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  • 1. FloriaSigismondi
    Study of a music video director
  • 2. Floria Sigismondi
    • I have chosen this director because she directs my favorite song Supermassive black hole by Muse. Once watching this I began to notice that some of the other music videos in which she has directed and also similar as they all have a surreal dimension to her work.
  • A Little Background on FloriaSigismondi
    • FloriaSigismondi is a photographer and director. Apart from her art exhibitions she is best known for directing music videos. Her trademark dilating, jittery camerawork, noticeable as early as her video for Marilyn Manson's "The Beautiful People", has been replicated by a great number of directors since. Her parents, Lina and DomenicoSigismondi, were opera singers. Her family, including her sister Antonella, moved to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada when she was two. In her childhood she became obsessed by drawing and painting. Later, from 1987 she studied painting and illustration at the Ontario College of Art, today's Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD). When she took a photography course, she became obsessed once more, and graduated with a photography major. Floria started a career as a fashion photographer. She came to directing music videos when she was approached by the production company The Revolver Film Co., and directed music videos for a number of Canadian bands. Her very innovative, but also very disturbing video works, located in sceneries she once described as "entropic underworlds inhabited by tortured souls and omnipotent beings", attracted a number of very prominent musicians. With her photography and sculpture installations she had solo exhibitions in Hamilton and Toronto, New York, Brescia, Italy, Göteborg, Sweden and London. Her photographs also were included in numerous group exhibitions, together with those of photographers like Cindy Sherman and Joel-Peter Witkin. The German art press Die Gestalten Verlag has published two monographs of her photography, "Redemption" (1999) and "Immune" (2005).
  • A Little Background on FloriaSigismondi
    The first three music video directed by Floria were by a 1990s rock band named the tea party, in which they all see to have a surreal theme, this seems to be Floria’s style when directing music videos
    The Tea Party- The River
    The Tea Party- A certain Slant of Light
    The Tea Party- Save Me
  • 3. FloriaSigismondi- Signature Style
    A signature style I have noticed used by Floria through some of her videos, is the fact that creepy stuffed animals like owls, wolfs and other furry critters appear in her videos like Supermassive - Muse (2006) has an odd collection of stuffed animals, so does some of The Tea parties videos sometimes with odd living animals in a strange inviroment like a horse in a house like from White Stripes- Blue Orchid.
    Muse-Super massive Black hole
    The Tea Party- Save Me
    White Stripes- Blue Orchid
  • 4. FloriaSigismondi- Signature Style
    Another signature style I have noticed her use of surreal fantasy environment, with a certain twist on reality in most of her videos, for example Katy Perry- E.T is a good example of this as it is very surreal and colourful the same with David Bowie- Dead man walking, although Marilyn Manson- Beautiful People was also surreal but it wasn’t as colourful as the other two.
    David Bowie- Dead man walking
    Katy Perry-E.T
    Marilyn Manson - The Beautiful People
  • 5. FloriaSigismondi- Signature Style
    From what I’ve presented here it would seem clear that FloriaSigismondi chosen music genre is Pop and Rock. Most of the videos I have seen of hers always seem to fit her genre. But I found a few different videos which didn’t fit her typical genres.
  • 6. Some of my Favorite music videos Directed by FloriaSigismondi
  • 7. A Little Background on Floria Sigismondi
    2011 "E.T.", Katy Perry
    2010 "Die By the Drop", The Dead Weather
    2009 "Let It Rain", Living Things
    2006 "Broken Boy Soldier", The Raconteurs
    2006 "Hurt", Christina Aguilera
    2006 "Red Flag", Billy Talent
    2006 "Supermassive Black Hole", Muse
    2006 "Bombs Below (version 2)", Living Things
    2005 "O' Sailor", Fiona Apple
    2005 "Bom Bom Bom", Living Things
    2005 "Blue Orchid", The White Stripes
    2004 "The End of The World", The Cure
    2004 "Talk Shows on Mute", Incubus
    2004 "I Owe...", Living Things
    2004 "Megalomaniac", Incubus
    2003 "Fighter", Christina Aguilera
    2003 "Bombs Below (version 1)", Living Things
    2003 "Anything", Martina Topley-Bird
    2003 "Obstacle 1", Interpol
    2003 "Untitled #1 (Vaka)", Sigur Rós
    2002 "John, 2/14", Shivaree
    2002 "She Said (version 2)", Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
    2002 "Black Amour", Barry Adamson
    2001 "In My Secret Life", Leonard Cohen
    2000 "4 TonMantis", Amon Tobin
    2000 "I've Seen It All" (interactive version), Björk
    1999 "GetUp", Amel Larrieux
    1998 "Can'tGetLoose", Barry Adamson
    1998 "MostHigh", Robert Plant & Jimmy Page
    1998 "Sweet Surrender", Sarah McLachlan
    1998 "Anything But Down", Sheryl Crow
    1997 "(Can't You) Trip Like I Do", Filter & The Crystal Method
    1997 "Makes Me Wanna Die", Tricky
    1997 "Dead Man Walking", David Bowie
    1997 "Black Eye", Fluffy
    1996 "Little Wonder", David Bowie
    1996 "Tourniquet", Marilyn Manson
    1996 "Anna is a SpeedFreak", Pure
    1996 "The Beautiful People", Marilyn Manson
    1996 "FourLeafClover", Catherine
    1995 "Blue", Harem Scarem
    1994 "The Birdman (version 1)", Our Lady Peace
    1993 "The River", The Tea Party
    1993 "Save Me", The Tea Party
    1993 "A Certain Slant of Light", The Tea Party