Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Auteur Study - Spike Jonze

Spike Jonze is an American director who has worked in many mediums such as Film, television and music video and is most famous for his work with the latter, having directed many videos for a range of different artists such as Fatboy slim, Daft Punk, Björk, REM, The Notorius BIG and Kanye West. His videos usually employ standard conventions but adds a really obvious visual twist one of the best examples of this is in the video Sky's the Limit by The Nototrious BIG.
We can see it uses alot of standard rap music video conventions but instead of normal actors he uses children instead giving the video a much more unique style setting it apart from other rap videos, this is the sort of feel that Spike uses for alot of his videos taking a standard genre and its conventions and mixing it up with one or two different aspects to create a more unique video that is distinctive and easy to remember.

Another well known video that has gained him a lot of recognition is his video for Fatboy slim's song Weapon of Choice which features the well known actor Christopher Walken.
Its a sureal/abstract performance that is both entertaining and unique mixing together aspects of comedy and expression, this is a slightly different style compared to most of Spike's music videos as it doesnt realy use any standard genre conventions and instead is a tottaly original piece however it still has a recognisable style following an abstract performance.

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