Promonews - 24th Sept 2020

Raja Virdi directs another of his signature one-shot live performances for Michael Kiwanuka as he performs Solid Ground with his band in the iconic paintings galley at the V&A Museum in London.


To have the chance to shoot in the paintings gallery at The V&A was insane.

"I've worked with Michael before on an album teaser so it was lovely to be asked back to direct this live session. Michael is a wicked performer and this particular rendition with his band was something else.

"As soon as I heard we had The V&A it made it all that more exciting. Location is so important for my live performances, so to have the chance to shoot in the paintings gallery was insane. As always, I had my regular crew who did an insane job in executing my ideas. Rhys Warren on sharps, Beau Pritchard-James on Steadi, Jonny Boomer on lighting and Connor Coolbear at ETC, who gave it the perfect colour finish as always.

"Fun fact: we shot this piece in half day, graded in the evening and was released the next morning. Love a quick turnaround..."

PRO Credits


DirectorRaja Virdi
ProducerRaja Virdi
Production CompanyPHASE
Executive ProducerRaja Virdi
Production ManagerKatie Cooper
Director of PhotographyRaja Virdi
Focus PullerRhys Warren
SteadicamBeau Pritchard James
GafferJonny Boomer
ColouristConnor Coolbear
Grading companyElectric Theatre Collective
Post ProducerOliver Whitworth
CommissionerMarco Grey
Other creditsSpark: Oscar Whaley Audio Engineer: Anthony Leung Programmer / Audio Mix: Tom Campbell Tech: Sean Davenport Monitor Engineer: Michael Njugana Synth: Kadeem Clarke Strings: Clifton Harison Strings: Elodie Chousmer Strings: Blaize Henry Strings: Kwesi Edinan Vocals: Simone Daley Richards Vocals: Emily Holligan Event Manager: Caroline Newton Special Thanks: Starwood Management, Procam And V&A Museum

Promonews - 24th Sept 2020

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