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

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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 makes up ½ of Party of One Studio, a creative collaboration with designer Nicole Licht. Spanning a variety of disciplines, their work combines traditional graphic design principles with 3D compositions and photography—using handcrafted props, colorful set design and odd styling to create bold and unique visuals.

The Most Fabulously Camp Routine in the History of Male Showgirls 2 minutes

Let’s start this list off with some joy—this routine literally never ceases to put a smile on my face and I’ve come back to it again and again for music reference, gratuitous sound effects (0:54 is golden), neon set design inspo or simply to marvel at the capabilities of the human form when you work out every day.

Hi Stranger 3 minutes

This video by Kristen Lepore is a masterpiece and everything I want to feel now and forever. It warms my heart, is deeply human, makes me incredibly uncomfortable and forces me to keep watching. Whoever did the voiceover deserves an Oscar and the airbrushed flush on the butt was a stroke of genius. All this to say, I love what you can do with a simple concept, some Sculpey and a nice backlight.

Young Thug - Wyclef Jean Official Video 5 minutes

This whole music video is a result of what happens when you work with an unpredictable client, nothing works out the way you planned and you have to completely improvise the final product. Shout out to a make it work moment!

Robyn / SNL Dance Comparison 4 minutes

I don’t think this was ever an official SNL sketch, but rather something the cast made after hours with a little motivation and a furry crop top. My favorite part of this videos is the total commitment paired with a complete lack of effort. The visible “strobe” flashlights at 1:02 really make this whole video for me and are a reference I keep replaying, but still have no idea how to someday incorporate into my work.

Kali Uchis - After The Storm 3 minutes

I’m a huge fan of Nadia Lee Cohen’s work and this video is a beautiful mix of set design, styling, handmade elements and campy moments. The hand painted storm clouds, slick Bootsy Collins cereal animations, Cinderella-esque puppeted birds, Tyler The Creator’s grassy rebirth and sweet Chia babies—I just love it all.

YouTube Duet - Miles Davis Improvising on LCD Soundsystem 5 minutes

I originally planned to end this list with LCD Soundsystem’s, “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down” as a sweet and simple ode to NY and its many ups and downs. BUT THEN Youtube autoplay brought this up and it was truly a gift. The Internet is a magical place.

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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
  • Strategist

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
  • Nuevo.Studio

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
  • Illustrator

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...

  • digital editor
  • Little White Lies

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
  • Ustwo

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...

  • Director & DOP

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...