Sunday, 5 July 2009

Music Video Directors

David Fincher is an American film/music video director. Known for his dark movies such as: Se7en and Fight Club.

How Fincher made it

- Son of Jack Fincher (a chief and writer for Life magazine.
- Began making movies at 8 with a 8mm camera.
- Started off by getting a job loading cameras for John Korty (Korty Films).
- Was then hired by Industrial Light & Magic in 1980, where he worked on productions such as Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Return of the Jedi.
- Left in '84 to direct a commercial for the American Cancer Society.
- Producers in LA spotted him and was given the chance to direct the documentary The Beat of the Live Drum, in 1985.
- Work with companies like Revlon, Converse, Nike, Pepsi, Sony and Levi's.
- Fincher soon discovered music videos and went on to direct many promos.
- Joined video-production company, Propaganda Films and started off directing music videos and commercials.

Some of his most famous work..

Vogue - Madonna

Shot at The Burbank Studios in California on February -10 1990. Filmed in black-and-white, the video pays visual reference to the look of the 1930s Hollywood films with the use of artwork by Tamara de Lempicka (Art Deco). Many of the scenes were recreations of photo
graphs taken by the noted photographer Horst P. Horst, including his famous "Mainbocher Corset" (right). Some of the close-up poses pay homage to stars like: Marilyn Monroe, Veronica Lake and Marlene Diethrich.
There was some controversy surrounding the video (as Madonna loves abit of controversy) due to a scene where Madonna's breasts could be seen through her blouse.

This video was the third time Fincher and Madonna collaborated. Their first colaboration was in 1989 with "Express Yourself"

and their second collaboration was again in the same year with "Oh Father".

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