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Music Videos

While listening to an NPR report on a book by Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum, I Want My MTV, I was reminded of the term “The MTV Effect,” referring the effect video editing has had on modern movie making i.e. multiple plotlines, jump cuts, free use of visual effects.  It is refreshing to see a distinguished filmmaker like Darren Aronofsky still able to utilize these techniques so effectively in his recent video, “The View.”  Even if the Lou Reed/ Metallica collaboration fell short of expectations, the video itself is uncompromising and stunning.

We toyed with the idea of having a music video block at VideoFest 24, however, when we programmed REM’s Collapse Into Now it seemed redundant. My friend, Eden Bernal, and I ended up programing an hour of music videos for a music festival in Nairobi.  We tried to pick work that was culturally diverse as well as visually interesting

Breaths for Apache Violin-Laura Ortman

Dir: Dustinn Craig

After – Moby

Dir: Alberto Gómez

Unkle – Restless #1

Matta – Release The Freq,

Dir:Kim Holm

Blockhead – The Music Scene

Kila– Gwertzy

Coco Rosie – Gallows

By Sub Pop Records plus

Trumpalump-DELS/Big Dada

Gonjasufi – Microchips


What We Eat:Tanya Tagaq,

Dir: Zacharias Kunuk,

Spoek Matambo – Control

Dir: Pieter Hugo & Michael Clarie

No Habrá Nadie En El Mundo– Buika

отец (Father) by Zhenya Kolykhanov
Dir: Raymond J. Schlogel

My Blood My People by Maupower

Dir: Martin Adams

Teardrop by Massive Attack

BURAKA SOM SISTEMA ‘Hangover (BaBaBa)’ -by João Pedro Moreira & Carlos


Mun ja Mun Adjagas

Chipyango – Dalisoul Ft. JK

Sur le Quai– by Savoir Faire

By Machine Molle


About VideoFest

The Video Association of Dallas is dedicated to promoting an understanding of video as a creative medium and cultural force in our society, and to supporting and advancing the work of Texas artists working in video and the electronic arts. Through its programs and information services, the Video Association intends to educate and inform artists, students, educators, critics, video and film producers and an interested public so they may better understand, appreciate and evaluate the creative possibilities of the video medium. It will also provide a forum for the work of regional video artists, in order to stimulate excellence in their work and provide the opportunity for dialogue and critical discussion.

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