Being from the UK I’ve never seen snow move like this.

Taken in Stratford, Ontario.

My new directors showreel.

www.JamesSharpe.co.uk

Yesterday while directing a music video for Shrag’s new single ‘Tendons in the Night’.

Yesterday while directing a music video for Shrag’s new single ‘Tendons in the Night’.

Cloud Nothings - No Future / No Past
Dir: John Ryan Manning

Super intriguing video!  Great build up.  Great pay off.  Great idea.

Now this is nice.  I especially like the final third of the video.  I enjoy a bit of crumbling destruction.

melimoi:

Great new video from St Vincent. I’m usually not keen on slow motion but this is beautiful.

Directed by Hiro Murai.

Primus - Mr Krinkle
Dir - Mark Kohr

Going through my favourites on youtube I’d forgotten about this video.

One shot.  A decent into chaos.  Deliciously menacing.

Arcade Fire - Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)

There is an interactive version of this video available HERE in which you interactive with the video through the power of dance (or a mouse).  

I personally prefer the non-interactive version as I love the shots, the lighting, the movement and the general suburban / Gregory Crewdson thing going on.

Check out the blog post by the videos director explaining all.

Arcade Fire
Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (Merge)
Director: Vincent Morisset
Producer: Jean-Luc Della Montagna
Art Director + Stylist: Renata Morales
Choreographer: Dana Gingras
Director of Photography: Christophe Collette
Editor: Stéphane Lafleur
Sprawl II Remix: Damian Taylor
Technology Director: Édouard Lanctôt-Benoit
Designer: Caroline Robert
Cast: Régine Chassagne, Karine Denault, Gabrielle Desgagnés, Noémie Dufour-Campeau, Mark Eden-Towle, Alan Lake, Milan Panet-Raymond, Esther Rousseau-Morin & Michael Watts,
Interactive Production: AATOAA
Film Production: 1976
Post-Production: Post-Moderne

2011 by Google.

I wish I could edit my memories together at the end of each year like this.

Really rather into this song at the moment.  It’s simple and dreamy and plugs straight into the lush centres of my brain.

There’s a lot of legs in this video.

Dum Dum Girls - Bedroom Eyes (OFFICIAL VIDEO) (by subpoprecords)

Los Campesinos! - By Your Hand

I am conflicted over this one. LC! are one of my favorite bands. According to twitter they hate making videos. The song didn’t blow me away like the opening track from Romance is Boring but after only watching the video once it somehow jammed into my subconscious and re-emerged to get stuck in my head days later.

The video looks great.  As always, beautifully shot by Nic Booth.  It holds up better on a second viewing for me and the plastic bag and smoke idea is great.  I think my initial problem is that I see a lot of videos like this, mixing in some performance or vague narrative with lots of close ups of things that are slightly surreal.  Very often involving fruit and some tool implemented as a weapon.  Also, some of the band could look less miserable.  But maybe that’s the point?

I’m probably just jealous as I’d love to do a video for Los Campesinos!

Directors: Cyrus Mirza & Nicolas Booth
Make-up: Danny Marie Elias
Gaffer: Greg Perkins
Special assistance: Mark Holownia, Ryo, Avaas & Kiri
Special Thanks: Ewan+Casey and Ben

Laptop still masked for 2.35:1 from yesterday’s shoot

Laptop still masked for 2.35:1 from yesterday’s shoot

NIVA - the boy from the sun

Director: Joseph Rodrigues Marsh

Infuriatingly simple music video easing soft and pleasant images over your eyeballs.

Infuriating because it’s so simple and so well done and actually manages to keep you watching despite its simplicity and  infuriating because I didn’t think of it.

Niva
Boy From The Sun
Director: Joseph Rodrigues Marsh
Prod co: NTSH London
Art direction/styling: Daisy Emily Warne
Model: Finola Maynard

Well, this is mesmerising.

stephanieb324:

“Call Me Back” The Strokes

A video from Shortcutz London has surfaced online containing an interview with myself and Elliot Grove of Raindance (not together mind).