In all my years in this industry, videos have never stopped amazing me – when they are good, that is. In many ways, diminishing budgets have upped the level of creativity and tipped the balance of art over commerce. I am thrilled every time I see a young director pushing the envelope to invent new worlds and ideas to enchant us with. In the past ten years, we have seen the French video revolution inspire a whole new generation to come forward and be heard. To have the opportunity to visually interpret an artist's music should be seen as a privilege, and when there is respect and an emotional connection to the music, great visuals can be created.
I feel hopeful for the year ahead, 2017 has already been a rich year for the video industry with talents like Oscar Hudson, Young Replicant, Ryan Staake, Sacred Egg and the Blaze are making incredible work and I am very hopeful more wonderful work will surface in the next few months.