Director’s Notes

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Owlle 'In The Dark' by Thibaut Grevet

Owlle gazes from her swish apartment onto a nighttime cityscape with flames in the distance - flames that swiftly encroach into her home.

Thibaut Grevet's video for the French singer has the aura of a bad dream, where fear is suspended, but just around the corner. And it's always an achingly gorgeous-looking bad dream.

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Songhoy Blues ft. Iggy Pop 'Sahara' by Alden Volney

Timbuktu band Songhoy Blues's collaboration with Iggy Pop gets the coolest treatment by animator Alden Volney.

A series of trademark Volney-esque animated loops captures the mood and spirit of Sahara - a combination of majestic African landscapes and wildlife, banal Western consumerism, iconic guitar-playing and the unmistakeably sinuous body of The Ig.

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Dimension 'Black Church' by Raja Virdi

Raja Virdi expands from his signature live performance promo style with this ambitious production for Dimension, shot in Peterborough Cathedral.

Dark narrative elements accompany a performance by the electronic artist in the remarkable space, shot in black and white to fit in with Dimension's trademark monochromatic visual style.

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Q&A
Yusuke Tanaka on making OK Go's Obsession video "This took three years"

Have OK Go faced their most difficult challenge yet?  Okay, in the past they may have battled against the perils of treadmills, marching bands, Rube Goldberg Machines, dogs, and weightlessness (and won). But until their new video for Obsession, they had never pitted themselves against the least reliable form of machinery known to man - the domestic printer.

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