Video playlists from the most interesting people in the creative industries. We are the Desert Island Discs of internet video.


Henry Lockyer

Henry Lockyer is a Director of Photography working across documentary, artist’s film, drama and commercial. He prizes the behind-closed-doors access that showing up in a new and not always welcoming place with a camera on his shoulder affords. He’s worked for the likes of Vice, Nike and the BBC (keep your eyes peeled for a new Reggie Yates doc hitting BBC2 very soon).

His playlist is a plethora of delights, including Carly Rae Jepsen memes, Jarvis Cocker in a darling hat, scarf and parka combo and skateboarder Neil Blender unwittingly demonstrating how “to stave off the sinking feeling social media gives you that you need to win, or even compete in the same game as everyone else”. Can’t ask better than that.

Neil Blender in Tempe, 1986 2 Minutes

While this seemingly starts off as a sarcastic joke at the expense of some very 80s contest announcers (the raised fist ride away!) it becomes an important lesson. Stop worrying about what everyone else is doing, what’s deemed correct or cool. Make it up, be a weirdo, and entertain yourself. I watch this regularly to stave off the sinking feeling social media gives you that you need to win, or even compete in the same game as everyone else.

Intro To Memory Screen - Alien Workshop - 1991 4 Minutes

Growing up watching skate videos, the weird little arty clips in between tricks were just as important to me as the skating itself, and Alien Workshop’s videos were consistently the best example of this. The intro to Memory Screen (1991) is a mission statement for their aesthetic, like transmissions from earth reflected back from a distant star. Thinking how this was edited on a vhs tape to tape gives me a headache. The J Mascis soundtrack too. So perfect.

Jarvis Cocker’s Journeys Into the Outside Episode 1 - 1998 50 Minutes

A list of things that make this a great watch:
Jarvis Cocker’s soothing voice. Jarvis Cocker’s soothing voice attempting his best GCSE French. Jarvis’ parka, scarf & wooly hat. Jarvis’ navy blue 90s Jeep Grand Cherokee. Jarvis’ digital photos taken from a handycam with accompanying shutter sound effect.
Like the Neil Blender clip, this is another ode to pursuing your own unique goals, and creativity for creativity’s sake.

Intro To Solaris - 1972 4 Minutes

The colours, the pacing, the framing, the mystery, the blue jacket. The reason I always take a B-roll shot of reeds in water if there’s a stream at the location, regardless of how it will fit into the film we are making (none have made it in yet).

Run Away With Me Vine Compilation – Carly Rae Jepsen 2 minutes

Play Run Away With Me by Carly Rae Jepsen as the first dance at my wedding. Play it as I look into the eyes of my newborn child. Play it as they lower me into the ground.

John Fashanu - Johnny Was 2 Minutes

I had to include this not because it inspires me, but because it is almost certainly my most watched clip on youtube. People like to play the ‘Real Life Alan Partridge’ card a lot, but I think this may be the best example. The oddness of the pacing and sentence structure, explaining where Hollywood is, clarifying ‘terrestrial’. The final payoff. I don’t even know where to begin. A friend brought round the dvd of Johnny Was years after we discovered this clip, it was not a good watch.



The Best of the First Year of CURATE.TV

It’s been one year! We’ve had over 150 videos from 28 inspiring creatives. To celebrate we’re bringing together the most tip-top, spine-tingling, frame-breaking, content and...

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Ailsa Johnson

Ailsa Johnson is an illustrator and designer who studied at Edinburgh College of Art. She has twice been highly commended in the Macmillan’s Children award...

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Sven Lindhorst-Emme

Sven Lindhorst-Emme was born in Bielefeld, Germany in 1978. He studied and worked as a lithographer from 1998 and in 2008 began studying Graphic and...

  • Editor
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David Jenkins

David Jenkins is a journalist and movie fanatic who studied at Liverpool University and City University in London. He counts his main education as watching...

  • Music Producer

Jeremiah Glazer

Jeremiah Glazer runs PS 379, a boutique music & video production studio in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Having previously been a guitarist in a punk rock...

  • art director
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Nicole Licht

Nicole Licht is an artist turned art director and designer. Based out of Brooklyn, New York, she makes up ½ of Party of One Studio,...

  • Photographer

Jameela Elfaki

Jameela Elfaki is a London based photographer and creative with an interest in photographing women of colour in an unconventional way; articulating and representing diversity...

  • Illustrator
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Jay Cover

Illustrator, artist and educator Jay Cover was born and raised on the Isle of Man and studied Visual Communication at Leeds College of Art. He...

  • Photographer

Liz Seabrook

Liz Seabrook is a portrait, lifestyle and food photographer based in London, who’s very willing to travel. She’s happiest when meeting new people, especially if...

  • Artist

Tim Head

Tim Head is a London-based multimedia artist, designer and filmmaker. He has exhibited internationally at collections and solo shows in New York, Berlin, Madrid, Los...

  • Projects by IF
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Ella Fitzsimmons

Ella is Head of Narrative Strategy at Projects by IF, a technology studio specialising in ethical and practical uses of data. She’s lived and worked...

  • creative director
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Alvaro Arregui

Founder and Director at Tokyo’s design innovation shop: Nuevo.Studio, Alvaro is a spaniard who graduated in art and design and has run studios in Zaragoza,...

  • Animator

Jonathan Djob Nkondo

Jonathan Djob Nkondo is an independent filmmaker, illustrator and freelance 2D animator based in France. He studied animation at Paris’ Gobelins, l’École de l’Image and...

  • art director
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Nicole Ginelli

Nicole Ginelli is a Brooklyn based independent art director, animator, and illustrator. Known for her illustrative album covers for labels like Leaving, Dark Entries, B.I.S....

  • freelance designer

Guy Moorhouse

Guy is an independent designer who helps make things on the internet. He’s done this for lots of organisations from tiny start-ups to large tech...

  • Illustrator

Petra Eriksson

Petra Eriksson is a visual artist and illustrator from Stockholm, currently living in Barcelona. She studied fine art followed by graphic design at Berghs School...

  • freelance designer

Fabrizio Festa

Fabrizio is an Italian designer and illustrator based in Stoke Newington, London. Former TCO London and Human After All, he now works as a freelance designer...

  • Illustrator

Merijn Hos

Merijn Hos is a visual artist living and working in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He divides his time between working as a commercial illustrator and working...

  • Illustrator

Melissa Deckert

Melissa Deckert is a multidisciplinary designer, art director and content creator who loves to work with her hands. Based out of Brooklyn, New York, she...

  • digital editor
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Adam Woodward

Adam Woodward is the Digital Editor at Little White Lies Magazine. Little White Lies was established in 2005, it’s committed to championing great movies and...

  • Strategy director
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Russell Davies

Russell Davies is Strategy Director at ustwo and contributing editor at Wired. He thinks about what happens when organisations and services meet the internet and he builds...

  • Freelance writer

James Cartwright

James Cartwright is a freelance writer and editor. He currently edits Weapons of Reason magazine and was formerly Print Editor at It’s Nice That.

  • freelance designer

Philippa Thomas

Philippa Thomas is a freelance graphic designer and photographer based in London. She’s currently Instagrammer in residence at the Barbican Centre

  • Illustrator

Anna Sudit

Anna Sudit is an art director and illustrator from New York, currently based in London. She is intrigued and inspired by combining very different interests...

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Ed Andrews

Ed Andrews is a journalist-turned-film-director who has spent the last decade striving to create vaguely entertaining things. Having previously worked for such print titles as...

  • Publishing

Publication Studio London

Louisa and Sharon run the London arm of an international network of 11 print on demand publishers from Vancouver, BC and Hudson, NY to Rotterdam,...

  • Music Producer

Evan Lelliott

Better known as one half of techno duo Increments. Born in the Caribbean and raised in London – this eclectic combination influenced the kaleidoscopic rhythms...