The Chemical Brothers: 2011 Tour and ‘Don’t Think’
Adam Smith and I co-directed The Chemical Brothers 2011 World Tour, with Paul Normandale as production designer and Matt Button and Ricardo Lorenzini on lighting. The show blended visuals from ‘Further’, new material and classics from the archive. Pixel-mapped lighting effects featured heavily. Animations were also developed for a huge LED sculpture which descended from the roof for part of the show.
‘Don’t Think’ is a feature-length music documentary is a stylised record of their performance at Fuji Rocks Festival in Japan. Directed by long-term collaborator Adam Smith, the idea was to make a film that captured the feeling of actually being at a full-on Chemical Brothers show. Shot from a uniquely audience-centric point of view, the film seamlessly melds the performance and it’s trademark screen visuals into a hardcore psychedelic experience. The film had a worldwide cinema release and subsequent release on DVD and BluRay. It has also screened at film and music festivals around the world. It won Best Live Coverage at the 2012 VMA Awards. As co-director of the live show and co-producer (with Lee Groombridge), I was heavily involved in the planning, shooting and post-production of the film.
Director: Adam Smith Producers: Lee Groombridge & Marcus Lyall A Black Dog / RSA Films Production in association with ML Studio. Full IMDB Credits