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Film Fanatics: Cinelab Film & Digital's UKMVA Playlist 2021

Film Fanatics: Cinelab Film & Digital's UKMVA Playlist 2021

Promonews - 3rd Nov 2021

Despite the challenges of the pandemic this has been another tremendously busy year for Cinelab Film & Digital - including a renaming to reflect their increased range of services. And among 300 music videos that Cinelab were involved with several have been nominated at the UKMVAs 2021, taking place on Thursday.

Cinelab is the only UK company offering full-service film laboratory and digital dailies services, from pre-production through to deliverables. When it opened its doors in 2013, some in the industry were decrying the imminent demise of film. But almost a decade later the aesthetic allure of celluloid persists, with its qualities adored by directors and cinematographers of all genres - not least those making promos.

There has been a huge resurgence of music videos shot on film in the past few years, with many of the formats attributes and benefits being discovered and appreciated by a new generation of filmmakers - shooting on 35mm, S16mm and S8mm.

There has been a huge resurgence of music videos shot on film.

Despite the challenges and restrictions with which Covid has presented, Cinelab has delivered laboratory and digital services for over 300 music videos in the past 12 months, for artists such as Sigrid, Alt J, Arlo Parks, Will Young, Dua Lipa, Rudimental, St Etienne and Sam Smith.

Some of the exceptional promos Cinelab has been involved with have been nominated for this year’s UKMVAs - listed below. Click on the titles of artist and track names to go to the story about that video on Promonews.

"We’re proud to have worked on so many of the shortlisted projects." says Adrian Bull, co-founder and CEO of Cinelab Film & Digital - which is sponsoring the Best Pop Video UK at the ceremony on Thursday. "Music videos have always provided a fertile breeding ground for creative talent and original ideas. We have been delighted to see a huge resurgence in promos shot on film and to provide a comprehensive service to those filmmakers shooting across all formats.”


UKMVA21-recognised music videos, serviced by Cinelab Film & Digital:

Arlo Parks – Hope
Director: Molly Burdett
DoP: Robbie Ryan
Prod co: Spindle
Nomination: Best Pop Video UK


Celeste – Tonight, Tonight
Director: Noah Lee
DoP: Harry Wheeler
Prod co: Riff Raff Films
Nomination: Best R&B Video UK


Gaspard Augé - Escapades
Director: Filip Nilsson
Prod co: Object & Animal
Nomination: Best Production Company


Ichon ft Yseult - Mélange
Director: Sophie Jones
DoP: Robin Asselmeyer
Prod co: Partizan
Nomination: Best Hip Hop/Grime/Rap Video Newcomer


Joy Crookes – Skin
Director: Nono
DoP: Jake Gabbay
Prod co: Partizan
Nomination: Best New Director


Little Simz – Introvert
Director: Salomon Ligthelm
DoP: Joel Honeywell
Prod co: Prettybird
Nominations: Best Hip Hop/Grime/Rap Video UK, Best Editing In A Video


London Grammar - Lose Your Head
Director: Zhang & Knight
DoP: Matthias Koenigswieser
Prod co: FRIEND
Nomination: Best Production Design


Mansur Brown - My Prayer
Director: Filmawi
DoP: Jake Gabbay
Nomination: Best R&B/Soul Video Newcomer


Purple Disco Machine – Fireworks
Director: Greg Barth
DoP: Michał Sobociński
Prod co: Common People Films
Nomination: Best Choreography


Rudimental x Skream – So Sorry
Director: Iain Simpson
Producer: Lorenzo Levrini
Prod co: Haus Pictures
Nomination: Best Dance/Electronic Video UK


Sam Fender - Seventeen Going Under
Director: Brock Neal-Roberts
DoP: Benjamin Wearing
Prod co: Agile Films
Nominations: Best Rock Video UK, Best Director, Best Production Company


Sigrid - Mirror
Director: Femke Huurdeman
DoP: Marc Miro
Prod co: CANADA
Nomination: Best Production Company


Skepta ft J Balvin - Nirvana
Director: KLVDR
DoP: Stefan Yap
Prod co: Pulse Films
Nomination: Best Production Company


Tiberius b - Big Deal
Director: Saskia Dixie
DoP: Zoë Que
Prod co: Object & Animal
Nomination: Best Alternative Video Newcomer


The Parrots ft. C Tangana – Maldito
Director: Rogelio
DoP: Uri Barcelona
Prod co: CANADA
Nominations: Best Rock Video International, Best Production Company

• More information on Cinelab Film & Digital's services here 

Promonews - 3rd Nov 2021

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