I'm looking for examples of music videos with a certain je ne sais quoi, that I can only describe as "delightfully off-putting." [more inside]
posted by Golfhaus
on Jul 26, 2014 -
I'm trying to remember the name of a rock song that was released perhaps as long as eight years ago. In the video are several high school males who lose their tempers; I don't think that the song is by Andrew WK, but as I recall it'd be classified in the same genre. Please help.
posted by mr. digits
on May 10, 2014 -
I'm trying to compile a list of music videos from the 80s (early 90s is fine too) that reference communism, with, for example, use of hammer and sickle imagery, or the like. The more the direct the reference the better. Bonus points for synth-pop. [more inside]
posted by matkline
on Apr 27, 2014 -
I'm trying to find a trippy music video featuring a train. The whole video follows the train for the most part. As the music gets more elaborate, the train gets a bunch of effects including changing its color and brightness. Another music video by the same band involved a fake PSA or television broadcast that devolves into a song. Does any of this ring a bell? I think the band was electronic, but don't quote me on that.
posted by yaymukund
on Apr 2, 2014 -
I need more cheesy, overblown, post-apocalyptic music videos from the '80s! [more inside]
posted by Janta
on Mar 14, 2014 -
I want to make a music video for my band, and invite people to send us their own home video of a certain kind of public event for us to include. Are there any legal issues here? Please explain them to me like I'm a clueless idiot because, when it comes to film licencing, I am. [more inside]
posted by greenish
on Feb 11, 2014 -
Who is the woman dancing in the film clip of Berlin Chair
, by You Am I? There's plenty of info about PJ the boxer (in the spangly suit), but I can't find anything about the woman. I recall this was the case even when the song came out (almost 20 years ago, gah). Who is she? What has she been up to since 1994? [more inside]
posted by goo
on Sep 13, 2013 -
I recently watched a music video with someone, and am trying to locate it. It features a highly photogenic man and a woman in their 20s/30s wandering around sunlit fields, looking at various objects. At one point something happens involving the woman in front of car headlights, and perhaps a horse head(?). I think it was probably filmed relatively recently, less than 5 years ago, and the music is probably from a smaller independent band. The band name was probably two words, and the song title was one word, if that helps.
posted by suedehead
on Aug 20, 2013 -
I would like to watch some music videos where it appears that everyone is just having a stupid good time. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee
on Jul 12, 2013 -
I can remember the man had a mustache and long brown hair, maybe sunglasses. Very robotic voice. Playing the keyboard and singing about going into space. Trying to be quite serious but obviously a very silly act. At some point he counts down dramatically and then the woman starts singing. Terrible green screening with some hilariously bad video delaying. VHS quality. I've been trying to find this for ages! Sound familiar?
posted by supyo
on Jun 14, 2013 -
While settling a disagreement over whether Total Eclipse of the Heart was a duet, I just saw the music video and it blew my mind. I grew up without cable, and am pretty much ignorant of everything but the "classic" music videos from the 80's; please let me know what I'm missing. [more inside]
posted by a box and a stick and a string and a bear
on May 23, 2013 -
There was a video I loved on YouTube that featured Prince's I would die 4 u song, but was made up of clips from Final Fantasy. I loved it, was telling a coworker about it, and now I can't find it. Looking for leads... HOPE ME!
posted by one4themoment
on May 15, 2013 -
Hi! First post and I'm not sure if this is the right place for it but this is driving me crazy. I'm trying to find a music video from a few years ago. I can't remember the name of the artist or the song. There's a guy in it and he runs around New York tagging his name all over the place and there's a chase scene set in a revolving door. He steals stuff from everyone. A glove, a flower. I think he gives the flower to a homeless guy. He has curly hair and he's wearing a scarf over his mouth at the beginning. He meditates in Central Park and levitates for a little while and then he goes back to running around.
posted by 4bulafia
on Apr 7, 2013 -
What is this scene from a music video? It's driving us crazy ... it was a little skit that (we think) happened at the beginning of a video. It was set in a grocery store, was funny, and the only line we can remember is "you're the (something)est green grocer I ever did see" ... which we think was punctuated by a loud, "Honey!" Thought it was David Lee Roth, but might be misremembering the opening of the "Yankee Rose" video, which is not it.
posted by jbickers
on Feb 16, 2013 -
Ever since I saw the video for Cabaret Voltaire's Sensoria
a gazillion and nine years ago, I've wondered how they accomplished that freaky, vertiginous camera move. You see it at the beginning of the video, with lots of quick little inserted shots to break it up, but then it turns up again a few times later without any cuts. It seems like the camera is on an overhead track, but you never see a track as the camera is swooping around. Was it on some sort of a crane? The shot's wide enough that it would seem like you would see the crane off on one side or the other.
(If you've never heard the song, plan to spend a good part of your work day tomorrow muttering, "Do right... Always work... Go to church.")
posted by Ursula Hitler
on Feb 10, 2013 -
Help me find the song of a YouTube ad featuring a beautifully tattooed hand sketching some amazing artwork? [more inside]
posted by driedmango
on Jan 29, 2013 -
Help me find a funny music video on Youtube. I believe it was some kind of symphonic metal and included a very elaborate story including a man on a horse and a maiden. [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce
on Dec 12, 2012 -
Fire related song from the late 80s - help me find this lost music video. Song may be awful, but I've been trying to remember/find this for years. [more inside]
posted by routergirl
on Nov 14, 2012 -
So... I have this dark and fuzzy cheapo camera video of 15 minutes of myself doing yoga. And I'd like to chop it up into one of those funky arty music videos. If you were me, and you'd never ever done anything like that before, where would you start? [more inside]
posted by acridrabbit
on Nov 9, 2012 -
Does anyone recall a music video with drag queen(s) in it from the 2000s or late 1990s? [more inside]
posted by shoyu
on Sep 11, 2012 -
Can't believe I'm using a question for this, but I just watched this music video and now it's gone. GONE, I say. [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog
on Jul 4, 2012 -
I want to make a music video straight to VHS. How can I maximize the glitches and poor quality associated with the medium? [more inside]
posted by synthedelic
on May 18, 2012 -
I really want to share this video I saw a while ago with a friend, for injoke purposes. But I dunno how to find it! Help! I believe it to be either Korean or Japanese pop music. I have little to no memory of the actual song, just the video.
3, maybe 4 East-Asian ladies. Strolling along a sidewalk, holding shopping bags, walking past upscale store windows. The sidewalk moves underneath them, kind of like an omnidirectional conveyor belt. I can remember no other details, really. Other than it was filmed in a studio (obviously), yet gives the impression of being filmed outside via lighting, and there were a lot of pastel shades going on. Oh, and the women are wearing heels. [more inside]
posted by TheTorns
on Feb 7, 2012 -
I'm looking for examples of music videos in which the tempo of the song is totally different to the tempo of the visual edit. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Del Chimney
on Jan 9, 2012 -
Couple years ago I saw a music video. It was taken in a single shot, one guy dancing/singing with a microphone stand on a stage/sound set, ended with light bulbs exploding in slow mo, still part of the single shot. It kind of reminded me of Talking Heads/Stop Making Sense, both musically and visually. This was probably around 2008. Any ideas what I saw?
posted by Busoni
on Dec 6, 2011 -
I'm almost positive that when Wolf Like Me, by TV on The Radio, was first released as a single it had a video that featured a Little Red Riding Hood motif where the parts of red and the wolf were inverted, and is entirely different from the current video. I can't find this, although I'm pretty sure I didn't imagine it. Did it exist? Was it a fan edit? Did it infringe on some copyright and get expunged from the Internet? Help!
posted by codacorolla
on Nov 25, 2011 -
I love this new Mika music video, Elle Me Dit
. Really almost an obsession for some reason. Anyway, I feel like I recognize several of the actors/actresses in the video from other things but can't figure out what or find a list of their names. Can anyone tell me who these people are? Particularly the mom, the grandmother, the dad, and the blonde daughter. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by slide
on Sep 25, 2011 -
I would like to see music videos that are live-take performances but not recordings from gigs. Help please! [more inside]
posted by timshel
on Sep 11, 2011 -
Recently I saw a music video, and can't for the life of me find it again. It was by a current indie band. A man was driving in a car at night, with projections of someone else's face on his face. There might have been explosions too. Any ideas?
posted by Conductor71
on Aug 16, 2011 -
Tell me about/provide links to your favorite low-budget music videos. My husband's a musician, and I have a Flip camera and a copy of iMovie, and we made one video for one of his songs with no budget and it was fun. Even though I have no idea
what I'm doing (as Real Filmmaking Types here will notice). [more inside]
posted by emjaybee
on Jul 24, 2011 -
Does anyone know the name of this music video that was very popular in Turkey the last few months: the artist is a woman singing in Hindi (I think); the song is about 'different colors' (we are all different) and has diverse characters - with a lot of diverse styles. It is a real catchy song and a the video is full of beautiful colors.
posted by Surfurrus
on May 23, 2011 -
Music video identification help! Poolside, dancing, joy, and a bare breast or two. Probably from the 80s or early 90s. [more inside]
posted by gursky
on May 10, 2011 -
looking for more examples of this tracking/dolly shot in music videos. rules: 1. must be throughout the clip, no other camera motion allowed 2. repetitive, no single shot takes (kenya west - POWER, Michael Penn - TRY, UFFIE - Difficult) [more inside]
posted by yosh
on Mar 5, 2011 -
Music video filter: Relatively recent video with a youngish, light-skinned black woman who seems to have a 70s-esque flair (hair, clothes, etc, at least to this uninformed viewer), trying to organizing some dancing and partying in what seems to be a mental institution. Video and song have a fun and funky vibe but I know nothing about the artist other than that she's got an amazing voice. Driving me crazy that I can't find it, help plz?
posted by adrianna aria
on Feb 21, 2011 -
I would like to read blogs and other internet resources on the appreciation and production of music videos. What are some of your favourites? [more inside]
posted by ultrabuff
on Jan 13, 2011 -
I'm looking for a music video that's just a long, slow pan across a picnic table before and after a picnic. I think it's by Iron & Wine. [more inside]
posted by grrarrgh00
on Jan 10, 2011 -
What is the name of the band and song in this video from the late 80's-early 90's? I came across this
old post on Yahoo! Answers and now it is driving me nuts. One of the guys in the band had on a Charlie Brown shirt and the video took place in a skate park. "California" may have been part of the band name. Ring any bells?
posted by catastropher
on Dec 31, 2010 -
I saw a music video months ago, on Vimeo I think. I don't recall anything about the song other than that I liked it. The video has stuck with me, though; it was a story about a group of people preparing a horse for sacrifice, scrubbing carrots and apples to feed it and making a fuss over it, then leading it out into a field. I'd really like to find it again. Does this vague description sound familiar?
posted by bewilderbeast
on Nov 25, 2010 -