Monday, June 30, 2008

LA Film Fest coverage- Music Video Eclectic Mix

(Muse's "Invincible" - directed by Jonnie Rosss)

While the LA Film Fest's closing gala took place on Saturday night, a few special screenings continued on through Sunday. The Music Video eclectic mix was one of these that was of particular interest to us here at FoundTrack, given our love of music and film. We only managed to fit one of the two selections of music videos into our schedules, but nonetheless it delivered a dose of 20 awesome videos for our visual delight.

(Menomena's "Rotten Hell"- Directed by Warren Julius)

The screening featured tons of bands that we love and have featured on previous editons of our monthly music compilation, including Bloc Party, Simian Mobile Disco, Feist, MGMT (checkout the full list here). Out of all these great videos, two in particular stood out from the pack. The first was Menomena's "Rotten Hell" by the "Warren Julius." The video features a simple childhood food fight that turns into an epic and glorious battle. The visuals are shot in amazing slow motion format that gives each frame a photo-esque sensibility. Who would have thought a food fight could be such a beautiful thing?:

Trevor McMahan, one half of film making team "Warren Julius" (the other being David Neham) was on hand for a little Q and A after the film. He conveyed some pretty funny stories about how smelly all the kids on set got after being in puddles of mushed up food all day. He also seemed to be really down to earth and cool and praised a lot of the other director's works as well- one in particular that we saw eye to eye on was Muse's "Invincible," directed by Jonnie Ross. Turns out the Menomena video and and Muse video shared the same cinematographer- David Rodriguez. I'm not even going to try and hyper-analyze the "Invincible" video- Let's just say it's visually stunning, colorful and has several layers to it, warranting a few repeat viewings:

** UPDATE - Checkout Warren Julius' brand new music video to The Gutter Twins' "Idle Hands" here

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