Director Stephano Barberis Awarded CCMA Video Director of the Year

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Taken from Chad Brownlee “Heart on Fire”

Last night, the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) awarded our very own director Stephano Barberis as Video Director of the Year!

We here at The Field are thrilled that Stephano’s creative work has been recognized by CCMA. We are excited to see his continual growth as a director in the coming years.

Need a break from you work day? Take some time and check out Stephano’s work with amazing artists Dallas Smith’s “Cheap Seats”, Gord Bamford’s “Don’t Let Her Be Gone”, Chad Brownie’s “Hearts on Fire”, or Bobby Wills “So Much For Taking it Slow”.

Also congratulations also to Brett Kissel for receiving the Fans’ Choice Award presented by Sirius XM, Interactive Artist of the Year and Male Artist of the Year.

To Jess Mosakaluke for being selected as Female Artist of the Year.

Lastly to High Valley for grabbing the title of Group or Duo of the Year.

Check out the complete CCMA Award Winners list.

Cheers to a great year in Canadian Country Music!


Video Premiere: Live A “Life Worth Living” With Karen Lee Batten

Canadian country singer Karen Lee Batten teamed up with uber-talented Director Stephano Barberis again for her second single from the “Cause A Scene” EP released this week.

After her epic Femme Fatale role in the “Cause A Scene” video (complete with an exploding car and KLB rocking a flamethrower), the songstress has switched gears in this emotional and poignant video for “Life Worth Living”. The beautiful visuals are the perfect companion to the touching storyline. In the clip, an older man prepares a picnic to spend the day with his lifelong sweetheart.

You’ll have to watch for yourself to get the whole story, but trust us when we say this is one of Stephano’s most emotionally touching videos to date.

Watch “Life Worth Living” by Karen Lee Batten, directed by Stephano Barberis, above!



Video Premiere: Dallas Smith Is “Slow Rollin” With Director Stephano Barberis

Director Stephano Barberis teamed up with Dallas Smith yet again for another fantastic video!

“Slow Rollin”, shot outside Vancouver, is a fun and energetic clip featuring an awesome forest party that we wish we were a part of. The video premiered on CMT Canada and premiered at number 6 on the CMT Chevrolet Countdown – his highest debut to date!

Watch “Slow Rollin” by Dallas Smith, directed by Stephano Barberis, above.



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Video Premiere: Bobby Wills Debuts “Crazy Enough” with Director Stephano Barberis!

CCMA 2013’s Rising Star Bobby Wills latest single “Crazy Enough” is here – a fun and exciting new track about loving life, having fun, and being just the right amount of crazy.

Filmed on location in Vancouver, BC, director Stephano Barberis certainly embraces that thrilling energy in this exhilarating music video full of flips, jumps, and great country music. We might have to take up parkour this summer!

Check out “Crazy Enough” by Bobby Wills, directed by Stephano Barberis, above!

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian heritage (Canada Music fund) and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.

Produced in Co-operation with Country Music Television Canada’s Video Advantage Grant Program

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Video Premiere: Check Out The “Unreal” New Music Video from Gord Bamford and Director Stephano Barberis!

Keep the love songs coming, Gord.

The latest single from Canadian country music singer Gord Bamford is a song any girl would love to have written about her. (But even though it wasn’t written about us, we can still enjoy the video, ladies!) Gord teamed up with director Stephano Barberis once again to create an equally heartfelt and beautiful video shot on location in stunning Topanga, California. The two also paired up in 2013 to create a video for his previous single “When Your Lips Are So Close,” which can be found on Stephano’s Director page.

Straight off his Juno Award nominated County Junkie album, Gord continues to pull at our heartstrings, and we aren’t complaining. Check out the video for “Unreal” above!

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Video Premiere: Reach the “Tippin Point” with Dallas Smith!

Ever wanted to have an exclusive party with some of the wildest and hottest country fans around? What if Canadian country superstar Dallas Smith himself was there too?

Now you can see exactly what that would be like with Dallas’ latest video “Tippin Point”. Directed by Stephano Barberis, the video was shot in Vancouver in a bar filled with wild fan-girls, rowdy guys, and entertaining visuals of the wildest party around.

The clip is the perfect compliment to the flirtatious and fun lyrics of the song. Welcome to the new era of Dallas Smith!

Check out “Tippin Point” by Dallas Smith, directed by Stephano Barberis, above!

Mandy Ringdal Shares Her Touching Tribute With “Alive At 25″ Stephano Barberis

Video Premiere: Mandy Ringdal Shares Her Touching Tribute With “Alive At 25”

“Alive at 25” is a touching tribute by Mandy Ringdal, reflecting on the tragic passing of her sister who would have been 25 this year.

Directed by Stephano Barberis, the video is a poignant and powerful display of Mandy’s incredible talent, the pain of losing a sibling, and the strength we must find after something so tragic and heartbreaking occurs.

Watch the powerfully touching video above.

Produced in Co-operation with CMT Canada’s Video Advantage Program.

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Video Premiere: Gord Bamford & Director Stephano Barberis “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!

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