One-take videos are no longer a rarity, that's for sure. And that's probably why the element of jeopardy that was associated with them, that sense of something momentous happening in real time, is not a given any more. But Jake Schreier's video for Haim's Want You Back aspires to be a modern-day Unfinished Sympathy.
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Savvas Stavrou directs a beautiful, emotive one-take clip for Metaxas.
Yoni Lappin delivers a cool coastal one-shot video for DJ/producer Alex Crossan aka Mura Masa's All Around The World.
Aitor Throup and Sing J Lee have co-directed a wacky, masterfully executed live video for Kasabian's Are You Looking For Action?, harnessing the energy of live performance in a clip that was shot in Bethnal Green Working Men's Club in one continuous take on May 9th, and streamed live as it was shot on Facebook.
The opening salvo in a series of videos for French producer Tommy Jacob's Project 001 by Matthieu Jacobs at Tramp Studio is a one shot featuring dancer L'Homme Bleu, whose easy, agile movements light up a Paris evening.
Bruno Mars keeps it simple but utterly captivating for the video for That’s What I Like, directed by Jonathan Lia and Mars: he commands the screen from start to finish, with some hand-drawn animations relating to the lyrics adding the only flourishes to the natural Mars charisma and fancy footwork.
Jesse Kanda's powerful new video for Arca is a one-take thing of beauty.
Daniel Broadley directs a one-take video for his own musical project Meadowlark, which goes against the grain of the song Headlights. It focuses on the metaphors embedded within the lyrics and expressed in a freeflowing video that sways between Meadowlark (Broadley and Kate McGill) as well as two conceptual dancers.