HelloVideo! is a blog about music videos by people who make them.
~ Tuesday, April 10 ~
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Gotta post this because I would really value these lessons! Sorry! :)

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~ Thursday, October 14 ~
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Russ Chimes “Never Look Back” Pt.1 (Saman Keshavaraz, dir.)

I know that you may have already seen these videos, but if for some unworldly reason you have not, we are posting them to correct this atrocity you have committed on the music and film community. It’s okay! Don’t worry! You can fix it and, in turn, redeem yourself in the eyes of your peers. All you need to do is to sit down and watch the following three music videos (Never Look Back, Tertre Rouge & Targa) brought to you by Saman Keshavaraz. What were you were doing has equal or less value (facebook or paying attention to your children) whatever it is, stop. This is your life for the next sixteen action packed minutes. The saga, becoming an instant hit upon its release, depicts the stylized and almost video game-esque story of one man’s kidnapped girlfriend and his quest to get her back. Along his way, he, as well as the audience, must sift through his memories to uncover who took his beloved, where she is located, and ultimately kick some ass. Keshavaraz is also known for an equally awesome, and highly recommended music video for Cinnamon Chaser’s “Luv Deluxe" (Winner of SXSW Best Music Video). Of course you want to see more of his work, and to do that, please visit his webpage (HERE). 

Watch Part 1: (HERE)

Watch Part 2: (HERE)

Watch Part 3: (HERE)

-Submitted by Dillon Novak

Tags: Cinnamon Chasers Luv Deluxe Never Look Back Russ Chimes Saman Keshavarz Targa Tertre Rouge
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Russ Chimes “Tertre Rouge” Pt.2 (Saman Keshavaraz, dir.)

I know that you may have already seen these videos, but if for some unworldly reason you have not, we are posting them to correct this atrocity you have committed on the music and film community. It’s okay! Don’t worry! You can fix it and, in turn, redeem yourself in the eyes of your peers. All you need to do is to sit down and watch the following three music videos (Never Look Back, Tertre Rouge & Targa) brought to you by Saman Keshavaraz. What were you were doing has equal or less value (facebook or paying attention to your children) whatever it is, stop. This is your life for the next sixteen action packed minutes. The saga, becoming an instant hit upon its release, depicts the stylized and almost video game-esque story of one man’s kidnapped girlfriend and his quest to get her back. Along his way, he, as well as the audience, must sift through his memories to uncover who took his beloved, where she is located, and ultimately kick some ass. Keshavaraz is also known for an equally awesome, and highly recommended music video for Cinnamon Chaser’s “Luv Deluxe" (Winner of SXSW Best Music Video). Of course you want to see more of his work, and to do that, please visit his webpage (HERE). 

Watch Part 1: (HERE)

Watch Part 2: (HERE)

Watch Part 3: (HERE)

-Submitted by Dillon Novak

Tags: Midnight Club EP Never Look Back Russ Chimes Saman Keshavaraz Targa Tertre Rouge Music Video
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Russ Chimes ”Targa” Pt.3 (Saman Keshavaraz, dir.)

I know that you may have already seen these videos, but if for some unworldly reason you have not, we are posting them to correct this atrocity you have committed on the music and film community. It’s okay! Don’t worry! You can fix it and, in turn, redeem yourself in the eyes of your peers. All you need to do is to sit down and watch the following three music videos (Never Look Back, Tertre Rouge & Targa) brought to you by Saman Keshavaraz. What were you were doing has equal or less value (facebook or paying attention to your children) whatever it is, stop. This is your life for the next sixteen action packed minutes. The saga, becoming an instant hit upon its release, depicts the stylized and almost video game-esque story of one man’s kidnapped girlfriend and his quest to get her back. Along his way, he, as well as the audience, must sift through his memories to uncover who took his beloved, where she is located, and ultimately kick some ass. Keshavaraz is also known for an equally awesome, and highly recommended music video for Cinnamon Chaser’s “Luv Deluxe" (Winner of SXSW Best Music Video). Of course you want to see more of his work, and to do that, please visit his webpage (HERE). 

Watch Part 1: (HERE)

Watch Part 2: (HERE)

Watch Part 3: (HERE)

-Submitted by Dillon Novak

Tags: Russ Chimes Midnight Club EP Targa Tertre Rouge Never Look Back Saman Keshavaraz Music Video
~ Wednesday, October 13 ~
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Christina Perri “Jar of Hearts” (Jay Martin, dir.)    

The color absent void of smoke in the empty streets sets the mood perfectly for “Jar of Hearts”. The ghostly figures of a band of heartbroken women dance behind Christina as she belts out her words of lament. The men in this video can be seen sucking the life essence, quite literally, out of the poor girls before joining in dance. The refreshing choreography was done by non other than So You Think You Can Dance’s Stacey Tookey. To take a look behind the scenes, check out this video (HERE). The director Jay Martin, is also known for The Plain White T’s break through video “Hey There Delilah" and Thrice’s "Image Of The Invisible”. To see more work from Martin, please visit his webpage (HERE).  

-Submitted by Dillon Novak

Tags: Christina Perri Jar of Hearts Jay Martin Music Video
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~ Tuesday, October 12 ~
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Angela McCluskey ft. Telepopmusik “Handle With Grace” (Alex Takacs & Joe Nankin, dir.)

A flock of vividly colored origami cranes are set free from their caged existence. As if life was breathed into them, they take flight to the timid city below. As they glide through the backdrop of endless skyscrapers, we observe several different people and how the presence of these paper birds affects them; awakening something that didn’t exist before. The video was bought to us by Young Replicant who also produced music videos for BATHS’ “Lovely Bloodflow" and M83’s "We Own The Sky”; both of which are phenomenal videos complimented by entrancing tracks. Great job guys, you always deliver! If you would like to see more work from Young Replicant, please visit their webpage (HERE).

-Submitted by Dillon Novak

Tags: Angela McCluskey Telepopmusik Handle With Grace Alex Takacs Joe Nankin Loveley Bloodflow BATHS Young Replicant Music Video
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Kris Allen “The Truth” (feat. Pat Monahan) (Aaron Platt, dir.)

Aaron Platt, a director of photography born director, gives us a variety of different vignettes in which Kris Allen performs along side of a guest appearance by Train’s Pat Monohan. Instead of any narrative portion, Platt delivers with striking images that really make me jealous as a filmmaker. (Piano keys falling in slow motion, remarkable silhouettes against the painted sun set, and much more.) I don’t want to give too much away before you watch it! To hear Allen talk about problems they encountered on their shoot, visit (HERE). Platt is also known for his work on hit music videos such as Lonely Island’s “I’m On A Boat”, MGMT’s “Flash Delirium”, and One Republic’s “Apologize”. To see more of Platt’s work, please visit his webpage (HERE).

-Submitted by Dillon Novak

Tags: Aaron Platt Kris Allen Pat Monahan The Truth Music Video
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~ Monday, October 11 ~
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Chisu - Baden-Baden from Misko Iho on Vimeo.

Chisu “Baden-Baden” (Misko Iho, dir.)

The language barrier does not play any factor when it comes to suppressing the simplistic fun this music video radiates! You don’t need to understand the words to appreciate the artist’s brilliant performance that makes this video by far. A side note, see if you can spot the Finnish version of Zach Galifinakis. To see more of Iho’s work, please visit his webpage (HERE).

-Submitted by Dillon Novak

Tags: Baden-Baden Chisu Misko Iho Zach Galifinakis Music Video
~ Sunday, October 10 ~
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James Yuill - On Your Own from Ben Reed on Vimeo.

James Yuill “On Your Own” (Ben Reed, dir.)

The title of the track says it all. How long does it take in isolation before someone would begin to seek company in inanimate objects, tear your house up, sing to yourself, or paint your body?  Not long I would hope! To see more of Reed’s work, visit his webpage (HERE).

-Submitted by Dillon Novak

Tags: Ben Reed James Yuill On Your Own Music Video
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Múm "Sing Along" from Team G on Vimeo.

Mum “Sing Along” (Kevin Phillips, dir.)

There is something absolutely enchanting and at the same time disturbing about watching the adventure this seemingly comatose deer endures in the custody of the two country people. Its weirdness and constant energy make the viewer finish the video wondering, “What did I just watch……that was actually pretty cool”. We could all take a lesson from this video…..I’m not sure what……..tip your local taxidermist? To see more work from Phillips, please visit his webpage (HERE). 

-Submitted by Dillon Novak

Tags: Mum Music Video Sing Along Kevin Phillips
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Invaluable Music Video Websites

Please let me know if there are any other webpages worth mentioning! I’m always looking for new webpages to follow. Currently I utilize the following websites as a great source of information, upcoming directors/artists, and many other tips on the actual process behind music video production. 

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JP, Chrissie & The Fairground Boys - If You Let Me from Chris Marrs Piliero on Vimeo.

JP, Chrissie & The Fairground Boys “If You Let Me” (Chris Marrs Piliero, dir.)

Bullies, Blood, Hot Vampires. Chris Marrs Piliero’s tribute to the British Independent Film “Let The Right One In” takes music video form in “If You Let Me”. Even though the band is not as widely known, I believe this video stands among the great movie based music videos (Time Is Running Out, The Kill, Everlong, Tonight Tonight). Marrs is also known for The Black Keys “Tighten Up" music video which took home Best New Artist at the 2010 Video Music Awards. Check out his work (HERE).

-Submitted by Dillon Novak

Tags: JP, Chrissie & The Fairground Boys Chris Marrs Piliero Let The Right One In If You Let Me Music Video
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Exclusive Song for The Sound Strike "Coyote Song" by Bright Eyes. from Producciones Cimarrón on Vimeo.

Bright Eyes “Coyote Song” 

A song written/performed by Connor Oberst for the almbum Sound Strike Songs, a collection of tracks created in protest of the SB 1070 bill in Arizona. The album seeks to raise profits in order to provide “free legal help to immigrants caught in the detention and deportation system in Arizona.” This video shows Connor playing at the bordering fence in El Paso, Texas. To help the cause and buy the track, please visit (HERE).

-Submitted by Dillon Novak

Tags: 1070 Bill Arizona Bright Eyes Coyote Song Border Music Video
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HelloVideo!’s Top 25 Music Videos You Ought To Know

This list will change over time, but as of today we will be posting our top 25 favorite music videos of the last decade (In NO particular order). Listed below are the track name, the artist, the director and a link to the video. It won’t be hard to guess some of our favorite directors. ;)  It was very difficult to make this list; a lot of music videos didn’t make it up here and it just does not do them justice. But I assure you we will be posting them as time goes on. Let us know what you think and argue any that you thought should have made it up here. Enjoy! 

Tags: Top 25 Music Videos Modest Mouse Muse The Foo Fighters All Merican Rejects Lady Gaga Anberlin Hot Hot Heat Circa Survive Death Cab For Cutie 30 Seconds To Mars Mutemath Johnny Cash Bjork The White Stripes Steriogram Yellow Card Fat Boy Slim Radio Head Sigur Ros My Chemical Romance Coldplay Music Video
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~ Friday, October 8 ~
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Middle Class Rut - "New Low" from LANCE DRAKE on Vimeo.

(HelloVideo!’s New Video of the Week)

Middle Class Rut “New Low” (Lance Drake, dir.)

Across the rolling plains, we follow two men as they cheat their own mortality in a variety of interesting vignettes. Personally I love Lance’s use of the objects that accompanied the men’s fate shown in every transition. He masterfully segues from their demise back to the road as they shed each prop. To see more of Lance Drake’s other music video work, visit his webpage (HERE)

-Submitted by Dillon Novak

Tags: Middle Class Rut Music Video New Low Lance Drake