Dope Viral Videos

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I have the opportunity to consult with a lot of indie bands and artists… finances are always an issue when it comes to making a music video. In response to the need I created a list of mostly music videos that I have run into on the net which will serve as food for thought for these bands looking to create compelling video content. I have been sharing it for a while privately, but now figured I should share it with you all. These are the dopest videos I have seen that meet one or more of the following criteria:

1. Done on a super tight budget (or at least could have been)

2. Have a compelling concept which is unique and engaging

3. Are visually unique and/or powerful

4. Somehow they push the boundaries of the video/web format

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Photo Courtesy of: Kino-Eye

So much amazing content can be created with a great concept, a decent camera (or unique one), a computer, and some elbow grease… add a few hundred to a few thousand dollars and you can can create something which can compete with the big boys. You can have a video studio in your backpack… or as you’ll see sometimes even in your phone!

This list is ever expanding… if you have some more that you feel I should add to the list please leave it in the comments… if I feel that it meets the criteria I will add it to the list.

DOPE VIDEOS – IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER :

Mute Math – Typical

 

Nyle – Let The Beat Build

 

The Maeshi – Run to your grave

 

Oren Lavie – Her Morning Elegance

 

OK Go – Here It Goes Again

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Depeche Mode – Wrong

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DUB FX

 

Kutiman – Im New

 

Miniloque – Animals

 

Passion Pit – Sleepyhead

 

Yacht – Summer Song

Atmosphere – You

 

Radiohead – House Of Cards (Lego Version)

 

Manchester Orchestra – I Can barely Breathe

 

Pomplamoose VideoSong – Pas Encore

 

Muto

 

Sia – Breathe Be

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Bat For Lashes – Whats A Girl To Do

 

Coffee & TV – Blur

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Kyoteizinc

 

Bluejuice – Vitriol (Skip to 1:10 for the music)

 

Bluejuice – The Reductionist

 

Canoe – Cmon

 

Vampire Weekend – A- Punk

 

Thunderheist – Jerk it

 

SOUR ‘日々の音色 (Hibi no neiro

 

Music Video Shot on iPhone – BJSR Music

 

Outkast – Hey Ya! (Okay.. Not Cheap… But all the members of the band are Andre 3000… thats doable on a budget)

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Imogen Heap – Just For Now “Live” (Great Live Video… showcases her talent as a performer… and it is riveting!)
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Justice – D.A.N.C.E.
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Forss – City Ports
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Bad Apple!! – Stop Motion PV

 

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Ikea Heights – Not a music video… but such a cool concept

http://channel101.com/shows/show.php?show_id=351

DOPE VIDEOS
Mute Math – Typical
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAtXKS9ZxvM
Nyle – Let The Beat Build
http://www.vimeo.com/4189528
The Maeshi – Run to your grave
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUKAcKKQns4
Oren Lavie – Her Morning Elegance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_HXUhShhmY
OK Go – Here It Goes Again
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTAAsCNK7RA
Depeche Mode – Wrong
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bsXOcK9_Cw
DUB FX
http://vimeo.com/2707661
Kutiman – Im New
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsBfj6khrG4
Miniloque – Animals
http://vimeo.com/1781230
Passion Pit – Sleepyhead
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bfseWNmlds
Yacht – Summer Song
http://vimeo.com/1557384 Atmosphere – You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8zwE3qkhTA
Radiohead – House Of Cards (Lego Version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LaeATExBi0
Manchester Orchestra – I Can barely Breathe
http://vimeo.com/1004080
Pomplamoose VideoSong – Pas Encore
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCCoggBkcdM
Muto
http://vimeo.com/993998
Sia – Breathe Be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6PGrub3jUc
Bat For Lashes – Whats A Girl To Do
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1wnOUH2jk8
Coffee & TV – Blur
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWUil383us4
Kyoteizinc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEfNoEYR2-8
Bluejuice – Vitriol (Skip to 1:10 for the music)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldBhDmvWFXE
Bluejuice – The Reductionist
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0N7DDDKsqw
Canoe – Cmon
http://vimeo.com/417413
Vampire Weekend – A- Punk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XC2mqcMMGQ
Thunderheist – Jerk it
http://vimeo.com/1124192
SOUR ‘日々の音色 (Hibi no neiro
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfBlUQguvyw
Music Video Shot on iPhone – BJSR Music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saDguIg9CIE
Ikea Heights – Not a music video… but such a cool concept
http://channel101.com/shows/show.php?show_id=351
Jon Rezin

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