Clip It! Interfilm Short Film Festival Opens Today

     |    Tuesday November 13th, 2012

Until Sunday, November 18, the 28th Interfilm Short Film Festival will screen “500 films in 58 programs at 7 cinemas”. Indeed, that makes Interfilm Berlin’s second largest film festival after the Berlinale. The pairing of music and image figures prominently in a good portion of the films. Whether in the program “Easy Way Out”, a 

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Clipped Diction

     |    Friday April 20th, 2012

It’s almost a platitude to say that No Wave director Amos Poe rocks with his  camera like musicians do with their axes. His filmography includes not only neo-noir featuring the likes of Deborah Harry and John Lurie, experimental films with stellar soundtracks and music docs like “Blank Generation”, “Night Lunch” and “Steve Earle: Just an 

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The Future of the Music Clip Lies in… Playmobil

     |    Friday December 16th, 2011

SoftwareDR (Dirk Roth) has created an amazing shot by shot recreation of Joy Division’s career-making live rendition of “Transmission” on Tony Wilson’s show “Something Else” on Granada TV. Wilson was a British TV journalist who later founded the Manchester-based Factory Records, the label Joy Division, New Order, Happy Mondays and many other seminal post punk 

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Tapehead: From Clip to Blip

     |    Monday January 24th, 2011

Douglas Rushkoff cited in his seminal 1994 book Media Virus that in comparison, the average length of shots in Hollywood narrative films had become markedly shorter in the wake of the music clip and its popularization through MTV. Some saw this as proof of the aforementioned phenomenon. A faster editing frequency doesn’t necessarily equal a 

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Tapehead – End of the Decade, Part 2

     |    Friday December 24th, 2010

The first decade oend in one year, depending on if you count 2000 as the first year of the new or last year of the old.) The music clip has weathered a momentous decade and despite reports of its demise, is going strong. Thanks to cheaper video equipment and the internet, there are more clips 

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