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Old 03-28-2012, 10:25 AM   #16
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Itís always reasonable to limit your choices. I hope my posts here
did not suggests a producer or director cannot not hire exactly
who they want. If you want ONLY people under 25 you should hire
ONLY people under 25.

I hope my posts here were understood as I intended. That this
project seemed like something I would very much enjoy doing and
that I am sad that I do meet the criteria. And that if Jazzy couldnít
find the director who fit that criteria I would still like to be considered.

Many people prefer to work with people their own age. Thereís no
problem with that. I have never been that way - I really enjoy
working with people who have more experience than me. But then,
I see my productions as a serious, professional environment and not
a group of people having fun. Even my very first short film - directed
at age 16 - most of my crew were people much older than me. I
learned a lot from them.

Please understand I am NOT saying there is anything wrong with
limiting your choices to people of a specific age. I think itís just fine
for anyone to hire exactly the people they want.

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I really feel uncomfortable if I have to show to somebody 55+ video of Leona Lewis or Jessie J and tell him "We want this!" Firstly, he will say "Well, it's a shitty popculture video!!" And we would say "Indeed! We dont want arty-farty for THIS project!"

Correct me if my logique is wrong.
I think it is wrong. Sure, you will find some older director who
will say that - you will find some young director who feel that
way. I have directed dozens of music videos off all types. I love
many different types of music. I know young director who do not so
age is not, necessarily, proof that they are open and creative.
When you limit your choices you limit the people you connect with.
You have a poor outlook on older directors. Maybe if you were more
open to them you would find that not all of them are as you believe.
Sometimes getting out of your comfort zone - trying something that
make you feel uncomfortable - is a good, creative and business choice.

I'm a fan of both Leona Lewis and Jessie J - especially Jessie. Love
"Nobody's Perfect" - great tune and the design of that music vid is
amazing. That's exactly the kind of video I am really good at. I must
admit - her videos are quite "arty-farty" so it's curious that you use
her as an example.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:08 PM   #17
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I call "arty-farty" videos like Kate Bush - "Lake Tahoe", it's too artistic and too niche. I'm huge fan of Jessie, love her live gigs. When I saw first time "Nobody's perfect" I loved the splashed colors, it marries perfectly with this song.

My favorite 2011 videos: "Girls panic" by Duran Duran, "Iron" by Woodkid and "On to the next one" by Jay-z. Or truth to say Akerlund, Yoanne Lemoine and Sam Brown. The types of videos I want to shoot one day or by one of these guys with the gear like Phantom. Big guys who need big budget, without it dont even bother to call their agency (except Lemoine I still think).

Back to our sheep. Maybe we just had bad experience and lost lot of money working with wrong people (we had already a case when we had to throw away two videos to the garbage because of bad directing - directors didnt understand the idea and atmosphere at all- and it was big budget for us! that didnt leave any financial resource to re-film it - you can imagine what it makes to the artist career???!!! we had to postpone the release now for one year. But it's artist caprice somewhere too - he has very particular and very ART idea - and script we want to realise is big for this project as video for "Telephone" by Gaga and Beyonce - yes, this artist is ambitious but he worth it - the album is terrific).

For this female project (...and it's sounds like Leona Lewis and it's smash for summer) we were thinking for director who can realise the visual as sexy, sultry and girly not vulgar or cheap. A simple visual that you can watch in 5 years and not be ashamed of.
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Are videoclips what we here in the states call music videos? Same thing?
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Are videoclips what we here in the states call music videos? Same thing?
yes, pardon my french)
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Merci! No pardon necessary.
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