Even though 2020 has been totally wacko and everything feels strange, the end of August typically signals VMA time. Since 1984, the MTV Video Music Awards have been a must-watch event celebrating artists, sartorial flare, and most significantly to us, music videos. This year’s award show will be virtual, but we are still excited to tune in and catch all the awards and shenanigans. As we anticipate the VMAs, we decided to revisit some classic music videos cut by Lost Planet editors. Chem them out below.
Bob Dylan – “When the Deal Goes Down” edited by Hank Corwin
A beautiful short film starring Scarlett Johansson and directed by Academy Award winner Bennett Miller, shot on 8mm. Looks and feels like watching classic home videos.
The White Stripes – “The Hardest Button to Button” edited by Charlie Johnston
Nominated for four VMAs in 2004 including Best Editing, the stop motion video was directed by Academy Award winner Michel Gondry.
Alice in Chains – “Rooster” edited by Hank Corwin
Directed by the music video maestro Mark Pellington, the video features real footage from the Vietnam War in an ode to the band’s lead guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Jerry Cantrell’s father who fought in the war.
Nicki Minaj – “Chun Li” edited by Ben Rodriguez
A 2018 VMA winner for Best Hip-Hop Video, the video was directed by iconic photographer Steven Klein. The title of the track and narrative for the video take inspiration from the comic book character Chunk Li who represents female empowerment.