Naughty Boy / Runnin'

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Stunning underwater acrobatics for Naughty Boy’s promo ‘Runnin’ featuring superstar Beyoncé and Arrow Benjamin.

Directed by Charlie Robins of Forever Pictures and co-directed by Julie Gautier of Les Films Engloutis, Grade by Colourist Paul Harrison and online Flame work by Judy Roberts, Andy Copping & Jason Watts.

Paul Harrison worked closely on the brief to create the right atmosphere for the grade with Director Charlie Robins, ‘I knew that Charlie’s film was going to be a treat to grade- I love the underwater realm. I think it’s an amazing place, truly beautiful but also totally hostile. With the grade we wanted to capture the feeling of being there.’

Flame work involved the removal of rigging and lines used to twist and spin the divers in the right direction and background crew and boats. What lay in the challenge was creating a seamless clean up with the movement of the camera and a constantly changing environment.

Robins explains his decision for using Freefolk for the grade, 'Before I shot the video I knew Paul Harrison would be right for the job. We spoke about it a week before heading out to Tahiti and with his background in scuba diving and free diving photography it was a no brainer. Paul is one of the best and he really showed what he can do on this one. He's added a real depth and sense of scale to the video. I just let him do his thing. I knew he'd get it bang on. Cheryl and all  of the guys have been amazingly accommodating and supportive throughout. I couldn't be happier with the outcome.'

  • Directors Julie Gautier
    Charlie Robins
  • Record Label Virgin Records
  • Production Company Forever Pictures
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  • Executive Producer Sasha Nixon
  • Producer Sarah Tognazzi
  • Post Producer Cheryl Payne
  • Colourist Paul Harrison
  • Lead Flame Andy Copping
  • Flame Judy Roberts
    Jason Watts
  • DOP Jacques Ballard
  • Cast Guillaume Nery
    Alice Modolo
  • Camera Assistant Arthur Lauters
  • Editor Leo King @ Stitch
  • Sound Design Davo McConville