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Music Video Director
A music video director is the head of music video production. The director conceives of videos' artistic and dramatic aspects while instructing the musical act, technical crew, actors, models, and dancers. They may or may not be in collaboration with the musical act. On November 8, 1992, MTV
MTV
began listing directors with the artist,[citation needed] song, and record company credits, because music videos had increasingly become an auteur's medium. "The case for the director as music video author is strong. It is the music video director who has principal control of everything that is added to the pre-existing recorded sound text."[1] Directors, including Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze, and F. Gary Gray, have gone on to direct feature films, continuing a trend that had begun earlier with directors such as Lasse Hallström
Lasse Hallström
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François Girard
François Girard (born January 12, 1963) is a French-Canadian
French-Canadian
director and screenwriter. Born in Quebec, Girard's career began on the Montreal
Montreal
art video circuit. In 1990, he produced his first feature film, Cargo; he attained international recognition following his 1993 Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, a series of vignettes about the life of piano prodigy Glenn Gould. In 1998, he wrote and directed The Red Violin, which follows the ownership of a red violin over several centuries
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Benny Boom
Benny Douglas,[1] professionally known as Benny Boom, is an American director of film and music videos. He is best known for directing the comedy film Next Day Air
Next Day Air
(2009) and All Eyez on Me (2017), a biopic of late rapper Tupac Shakur, for Morgan Creek Productions.Contents1 Career 2 Filmography2.1 Films 2.2 Music videos 2.3 Live DVDs3 References 4 External linksCareer[edit] Shortly after finishing studies at Temple University, Douglas entered the music industry in 2000 directing music videos for platinum-selling artists such as Nicki Minaj, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Keyshia Cole, Akon
Akon
and 50 Cent. For his efforts, Douglas was awarded B.E.T.’s Video Director of the Year in 2009 and 2013. While building a catalog of over 200 music videos, Douglas also helmed commercial spots for Jeep, Honda, Gatorade, Sears and others
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Theatre Director
A theatre director or stage director is an instructor in the theatre field who oversees and orchestrates the mounting of a theatre production (a play, an opera, a musical, or a devised piece of work) by unifying various endeavours and aspects of production. The director's function is to ensure the quality and completeness of theatre production and to lead the members of the creative team into realizing their artistic vision for it. The director therefore collaborates with a team of creative individuals and other staff, coordinating research, stagecraft, costume design, props, lighting design, acting, set design, stage combat, and sound design for the production. If the production he or she is mounting is a new piece of writing or a (new) translation of a play, the director may also work with the playwright or translator
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Tim Armstrong
Timothy Lockwood Armstrong (born November 25, 1965[1]) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and actor.[2] He is best known as the singer/guitarist for the punk rock band Rancid and hip hop/punk rock supergroup the Transplants. Prior to forming Rancid, Armstrong was in the influential ska punk band Operation Ivy. In 1997, along with Brett Gurewitz
Brett Gurewitz
of the band Bad Religion
Bad Religion
and owner of Epitaph Records, Armstrong founded Hellcat Records. In 2012, through his website, Armstrong started releasing music that influenced him, along with stripped-down cover songs of his own work under the name Tim Timebomb. He has released at least one song per week since late 2012. Armstrong is also a songwriter for other artists
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Bryan Barber
Bryan Barber (born December 20, 1970) is a music video and motion picture director. He has directed many music videos for popular artists.Contents1 Personal life 2 Career2.1 Videography3 References 4 External linksPersonal life[edit] Barber graduated from Hiram Johnson High School
Hiram Johnson High School
in Sacramento, California, in 1988.[citation needed] He graduated from Clark Atlanta University in 1996.[1] Bryan has 2 daughters and a son. Career[edit] Barber has stature within the music video industry for his ability to break out of the cliches that have dogged the music video business.[citation needed] Barber's videos convey a classic mood often taken from previous era hits
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Michael Bay
Michael Benjamin Bay (born February 17, 1965)[1] is an American filmmaker known for directing and producing big-budget, high-concept action films characterized by fast cutting, stylistic visuals and extensive use of special effects, including frequent depictions of explosions.[2][3] The films he has produced and directed, which include Armageddon (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001) and the Transformers film series (2007–present), have grossed over US$7.8 billion worldwide, making him one of the most commercially successful directors in history.[4][5] He is co-founder of commercial production house The Institute, a.k.a. The Institute for the Development of Enhanced Perceptual Awareness.[6] He co-owns Platinum Dunes, a production house which has remade horror movies including The
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Samuel Bayer
Samuel David Bayer (born February 17, 1962) is an American visual artist, cinematographer, and commercial, music video and film director. Bayer was born in Syracuse, New York
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Big TV!
Big TV! is the working name of film directors Andy Delaney and Monty Whitebloom. They are employed by DNA, Inc. and are known for their commercials and music videos.[1] References[edit]^ "BigTV has the Right DNA". SourceEcreative. 2013-04-16. Retrieved 2013-05-06. External links[edit] Big TV! at mvdbase.com Andy Delaney on IMDb Monty Whitebloom on IMDbThis article about a film director is a stub
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Jim Blashfield
Jim Blashfield (born September 4, 1944, Seattle, Washington) is an American filmmaker and media artist, best known for his short films such as Suspicious Circumstances and The Mid-Torso of Inez, and his music videos for musicians Talking Heads, Joni Mitchell, Nu Shooz, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, Michael Jackson, Tears for Fears, Marc Cohn, and "Weird Al" Yankovic
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Alan Calzatti
Alan Calzatti, (born on 1965 in Moscow) is a director, cinematographer, and a movie editor. Calzatti is well versed in the creative and technical aspects of directing, shooting, editing and creating CGI/visual effects. He has directed videos for major companies such as Atlantic, Sony, EMI, A&M, SRC/Zoo Ent., East West Records, American Records, WEA International, Quality Records, Jive, Hollywood Records and BMG/RCA. Most recently, he shot the critically acclaimed "rockumentary" “ Heima
Heima
- a film by Sigur Rós". In 2010 Alan served as a cinematographer on "Go Quiet", a film with jonsi (Jón Þór Birgisson), the film was directed by Dean DeBlois. Biography[edit] Calzatti is a son of a Director of Photography and a grandson of a Director. At the age of six, his family migrated to Israel, where his father shot documentaries throughout the war torn Middle East
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Jonas Åkerlund
Hans Uno Jonas Åkerlund
Jonas Åkerlund
(Swedish: [hɑːns ʉ̟ːnʊ juːnas oːkɛɭɵnd]; born 10 November 1965) is a Swedish director and drummer. He is best known for directing music videos, which are often mock forms of movie trailers and short films. His video for Madonna's song "Ray of Light" won a Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Music Video, Short Form, and a record seven awards at 1998 MTV Video Music Awards, including the Video of the Year (check here all winners and nominees of 1998 MTV Video Music Awards). In 2008 he won another Grammy
Grammy
Award, this time around for "Best Long Form Music Video" for another work with Madonna - directing "The Confessions Tour" DVD. In 2014 he won this Grammy Award
Grammy Award
again (that meanwhile changed the name to "Best Music Film"), this time for "Live Kisses" Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
concert film
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Roman Coppola
Roman François Coppola[1] (born April 22, 1965) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, and entrepreneur. With the 2012 film Moonrise Kingdom, he and co-writer Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. In 2016, his television series Mozart in the Jungle
Mozart in the Jungle
won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Comedy. Coppola serves as president of the San Francisco-based film company American Zoetrope
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Mathew Cullen
Mathew Cullen is an American music video, commercial, and film director. He is co-founder of creative studio Mirada with Guillermo del Toro and co-founder of production company Motion Theory.[1]Contents1 Career 2 Awards 3 References 4 External linksCareer[edit] Mathew Cullen grew up in Inglewood, California.[1] He founded Los Angeles-based production company Motion Theory at 23. Since then, he has overseen the production of 500+ projects, and directed and produced over 100 commercials and music videos, including global campaigns for HP, IBM, Google, and Disney.[citation needed] He has worked with artists such as Adele, Jay-Z, Katy Perry, Green Day, Taylor Swift, Pink, Beck
Beck
and R.E.M.
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Jonathan Demme
Robert Jonathan Demme
Jonathan Demme
(/ˈdɛmi/ DEM-ee;[1] February 22, 1944 – April 26, 2017) was an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He rose to prominence in the 1980s with his comedy films Melvin and Howard
Melvin and Howard
(1980), Swing Shift (1984), Something Wild (1986), and Married to the Mob
Married to the Mob
(1988), as well as the critically acclaimed concert film Stop Making Sense
Stop Making Sense
(1984), in collaboration with the band Talking Heads. He became best known for directing The Silence of the Lambs (1991), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director
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Brian De Palma
Brian Russell De Palma (born September 11, 1940) is an American film director and screenwriter. He is considered part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking. In a career spanning over 50 years, he is best known for his suspense, psychological thriller, and crime films
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