Like many great directors, David Fincher got his start cutting his teeth making music videos. Fincher is known for his feature films, including Fight Club, The Social Network and Gone Girl, and was able to hone his craft and style making music videos in the 80s and 90s. Check out this video essay by Patrick (H) Willems which explores the music videos of Fincher, and how they led him to become the director we know today.
Music videos are a great way to break into the industy, get work under your belt, and explore your personal style and workflow. Almost every band these days wants a music video, and many don't know how to do it themselve -- although they easily could learn. Desperate for content and low on cash, many bands turn to young directors with bold vision to make a music video for them. This is a great place for you to get started. I'm sure that if you look on Twitter or Facebook you will find that one of your friends is in a band, and I'm also sure they need a music video.
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