Learn How to Make a Music Video with Director David Brodsky

  • Axl Rosenberg

Regular MetalSucks readers have heard me sing David Brodsky from MyGoodEye about a billion times, but in case you still don’t know who this dude is: he’s directed approximately 75% of all metal videos released in the past five to ten years. I’m exaggerating, obviously, but not by much; he’s done videos for Strapping Young Lad (and Devin Townsend as a solo artist, for that matter), Gwar, God Forbid, As I Lay Dying, The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitchapel, Municipal Waste, The Red Chord, Arsis, Hate Eternal, Revocation, Tombs, Origin… the list goes on and on and on and on. Put simply: David Brodsky knows his shit.

Which is why, if you have any interest in making music videos, or just in learning more about the form, you should watch this lecture Brodsky delivered at the Scion Music(less) Conference last year. It’s basically a forty minute-long masterclass in making music videos, and Brodsky covers a wide range of topics, from how the demise of MTV hasn’t rendered music videos irrelevant, to all kinds of excellent production tips. Check it out:

You can watch five of Brodsky’s greatest hits here. Or you can just hit up his website and watch pretty much everything he’s ever done.

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