Friday, October 5, 2012

The Cinematic Orchestra: Arrival Of The Birds + Lilac Wine

Two stunning commercial videos, each featuring a beautiful track recorded by British group The Cinematic Orchestra, founded in 1999 by Jason Swinscoe.

"Arrival of the Birds", from the soundtrack to one of the finest wildlife documentaries ever made, 'The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingo'.  The very Pixar like Address Is Approximate clip was directed by Tom Jenkins of London based commercial production house The Theory.  (Jenkins and business partner Simon Sharp announched this week that they will be directing their feature film debut 'Giants' for Sony Pictures.)

"Lilac Wine", written by James Shelton in 1950 has been covered by many artists, including Eartha Kitt, Nina Simone, Elkie Brooks, Jeff Buckley, and most recently by Miley Cyrus. The clip was directed by Vanessa Marzaroli for L.A. based digital design studio Blind which has produced music videos for The Raveonettes, Gnarls Barkley, Justin Timberlake, and more.