UK Music Video Awards 2012: here are the nominations!

Monday, 8. October 2012 - 3:00 pm | No comments »

The votes are in, the ballots counted, and the judging panels have met to decide who will be up for the honours at the big awards night of the year for music video makers in Britain and beyond. So Promo News can now announce the nominations for the UK Music Videos Awards 2012…

UK MVAs 2012: THE NOMINATIONS

Music genre categories – UK
Best Alternative Video – UK
Alt-J – Breezeblocks
Antony & The Johnsons – Cut The World
Clark – Black Stone
Moones – Better Energy
James Blake – A Case Of You
Keaton Henson – Small Hands

Best Dance Video – UK
Benga – I Will Never Change
Bonobo – Eyesdown Machinedrum Remix
David Guetta ft Sia – Titanium
Hot Chip – Night And Day
Rudimental – Feel The Love
The Shoes – Time To Dance

Best Indie/Rock Video – UK
Alt-J – Tessellate
Band of Skulls – Sweet Sour
Clock Opera – Lesson No 7
Coldplay – Paradise (alternative version)
The Kooks – Saboteur
Spiritualized – Hey Jane

Best Pop Video – UK
in association with 4Music

Calvin Harris ft Ne-Yo – Lets Go
Ed Sheeran – Lego House
George Michael – White Light
M.I.A. – Bad Girls
Paloma Faith – Picking Up The Pieces
Will Young – Losing Myself

Best Urban Video – UK
Delilah – Inside My Love
Devlin ft Ed Sheeran – Watchtower
DJ Shadow ft Afrikan Boy – I’m Excited
Labrinth – Express Yourself
Plan B – Ill Manors
Rita Ora ft Tinie Tempah – R.I.P.

Music genre categories – International
Best Alternative Video – International
DangerMouse & Daniele Luppi, ft Jack White – Two Against One
Feist – The Bad In Each Other
Grimes – Oblivion
The Hickey Underworld – The Frog
M83 – Midnight City
St. Vincent – Cheerleader

Best Dance Video – International
Duck Sauce – Big Bad Wolf
Flight Facilities – Foreign Language
Justice – Audio Video Disco
Justice – New Lands
Moonbootica – Iconic
Skillrex – First Of The Year Equinox

Best Indie/Rock Video – International
Cults – Go Outside
Foster The People – Houdini
Jack White – Sixteen Saltines
Tenacious D – Rize Of The Fenix
The Shins – Simple Song
Woodkid – Run Boy Run

Best Pop Video – International
Justice – On ‘n On
Lana Del Rey – Blue Jeans
Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
Lana Del Rey – National Anthem
Maia Vidal – Follow Me
Rihanna ft Calvin Harris – We Found Love

Best Urban Video – International
Blu ft U-God – Doinnothin
Casey Veggies – Euphoria III
Kanye West & Jay-Z – Ni**as In Paris
Frank Ocean – Novacane
Jay-Z & Kanye West – No Church In The Wild
The Cool Kids – Rush Hour Traffic

Music genre categories – Budget
Best Alternative Video – Budget
C2C – Down The Road
Factory Floor – On Hold
Hilary Hahn/Hauschka – Draw A Map
Rudi Zygaldo – Melpomene
The Death Set – They Come To Get Us
Three Trapped Tigers – Reset

Best Dance Video – Budget
Delta Heavy – Get By
Delta Heavy – Hold Me
Disclosure ft Ria Ritchie – Control
Kidnap Kid – Vehl
Toby Gale – Showdown
Todd Terje – Inspector Norse

Best Indie/Rock Video – Budget
Bombay Bicycle Club – Lights Out Words Gone
Graham Coxon – What It’ll Take
Here We Go Magic – How Do I Know
Piers Faccini – Tribe
We Cut Corners – Pirates Life
When Saints Go Machine – Parix

Best Pop Video – Budget
EJ – Mama I’m Going To Sing
Igor Volk – Voices
Laurel Collective – Jelly Bird
Louise Golbey – How It Is
Rent Boys – Shoot The Shot
Sébastien Tellier – Cochon Ville

Best Urban Video – Budget
A$AP Rocky – Peso
Astroid Boys – Bad Ass
Dubbul O – Spooky Caravan
James Brown – It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World
Noisses ft RTKAL, Lady Leshurr and Foreign Beggars – Run Your Mouth
Pato Siebenhaar – Ga For Det

Technical Achievement categories
Best Animation In A Video
DangerMouse & Daniele Luppi, ft Jack White – Two Against One
Delta Heavy – Get By
Fleet Foxes – The Shrine/An Argument
Gorillaz – DoYaThing
Kina – In Your Arms
Moones – Better Energy

Best Art Direction & Design In A Video
Duck Sauce – Big Bad Wolf
Justice – New Lands
Keaton Henson – Small Hands
M.I.A. – Bad Girls
The Maccabees – Pelican
The Shoes – Time To Dance

Best Cinematography In A Video
Feist – The Bad In Each Other
James Blake – A Case Of You
Jay-Z & Kanye West – No Church In The Wild
Lana Del Rey – Blue Jeans
M.I.A. – Bad Girls
UNKLE – Another Night Out

Best Choreography In A Video
Avicii – Levels
Delilah – Inside My Love
Hauschka – Radar
Thunderbird Gerard – Thunderbird
Toby Gale – Showdown
Will Young – Losing Myself

Best Editing In A Video
Florence & The Machine – Shake It Out
Justice – New Lands
M.I.A. – Bad Girls
Plan B – Ill Manors
The Shoes – Time To Dance
UNKLE – Another Night Out

Best Styling In A Video
Duran Duran – Girl Panic
Flight Facilities – Foreign Language
Lana Del Rey – National Anthem
Mademoiselle Yulia – Gimme Gimme
M.I.A. – Bad Girls
Rammstein – Mein Land

Best Telecine (aka Grading) In A Video
James Blake – A Case Of You
Justice – New Lands
Jay-Z & Kanye West – No Church In The Wild
Temper Trap – Trembling Hands
The Shoes – Time To Dance
Will Young – Losing Myself

Best VFX In A Video
Duck Sauce – Big Bad Wolf
Friendly Fires – Hurting
Foster The People – Houdini
Hot Chip – Night And Day
Justice – New Lands
Woodkid – Run Boy Run

Music vision and innovation categories
The Innovation Award
ALB – Golden Chains
Ghostpoet & The D.O.T. – Trouble
j.viewz – Rivers and Homes
The Maccabees – VEVO presents The Maccabees In The Dark
Madness – Our House at The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
Various Artists – Alternative Advent Calendar

Best Live Music Coverage
Chase & Status – Live At Brixton Academy
Chemical Brothers – Don’t Think
LCD Soundsystem – Shut Up And Play The Hits
Rizzle Kicks – Live And Typical
The Maccabees – VEVO presents The Maccabees In The Dark
Various Artists – The Jo Whiley Music Show

Best Music Ad – TV or Online
Kasabian – Velociraptor
The Killers – Battle Born
Olly Murs – Olly Murs
Pink Floyd – A Foot In The Dark
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra – Seven Vibes
Soulwax – Radio Soulwax “Machine”

Individual categories
Best Producer
in association with Rushes

Gareth Thomas
Leanne Stott
Lee Groombridge
Liz Kessler
Phil Tidy
Tamsin Glasson

Best Commissioner
Dan Millar
Dan Curwin
James Hackett
John Moule
Julia Frost
Mike O’Keefe

Best New Director
in association with Locomotion

A Nice Idea Every Day
Abteen Bagheri
AG Rojas
Bison
Focus Creeps
Ninian Doff

Best Director
Andreas Nilsson
Daniels
David Wilson
Emil Nava
Romain Gavras
Yoann Lemoine

The People’s Choice Award
in association with VEVO

Shortlist tbc

Full credit information on all the nominations coming soon.

And the UK Music Video Awards and VEVO have also got together to allow fans to vote for their favourite British video of the past year with The People’s Choice Award. Eighteen videos by nine different artists are in the running in the People’s Choice Award – to be revealed on Tuesday, October 16th, when the Award is launched on VEVO’s website, and Facebook page.

The UK Music Video Awards 2012 take place at The Empire, Leicester Square in London on Thursday November 8th. You can book tickets for the show now by downloading the ticket reservation form on the UK MVAs website.

Francobollo ‘Basketball’ by Sam Bailey and Amer Chadha Patel

Monday, 8. October 2012 - 1:15 pm | No comments »

From the band and director who came up with the superb video for I Found A Bike Today – featuring a brilliant bike-loving performance by Adeel Ahktar – here’s Francobollo and bandmember/director Sam Bailey’s long-awaited follow-up – for Basketball. And if anything, its even more unhinged…

This time Sam has collaborated with Amer Chadha Patel, director of all the Allsaints Basement Music Sessions. “It’s about the post-break-up-sex-rampage that we’ve all been a witness of, an accessory to or actually perpetrated,” Sam explains.

“We enlisted comic Kyle Shepherd and his snake hips to channel the spirits of Gene Kelly and John Holmes through a load of little setups we scribbled down with the band. Our challenge was to try and think of a mixture of incredibly manly actions and mix them with an overtly sexual tone, and find somewhere to fit a basketball in as well.”

And he’s not kidding about John Holmes, large penis fans…

Francobollo
Basketball (Snaketown Records)
Director: Sam Bailey & Amer Chadha Patel
DoP: Amer Chadha Patel
2nd Camera: Joe Connor
Editors: Sam Bailey & Amer Chadha Patel
Animation: Sam Bailey
Grade: Martin Southworth @ Nice Biscuits
Choreography: Simon Nilsson
With Kyle J. Shepherd, Anth Fya, Anisha Fields, Martina Rocca, Dooks, Joseph Connor, Jack Leonard, Oliver Price, Jack Driver, TD Van Der Beek, Simon Nilsson, Sean Bean, Leala-Rain Shonaiya, Marie Million, Ruairi O’Neill, Irene Lydon, Kate Tartsus, Stu Chaney, Ben Bidmead, Neil Tollitt, Juan Carlos Farah, Samar Hazboun, Sarah Henson

A*M*E ‘Play The Game Boy’ by Patrick Killingbeck

Monday, 8. October 2012 - 11:30 am | No comments »



Patrick Killingbeck and A*M*E – hot new pop singer signed to Gary Barlow’s Future Records imprint – join forces to indulge in her obsession for all things K-pop with this very colourful promo for new single Play The Game Boy…

A*M*E
Play The Game Boy (Future Records)
Director: Patrick Killingbeck
Production Company: Rokkit
Producer: Dulce Kellett
Production Assistant: Vari Kenny
1st Ad: Isusko Garcia
Runner: Giles Barron
Runner: Oli Bell
Runner: Jamie Conoley
DP: Brian Fawcett
Directors Representative: Obmanagement
Focus Puller: Thomas Fishwick
2nd AC: Kit Mackenzie
DIT: Jayson Hunte
Audio Playback: Adam Lovelock
Gaffer: Adam Slater
Spark: Rik Burnell
Art Director: John Hollinsworth
Make-Up Artist Heather B
Stylist: Tamer Wilde
Choreographer: Beth Honan
Choreographer Assist: Nikki Trow
Editor: Ben New
Exec Producer: Mary Calderwood
Commissioner Marisa Garner
Watch: here

Jupiter Ace ‘Glowing In The Dark’ by Richard Hunter

Monday, 8. October 2012 - 9:30 am | No comments »


Featuring energetic and athletic performances from dancers Hannah Goggin and Carli Trigg, Richard Hunter harnesses the groovy, throbbing spirit of Jupiter Ace’s Glowing In The Dark in this pulsating promo. With excellent photography by Thomas Turley, the look and feel of the video belies the teeny £1K budget…

Jupiter Ace
Glowing In The Dark (Big Vision Records)
Director/Editor: Richard Hunter
Production Company: Asylum
DP: Thomas Turley
Producer: Ben Falk
Art Direction: Frederick Kickergoose
Colourist: Gilbert Crocket
DIT: Liran Barlev
Hair & Make-up: Eleanor Cole
Runner: Ryan Delahunty
Watch: here

Pure Bathing Culture ‘Ivory Coast’ by Sean Pecknold

Friday, 5. October 2012 - 4:00 pm | No comments »

Sean Pecknold’s video for his Portland-based friends Pure Bathing Culture and their track Ivory Coast is a bucolic romance, featuring bandmembers Sarah Versprille and Dan Hindman – and Sarah’s little blue friend. So having made the delightful video for Here We Go Magic earlier this year, it’s Sean’s second drily humourous piece featuring a strange menage a trois in a matter of months…

“I became friends with Dan and Sarah from PBC as soon as I moved to Portland,” says Sean. “I love the music they are making, and then they asked me to make a video. I said…sure let’s do it. I really wanted to shoot something in Oregon, and specifically in the strange area south of Astoria on the coast, a place called Sunset Beach.

“I wanted to make more of a performance video something I haven’t done much of in the past. We went back and forth on the concept then spent a weekend out there, and made the video. I made the little blue creature just before leaving on our way out there. We luckily found an amazing trailer park with stylized interiors, that worked well for the story and just seemed to fit the world. They are a great band, and I expect greatness from their coming LP.”

Pure Bathing Culture
Ivory Coast (Father/Daughter Records)
Starring: Sarah Versprille, Dan Hindman
Director: Sean Pecknold
DoP: Matt Daniels
Steadicam: Brian McKee
Prop designer: Bowen Ames
Costumes: Jayme Hansen
Assistant prop designer: Riley Messina
Assistant: Alina Hardin
Creature: Sean Pecknold
Producer: Jill Guidi
Special Thanks: Sou ‘ Wester Lodge, Thandi Rosenbaum, Unified Field Collective, Abby Portner, Amy Dials

Kid Koala ’5 Bit Blues’ by Kid Koala

Friday, 5. October 2012 - 2:00 pm | No comments »

Continuing his re-imagining of the blues – and following on from his equally fab self-made video for ’8 Bit Blues’ – Kid Koala has created more top-down camera fun for ’5 Bit Blues’.

This time Mr Koala picks a photocopier and a Polaroid camera as his weapons of choice, with the copier providing a visual aid to the song, and each photo developing on camera as an insight into Kid Koala’s musical actions. Again, it’s great stuff, wonderfully timed and all filmed in one shot.


Kid Koala
5 Bit Blues (Ninja Tune)
Director: Kid Koala
Art Direction: Corinne Merrell and Louisa Schabas
Cinematographer: AJ Korkidakis
Performers: Kid Koala, Corinne Merrell, Louisa Schabas, Vid Cousins, Ryhna Thompson, Jesse Thompson, AJ Korkidakis

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