George Salisbury (director)

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George E. Salisbury (born October 4, 1971) is a film and music video director and graphic designer based out of Oklahoma City, OK.

Career[edit]

George Salisbury best is known for his work as the principal art director and music video director with the American rock band, The Flaming Lips. [1]

Salisbury has also worked with The Starlight Mints, Stardeath and White Dwarfs, and BMX biking legend, Matt Hoffman.

The Flaming Lips (1994-Present)[edit]

Both Salisbury and Wayne Coyne, lead singer of the Flaming Lips, are responsible for a distinct visual style that is the band's trademark for both their live shows and the album cover designs and packaging.[2] One of Salisbury's earliest contributions to the Flaming Lips' live shows, is the "Flames of Destiny" flaming cymbal. Salisbury orchestrated and executed the feat by filling an inverted cymbal on a stand with alcohol and then lighting it on fire while the band played in the background.[3]

His eye is featured along with the tongue of J. Michelle Martin-Coyne on the cover of Yeah, I Know It's a Drag... But Wastin' Pigs Is Still Radical EP in 1991.[3]

Salisbury, along with Wayne Coyne and Bradley Beesley, co-directed Christmas on Mars a full length feature film released in 2008.[4]

Works by George Salisbury[edit]

Films[edit]

Music Videos[edit]

  • "I'm Working at NASA on Acid" - The Flaming Lips
  • "Do You Realize (Live at the Hollywood Cemetery)" - The Flaming Lips with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
  • "See the Leaves" - The Flaming Lips
  • "The Sparrow Looks up at the Machine" - The Flaming Lips
  • "Powerless" - The Flaming Lips
  • "Watching the Planets" - The Flaming Lips
  • "I Can Be a Frog" - The Flaming Lips
  • "Borderline" - Flaming Lips and Stardeath and White Dwarfs
  • "Convinced Of The Hex (Live)" - The Flaming Lips
  • "Silver Trembling Hands (Live)" - The Flaming Lips
  • "Power Bleed" - The Starlight Mints
  • "New Heat" - Stardeath and White Dwarfs
  • "Age of the Freak" - Stardeath and White Dwarfs
  • "Bohemian Rhapsody" - The Flaming Lips
  • "The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (With All Your Power) Wayne’s Big Mouth Version" - The Flaming Lips
  • "The W.A.N.D (Cosmic Dancer Version)" - The Flaming Lips (Co-director/Editor)
  • "The W.A.N.D. (Slow Motion Reversed Version)" – The Flaming Lips (Editor )
  • "Are You A Hypnotist??" – The Flaming Lips
  • "Mr. Ambulance Driver" - The Flaming Lips (Editor)
  • "Do You Realize?? Version 1" - The Flaming Lips (Editor)
  • "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1" - The Flaming Lips (Editor)
  • "Fight Test" - The Flaming Lips (Editor)
  • "Race for the Prize" - The Flaming Lips (Editor)

Packaging Design[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.04/play.html Cooper, Sean, From the Lips to Your Ears Wired Magazine issue #14.04 (April, 2006). Archived 28 September 2011 at WebCite
  2. ^ http://www.dv.com/article/105266 Stasukevich, Iain, Rock Star Visuals DV Magazine (April, 2011). Archived 28 September 2011 at WebCite
  3. ^ a b DeRogatis, Jim (March 2006). Staring at Sound: The True Story of Oklahoma’s Fabulous Flaming Lips. Broadway Books. ISBN 978-0-7679-2140-4. 
  4. ^ http://www.deadcenterfilm.org/the-guest-spot/a-look-back-with-dwight-edwards-of-the-filmcake-the-2007-festival/ Edwards, Dwight, "A Look Back With Dwight Edwards of The Filmcake: The 2007 Festival" deadCENTER Film Festival (May, 2010)