Sami Kriegstein and Colleen Curlin, co-directors of LA Music Video Festival, broke convention with the RAVES & FAVES, which is usually reserved for pre-1993 picks, but they couldn’t resist giving us all their picks post-1993. Take a look
Daft Punk “Da Funk” – dir. Spike Jonze (1995)
Its partly because the music played a role in the video instead of just being the inspiration for it. But mostly because who doesn’t love an anthropomorphic dog traveling the streets of NYC at night.
Daft Punk “Around the World” – dir. Michel Gondry (1997)
When watching this music video, you realizing that is what is happening in your brain as you listen to the song – the playful development of the song brought to life by each character dancing.
Radiohead “Knives Out” – dir. Michel Gondry (2001)
This is “animation” as only Michel Gondry can do it, and in one take no less.
Smashing Pumpkins “Tonight, Tonight” – dir. Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris (1997)
They captured the whimsy and delight of the strings in the song using the silent-film production design.
Nine Inch Nails “Closer” – dir. Mark Romanek (1994)
Because Mark Romanek wasn’t afraid to use imagery that, with the song, conjured up a dark response to sexuality.