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S A M P I L L I N G | J. Cole – She Knows

Pulse Films director Sam Pilling has done a beautiful job for American hip-hop artist J.Cole’s track ‘She Knows’. The day in the life of a young skater kid, we follow the journey of his active day brushing with police, skating bowls and discovering a dark family secret.

G I O R G I O T E S T I | Damon Albarn – Mr Tembo

A nice promo here from Pulse-represented director Giorgio Testi, for track ‘Mr Tembo’ from the always-excellent Damon Albarn. Shot in a church in Leytonstone, East London, it’s just a really simple, well executed music video which does what it’s supposed to do!

G R E G W I L S O N | Let Me Know When You See Fire

As you may or may not know, the future of television and cinema is 4K – that’s four times the resolution of current HD. Cinematographer Greg Wilson and director Brendan Bellomo were asked to shoot a 4K promo with the new Phantom Flex4K camera – a camera capable of shooting 1000fps at 4k. In simple terms that’s extremely slow-motion at extremely high definition. Whether or not the technical side appeals to you, the visual side should, so enjoy this firey sensation!

M V O D | Chris Cunningham Mashup

If you were ever in doubt as to why Chris Cunningham is so revered for his work on music videos, the good people over at MVOD have just released a 7minute edit of his best promo work, seamlessly mashed-up for your viewing pleasure. Intense & shocking as ever, Cunningham’s work is fucking excellent and this is a fitting homage to it.

A N D R E W T E L L I N G | The Rapha Continental – Yorkshire

London-based director Andrew Telling has come up with the goods once again for cycling maestro’s Rapha, with this aptly-timed beautiful cycling film set in Yorkshire, UK. Just as the Tour passed through the Dales, Rapha put out this homage to the sport, captured perfectly by Andrew Telling and his crew. He always manages to convey a gripping narrative, aided by a gripping soundscape, which together always keep me watching.

T E A M S K Y | Chris Froome – Channel Tunnel

Bit of an odd one here but for anyone into road cycling Chris Froome has just become the first guy to cycle the length of the Channel Tunnel. I’m not convinced how incredible of an achievement that is, but I do think the film’s been put together really nicely, with a great soundscape that keeps the intensity up.