Daren Rabinovitch of Encyclopedia Pictura addresses the tricky business of love in his video for Dirty Projectors. He charts the classic stages of a relationship, from beginning to end, through a cast of characters who all share a common distinguishing feature.
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Sevdaliza mourns the sudden death of her lover in the sensual, dreamlike drama for Hear My Pain Heal, a triumphant return to music videos by Ian Pons Jewell.
From alt-J's striking original idea, Isaiah Seret has crafted an experimental epic for their song Pleader that draws on different artforms and ultimately has nearly spawned a new one. This is a music video that could also described as a short dramatic musical.
Some may consider the following information as a series of warning signs. This is an animated video for Katie Melua for a song called Perfect World, with characters that appear they are made of sugar. If that sounds just too icky and yucky for your liking, you also need to know that this was directed by the hugely experienced BAFTA-nominated directing team Karni & Saul.
Bonobo soundtracks The Rapture in this head-spinning, hyper-detailed video by Dave Bullivant, aka BISON.
With erratic, repetitive cuts showing a panicked woman, played by Gemma Arterton, running through London during what appears to be The Ascension, you could be forgiven for thinking that the video starts and ends with this clever editing concept. You would, however, be very wrong.
Keith Schofield brings his postmodern weirdness to the fore in this bizarre, multi-layered video for Stylo G & Jacob Plant.
Playing on his own previous works in which sex and VFX intertwine in some hideously brilliant ways, Schofield brings us a video within a video within a video here that breaks the fourth, fifth, and sixth wall, and gets funnier with each development.
If you've not seen this before - and its been out for a few months - then you really should. It's a beautiful example of rotoscoping, with footage of two dancers, Althea Corlett and Simone Schmidt, transformed into of approximately 1250 paintings on paper.