The Prism Prize recently announced the Top 20 Canadian music videos competing for the annual honour, to be handed out May 13 at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto.
Leading up to the Prize, we are profiling some of the clips in contention. More information on the Prize here
Daniel Caesar ft. H.E.R. - "Best Part," a Visual (Directors: Keavan Yazdani & Sean Brown)
2018 Prism Prize Audience Choice winning directors Keavan Yazdani & Sean Brown make their appearance on the 2019 Prism Prize Top 20 list with another stunning visual for Daniel Caesar’s Grammy winning song “Best Part.” The young directors have gained a name for themselves recently, and have become known for their artistic framing, camera movement, and penchant for long, lingering takes. The “Best Part” video shows Caesar and featured artist H.E.R. in a split-screen, shot both on digital and 16mm.
Directors Yazdani and Brown are frequent collaborators of Caesar’s, and have been credited with helping form his image and style, acting as art director and photographer (Yazdani) and designer (Brown), having been nominated for their work in the album artwork category at the 2018 Juno Awards. This type of all-encompassing collaboration is something we are seeing more of these days, as recording artists work closely with designers and stylists to craft their artistic vision together. Yazdani and Brown are some of the brightest artists working in this capacity today.
Director: Keavan Yazdani & Sean Brown
Producer: Iva Golubovic & Molly Ortiz
Exec Prod: Matt Power
Prod Company: MadRuk Ent.
Cinematographer: Cole Graham
Steadicam: Drew Allen Weaver
1st AC 16mm: Paolo Arriola
1st AC Digital: Bradley Wilder
2nd AC: Spenser Stewart
Score: Jordan Evans
Editor: Laura McMillan
Colourist: Roslyn Disito
Choreographer: Tanisha Scott
shot on alexa & 16mm 7207