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Exclusive: Director Melina Matsoukas Pivots From Beyoncé Videos to Must-See TV

Exclusive: Director Melina Matsoukas Pivots From Beyoncé Videos to Must-See TV

While many make their way through college groping at an idea of where their life is heading, director Melina Matsoukas always had tunnel vision. When it came time for the 36-year-old to narrow her focus and study a specific craft, she headed for New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and chased it with a stint at the American Film Institute, where she got her Mfa in cinematography and did her thesis in music videos. As an MTV baby, she always had her sights set on what would inevitably become her career.

“As a filmmaker, I always felt you could be the most experimental in videos because you were coming up with the whole concept yourself,” explains Matsoukas. “I always wanted to start out there and really hone my skills and use it as a learning process. It was something I was super passionate about. Music videos are something that are dear to my heart

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