David Knight - 7th Mar 2014

Ben Murray and Ross McDowell are back with the video for man-of-the-moment Joel Compass's Forgive Me, where once again they elevate a live performance with innovative staging and effects. And this time its all about the lighting.  

Following the Ben and Ross's performance-plus-projections video for Disclosure's F For You - and Ross's team-up with Sophie Muller on Katy B's Crying For No Reason promo - here the directing duo have developed a lighting schematic where they visualized how each light would react with the musicality of the track - with majestic results.

Ben & Ross:

“The label had referenced our F For You promo for Disclosure and asked for something similar. They liked the way we had incorporated their branding (the face) and wanted the same for Joel.

"Joel's logo is all about a compass visual, based around some simple geometric shapes. We tried to incorporate this in the promo with not only a giant circle in which he performs, but also with our use of space and camera work within it.”

Watch 'Joel Compass 'Forgive Me' by Ben & Ross' here

PRO Credits


DirectorBen & Ross
ProducerDrew O'Neill
Production CompanyBullion Productions
Production ManagerHazel Heffernan
Production AssistantSimona Boulding
1st ADJames Evered
Director of PhotographyNathan Matthews
Director of PhotographyRick Woollard
LightingMatthew Button
Focus PullerTom Wilkinson
2nd ACNick Crew
DITBen Marshall
2nd Unit DoPDom Herd
Hair & Make-upNatasha Lawes
Hair & Make-upAnna Thompson
StylistAaron Walker
StylistEsther Rouah
EditorAnna Meller
EditorJames Wright
ColouristMatt Osborne
PostRoss McDowell
Grading companyThe Mill
Director's RepresentationLock It In
CommissionerSemera Khan
Other creditsThanks: Martin Poyner at ARRI

David Knight - 7th Mar 2014

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