If you’ve been watching Boston’s hip-hop renaissance over the past couple years, chances are you’ve been seeing it from Ian Goodwin’s perspective. From behind the camera, the Yarmouth, Maine-born director helped introduce the world to Michael Christmas’ “Daily” routine and explored OG SWAGGERDICK’s weird obsession with Brett “The Hitman” Hart on “Hitman,” earning him a reputation as a local talent to watch. And watch they did: Now based in LA, Goodwin has directed clips for Young Thug and last week debuted the video he directed for ILOVEMAKKONEN’s smash “Tuesday (Remix)” with Drake, which currently sits at 2 million views and counting. We broke down the rising star’s selected filmography:
Michael Christmas: “Daily”
The camera follows Christmas’ daily routine from when he opens his eyes to when he passes out on the floor of a corner store. It’s what happens in between, and the way Goodwin cleverly edits it, that counts, whether it’s a porno clip reflected in Christmas’ sunglasses or the way he creeps on girls on Newbury Street from behind a tree.
Cousin Stizz: “Shoutout”
The lasting image from this clip, besides Stizz calling his weed “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” is the Dorchester rapper sitting shirtless on the front of a white Jeep as it cruises through his neighborhood.
Ryn Weaver: “OctaHate”
Departing from the hyper-realistic handheld camera aesthetic, this clip for singer and new Interscope Records artist Weaver goes abstract, with lots of costume changes, smashed furniture, bizarre carnival imagery, and face paint—lots of face paint.
ILOVEMAKKONEN f/ Drake – “Tuesday (Remix)”
The Atlanta singer’s hypnotic single gets an appropriately dreamy video, with clips of Drake and his new signee toasting Styrofoam cups in a hazy club intercut with aerial shots of Paris, London and Toronto, just to prove the budget is bigger this time.