Moving Image: Special Problems
While searching for some interesting new music last week I came across Flying Lotus. I usually snoop around on Youtube just to hear a few tunes, but it’s a big plus if an appealing video accompanies the song. It’s a rarity these days, well at least you have to look for them yourself because MTV gave up on music videos a long time ago. That is why I want to pay attention to some of today’s most talented filmmakers working on music videos. When I find an interesting video I can’t help but look up the creator(s) and I often find a plethora of wonderful bits and pieces along the way.
Special Problems is one of those creative collaborations out there that knows no boundaries if it comes to creating imaginary videos. Campbell Hooper and Joel Kefali are the brains behind Special Problems. They create both live action and animation videos and do not shy away from blending both crafts together into one video, like they did with the Flying Lotus video I stumbled upon. I selected a couple of my favourite videos by this duo, and guess what.. the songs aren’t bad either.
Flying Lotus – MmmHmm
The Naked And Famous – Young Blood
Zowie – Broken Machine
Jonathan Boulet – A Community Service Announcement
Wolfmother – New Moon Rising
Tame Impala – Half Full Glass Of Wine
Kids of 88 – Downtown
Brooke Fraser – Something In The Water