January 7, 2009

Indie talent comin' out of the woodwork

I tell ya - that social networking is no joke. I think I talked about it once before (who can remember, at this point??), but now we're getting emails from all sorts of cool, talented filmmakers looking to include their work on Cinedulce.com. Super-fantastic! I just checked out yet another director and both of his music videos are strong and perfect for Cinedulce.com. Plus, the songs are kickin', so that certainly helps. But, more importantly, the videos, themselves, are polished. I think a lot of folks assume indie music videos are, by definition, low quality -- grainy, thrown together and sort of goofy. But, that's really not the case, not anymore, at least - especially with new digital film and editing technologies. Plus, music videos can be a real showcase for a filmmaker's talent. A music video is like a short film; it's a calling card that can lead to bigger and better. Case in point: David Fincher. David started as a high profile music video director, shooting videos for such megastars as The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Madonna and Sting. He parlayed that experience into feature films, starting with the Brad Pitt/Gwyneth Paltrow thriller "Se7en" (the rockin' opening and closing credits - Bowie & Nine Inch Nails - were literally the coolest parts of the movie... well, that and the jeepers-creepers ending). You may have heard of Fincher's most recent film... just a little side project called, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button". ;) So, come on directors, don't be shy -- show us what you got!

~ Liz

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