The Mill – BTS The Human Race

Pretty sure the title of the film alludes to the demise of real people – or anything else for that matter – on screen. This technology is awesome but heading full digital leaves me feeling a bit bored by it’s perfection. ‘Behind the scenes’ videos of the future will become nothing more than a rendering showcase … give me the twisted metal and scorching flames of Mad Max: Fury Road over CGI any day of the week. (more…)

Hyo Joo vs. The Mill + Vogue + Lacey

Beautiful. Just beautiful. Order of adjectives chosen so as to cause minimal disrespect: Sensational female Korean longboarder Hyo Joo (longboarding Korean sensational female?) – who went viral with this a couple years back – drives this fashion piece for Vogue. Produced by The Mill and directed by Lacey pretty much everything here from performance to ‘so future’ styling to pacing, post and music, is on point.

Emma Pollock – Dark Skies

I was / am a big fan of The Delgados but as sure as 90’s turned to 00’s quite a few bands and albums slipped through the mental cracks. The Delgados have long since broken up but lead singer songwriter Emma Pollock is still going strong as a solo artist. This video – while nothing ground breaking – is simply very well shot night sky time lapse… probably the most time consuming ways to grab 3 minutes of music video footage! Great song, pay attention to the lyrics.

Jamiroquai: Automaton

The very welcome return of J! From outer space via the 80s, by the looks & sounds of it. And not a moment too soon. This is probably what live action Japanese manga looks like.

Foreign Fields: Take Cover

I have one rule about music videos – no running. I once sat through a music video with someone singing about running while running (borderline autistic, that one). Will let it slide for this beautifully shot black and white video. Just a tiny bit of running with a touching pay-off.