Great shot out on location recently as director Joe Connor shoots the sunrise coming up over the ocean with the trusty ol’ Bolex. Not too sure what’s making the other guy nervous though…
PAUL WELLER - ‘BRAND NEW TOY’
A real privilege for all concerned at Chief last Friday: Paul Weller was down at our studios, The Longhouse, to shoot his latest promo, ‘Brand New Toy’. With nearly 40 years in the music business and some of British music’s finest moments to his name, Paul is a bastion of artistic quality and integrity. Yes, it was a fine day to be at work. He also has an incredibly stylish guitar case.
Director Joe Connor (pictured) held the creative reins. Chief’s art department built a mirrored tunnel-like prism which gave us a spectacular kaleidoscopic effect. We took the technocrane out for a walk in there and let it off the leash for a bit, just so it could stretch its legs.
- NEW MUSIC VIDEO AND THIRD COLLABORATION BETWEEN DIRECTOR SING J. LEE & SCOTLAND’S FINEST
- SECOND SINGLE FROM THEIR OUTSTANDING DEBUT ‘THE BONES OF WHAT YOU BELIEVE’
- SHOT ON LOCATION IN USA, EUROPE AND JAPAN
- OUT NOW - UK: GOODBYE/VIRGIN RECORDS. US: GLASSNOTE RECORDS
Shot in our very own versatile studios, The Longhouse, Chief worked with Magnet on a series of commercials to showcase their new range of superior kitchens. A great project that involved many weeks of set building and finessing from Chief’s art department.
On The Beach: “Beachin’”
Chief made their way to Fuerteventura for this shoot for onthebeach.co.uk, enjoying the sun and the extensive use of the word ‘beachin’. Can you guess the soundtrack song?
Eurocamp: ‘Born Free’
Chief high-tailed it across the length and breadth of France to shoot this commercial for Eurocamp and their ace family holidays. Lovely scenery round there.
Simply Be: Be Inspired
Shot on location in Cape Town, South Africa; Chief nipped abroad to escape the Mancunian rain and enjoy a bit of overseas filming in the sun.
Sofaworks: ‘Hot Air’
As Neil the Sloth put his feet up and enjoyed a well-earned rest, Chris Cottam directed Sofawork’s newest TV commercial, right here in the Chief studios.
'We Buy Any Car: Price Guarantee'
Here’s Chief’s cheerful, floaty commercial for WBAC. Hats off to the DOP too; holding an Alexa in one hand whilst dangling from his own balloon all day. Great strength.
Here’s a nifty short we shot for Flaunt Magazine a while back, starring Daniel Radcliffe and directed by Joe Connor. Have yourself a look-see…
Chief Productions: the only camera crew court side as Dennis Rodman brings his ‘basketball-diplomacy’ project to Kim Jong-Un’s birthday in Pyongyang, North Korea
GORGON CITY FT. MNEK: ‘READY FOR YOUR LOVE’
- NEW SINGLE OUT THROUGH BLACK BUTTER/VIRGIN ON 19 JAN 2014
- DIR: SING J. LEE
- D.O.P: DAVEY GILDER
- PRODUCER: LORAN DUNN
- SHOT ON LOCATION IN MANCHESTER, UK
RÖYKSOPP: ‘RUNNING TO THE SEA’ (LYRIC VIDEO)
- NEW SINGLE FEAT. SUSANNE SUNDFØR: OUT 16TH DEC 2013
- DIRECTED BY JON WHITE & MIKE HIGSON
- SHOT ON LOCATION IN WARBURTON, UK.
Ever wondered if anything goes on in abandoned factories? As this video evidence will show you, beautiful people with elegant watches dance flawlessly, and the whole thing is shot with breathtaking flair. Or at least that’s when The Kooples team up with Chief to make a commercial. Produced by Nick Crossley and directed by Amer Chadha-Patel.
Oooh, not long to go now…. Some more sterling servicing work from Chief for London’s P For Production. Directed by Ben Warwick and shot on location in leafy Wilmslow, UK.