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Music video director

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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 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 and David Fincher. The most expensive video of all time was directed by Mark Romanek: Michael and Janet Jackson's "Scream" (1995), which cost $7 million to produce.[citation needed] In 2003, Spike Jonze, Chris Cunningham, and Michel Gondry founded the Directors Label.

List[edit]

The following list does not include musical artists who have co-directed videos:

  • Sajeed A.
  • Jonas Åkerlund: videography
  • Alex and Martin: music video filmography
  • George Ant: videography
  • Tim Armstrong
  • Bryan Barber: videography
  • Michael Bay: music videos
  • Samuel Bayer: videography
  • Big TV!: videography
  • Jim Blashfield: Music videos
  • Benny Boom: music videos
  • Alan Calzatti
  • Roman Coppola: music videos
  • Anton Corbijn: music videos
  • Mathew Cullen
  • Chris Cunningham: music videos
  • Gregory Dark: music videos
  • Tamra Davis: music videos
  • Hannah Lux Davis: music videos
  • Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris: videography
  • Jonathan Demme: other work
  • Brian De Palma
  • Stanley Donen
  • Shane Drake: music videography
  • Trey Fanjoy: music videos
  • David Fincher: music videos
  • Bill Fishman: videography
  • William Friedkin
  • Liz Friedlander: music videos
  • Bob Giraldi: music videos
  • François Girard
  • Jonathan Glazer: music videos
  • Godley & Creme
  • Michel Gondry: music videos
  • Bruce Gowers: music videos
  • Brian Grant: music videos
  • Darren Grant: videography
  • F. Gary Gray: music videos
  • Gil Green: music videos
  • Joe Hahn: music videos
  • Wolf Haley: music videos
  • Lasse Hallström: videography
  • MC Hammer
  • Phil Harder: music videos
  • Ethan Hawke
  • Hole
  • Hopsin
  • Paul Hunter: music videos
  • Wayne Isham
  • Jean-Pierre Jeunet
  • Alireza JJ
  • Stephen R. Johnson
  • Adam Jones
  • Spike Jonze: music videos
  • Joseph Kahn: videography
  • Ray Kay: videography
  • Tony Kaye
  • Brett Ratner: music videos
  • R. Kelly: music videos
  • Kevin Kerslake
  • Marc Klasfeld: music videos
  • Doug Nichol: music videos
  • Beyoncé: "7/11"
  • David LaChapelle: videography
  • John Landis: music videos
  • Francis Lawrence: music videos
  • Rich Lee: videography
  • Spike Lee: music videos
  • Jared Leto
  • Michael Lindsay-Hogg: music video[s]
  • Logic (rapper)
  • David Mallet: music videos
  • The Malloys: videography
  • Anthony Mandler: videography
  • Diane Martel: music videos
  • Melina Matsoukas: music videos
  • Todd McFarlane
  • McG
  • Dave Meyers: music videos
  • Takahiro Miki: music videos
  • Chris Milk: music videos
  • John Lloyd Miller: music videos
  • Jean-Baptiste Mondino: music video videography
  • Vincent Moon
  • Michael Moore: music videos
  • Russell Mulcahy: music videos
  • Sophie Muller: videography
  • Jake Nava: music video[s]
  • Michael Patterson
  • Shomi Patwary: videography
  • Sam Peckinpah: Julian Lennon music videos
  • Mark Pellington: music videos
  • D. A. Pennebaker
  • Clarence Peters: videography
  • Jesse Peretz: videography
  • Tony Petrossian: [music] videos
  • Derek Pike: music videos
  • Steve Purcell
  • Joe Pytka: music videos
  • Marcus Raboy: music videos
  • Herb Ritts: music videos
  • Chris Robinson: videography
  • Dream Rockwell
  • Matthew Rolston: videography
  • Mark Romanek: music videos
  • RT!
  • Jon Schnepp: music videos
  • Martin Scorsese: "Bad"
  • Stéphane Sednaoui: music videos
  • Dominic Sena: videography
  • Ivan Shapovalov
  • Phurba Sherpa
  • Marcos Siega: music videos
  • Floria Sigismondi: music videos
  • Tarsem Singh
  • Scott Speer: music videos
  • Skye Sweetnam
  • System D-128
  • Julien Temple: music videos
  • Colin Tilley: videography
  • Thomas Trail
  • U2
  • Rupert Wainwright: music videos
  • Baillie Walsh
  • Marc Webb: music videos
  • Roman White: videos directed
  • Hype Williams: music videos
  • Bille Woodruff: videography
  • Director X: videography
  • Weird Al Yankovic: videography

See also[edit]

  • Musical film
  • Grammy Award for Best Concept Music Video
  • Grammy Award for Best Music Film
  • Grammy Award for Best Music Video
  • Grammy Award for Best Performance Music Video
  • Post-production
  • Videography

Sources[edit]

  1. Robert J. Thompson and Gary Burns, eds. (1990). Making Television: Authorship and the Production Process, p.177. ISBN 9780275927462 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png..

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