Using some pretty innovative ideas and software Filip Sterckx created one of my favourite videos this year, of which more later.

First off though, how about a little on those who inspired him on the way:

"From the 'old' generation of music video directors I'm inspired by Michel Gondry and Chris Cunningham. From the 'new' generation I like a lot Megaforce, Romain Gavras and Edouard Salier. " The common theme among all of them for Sterckx is that they make videos that are compelling from beginning to end.

Sterckx hails from Belgium. Having been to Yepres on a school day trip and seen In Bruges I feel confident enough to generalise and say that it is a beautiful country. Of the Belgian directors out and about he is really fond of Joe Vanhoutteghem who has created videos for The Hickey Underworld.

What really brought Filip Sterckx to the fore recently was the video for Sweater by the (Belgian) band Willow. For the bands debut single, and working off a budget of just €3000, he created a video which certainly compels throughout. It is shot on two walls and a floor (complete with deconstructed treadmill to aide movement) and features projections on the surfaces which form a super-realistic 3D image. With the varying settings, the bedroom, the train, shallow waters and deep sea diving it all comes together as a story rather than mere flashing lights.

Sterckx is a bit of an expert in this king of thing. He is part of Skull Mapping a company who specialises in putting 3D projections on to walls. They did a stunning piece retelling the local legend of Fiere Margriet on to a pavement for a festival . After that Sterckx felt able to up the ante with the basic idea.

"After this project I felt confident to take it a step further and also include two walls into the projection. I think from the conception of the idea until completion it took about a month and half."

Props also must go to Willows's frontman for the performance. The 'Sweater' video is the sort of thing you may have seen done before perhaps on your travels, in pieces here and there. But this is real deal, imaginative idea and brilliantly executed too.

It's not his only one either. Sterckx directed the video for '20 Radios' by Bodyspasm. If I can set the scene for you: imagine if you could create sonic raindrops using a special stereo seeding machine, but it all got out of hand with disastrous results. That's basically the video.

There is something pretty dystopian about it all. I find that Sterckx seems to have a fascination with smashing and crashing things in a lot of his work.

"I don't know exactly where this fascination comes from I guess it's something all boys love, to let explode or smash just about anything to pieces." Sterckx cites the video for fatboy slims gangter trippin with its gratuitous smashing of everyday objects as a favourable example.

My favourite thing about this video is the machine, so I ask him if it found a good home perhaps in a European style Smithsonian? "Unfortunately we didn't keep it anymore.There was no place to store it, so I cut it to pieces and brought it to the junkyard."

Shame. Anyway, it's all onwards and upwards for Sterckx after the success of the 'Sweater' video he's had offers outside the homeland.

In my rather narrow world view Belgium is famous for only a few things, surrealist painters, a current vintage crop of footballers in the Premier League, the exceptional quality of their chocolate (an assumption based on the school trip mainly). Maybe soon Sterckx can join the likes of Vertonghen and Margritte in infamy.