Jay-Z & Kanye West – N****s In Paris (video)

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Music Videos on February 9th, 2012 by Hyphen

I was pretty apprehensive when I heard this was a “live” video, but I actually like what they’ve done here. Mixing in live footage with what appears to be staged model shots (or I suppose that really could be the LA crowd…they’re winning with the females down there) and alternating between live and studio audio was a nice touch. Plus, as long as you aren’t prone to epileptic seizures (no, seriously…heed the warning at the beginning), the effects are great. Kanye even gets directorial credit on this one. Yeezy taught you.

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Court Dunn – Director’s Reel

Posted in Music Videos on July 15th, 2009 by Hyphen

The homey Court Dunn is steadily becoming one of the top directors in independent hip-hop, and the way he’s going, he’ll soon be knocking out clips for some major label artists as well.  I’ve highlighted some of his work on TAOD before, but in case you’ve been sleeping, check out this reel to see some highlights (and hear a crazy beat from Apple Juice Kid as the soundtrack).

Featuring Styles P, B.o.B, Camp Lo, Edo.G, Termanology, Donny Goines, Emilio Rojas, J The S, Silent Knight, Quite Nyce & SEEK

Director Court Dunn has become a prolific force behind the NYC hip-hop scene over the past year-and-a-half, releasing 27 music videos and countless other freelance projects.  A frequent collaborator with Vimby.com, he has worked with such artists as Jim Jones, Clipse, Styles P, Camp Lo, B.o.B, Idle Warship, Termanology, Tanya Morgan, Edo.G, etc. and is known for his frequent collaboration with Same Plate artists Emilio Rojas, Donny Goines and J The S.

Specializing in creativity over resources with minimalist sensibilities, Court’s accolades to date include videos on MTV Tres and MTVU (Winner “The Freshmen), a feature film in MovieMaker Magazine (“Future of Filmmaking” issue) and 2 Exclusive Video Series on major hip-hop sites HipHopDX.com and Nahright.com.

For more information about Director Court Dunn, please visit his pages below or contact Jonathan Master at sameplatemgmt@gmail.com


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Lupe Fiasco music video contest

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on July 29th, 2008 by Hyphen

Lupe on stage

The homies over at The Lupe Fiasco Show are giving aspiring music video directors an opportunity to get some shine, along with all sorts of cool prizes.  Go here for the complete rules, but basically, if you make a video for either “Gotta Eat,” “Just Might Be Okay,” or “And He Gets The Girl,” and you win, you’ll be featured on Lupe’s official website and get a bunch of autographed goodies.  So be creative, break out Final Cut Pro, and get busy…

Oh, and I don’t know if I’d recommend tackling “And He Gets The Girl,” unless you think you can top this web video some kid made a while back.  If you think you can, show and prove.  Good luck.

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