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Looking Back :: Sill Makes Powerfully Moving Video For ‘Ego Death’

After dropping the over the top video for Crazy 88, you’d imagine that most artists would double down on the initial style and aesthetic laid out.  Sill, however, has decided to do his College of Hip-Hop Knowledge brethren proud by following up with a powerful, thought-provoking music video for his second single, Ego Death.  With the help of Nvision FilmsSill takes the concepts of self-reflection and self-sabotage he explores lyrically to a different level with the cinematic narrative presented.  The video starts off normal enough, subtly introduces what seems like innocent visual trickery, only to turn that trickery on its head in the most compelling way possible.  This is a serious candidate for video of the year, and I hope that all involved consider presenting it to the Austin Music Video Festival in December.  Check out the video yourself, leave a like and a comment, and share it around for others to do the same.

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Powerful Beautiful :: Wild Child’s ‘Break Bones’ Comes Alive

Austin based duo Wild Child recently snuck onto my radar with their video for Rillo Talk, an immaculately beautiful and trippy experience in its own right.  I definitely dug what these kids were throwing down, so it’s nice to see their upward journey continue with Break Bones.  Equally beautiful, this one is set up to be a charting single with the right push and exposure.  Bonus, the Austin Music Video Festival helped put together a making-of doc…

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Visual Individuals :: AMVFest 2015 Highlights

Last night, I attended the end of the year event for the Austin Music Video Festival.  The night was made up of award wining videos, as well as videos premiering to the public.  What an inspirational night!

Here are the videos I consider to be the most captivating from throughout the night (or, what I could find online, anyways)…


Femina-x‘s Frida’s Heart, directed by Daniela Riojas (premier)

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Sloom‘s Honey, directed by Ryan Orenstein (Video of the Year)

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Sertified‘s Where I Live, directed by Priscilla Villegas (Most Austin-Centric)

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Warm Soda‘s Can’t Erase This Feeling, directed by Zachary Scott (Instant Classic)

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Wild Child‘s Rillo Talk, directed by Aaron Brown (Most Visionary)

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Sweet Spirit‘s Baby Doll, directed by John Valley (Best Narrative)

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Spoon‘s Inside Out, directed by LeBlanc + Cudmore (Best Cinematography)

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LEV‘s Never Let You Go, directed by Aaron Brown (Best Art Direction)

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Hailey Tuck‘s Sunday Morning, directed by Jethro Massey (Best Visual Effects)

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