- Bryan Barber
Bryan Barber ( born 1970 Fact|date=April 2007 ) is a
music videoand motion picturedirector. He has directed many music videos for popular artists.
Barber graduated from Sacramento, CA Hiram Johnson High School in 1988 Fact|date=April 2007. He graduated from
Clark Atlanta Universityin 1996. [imdb|id=1309359|name=Bryan Barber]
Barber has gained stature within the music video industry for his ability to break out of the cliches that have dogged the music video business. Barber's videos convey a classic mood often taken from previous era hits. Barber's ability to be heard as a clear and distinct authorial voice lay in his gift for defining a unique visual style, a postmodern style that relied heavily on the use of classic film and TV clips [ [http://movies2.nytimes.com/gst/movies/filmography.html?p_id=421786&mod=bio Bryan Barber - Trailer - Showtimes - Cast - Movies - New York Times ] ] . For example, Barber referenced "Grease" in the
OutKastmusic video Roses and the Beatles' Ed Sullivan appearance in the band's video for Hey Ya!. In the process, Barber emerged as a highly unique talent and imparted a wholly original image to the hip-hop movement [ [http://movies2.nytimes.com/gst/movies/filmography.html?p_id=421786&mod=bio Bryan Barber - Trailer - Showtimes - Cast - Movies - New York Times ] ] .
Barber made his feature film [http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/18/movies/18sari.htmlei=5070&en=16711655bd4723f4&ex=1177732800&pagewanted=all debut] with "Idlewild", a 1930s musical set in the fictional Georgia town of Idlewild (inspired by the Michigan resort town that served as a safe vacation haven for middle-class blacks in the pre-Civil Rights era ). The filmed starred
Outkast, who produced " Idlewild (album)" an accompanying album.
Some of the many videos Barber has directed are:
Hey Ya!" by OutKast
The Way You Move" by OutKast & Sleepy Brown
So Fresh, So Clean" by OutKast
International Players Anthem" by UGK & OutKast
*"Think Twice" by
*"Stunt 101" by
Wouldn't Get Far" by The Game featuring Kanye West
Like You" by Bow Wowfeaturing Ciara
Ain't No Other Man" by Christina Aguilera
Tell Me 'bout It" by Joss Stone
Deliverance" by Bubba Sparxxx
Braid My Hair" by Mario
*"My Life" by The Game featuring
# [http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/18/movies/18sari.html?ex=1177732800&en=16711655bd4723f4&ei=5070 NY Times Article on Barber's Accomplishments]
# [http://movies2.nytimes.com/2006/08/25/movies/25idle.html "Idlewild" Movie Review]
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