Monday, January 28, 2008

This is Where Spike Jonze Comes From

Skateboarding videos and music videos allow for short form experimentation that filmmakers with huge budgets can't afford and rarely risk. Spike Jonze came from both worlds, producing some of most imaginative music clips in the past 20 years and one of the most influential (and abhored) TV shows. Jonze started out as a photographer for BMX magazines, before moving on to skateboarding videos, music videos and, finally, feature films.

He's currently collaborating with Dave Eggers on a live action version of Where The Wild Things Are.

The above clip wasn't produced by Jonze. It's from the skate video Fully Flared directed by Ty Evans, but it's a good reflection of Jonze's influence in the realm where he cut his teeth.

The music, by the way, is by M83, who are straight-up awesome.


w1ndst0rm said...

He stole his Ikea add from Brave Little Toaster.

And BTW those appliances do to have feelings.

Gus said...

In that case, I guess the Brave Little Toaster swiped the idea from The Velveteen Rabbit.

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