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
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
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
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.
Some of my Favorite music videos Directed by FloriaSigismondi
A Little Background on Floria Sigismondi Director 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