Ellie Goulding – ‘Burn’
A global breakthrough smash

This was the fist of two music videos we made for Ellie Goulding, and was the track that launched her on the road to global stardom.

The video was shot on a military airbase, complete with a two-mile runway featuring working lights that really upped the party vibe. Back in the studio, we created even more scale by adding thousands of extra lights in VFX.

The amazing location, kind weather and legions of extras all helped create the transatlantic epic we wanted, and resulted in Ellie’s first UK #1 and a Brit nomination for Best Video.

  • Film
  • Direction
  • Visual FX
  • Editing

Brit Awards 2014 - Best Video Nomination

Nearly 900k views on YouTube
#1 Official UK Music Charts


Client: Universal Music
Commissioners: Semera Khan & Emily Tedrake

Production company: Found
Director: Mike Sharpe
Producer: Sean Stuart at NTSH (London) Ltd
Director of photography: Tony Miller
2nd unit directors: Marcus Moresby & Steve Glashier at NTSH
Production managers: Ian Walker (Found) & Ebony Maitland (NTSH)
1st AD: Will Jasper
Location manager: David Chambers
Steadycam: Tom English
Focus pullers: Rupert Hornstein & Jeff Vine

Jimmy jib: Dan Lobo-Pires
Lighting: Panalux
Gaffer: Lee Parfitt
Art director: Caroline Steiner
Art assistants: Tom Needham & Felix Treacy
Make-up (Ellie): Lucy Wearing
Hair (Ellie): Neil Woolley
Hair assistant: Sarah Howard
Stylist (Ellie): Sharon Ridoynauth
Stylist assistant: Lindsey Cash
Stylist (SA’s): Joseph Crone
Stylist assistant: Ester Russom
Make-up (SA’s): Jo Williams
Editor: Vid at The Family
VFX: Found
Colourist: Matthew Osborne at MPC