We've recently set up our own in-house edit suites, including offline, online, after effects and grading services. Whether cutting a promotional film, re-touching a music video or clocking a commercial, our talented team of editors will craft your latest work from shoot to screen.
Where to start with this one? Joe Connor flexes his creative muscles again with a this artistic piece for Josh Record. A confluence of visuals both beautiful and visceral this video is a unique and wholly original experience played out in front of camera. Enjoy.
Sing J. Lee directs the video for Chali XCX's feverishly infectious Boom Clap. Taken from the summer box office smash The Fault in Our Stars the video masterfully intertwines the drama from the film with a gripping performance from Charli set against the iconic back drop of Amsterdam.
Chief spent a windy morning up top of Hotel Football to shoot this promo for Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt. The closely-fought game was directed by Nate Camponi. Shot on location in Old Trafford, Manchester (obviously).
Our director Joe Connor channeled his childhood when bringing to life Paul Weller's new track "Brand New Toy". Full of wonderful visuals and Joe's usual sense of creativity and just a dash of madness the team here at Chief and Joe decided to build a giant kaleidoscope, 30 feet long and tall enough to house Paul and his band. The results are clear to see, and everyone agrees that doing it all in camera was the only way to go.
espite what the glossy billboards and cheesy ads tell us, 'love' just ain't that easy. Lucky Generals wanted to collide the schmaltz head-on with the cold hard facts, and have done so with a particular visceral edge for this new track by NYPC (New Young Pony Club).
Joe Connor has created a suitably heavy-hitting promo for Band of Skulls' single 'Bruises'. Two bowling teams go toe to toe in an epic ten-pin battle complete with beards, Mexican wrestling masks and elaborate victory salutes, as the Southampton rock trio calmly watch on eating the odd chip and drinking slushies. Rock and roll.
Liverpool FC, one of the bastions of football the world over, wanted to create an intimate and sincere series of videos showcasing the players, the staff and the people that make the club the institution it is. Chief's own Joe Connor was the perfect choice and I think the results speak for themselves.
England's primary sponsor, and automotive titan Vauxhall wanted to get some footballing titans involved in a project to showcase just how many options you have with their new car 'Adam'. They got Chief involved to capture players such as Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard and Daniel Sturridge competing in a series of fun-fair style challenges.
We worked tirelessly with our colleagues down in London at HSI, and director Simon Cole to help bring together yet another revealing look behind the scenes at what those Knitting Nanas get up to at the Shreddies factory. Our art department were literally working through the night to complete the transformation of Panalux studios in Bolton.
Nate Camponi teams up with again with Viking, the titans of the office & stationary world. Bringing to the fore their support of local business with everything from a new printer to tea bags. They really can supply everything your office might need.
Sing J Lee and CHVRCHES reunite to complete their trilogy of videos together. This one captures the band as they traverse the globe, riding the wave of success that their debut album "The Bones of What You Believe" has brought them. Beautifully stitched together, this is a pixel popping snapshot of the band at the peak of their powers.
Kitchen makers extraordinaire wanted a commercial crafted from the ground up, funnily enough, just like their kitchens. They needed something which could highlight the form, function and beauty that is more than skin deep in their kitchens. Using a great combination of live action and VFX director Chris Cottam more than delivers on that concept.
Wanting to showcase how their wears literally jump off the screen, Simply Be employed Chief to bring this concept to life. Shot on location in Cape Town I think it's safe to say that the location, the girls and most importantly the clothes look stunning.
Getting ready for your tour with the lads this year just got a whole load easier. Showcasing the best that Jacamo has to offer, some great locations around Manchester, and making it all look effortlessly cool. Sounds right up Chief's street really, and the results speak for themselves.
The return of British dance duo Dirty Vegas needed a suitably top notch video. Step forward Danny Brooke Taylor, directing his sophomore music video effort. One great comeback deserves another, and the central character of this little narrative is on the trail. This track is an absolute cracker, get it on repeat.
Leading buyer of all things automotive webuyanycar.com knew exactly where to come when they wanted to put out a sparkly new commercial showcasing exactly how they stay streets ahead of the competition, and dare I say it - Chief delivered.
Joe Connor directs this visually arresting performance video for The Courteeners. Lose Control, the first single off their album 'ANNA', is brought to life with a deft touch, and visual enhancements which are fast becoming something of a trademark for Joe.
This haunting and ethereal snapshot of Daniel Radcliffe was directed by Joe Connor for Flaunt magazine. Beautifully realised in stark black and white, Joe had only 8 minutes with the film superstar, and managed to capture something very special.
One of the busiest men at Chief is back with another video full of a whimsical style, a bucket load of theatre and just a touch of crazy. Joe Connor directs the video for Blitz Kids' latest single - Sometimes. Following four intriguing gangs of characters on a motoring, intertwining, multi-strand narrative.
Are you in love with a Notion? Joe Connor creates a suitably lyrical video for the new single from The Courteeners. His third collaboration with the Manchester based band is a very combustible, topsy, turvy affair.
Bespoke furniture company Neville Johnson wanted something to connect their furniture with the life their customers build around them. Who better than Marc Ingham to bring his eye for detail to this sweeping commercial. Nobody, that's who.
Teddybears, Sweden's finest exponents of genre-blending dance beats, recently took a trip to Kingston, Jamaica with director Joe Connor. The lads - big fans of the dancehall music scene - met some of their musical idols in the studio and made a few new friends on the dance floor. Joe was there to document the ensuing mayhem.
Joe Connor unleashes a striking promo for Irish singer/songwriter Pat Byrne. Last year Pat won the Irish version of the TV show 'The Voice' and Joe decided his powerful vocals were the perfect accompaniment to a spot of rugby in the rain. Brutal yet beautiful stuff.
We follow one girl's mission to find Mr Right in a sea of Mr Wrongs in this cheery short film with an important message for Terrence Higgins Trust. Directed by Nate Camponi and called "wonderfully quirky" by Terrence Higgins Trust patron Steven Fry.
A Chief and Sleepydog co-production, Weird & Wonderful Hotels is a fast-paced travel series that takes you to all the weirdest and most wonderful hotels on planet Earth. The shoot took us from the tree tops of Latin America to the bottom of a lake in Sweden...and every bizarre place in between. The show has aired on NatGeo in territories all around the world.
One of adverts for The Co-operative, directed by Marc Ingham, which was both shot and edited in the Chief studio. It reminds us all that a trip to the local Co-op is the perfect way to feed your kids, pets and whoever else depends on your bank account for daily sustenance.
In December 2010, we launched our first ever children's TV show, 'Mission: Green Santa'. Broadcast on CITV during the two weeks leading up to Christmas, it followed the exploits of Climatologist Maurice Bergs, as he campaigned to save Santa's melting runway from Global Warming. The show was supported by a website, where children could make green pledges to help Maurice and save Christmas for everyone.
When Woolmark Gold were looking to hand out a special award to their best business partners, including suppliers and tailors alike, we told them that we'd make the trophy. True, it's not a typical job a production company would take on, but then we are no typical production company. We enlisted our good friend and sculptor Bobby Tonge and took a trip to the foundry.
Jack Daniels continues its foray into the world of rock and roll with the JD Set Glasgow. Filmed by Nate Camponi and aired on Channel 4, the full show follows a stellar line up of established and up and coming artists as they re-imagine the biggest hits around.
When The Co-operative asked Marc Ingham to film a collection of idents for ITV's National Weather, Marc attempted to capture every single weather condition that graces these fair isles. That quest took him on a mazy journey around the UK, which, as you can see, resulted in some truly beautiful footage.
Alternate rock aficionados Feeder are back with their latest single, 'Children of the Sun'. In the video, directed by Joe Connor, the band conjure up a giant sun with their magical riffs. If they can do the same in reality we could keep this hot patch going till Autumn. Keep playing lads, we need more Vitamin D.
Joe Connor has shot a bass-pounding promo for South London's foremost Grime aficionado P-Money. 'Dubsteppin' follows one man's trip to the LOVEBOX festival in the East End to see P-Money ripping it up in a manner only a man with the name 'P' can. Brap etc.
After the success of their first collaboration, Band of Skulls and director Joe Connor have teamed up once again for the band's latest single 'You're Not Pretty'. The video is set in a prison. So, as you'd expect, there are prisoners. A guard. And tap dancing. That's right, tap dancing. Who'd have thought that a screw and three convicted felons would be so light on their feet?
Nate Camponi's music video for Random Impulse's 'I Don't Really Care' clearly demonstrates why it's not a good idea to date a girl with freakish super powers. Sure, she could take you for a romantic fly around the planet, but forget to put the toilet seat back down and your days are numbered.
After a year of directing, producing and editing numerous campaigns for The Co-operative Food, we clocked our final commercial for the retailer in October. And there couldn't have been a more fun way to wish bon voyage than with a fun Halloween special. More in a long line of great work for the brand by director Marc Ingham.
Bad language. Thrown cups of tea. Bite marks in your control pad. Playing video games against your mates has always created a bit of tension. But now, thanks to Virgin Gaming, you can throw cash into the mix too. Director Ben Tonge captures the resulting madness.
Ben Tonge injects some personality into the world of gambling with his latest work for Stan James. The campaign introduces us to Stan and James themselves; one a long shot risk taker, the other a play it safe odds spotter. The question is, which one are you?
Joe Connor's new music video for The Moons has a few special features. Number one, a cracking tune. Two, lots and lots of crazy ink. And three, the King Mod himself, Mr Paul Weller. It all comes together very well we're sure you'll agree, even if our editors will be seeing blobs of ink in front of their eyes for weeks to come.
Joe Connor directs British character actor Daniel Mays in this colourful yarn about a forlorn, broken man who has to overcome the challenge of a mechanical bull to be reunited with his lost love in the states. All whilst Feeder grab a jar on the other side of the room.