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Prism Prize Videos: Daniel Caesar ft. H.E.R. - Best Part

On May 13, the biggest prize for Canadian music videos will be handed out in T.O. We are profiling some of the nominees prior to that, including this clip that pairs two fast-rising R&B stars.

 

Prism Prize Videos: Daniel Caesar ft. H.E.R. - Best Part

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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.

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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

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Usher and Lil Jon perform onstage during the Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show at Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 11, 2024 in Las Vegas.
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Usher and Lil Jon perform onstage during the Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show at Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 11, 2024 in Las Vegas.

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Usher Takes Fans Behind-The-Scenes of 2024 Super Bowl Halftime Show in Apple Music Mini-Doc

The 10-minute film was shot on an iPhone 15.

Usher pulls back the curtain on the intense prep he did for his 2024 Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII halftime show in a new mini-doc that dropped over the weekend. The nearly 11-minute black and white film was shot entirely on an iPhone 15 Pro by director Mike Carson.

“I think everybody is blessed with a talent and a time,” Usher says at the top of the film amid images of the intense dance rehearsals for the 13-minute run through the singer’s legendary catalog. “If you put in the work, people will respect what you do.” What follows is black and white footage of Ush perfecting his dance moves while subtly tweaking the vocals on some of his biggest hits to make sure fans get the ultimate experience.

This article was originally published by Billboard U.S.

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