Sunday night, David Fincher won the Video Music Award for Best Direction for Justin Timberlake's Suit & Tie -- the first music video shot on the EPIC-M MONOCHROME. The crisp black and white visuals (shot at 3200 ISO) are a throwback to videos for which Fincher has previously won VMAs -- Madonna's Express Yourself and Vogue. While most VMA winners are decided by fans, Best Direction (like Best Cinematography) is one of six Professional Categories decided my music industry professionals.
When Suit & Tiewas released in February, Digital Journal called it Fincher's "music video masterpiece, with eye pleasing visuals and his deliberate use of blacks and whites throughout each shot creates a strong 1950s style and feel." Idolator declared it "feels artistic but not opaque; there's a lovely cinematic quality to the visuals and enough swagger in JT's agile dancing to carry us through." The deliberate style of the video carried Fincher to his third VMA.
Congratulations to David Fincher on a well-deserved award for wonderful work. Meanwhile, Fincher continues to direct the breakthrough Netflix series House of Cards, also shot on RED EPIC.