Ariana Grande, Cardi B, H.E.R., Lizzo and Normani are not only among the top contenders in this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, all are also beneficiaries of the magic of MOD. The boutique visual effects studio created fantastical imagery for videos by each of those artists and others vying for coveted VMA “Moon Man” statuettes.
Pa’lante, director Krisitan Mercado’s riveting short film exploring the struggles of working-class Puerto Ricans in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, won the Jury Award for Music Videos at the recently concluded SXSW Film Festival in Austin.
MOD is firing on all cylinders. The boutique visual effects studio has moved into a spacious, new, bungalow-style facility and two of its recent projects, the Travis Scott video Sicko Mode and Jay Rock’s Win¸ have earned Grammy nominations for their music.
In a tour de force effort, boutique visual effects studio MOD teamed with director Dave Meyers for Sicko Mode, the trippy, new music video from artist Travis Scott, featuring Drake. Led by creative director/VFX supervisor Les Umberger, MOD produced nearly 200 visual effects shots in a month for the video, a surreal tribute to Scott’s hometown of Houston.
A powerful, new music video, produced by Derby and directed by Ezra Hurwitz on behalf of Everytown for Gun Safety, reduces the contentious issue of gun violence in schools to a single word: Enough!
Indie rock sensations Young the Giant appear as tiny dancers moving in gracefully undulating patterns in their new music video Simplify. Conceived and directed by Kyle Sauer and produced by Derby, the video marks the band’s first release since their 2016 breakout album Home of the Strange on Atlantic Records.