Luke Davies decided against getting all counterintuitive when it came to Piers James's Samurai. And that was a smart move. Instead he made the most of the opportunity presented by …
Monster Florence 'Resourceful' by Luke Davies
Luke Davies teams up with grime group Monster Florence in a menacing, cool performance video.
Taking elements from classic grime performances from SBTV and contrasting them against more choreographed, large-scale pop video tropes in this mean-looking black and white clip, Davies creates an excellent, jarring performance video that ramps up the style whilst still remaining faithful to the source material.
"The Monster Florence guys are all very open and trusting when it comes to their films. If they weren’t, this music video would have never been made. The closest thing I could boil it down to was this, and heads up it still doesn’t make much sense… I wanted to take those Grime Daily & SBTV videos, the sort of high-paced, direct performance to camera films. And try to mix it with something with the scale and theatrics of Michael Jackson’s iconic “Thriller” music video. I thought that provided a lot of interesting juxtaposition to play with, and instead of trying to mix the two styles nice and neatly, I decided to let them clash. I think it makes for quite a jarring video that reflects the track and can hopefully really hold an audience’s attention for a few minutes."
|Director of Photography||David Foulkes|
|Art Director||Kelly Sinclair Smith|
|Production Company||Fat Lemon|
|Executive Producer||Cabell Hopkins|
Luke Davies sets up Bossman Birdie for the bigtime in the video for the aptly named Walk The Walk.
Mabel runs an 80s call girl centre in this very stylish pop video confection for Jax Jones’s latest banger Ring Ring, directed by Luke Davies.
WSTRN opt for a slick black and white visual performance to accompany their summer banger, realised by co-directors Ashleigh Jadee and Luke Biggins.
Following his recent collaboration with FKA twigs on the video for Cellophane, and also the premiere of his new short film Kiss of the Rabbit God at TriBeCa Festival 2019, Andrew Thomas …
Cut+Run London have promoted assistant Editor Meg Thorne to Editor, adding the one of the most talented young editors working in London to their full roster.
One of Manchester’s most prolific and talked about video directors, KC Locke, has signed to London-based Odelay Films for music videos, and is being represented by Marisa Garner at MGA.
Agile Films is bringing a showcase of music videos and short films by their directors to the Everyman Screen on the Green in London next month.
Post production company Wash has announced its expansion, with a relocation to a new base in Farringdon in central London, four suites, and a greater offering of services, including 4K HDR …