The barriers of entry to become a music video director are lower than ever. Anyone with a camera phone can try their hand at the art form, but it takes a special kind of talent to have the artistic vision and skill set necessary to execute a memorable music video that stands out from all the noise. Of course, there are more than 25 directors making great music videos in 2017, but below is a rundown of some of the active directors who are pushing the envelope and creating our favorite videos of the modern era.