Okay. Maybe not exactly an inspiration. But along with a few other music video directors, Floria Sigismondi has almost certainly had an impact on me at some level. And where someone like Chris Cunningham appeals to me more for technique, Sigsmondi's appeal is more visceral.
Perhaps this is a result of the way Sigismondi treats her subjects. Whether real or not, they often get the jerky, stop-motion treatment that seems to be the hallmark of her style. When I see something like that in Cunningham's work, it feels like a mechanical delay. It's cold. With Sigsmondi, I'm more sensitive to it being a distortion of Time. It's more human. It's the feeling one gets when you're momentarily not paying attention and real life jumps just a little.
And as Time-based issues have occupied me of late, I currently find her approach to distorting it of interest.