Thirty Frames Per Second is the first book to showcase the artistic vision of the music video director. What began two decades ago as little more than a marketing tool showing a band's stage performance has now become a director's medium of expression and experimentation. Spike Jonze, Peter Care, Kevin Kerslake, Mark Romanek, and David Fincher are among the 55 top directors featured-many of whom have come from backgrounds in film, advertising, photography, fine art, or architecture, and some of whom have gone on to make feature films. Nearly 400 stills, culled from the most compelling and influential videos, make this visually stimulating survey of the genre a powerful testament to a brashly innovative contemporary art form.
STEVE REISS is a freelance producer in both production and post-production of music videos, commercials, television, new media, and art books. He has worked on projects with artists such as Michael Jackson, Madonna, Lenny Kravitz, U2, and David Bowie, and was producer on the Breeders' "Cannonball" video for Spike Jonze, among others. He lives in Venice, California.
NEIL FEINEMAN has covered the music and video scene for 20 years for publications such as L.A. Weekly, The Face, and the Los Angeles Times. Founding editor of the award-winning magazines RayGun, Beach Culture, and Gravity, he has written several books on popular culture and is currently editor-in-chief of the new music magazine Revolution. He lives in San Francisco.
JEFF AYEROFF, formerly creative director at A&M Records and Warner Brothers Records, started Virgin Records America in 1987. He is currently in development on a new media launch.
MICHAEL STIPE is a member of the group R.E.M.
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