With Clipped – Vivid Sydney‘s Music Video Festival – fast approaching, we could think of no better way to celebrate than by looking back on 2017 festival judge Warren Fu‘s best music videos. Equal parts style and substance, Fu has worked with the likes of Daft Punk, Snoop Dogg, HAIM, The Weeknd, and The Killers. Fu has also taken on visual effects work for the Star Wars franchise – not bad, huh? Check out some of his coolest clips below.
HAIM: If I Could Change Your Mind
Fu is known for his stunning band performance videos, and HAIM‘s If I Could Change Your Mind is no doubt one of his best. The undeniable coolness of HAIM themselves definitely helps, but Fu‘s smart use of shadows and the way the camera flows with the choreography is perfect.
Snoop Dogg: California Roll
A robot voiced by Snoop Dogg, futuristic pyramids, and Stevie Wonder – this clip has it all. Set equal parts in the 1940’s and in the future, the video for California Roll really needs to be seen to be believed.
Julian Casablancas + The Voidz: Human Sadness
The 13-minute epic is one of Fu‘s boldest projects – he even collaborated with fellow director Nicholaus Goossen for the video. Fu has turned out a number of videos with Julian Casablancas, but Human Sadness is the stand-out of the bunch.
Mark Ronson: Bang Bang Bang
Bang Bang Bang is the stylish culmination of some of Fu‘s notably loved themes – live-performance, 70’s cheesiness, and sci-fi delight. The Fu-directed video for the singles’ follow-up The Bike Song is fun as well, but something about Bang Bang Bang is irresistible.
Lo Moon: Loveless
Alongside Phoenix’s J-Boy, Loveless is one of Fu‘s newest clips. Loveless see’s Fu going in a more cinematic direction – and proves that the best is yet to come from the renowned director.
If you liked what you saw, why not meet the mind behind the music videos? Amplified members have exclusive access to one of our coolest experiences yet – an all-access pass to Clipped and a photo-op with the legend himself, Warren Fu.
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