Lassamie Prasimay - 20th May 2019

Raja Virdi directs and photographs another of his signature style one-shot live performances for James Bay's newest single Bad - filmed at the Hackney Round Chapel in East London.


"I really enjoyed making this video. I wanted this piece to feel intimate and raw with it just being James performing solo and this was achieved by creating a spotlit setup and mostly keeping camera in the close-up world. I wanted to keep the piece cinematic and to show off the introduction wide, therefore I decided to go with a 40mm Cooke Anamorphic.

"We had a fantastic team, an incredible location in Hackney Round Chapel and most importantly a fantastic artist and song. Working with James was a dream and super easygoing. Massive props to my Steadi-op Jake Whitehouse for smashing the camera work. My frequent gaffer Amir for helping advise on lighting this so beautifully and having to black out over 20 large windows in one day... and to my regular Colourist Connor at ETC for always adding the incredible finishing touches."

Watch 'James Bay 'Bad' (Live) by Raja Virdi' here

PRO Credits


DirectorRaja Virdi
ProducerRaja Virdi
Production CompanyPHASE
Production ManagerIslay Leefe-griffiths
Director of PhotographyRaja Virdi
Focus PullerLucas Campain
2nd ACRhys Warren
GafferAmir Moulfi
Make-upSara Bowden
ColouristConnor Coolbear
Grading companyElectric Theatre Collective
Post ProducerOliver Whitworth
CommissionerKate Miller
Other creditsProduction Coordinator: Molly Fleet Steadicam: Jake Whitehouse Sparks: Mantas Veteikis, Tom La Motte, Jeff Celis, Ross Brown, Luke Greenan, Tom Parkinson Desk Op: Patrick Krause Sound Recording: Anthony Leung Monitoring Engineer: Mark Donovan

Lassamie Prasimay - 20th May 2019

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