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Karen Harding 'Open My Eyes' by James Partridge

Cat Velez - 14th Mar 2016

English singer Karen Harding charms in this performance video for Open My Eyes, a lighthearted clip with a classic pop video look directed by James Partridge, who describes it as a "mash-up" of styles to create an upbeat, summery feel - very welcome indeed.     

 

JAMES PARTRIDGE:

"The Open My Eyes video is a mash-up of high fashion meets tongue-in-cheek hyperactive pop art in a space that lets Karen and her performance take centre stage.  We had a lot of fun with the art direction and styling, creating a fresh and bright look reminiscing long lost summer vibes.

"We had two sets on the go at opposite ends of the studio.  When we were finished with one we'd whip the camera around and move onto the next whilst Ollie Hogan and his art department team furiously re-painted and re-dressed for the next scene. The art department nailed it, though wardrobe and camera got a bit nervous when we started throwing paint bombs around!

"We boldly linked the art direction and costume in each scene. I wanted to match graphic pop art sets with outfits that were powerfully feminine, all in our muted pastel colour scheme.  My favourite bit of art direction was when we re-upholstered a sofa and lampshades to match the eye-crossing pattern of Karen’s jumpsuit."

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
James Partridge
Producer
Imogen Rigby
Production Company
th1ng th2ng
Executive Producer
1st AD
Tibo Travers

Camera

Director of Photography
Focus Puller
Matt Choules
2nd AC
Sam Taylor

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Aaron Walters

Art

Art Director
Oliver Hogan

Wardrobe

Wardrobe
Flora Huddart
Hair
Terri Capon

Editorial

Editor
James Partridge

Grading

Colourist
Joseph Bicknell
Colour grade company

Agent

Director's Representation
Lock It In

Commission

Commissioner
Caroline Clayton
Label
Capitol Records

Other credits

Production Assistant

Rebecca Gravil

Art Department Assistant

Bon Walsh

Art Department Assistant

James Early

Runner

Tom Bailey

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