Sam Newton is known for his tongue-in-cheek videos poking fun at other photographers or certain gear. This time, my fellow Nikon shooters, he’s after us! Sam’s latest video jokingly mocks Nikon shooters, calling Nikon “a potato.”
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We love seeing a good music video here at DIYP. Over the years, we’ve featured quite a few super-creative ones. But today here’s something a bit different. Filmmaker Sam Newton has created a song and a music video that cracked us up. It pokes fun at all kinds of folks in the industry: those who wanna be instant photographers, those who use photography to get girls… But also subtly calls out Premiere Pro, Lightroom presets, and Nikon.
I’ve said this a hundred times, but I simply love stop-motion videos. And if they can make me smile, I love them even more. Artist and animator Warren Wright has created a series of such videos, and they’ve made my day today. He uses Barbie dolls and stop-motion animation to recreate iconic movie scenes and music videos. Step aside, Madonna, Barbie’s taking over!
Apple sure is going all out on their iPhone advertising campaigns right now, aren’t they? After a fairly non-challenging (from a technical standpoint) Selena Gomez music video and the incredible “Snowbrawl” by John Wick director, David Leitch, now it turns out that Lady Gaga’s much anticipated new single, “Stupid Love” was also shot entirely using the iPhone 11 Pro.
It does seem to have had a lot of work done to it in post, though. The singer posted a teaser to Twitter yesterday. Just a one-minute clip, which didn’t actually contain the new song, and appears to show some footage that didn’t quite make it into the final music video.
Parody songs can be a bit hit and miss. Some are amazing (just look at the career of Weird Al) while others can be pretty awful. This one, though, from Dave Maze at Kinotika definitely describes a few people I’ve met.
It’s a take on Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” music video, called “Gear Guy”. It follows the tune pretty well, and even includes vocal processing to simulate similar effects to the original. It’s aimed at a specific demographic within the photo and video communities and, well, it’s pretty spot on.
After apparently taking a bit of a break from the limelight, Selena Gomez appears to be back with a new song and a new video to go along with it. It’s received over 80 million views on YouTube so far, and it was shot entirely on the iPhone 11 Pro.
We’ve featured quite a few creative music videos here on DIYP, and the latest one that grabbed our attention was shot for a song There’s a Weight by Lake and Lyndale. Other than being filmed at a single take, the whole video was also shot in reverse. The singer Channing Marie had to learn the lyrics backwards, and the result is a trippy, fun video with perfect lip-synching.
I love creative music videos and stop-motion movies, and we’ve featured quite a lot of both here on DIYP. Still, it looks like directors always find new ways to amaze us. The video for a song UnAmerican by Said The Whale brings music, creativity, and stop-motion together in a fantastic way. It seems like it was made with visual effects, but no – there are no effects whatsoever. The video was made using only physical, printed photos. Over 2,000 of them!
What I love about music videos is that they can show so much creativity in only a couple of minutes. Directing duo Jesse Lamar High and Nik Harper (LAMAR + NIK) created one of such videos for the song Half a Million by The Shins. It involves over 5500 hand cut stickers of the band members’ pictures, animated to show them perform in a number of crazy locations. It’s not a huge investment, yet the results are fantastic.