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Christopher Probst Wins 2007 MVPA Cinematography Award


16th Annual MVPA Award Winners

were held on Wednesday, May 16, 2007, and and Christopher Probst won the Best Cinematography award for his work on Muse “Knights of Cydonia.”

Chris Milk walked away with director of the year for three videos: Kanye West “Touch the Sky,” U2 & Green Day “The Saints Are Coming” and Gnarls Barkley “Gone Daddy Gone.” The winners’ list showcased a roster of recognizable names including Sophie Muller, Floria Sigismondi, Joseph Kahn and Michel Gondry. Full winners are listed below.


Hall of Fame Video

Jonas Akerlund, dir.

Prodigy “Smack My Bitch Up” (1997)

Lifetime Achievement Award

presented to Wayne Isham

Kratz Award for Creative Excellence

presented to Devin Sarno & Lydia Sarno


Video of the Year

Revolver Film Co / Floria Sigismondi & Christina Aguilera, dir.

Christina Aguilera “Hurt”

Pop Video of the Year

HSI Productions / Michael Haussman, dir.

Justin Timberlake “SexyBack”

Adult Contemporary Video of the Year

Merge @ Crossroads / Mark Pellington, dir.

The Fray “How to Save a Life”

Hip-Hop Video of the Year

Radical Media / Chris Milk, dir.

Kanye West “Touch the Sky”

Electronic Video of the Year

Howard Greenhalgh / Believe Media

Faithless “Bombs”

R & B Video of the Year

Oil Factory Inc. / Sophie Muller, dir.

Beyonce “Déjà vu”

Alternative Video of the Year

Partizan / Michel Gondry, dir.

Beck “Cellphone’s Dead”

Animated Video of the Year

Revolver Film Co / Drew Lightfoot, dir.

Guster “One Man Wrecking Machine”

Rock Video of the Year

Radical Media / Chris Milk, dir.

U2/Green Day “The Saints Are Coming”

Best Video Produced for Under $25,000

Jay Martin

Plain White T’s “Hey Delilah”

International Video of the Year

Factory @ Oil Factory Inc. / Jamie Thraves, dir.

Damien Rice “9 Crimes”


Director of the Year

Chris Milk

Kanye West “Touch the Sky”

U2 & Green Day “The Saints Are Coming”

Gnarls Barkley “Gone Daddy Gone”

Best Direction of a Female Artist

Floria Sigismondi & Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera “Hurt”

Best Direction of a Male Artist

Paul Hunter

Justin Timberlake “My Love”

Best Direction of a New Artist

Sophie Muller

Lily Allen “Smile”

Best Direction of a Band

Joseph Kahn

Muse “Knights of Cydonia”

Directorial Debut of the Year


Common “A Dream”


Best Art Direction

Trae King

The Raconteurs “Steady As She Goes”

Best Styling

Colleen Atwood

My Chemical Romance “Welcome to the Black Parade”

Best Colorist / Telecine

Beau Leon

My Chemical Romance “Welcome to the Black Parade”

Best Hair


Gwen Stefani “Sweet Escape”

Best Special Effects


U2/Green Day “The Saints Are Coming”

Best Choreography

Robin Antin & Mikey Minden

Pussycat Dolls “Buttons”

Best Make-Up

Maranda Widlund

AFI “Love Like Winter”

Best Cinematography

Christopher Probst

Muse “Knights of Cydonia”

Best Editing

Ken Mowe

Gnarls Barkley “Crazy”

Best Computer Effects

Rich Lee/Proof Inc./IEVFX

Dashboard Confessional “Don’t Wait”