BACKGROUND/ EARLY YEARS• He went to a company called ‘Satellite’ and he had a couple of super- low budget videos where he had his ﬁrst video, with the Chainsaw Kittens. He went to their house in Oklahoma and slept on their ﬂoor. He shot them in a club and walking around town.• Six months later he went to Chicago where he met the band Wax and employees of the production company ‘H-Gun’. Jonze then directed a video for Wax, which he claims to be his ‘ﬁrst real video’.• The video cost $10,000 to make.
SUCCESSES- Beastie Boys, The Breeders, Daft Punk, Fatboy Slim, Weezer- Since 2007, he has been the creative director at VBS.tv an online television network supplied by Vice and funded by MTV.- Most recently, Jonze directed Where the Wild Things Are, which opened in the United States on October 16th 2009. It was arguably his most anticipated ﬁlm to date, the product of an almost decade long collaboration with author Maurice Sendak. The ﬁlm received generally favorable reviews and appeared on many critics’ end-of-the-year top ten lists.- In 2010, he made a 28 minute short titled Scenes from the Suburbs, inspired by the Arcade Fire’s album “The Suburbs”- The short premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival June 27th 2011.- Jonze is good friends with Bjork and frequently works with her.- He also directed the music video for “Otis” the second single from Jay- Z and Kanye’s Watch The Throne in 2011.
DO THEY HAVE A DISTINCTIVE STYLE?• He likes to incorporate humour into his work.• He likes to include a lot of performance within his music video.• His mindset before he started out was that a video was just the band perform and cut in with other footage.• His visuals match the lyrics.• He is always conventional to what ever genre he is doing. E.g. when he directs hip-hop videos they contain everything we associate with that genre.
NOTORIOUS BIG - SKY’S THE LIMITHTTP://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?- Jonze wanted the video to be like “Bugsy Malone”, a fake gangster movie for little kids.- The video is very conventional of a rap videoBaggy Clothing etcPropsPlaying into the cameraStrong display of emotions