. Put an octopus on your head. Call it a hat. Braid its’ tentacles into your hair. Bedazzle snails to your arms or on your finger nails like a manicure. It’s sure… Read More

In “Senile” by Young Money, director Collin Tilley creates surreal worlds for Tyga, Nicki Minaj, and Lil Wayne, each with their own uniquely outlandish elements and characters. Tilley often tackles colorful and flashy music videos like this one, but he always seems to have the most fun when paired with… Read More

FRINGE MUSIC FIX's Weekly Top 5 (4/20)

Posted by Adam Alexander on April 20, 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 April 20th, 2014.… Read More

Hi. Good to see you again. It's Friday, so we're looking at the most popular videos that were released this week. This is the last thing I have to write before I go to Applebee's and meet up with some friends to order a Chicken and Shrimp Tequila Tango. Just… Read More

The Los Angeles Music Video Festival is currently accepting submissions for LAMVF 2014, the 4th year of the LA-based, amazing festival that includes screenings, panels, and more. The festival submissions are broken down into categories that cover a wide range of videos (Student, Narrative, Non-Narrative, Unofficial, Animated, and - for… Read More

Over the past few years of IMVDb, we’ve counted down the top 10 music video GIFs of all time on five occasions. After some discussion, we realized that music video GIFs need to be looked at more frequently (specifically, weekly), and so we’ve decided to dedicate one day of each… Read More

One of our goals for 2014 is to get the information on IMVDb out into other parts of the internet. The information we collect on the site exists in bits and pieces all over, and there should be another use for it other than just on the site.So today we're… Read More

Most of the time on Music Video Relapse I am writing about a music video that is a classic for a good reason - either being iconic or just fondly remembered. Sometimes I write about a music video that was release relatively recently but I think needs a second look… Read More

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