There are a lot of music videos nominated every year at the MMVAs, so to help you familiarize yourself with some of this year’s nominees, we’ve written some important study notes! Here is what you need to know about this year’s nominees for Post-Production of the Year.
The Sheepdogs – Feeling Good
About the song/video: The Sheepdogs may look like tough guys, but their video for Feeling Good shows the band members as dolls. Or action figures. Whichever one floats your boat.
Fun fact: Another well known video that was shot using dolls is…N*SYNC’s It’s Gonna Be Me.
Young Empires – White Doves
About the song/video: Toronto dance-rock band, Young Empires create an epic music video with White Doves where a guy and a girl attempt to run away from a trail of fire.
Fun fact: An interactive version of this video was made available where fans could log in with their Facebook accounts, enter the name of a friend and the clip would tailor itself to feature photos of you and your friend. How cool is that!
Billy Talent – Surprise Surprise
About the song/video: Surprise Surprise is the second single off of Billy Talent’s latest album, Dead Silence and features, as the band says, ‘fighter planes, flying sharks, hipsters and a pig man.’ It may look serious at first glance, but there are plenty of humourous details throughout.
Fun fact: If you keep your eyes peeled, you’ll see a cameo by Alexisonfire’s George Petit!
Colin Munroe f. Pusha T – The Fight of My Life
About the song/video: In The Fight of My Life, images of people and objects keep flashing back and forth into a dizzying compilation of images that represent just how powerful this song is.
Fun fact: The Fight of My Life is off of Colin Munroe’s mixtape, Unsung Hero, which also features collabs with Saukrates, Wale, Blaqstarr and even a U2 cover!
Deadmau5 f. Chris James – The Veldt
About the song/video: Deadmau5 and Chris James’ The Veldt gets brought to life in this animated safari adventure.
Fun fact: Apparently, this video is loosely based on the video game Limbo.