If Daidy directed a good third of the existing catalogue of « music videos / scopitones », other directors also made their start in the business by doing those little films, sometimes conceptualized beyond a standard performance on location, going more into storytelling. On the 1800 titles constituting PDB’s catalogue, Claude Lelouch (in his sophomore directing years, prior A man and a woman) directed 80 Scopitone films. François Reichenbach, Alexandre Tarta, Robert Valey, Alain Brunet, will participate also in this adventure.
In the early 70’s, the Scopitone films – with the virtues of being in color and having mise-en-scenes on locations – gradually lose their appeal and originality facing the competition with TV. Scopitone machine find then a new niche : the ever growing maghrebine population in France is frustrated of not having the possibility to see their artists. Alain Brunet will shoot them, constituting a new branch of the catalogue, that now represents a unique memory of that period. The commercialisation of the Scopitone machines finally ends in 1979, concluding a truelly original adventure in the history of the culture of cafés, music and film.