Video Premiere: Nikki Yanofsky & Dir. Ben Knechtel Bring You “Something New”!

Nikki Yanofsky Something New

Check out the latest release from The Field! Watch “Something New” by Nikki Yanofsky, directed by The Field’s Ben Knechtel.

Canadian powerhouse Nikki Yanofsky is making a splash with her newest single “Something New”. The track was Executive Produced by the legendary Quincy Jones, and premiered on iTunes September 3rd.

It is a fantastic mix of new meets old, with vintage samples and retro instrumentals, paired with Nikki’s flawless vocals singing the contemporary melody. Click here to download on iTunes!

The video, shot over 2 days in Toronto and directed by The Field’s Ben Knechtel, premiered exclusively on MuchMusic last Friday, September 18th, and worldwide online Tuesday September 24th.

Check out the video for “Something New” above! The marriage of new and old in both the video concept and musical style is the perfect segue into Nikki’s new musical era as a young woman with an impeccably mature voice and vintage flair.

Video Premiere: Gord Bamford & Director Stephano Barberis “When Your Lips Are So Close”

Stephano Barberis Gord Bamford When Your Lips Are So Close

The latest video from country star Gord Bamford, “When Your Lips Are So Close” premiered online today. The beautiful video was directed by The Field’s Stephano Barberis and was shot on location in Phoenix, Arizona.

The breathtaking landscape of the video, paired with an emotional and powerful story told though dance, is a stunning companion piece to Gord’s latest single.

Gord recently cleaned up at the 2013 Canadian Country Music Association Awards, taking home Single of the Year (“Leaning On A Lonesome Song”), Album of the Year (“Is It Friday Yet?”) and Video of the Year (“Leaning On A Lonesome Song”).

This marks the beginning of a new era in Gord’s career, and we are sure there are plenty more beautiful music, videos, and accolades to come.

Check out the stunning “When Your Lips Are So Close” video above!

Video Premiere: Watch the Music Videos for The Next Star Top 6 Finalists!

The Next Star Finalists

Corus and YTV’s smash television hit The Next Star is nearing the finale this Sunday, where the Season 6 winner will be crowned live from Canada’s Wonderland! Last night marked the premiere of the music videos for the Top 6 finalists, and we think they ALL are stars.

The Field Inc. was proud to once again team up with TNS’s production company Tricon to produce the group video and all six finalists solo clips. This year one director from our roster took a video each, matching their talent and style with that of the contestant.

Huge thanks to all our fantastic directors and hard working crew for making it all come together. They all look amazing in their own special way!

In case you missed the episode, check out all the videos from the talented kids below!

Alicia Moffat – Better Watch Out For Me
Director: Ben Knechtel

Kat Moscone – Lioness
Director: Aaron A

Dante Scott – Goodbye Gravity
Director: Grandson & Son

Paige Prescott – Say U 2
Director: Stash Capar

Alex Zaichkowski – All I Want
Director: Adam Goldhammer

Jaden Myles – Winners
Director: Dan LeMoyne

Top 6 Finalists – We Just Don’t Care
Director: Peter Papapetrou

What do you think of the videos? Do you have a favourite? Comment below!

The Field’s Director Stephano Barberis Wins Big And Breaks Records At The CCMA Awards!

Canadian Country Music Association Awards

Major congratulations going out to The Field’s Director Stephano Barberis this week, who won BIG at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards on September 8th. Stephano was awarded the prestigious Music Video Director of The Year at the CCMA’s, for a staggering SIXTH time.

Not only has Stephano won this award 6 times in the past 7 years for his amazing country music video work, but this year’s awards brings his total award wins as Director to TWENTY-FIVE statues overall! This a fantastic accomplishment, and is a Canadian record for the number of CCMA Award Director of the Year wins for one individual. Overall, he has been nominated an astounding 58 awards during his career so far.

To say this recognition is well-deserved is an understatement. Over the past decade, Stephano has directed 123 music videos, 54 of which have entered the Top 20, including over a dozen that have peaked at #1 both nationally and internationally. It is commonplace to see all Top 5 music videos on be Stephano directed pieces.

Mr.Barberis does more than just country music videos – he is consistently working with artists to create videos in all genres of music, while his own electronic music project “Breathe of My Leaves” is set to debut internationally in October.

Says Stephano of this year’s win, “This surprising, consecutive recognition just makes me so thankful and brings tears to my eyes. My main goal is that I remain unique and make the best videos possible for all who come to me. If the artists don’t look good, I don’t look good.”

Check out some of Stephano’s work on his director page HERE.
His latest video for 2013 CCMA Songwriter/Single/Album of the Year winner Gord Bamford, entitled “When Your Lips Are So Close”, premiered on CMT this week HERE. The breathtaking video and will debut online this weekend.

Congratulations Stephano! Excited to see what the rest of 2013 has is store for such an amazing talent.

Video Premiere: Margaret Malandruccolo and Dean Brody Present “Bounty”

Margaret Malandruccolo Dean Brody Bounty

Check out the latest release from Canadian country superstar Dean Brody. The Field produced, Margaret Malandruccolo directed clip brings the words of the track to life, and tells the story of a man on the run from the law with a bounty on his head. Shot in California, the video is more of a mini-movie than your typical music video.

We’d tell you more about it, but you need to watch it to get the full story.
And… stay tuned for a longer, online-only Director’s Cut version coming soon!

Brett Kissel’s “Started With A Song” Directed By Margaret Malandruccolo Hits #1 on CMT Canada!

Margaret Malandruccolo Brett Kissel Started With A Song

The video for Brett Kissel’s “Started With A Song”, directed by Margaret Malandruccolo, has just hit Number One on the CMT Chevrolet Top 20 Countdown!

The clip was shot in Nashville earlier this year, and was the first collaboration for Margaret and Brett. The experience was such a success that they are hoping to team up again on his next video! Stay tuned for that!

And check out “Started With A Song” above!

Grandson & Son’s Video For Rob Moir’s “The Fear” Receiving Worldwide Recognition!

Grandson & Son Rob Moir The Fear

Big congratulations going out to The Field’s Director Grandson & Son on his latest project. His clip for Rob Moir’s “The Fear” has been gaining popularity and accolades online throughout the world!

Aux.TV premiered the video in an article HERE, while Rolling Stone Germany discussed the clip in an article HERE!

The video features poignant and striking imagery, blending the beautiful with the bizarre. Rob Moir states in the Aux.TV article, “Watching Grandson and Son’s visual interpretation compliment the song so perfectly, I felt awestruck. The hammer hit the nail right on the head. I simply love it.” We couldn’t agree more!

Get lost for four beautiful minutes in “The Fear” above, and congrats to Rob Moir and Grandson & Son for the international praise the stunning visual experience is garnering.

Video Premiere: Have A “Fam Jam” With Shad And His Crew!

Che Kothari Shad Fam Jam

Peep the latest video from Canadian hip-hop artist Shad! The video, entitled “Fam Jam (Fe Sum Immigrins)”, is a fun and heart-warming clip showing the rapper enjoying a classic ‘fam jam’ with some of his closest friends and family members.

The clip is sure to make you proud to be Canadian, and shows the diversity and cultural pride this country is known for.

The video was recently added to MuchMusic in Heavy Rotation. Check out “Fam Jam (Fe Sum Immigrins)”, directed by Che Kothari, above!