When you think of the word “brand,” you may not think “Kubrick-esque” or “high art” or “radical leftist politics.” But more and more brands are realizing just how impactful — and essential — videos are for their businesses, and breaking away from any riskless, bone-dry stereotypes of yore. When companies invest in filmmakers, prioritize creative ingenuity, and trust creators to tell their stories, incredible videos emerge. And our screens brimmeth over.

Whether you're a starry-eyed video uploader or seasoned filmmaker, business owner or marketing guru, these insanely wow-worthy Staff Picks are sure to inspire. So tap play, feel the feels, and start creating more.