Melina Matsoukas is the director of some of the most impetuous music videos. Is it me or does everything she creates breath fire? I love it! Melina is of Greek, Jewish, Jamaican and Cuban decent, and her work has been described as “Chark full of bright colours or crisp black and white images, smooth spotlights, and tasteful video models”
In the SBTV interview Matsoukas says that expensive equipment is not necessary for a quality video and one should never think that way:
“A good video has the right visuals, a well conceptualised story and should be exciting and elicit reaction.”
Melina just finished filming in Ireland for Rihanna’s most recent video featuring Calvin Harris “We found love” (will post it when I finally get my hands on it).
My below are my three favourite music videos by Melina
1) Beyonce’s 50′s inspired “Why don’t you love me” (Props to B for doing her own makeup on this video, its fabulous). The inspiration for writing the song came from the time The Bama Boyz spent in London at the end of Knowles B-Day tour.