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3 Badass Music Video Directors You Need To Know

These ladies know how to make onscreen magic

The following feature appears in the August 2017 issue of NYLON.

Creating a music video is no small task, and these three ladies get that. They've produced some of our favorite music videos to date, and now they're giving us an inside look at the process.

Follow a few of our favorite directors as they take us behind the lens. 

Lacey Duke

How long have you been directing music videos?Five years.

What music video was the most influential in your decision to become a director?

Who is your favorite director?

How do you describe the aesthetic of your visuals?

Which of your videos are you proudest of?

What is the greatest challenge that you’ve overcome in your career?

What’s your advice for women who are pursuing careers in fields in which they are underrepresented?

Diane Martell

How long have you been directing music videos?

What music video was the most influential in your decision to direct?

Who is your favorite director?

How do you describe the aesthetic of your visuals?

Which of your videos are you proudest of?

Who is your dream musician/band to work with?David Bowie.

What’s your advice for women who are pursuing careers in fields in which they are underrepresented? Women are pushing through unbelievable racial and patriarchal barriers in the workplace. The good news is that it is possible to achieve success. One has to dream big and set clear intentions. What we give all of our attention to can yield tremendous outcomes. Bravo to the women who fight through incredible hardships to achieve success. To the women who have an easier time with the navigation, I applaud you as well. 

Hannah Lux Davis

How long have you been directing music videos?

What music video was the most influential in your decision to direct videos?

Who is your favorite director?

Which of your videos are you proudest of?

Who is your dream musician/band to work with?

What’s your advice for women who are pursuing careers in fields in which they are underrepresented?