Rob Ulitski - 26th May 2020

Meeks & Frost channel old school R&B vibes in their video for Alana Maria's Happier. 

Best known for their multi-format videos for the likes of SL and PA Salieu, the director duo confidently move into nostalgic territory with Maria's debut visual. 

Complete with crossfades and plenty of casual Dutch angles, the 90's aesthetic comes through thick and fast, paying homage to the golden era of R&B videos. 

DoP Rik Burnell's close attention to camera movement and composition, and the inclusion of posed close-up shots with super soft lighting, stays true to tradition and the iconography of the period. 

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorMeeks & Frost
ProducerKareem Adeshina
Production CompanyGreatcoat Films
1st ADPaolo De Batista
Director of PhotographyRik Burnell
Focus PullerOliver Bingham
2nd ACCharlie Tierney
GafferKristof Szentgyorgyvary
WardrobeEmmanuella Megkistou
Hair & Make-upSukhy Bhandal
EditorSam Hardy
ColouristAlex Gregory
Grading companyThe Mill
VFXMax Colt
Director's RepresentationLas Bandas Be Brave
CommissionerNicola Sheppard
LabelAtlantic Records
Other creditsAction Vehicle: c/o Steve Murray Pre-Shoot Day Focus Puller: George Phull Cast: Alana & Friends

Rob Ulitski - 26th May 2020

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