Kaiser Chiefs 'Coming Home' by James Slater
James Slater took the songtitle to heart in his latest video for Kaiser Chiefs. The promo for Coming Home was shot in the Yorkshire Dales, not far from the band's hometown - and his own.
But the location also suits an idea that makes the most of frontman Ricky Wilson's quality as a performer, embraces the band's laddish humour, and adds a welcome measure of theatricality to the whole affair.
And as James says, it required a star turn from Ricky, but has paid off handsomely. And the Yorkshire Dales look gorgeous. Well, nearly...
James Slater: "We shot the video in a jovially named place called Blubberhouses which is right on the southern cusp of the Yorkshire Dales, and not too far from where I'm from. Its also just up the road from where the band hail. I think we all just hankered after a bit of home cooking.
"I've never shot in Yorkshire before, I should do it more often. The landscapes are great and as soon as DOP Jonathan Isles put the anamorphic lens on, it looked like a Western setting (if you ignore the rain, the wind, the grey skies and the lack of desert and Cacti).
"The strip of land we shot on leant itself well to the one shot idea and thanks to the fantastic cast, crew (who all seemed to know each other from Heartbeat) and a really strong performance from Ricky, we had the take we needed after about ten attempts.
"That meant back home for tea at Mum and Dads. Shoot in Yorkshire folks!"
|Production Company||My Accomplice|
|Executive Producer||Jamie Clark|
|1st AD||Neil Shand|
|2nd AD||Nicola Dooling|
|Director of Photography||Jonathan Isles|
|Focus Puller||Heather Crompton|
|2nd AC||Borja Berrosteguieta|
|Art Director||Hannah Sibai|
|Art Department||Sarah Boustead|
|Art Department||Georgina Mack|
|Colour grade company||TJTFilm|
|Director's Representation||Las Bandas Be Brave|
|Other credits||Runners: Hollie Ibson, Amy Bissell, Amy Dixon, Georgia Dalton|
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