Playlist: Fantavious Fritz
The fantastically-named OPC and Furlined director likes a bit of jazz on a summer's day, plays Burt Bacharach on repeat and is a fan of scanning.
What’s the best music video you’ve seen recently and why?
I just saw this film, Jazz On a Summer's Day. It’s live footage of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival and captures such amazing energy. There are a lot of really candid shots of the audience, some of the best stuff, just observations on the way people listen to music.
What’s the first music video you remember being impressed by?
Praise You - Fatboy Slim, directed by Spike Jonze.
And what’s your all-time favourite music video?
The last sequence in Beau Travail.
What other directors/artists do you look to for inspiration?
I definitely have a lot of directors and artists I admire but I think most of what inspires me is what’s around me, my friends, stuff I see around my neighbourhood or on the bus or things I remember from when I was a kid.
What are you listening to at the moment?
Lots of Scott Walker, John Moods, Burt Bacharach, Vince Guaraldi.
What’s your favourite bit of tech, whether for professional or personal use?
I scan a lot of stuff, like film and pages from books, so maybe the scanner.
What artist(s) would you most like to work with and why?
I loved working with Charlotte [Day Wilson], BBNG [BADBADNOTGOOD], TOPS and Tennyson, so would love working with them again.
How do you feel the music video industry has changed since you started in it?
I think there are generally a lot more vids and it’s a lot easier to see those vids. Plus, there are lots of different types of vids - people are trying new stuff which is inspiring.
Music videos have had a resurgence of late; where do you see the industry being in five years’ time?
I hope they get weirder!
Tell us one thing about yourself that most people won’t know…
I need glasses.