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Ross Harris might not be a household name, but you've definitely seen his work. A CalArts grad, Harris stepped into the world of music video direction in the late '80s and since then, he has left an indelible mark on the industry. He has directed over 200 videos and helped shape the visual identity of several bands, notably Red Hot Chili Peppers, whose infantile anarchism was beautifully captured by Harris in their "True Men Don't Kill Coyotes" video.

A standout feature of his body of work was his ability to imprint a distinctive style on every genre he touched, from punk rock, rap, to even country music. To highlight his eclectic portfolio, he was the man behind the Ice Cube "It Was a Good Day" video, which visually narrated the rapper's day in South Central Los Angeles. And then, there's the video for Waylon Jennings’ “Wrong,” where Ross built a more somber, reflective framework. However, if you want something quirky about him: Harris once directed a music video that has dogs on skateboards. Yes, you read it right – “Da Funk” by Daft Punk, an unforgettable video that seemingly has no connection with the track, yet somehow perfectly encapsulates its quirky spirit.

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