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St. Louis Band's New Music Video Is by Mac Miller's Frequent Director   -Riverfront Times

December 19, 2023

An internationally known director has lent his talents to a rap group in St. Louis.

DOUG released their jazz-and-rap infused single, "Buy You The World," on November 22 along with a music video directed by Anthony Gaddis.

Gaddis, a director, illustrator and creative director, co-directed several music videos for tracks on deceased rapper Mac Miller's album, Swimming. The album was released about a month before Miller's death in 2018. Gaddis' videos for some of the album's greatest hits, including "2009," "Small Worlds" and "What's the Use?" were published on YouTube this August.

An internationally known director has lent his talents to a rap group in St. Louis.

In St. Louis, DOUG scored Gaddis because Gaddis is from St. Louis, according to band member Mickey Hayes. Once Gaddis heard "Buy You The World," Hayes says, Gaddis wanted to make a music video for the track for free.

The video features DOUG members rapping while in a car gliding through the clouds.  It looks as smooth as the song sounds.

But we'll let the video speak for itself. Check it out here.


Mac Miller’s ‘Swimming’ To Be Presented as an Audiovisual Experience   -Hypebeast

 August 01, 2023

The estate of Mac Miller has announced an audiovisual presentation of the late rapper’s 2018 album, Swimming.

Set to take place on August 3, the presentation will be mixed in Dolby Atmos by Greg Koller, who worked on Circles, and Jon Brion, who was heavily involved in the creation of both Swimming and Circles. Brian Lucey mastered the presentation while Eric Tilford and Anthony Gaddis created the visuals.

Brian Lucey mastered the presentation while Eric Tilford and Anthony Gaddis created the visuals.

Swimming was the final album Miller released in his lifetime. It went on to debut at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and gave the artist a posthumous GRAMMY nomination for Best Rap Album.

The Swimming audiovisual presentation takes place August 3 in Los Angeles, with limited seating available. RSVP via Mac Miller’s website is required.

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Somethin’ Real   -Maxon

 March 01, 2023

My long-time animation partner Jon Lutjens talks about the making of my new music video, ‘Therapy Pt. 2,’ a musical collaboration between the late Mac Miller and Robert Glasper.

“I think Anthony & Eric wanted to pick up where they left off with “Good News,” ... I remember them being very excited about the idea that Mac is out there inhabiting some other dimension and making music that inspires extraterrestrials to dance.”

Above: stills from the music video, Therapy Pt. 2 by Robert Glasper (feat. Mac Miller)

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Tough Times Call for Good Feels

 November 05, 2021

My long-time partner in all-things-animation,
Jon Lutjens, was interviewed by Maxon, the parent company of 3D softwear maker Cinema 4D. He spoke with Meleah Maynard about our newest video series and creative endeavor, GOOD TRIP - and a bit about our creative process at large.

“Anthony and I have a process that we’ve developed over many years and, in many ways, it’s unspoken. Working with him entails doing tons of research and development until we see something that is delightful and original. It’s a much more experimental process than most of the collaborative work I do. It’s more akin to the process of painting than the traditionally mapped-out methodology of production.”

Photo from the article of my early sketch for the GOOD TRIP Ep. 1 video composition

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Mac Miller Good News Reaction Videos 

Still from Jon Denton’s Good News Reaction video

October 09, 2021

The directing of Mac Miller’s Good News music & tribute video was a rollercoaster ride of emotion from concept to finish. Upon its release, simply reading the user comments beneath the video on YouTube was enough to get the waterworks flowing again. Then, over the course of the following weeks and months, numerous reaction videos were released, prompting even more emotion. If you are unfamiliar with reaction videos, they are typically recordings of fans and critics watching videos for the first time, while recording their initial reactions. I’ve counted over 60 of them for Good News to date, and am sure there are more out there. My co-director on the project, Eric Tilford at compiled this montage of moments from a number of them here

See the full-length Good News video here.