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Music Videos with the Best Effects

Now, when we discuss the topic of visual effects, we generally tend to focus on movies. However, visual effects aren’t limited to the movie world. In fact, they are used quite extensively in the music industry as well. Here are a few music videos that are remembered for their visual imagery more than the music itself.

Young Fathers by Massive Attack

Young Fathers by Massive Attack

Young Fathers by Massive Attack

 

Massive Attack’s hit song Young Fathers is remembered for its video just as much as it is for its musical qualities. In the video, we see unique stuff such as an orb that reflects the environment around it.  This was achieved using reflection maps and a whole lot of 3D compositing. It’s a great example of what you can create with After Effects and Cinema 4D.

Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel

Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel

Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel

 

This might be an old music video, but, it still stands out as one of the more creative ones. Directed by Stephen Johnson, the video boasts of plenty of Claymation. It is also the first high-profile job executed by Aardman Animations, who went on to garner more popularity later on. The general theme of the video is absurdist, which is quite obvious even to the average viewer.

Virtual Insanity by Jamiroquai

Virtual Insanity by Jamiroquai

Virtual Insanity by Jamiroquai

A catchy song with a great video, Virtual Insanity shows singer Jamiroquai dancing in a room where the walls keep moving. The effects were so captivating that the video actually won a few awards including Video of the Year at the VMAs.