LEAP Celebrates Music Video Creativity as UKMVA Post-Production Partner

LEAP’s Film and Post team are thrilled to continue our longstanding post-production partnership with the UK Music Video Awards, one which began fourteen years ago with the first awards show in 2008. The premier celebration of UK and international music video production and music filmmaking talent returns to London as a live, in-person event and takes to a new, larger venue on the tip of the Greenwich Peninsula overlooking the River Thames, Magazine London.

Event Director Louise Stevens says,

We’re delighted to be working with the talented editors and producers at LEAP once again this year to create the on-screen packages for our Awards show. They are an essential force in the creative collaboration between the UKMVAs, our art directors at StudioThomson, animator Jake Greenwood and sound designer Rob Simons. With their help, we look forward to delivering a spectacular presentation of the nominated work at Magazine London on October 27th.

We are delighted to play our part in honouring the creative people behind the artform – directors, producers, cinematographers, production designers, choreographers, colourists, editors, animators and VFX artists as well as commissioners and agents – all voted for by professionals within the industry. This year, LEAP sponsors the Best Special Visual Project category, and we offer our congratulations to all the shortlisted nominees.

LEAP sponsor best special visual project and official post production partner of UKMVAs against amorphous overlapping purple, blue, green shapes

Todd Gyamfi, LEAP Motion Graphics Editor says,

It’s always great to be appreciated for the work you do, so it’s a pleasure to help the ‘behind-the-scenes’ teams get their accolades.

The roots of LEAP’s moving image team date back to the 1990s, making us one of the most experienced post houses in London. Back when the MVAs started, we were digitising stacks of digibeta tapes in a Soho machine room. Nowadays, providing secure high volume file management through virtual server technology is our norm. In lockdown, we provided the MVA team with remote editing to help them pivot to a livestreamed online event. This year, we doubled the size of our post-production facilities and grew our team of producers and editors enabling us to better support our clients, not only for events like the MVAs, but also across a broad range of sectors and post-production requirements.

David Poole, LEAP Creative Director, Film and Content says,

With an enthusiastic return towards normality in the workplace, it’s particularly exciting to yet again be working with the UKMVAs as their post-production partner.

No celebration of music video filmmaking talent would be complete without showing selections from the videos themselves. This year’s awards show features nearly forty categories with six nominations in each. LEAP works closely with UKMVA co-founders Louise Stevens and David Knight and their extended team to help bring their creative vision to life.

UK Music Video Awards 22 Sound bars in MVA shape logo

Our motion graphics editors will be creating the video packages and opening montage for projection onto the big screens. Whether it’s providing creative input by selecting video clips, joining the show’s elements together by applying the graphics, text and sound to the nominations packages or balancing audio levels and providing the final quality assurance checks, LEAP is proud to help the UKMVAs achieve high production values for what is the most important music video industry event in the calendar.

LEAP is also the post-production partner for BUG: The Evolution of Music Video, so we get to enjoy regular batches of fantastic creativity throughout the year, but it’s especially exciting to see what rises to the top at the UKMVAs.

Arlene Dignam, LEAP Video Producer says,

I am immensely proud to have worked with Ballistic Events on BUG and the UKMVAs for the last 14 years. Being a massive music fan, I’ve been so lucky to see the cutting edge of video production.

For more about the UKMVAs including shortlisted nominees, ticket sales and details of previous years’ winners, visit the UKMVA website. The Promonews website contains links to view the best UK music videos as well as other announcements about the awards.

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