It’s time to take music videos seriously.
As you may know, we here at No Film School do something a little different for our end of the year lists. Acknowledging the fact that taste is a supremely subjective matter, there’s really no point in ranking the “best” music videos of 2018. Instead, we put together a playlist of our favorites that when played in order, runs through similar themes and techniques that ultimately end up forming a narrative of its own.
It was a great year for both music and film and we truly see a crossover of sorts in the artists represented on this list. Appearances from Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino, Hiro Murai, Spike Jonze, and even Rian Johnson could cause you to look twice and realize just how important music videos have become in today’s art world. Some of these videos have accumulated hundreds of millions of views over the course of the year, while others have run largely unseen but demonstrate complex techniques through brilliant exercises of low budget filmmaking.
Source: No Film School