At the age of 22, Rey Gutierrez stood in New York City’s famous Times Square watching his video for Morisson Poe’s Glitter Girl, which helped launch the Xbox 360, play on MTV’s 44 1/2-foot screen. “It made me feel like it’s about damn time that my work and the people I work with get the recognition that it deserves,” Gutierrez explained. “I spent my teenage years working my ass off teaching myself something that no one else could teach me---to nurture my talent.” Born and raised in Miami by a Cuban grandmother, Gutierrez takes pride in his Spanish roots and town. “There’s no place like Miami,” he said, adding that he has no plans to migrate to New York City or Los Angeles. “New York and LA are so saturated with wannabes and know-it-alls that they’ve lost what really matters. Miami is like a reset button. It’s fresh and untapped,” he explained. “New York and LA are so ‘by the book’ and routine. Miami is in a more experimental area. There are no set rules or guidelines. It’s a good place to make your mark.” Gutierrez’s video for Glitter Girl was part of Perfect Dark Zero, the titled that helped launch the initial release of the Xbox 360. “When I got the word that I would be shooting a music video for a game from Rare, one of my favorite developers, I was ecstatic,” he explained. “A lot of my ideas and foundation come from video games and not from books or movies, like other directors."