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Director X

Director X
(X / Little X)
X in 2005
Born Julien Christian Lutz
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Other names X, Little X
Occupation Music video director, fashion
Years active 1998 - present

Julien Christian Lutz (born October 31, 1975), better known as Little X, X or Director X, is a Canadian music video director. He also has his own clothing line X Fit. He was born and raised near Toronto, Ontario,[1] and is of Trinidadian and Swiss descent.

Contents

  • Music videos 1
  • Other media 2
    • X Fit 2.1
    • Films 2.2
    • Modeling 2.3
  • Filmography 3
  • Videography 4
    • Videography 4.1
      • 2014 4.1.1
      • 2013 4.1.2
      • 2012 4.1.3
      • 2011 4.1.4
      • 2010 4.1.5
      • 2009 4.1.6
      • 2008 4.1.7
      • 2007 4.1.8
      • 2006 4.1.9
      • 2005 4.1.10
      • 2004 4.1.11
      • 2003 4.1.12
      • 2002 4.1.13
      • 2001 4.1.14
      • 2000 4.1.15
      • 1999 4.1.16
      • 1998 4.1.17
    • Commercials 4.2
  • References 5
    • Books 5.1
  • External links 6

Music videos

Julien Christian Lutz attended both Mayfield Secondary School and North Park Secondary School in Brampton, Ontario. A protégé of Hype Williams,[1] X has been noted for his high-budget, visually distinctive music videos for popular music singles, including videos for The Wanted, R. Kelly, Usher, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Korn, David Guetta, Nelly Furtado, Sean Paul, Justin Bieber, Drake and Nicki Minaj. He is currently represented by DNA - David Naylor and Associates, Hollywood, CA.

His trademark is tweaking the letterbox format; instead of just using black bars on the top and bottom of the frame to frame the image, many videos by X actually feature the bars opening vertically to reveal the video and closing vertically at the end, like a letter box.[2]

Other media

In addition to directing musical videos, Director X has also had experiences in filming and into fashion and modelling consultancy.

X Fit

X has his own fashion clothing line called X Fit. It is produced by Canadian clothing company Ice Gear Fitness.

Films

X was a visual consultant on Hype Williams 1998 film "Belly".[3] X was also to direct now defunct vampire feature "Razorwire".[4] His most recent work is the video for "Fancy" by Iggy Azalea. and has done collaborations with Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Drake.

Modeling

He also discovered Melyssa Ford at a Toronto nightclub and helped to launch her modeling career.

Filmography

Videography

Videography

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

1998

Commercials

  • 2008 - McCafe "Kiss" Spot - McDonald's
  • 2010 - Yeo Boyz - Yeo Valley Organic

References

  1. ^ a b Official Little X website "About"
  2. ^ "Look out for Lutz’s signature opening and closing letterbox wipes"
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "The Little X. Picture Pages". Celebrity Profiles. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 

Books

  • Henry Keazor, Thorsten Wübbena: Video Thrills The Radio Star. Musikvideos: Geschichte, Themen, Analysen. Bielefeld 2005, p. 111ss.

External links

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