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George Ezra 'Barcelona' by Ben Reed

Cat Velez - 23rd July 2015

Ben Reed has created an irreverent performance video for George Ezra’s Barcelona, where at times its difficult to make out the velvet-voiced singer in all the undergrowth, and others where he is impossible to miss.

Shot over two days, the video finds Ezra amongst the varied flora at The Eden Project - but at first he's hardly visible at all. It's a unique take on a performance video, shot in monster zooms giving the piece a warm, individual aesthetic capturing George in candid and uncontrived manner against the lush backdrop.

BEN REED:

"We wanted to make something that was as soothing and sweet on the eyes as the song is to the ears. An effortless video that just drew you in. I'd been playing a lot of Where's Wally online and watching old David Attenborough episodes and thinking about the time that Coppola directed a movie from a jacuzzi.

"So we photographed him singing from hundreds of metres away on a giant zoom lens in the tropical environs of the Eden project. We were going to dress him as various plants and hide him, but it felt too outlandish, so we made him fly instead, because everyone should."

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Ben Reed
Producer
Katie Lambert
Production Company
Executive Producer
Sarah Boardman
1st AD
Casper Campbell

Camera

Director of Photography
Nic Booth

Wardrobe

Wardrobe
Ruth Higginbotham

Editorial

Editor
James Rose
Editing company
Cut+Run

Agent

Director's Representation
Joceline Gabriel

Commission

Commissioner
Elizabeth Doonan
Label
Sony Music

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