Little x

Director X
(X / Little X)
X in 2005
Born Julien Christian Lutz
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Other names X, Little X
Occupation Music video director, fashion
Years active 1998 - present

Julien Christian Lutz (born July 13, 1975), better known as Little X, X or Director X, is a Canadian music video director. He also has his own clothing line X Fit. He was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario,[1] and is of Trinidadian and Swiss descent.

Music videos

Julien Christian Lutz attended both Mayfield Secondary School and North Park Secondary School in Brampton, Ontario. A protégé of Hype Williams,[1] X has been noted for his high-budget, visually distinctive music videos for popular music singles, including videos for The Wanted, R. Kelly, Usher, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Korn, David Guetta, Nelly Furtado, Sean Paul, Justin Bieber, Drake and Nicki Minaj. He is currently represented by DNA - David Naylor and Associates, Hollywood, CA.

His trademark is tweaking the letterbox format; instead of just using black bars on the top and bottom of the frame to frame the image, many videos by X actually feature the bars opening vertically to reveal the video and closing vertically at the end, like a letter box.[2]

Other Media

In addition to directing musical videos, Director X has also had experiences in filming and into fashion and modelling consultancy.

X Fit

X has his own fashion clothing line called X Fit. It is produced by Canadian clothing company Ice Gear Fitness.

Films

X was visual consultant on Hype Williams 1998 film "Belly".[3] X was also to direct now defunct vampire feature "Razorwire".[4] His most recent work is the video for "Body Party" by Ciara. and has done collaborations with Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Drake.

Modelling

He also "discovered" Melyssa Ford at a Toronto nightclub, and helped to launch her modelling career.

Filmography

  • 2005: Rhythm City Volume One: Caught Up
  • 2013: Step Up: Louder

Videography

Music videos

2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998

Commercials

References

Books

  • Henry Keazor, Thorsten Wübbena: Video Thrills The Radio Star. Musikvideos: Geschichte, Themen, Analysen. Bielefeld 2005, p. 111ss.

External links

  • X Fit
  • Internet Movie Database

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