Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Goodbye Blogspot

I have made the jump over to Tumblr.
Blogspot has served me well, but after working with Tumblr for the Alternative Advent project I am a convert.
So this will be my last ever Blogspot post.
Hope to see you in Tumblr-ville soon!

David x

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!
If you haven't been following the Alternative Advent blog now's you're chance to catch up.

Throughout advent there has been 25 new video clips, one per day, created using footage from my archive of live visuals as well as never-before-seen clips. Each was accompanied by a new or rare track created by bands and musicians that I have invited to collaborate on the project.

Here's the final installation, soundtracked by an exclusive recording of 'Silent Night' by the wonderful Spiritualized...


Saturday, 24 December 2011

via James Hobson

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

David Guetta feat. Sia - Titanium

Here it is! My latest Music Video for David Guetta.
It was a LOT of fun to shoot, so a MASSIVE thanks to everyone involved in making this happen...

Full credits to come...

Music by David Guetta feat. Sia

Director: David Wilson
Producer: Roman Pichon Herrera
Production Company: Iconoclast
Service Production Co. in Montreal: Voyous Films

Staring Ryan Lee as the boy.

Director of Photography: Larkin Seiple
Art Director: Geneviève Boivin
Styling: Jennifer Bergeron

Editor: James Rose at Cut and Run

Telecine: James Bamford at The Mill
Telecine Producer: Cath Short at The Mill

Post Production: Munky

Commissioner: Emilie Urbansky at EMI Paris

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Teaser for Guetta

Here's a teaser for my next promo. It comes out either tomorrow or Tuesday.

It's a narrative, and is VERY different to the Advent Calendar work and Maccabees promo. Just to keep you on your toes! ...

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Message from Hank

One of the boys from The Maccabees promo for 'Pelican' left me a voicemail today and I wanted to share it with you.
Thank you Hank!


Alternative Advent on the BBC

Little Boots bigs up my Alternative Advent Project... on BBC 6 Music


The Maccabees - Pelican

It gives me great pleasure to post up my latest music video for a band I've admired for years; The Maccabees.
Kicking off the campaign for their latest album they entrusted me with the task of creating their promo for their first single Pelican (the fools!). Also, please check out the awesome Making Of made by my friend Jake Hopewell.

Music by The Maccabees

Director: David Wilson
Producer: Tamsin Glasson
Prod co: Colonel Blimp
Director of Photography: Tim Green
1st Assistant Director: James Dyer
Gaffer: Steve Finberg
Focus puller: Matt Wesson
DIT: Jay Patel & Ben Worthington
Motion control: The VFX company
Art Direction: Andy Kelly, Clem Miller, Ashley Dando, Shaun Fenn, Sarah Ascroft, Fiona Russel, Arthur deBorman, Max Halstead
Breasts: Die Mortal
Make Up: Lynda Darrah
Boys: Billie, Hank, Noah and Dylan
Editor: James Rose at Cut and Run
Edit Assistant: Sam Ostrove at Cut and Run
Edit House Producer: Kirsty Oldfield at Cut and Run
Post Production: Andy Godwin at Hogarth Worldwide
Post Production Producer: Lauren Jones at Hogarth Worldwide
Telecine: James Bamford at The Mill London
Telecine Producer: Cath Short at The Mill London
Commissioner: Emily Tedrake
Record Label: Polydor Records

Massive thanks to Clapham Road Studios, VFX and Julliette Larthe


Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Alternative Advent

Anyone who's been following me on Twitter should know all about this, but throughout advent I am releasing 25 new video clips, one per day, created using footage from my archive of live visuals as well as never-before-seen clips. Each is accompanied by a new or rare track created by bands and musicians that I have invited to collaborate on the project. I started to create content for the live arena as a way of giving life to graphical ideas that may never have otherwise seen the light of day. This project’s musical participants have treated their submissions in a similar way, making the calendar an opportunity to air musical phrases and experiments that never made it into fully-formed songs; an outlet for unrealised ideas.
We've got some really exciting artists contributing, and it's been a bit of a mammoth undertaking, but I'm really excited about it.

Please follow its progress in the countdown to Christmas at...
and on Twitter at...

Or download the iPhone App here...

... and save it onto your home screen.

I hope you all like it!

David x

Friday, 25 November 2011


Tonight I did a live VJ set with Sam Potter at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
It was a VERY surreal evening in many way.
What an incredible honour to have had my work within the walls of that building...

Thursday, 17 November 2011

SSV Live at Shoreditch Church

Next Thursday I will be delving into the world of lighting design in a collaboration with the amazing Nathan Matthews. We will be accompanying the wonderful Bo Ningen, Serafina and Esben and the Witch, as they play some very special gigs at Shoreditch Church.


Monday, 10 October 2011

Keaton Henson - You Don't Know How Lucky You Are

The promo's now online!
I'm incredibly thankful to everyone that helped me make this happen.

Starring - Sophie Thompson

Produced and Directed by David Wilson
Written by Keaton Henson and David Wilson

Executive Producer - Tamsin Glasson

Director of Photography - Richard Stewart
1st Assistant Director - William Williamson
Styling - Laura Clayton

Edit - James Rose at Cut&Run

Focus Puller - Murren Tullet
Camera Assistant - Andy Lawrence
Grip - Daniel Levaida
Clapper Loader - Jack Johns

Colourist - Luke Morrison at The Mill

Catering and Wardrobe Assistant - Jane Wilson
Driver and Runner - Nick Wilson

Addition thanks to Bart Yates, Michelle Jaffe, Del Jones at Arri, Rosalind Waite at the Duchy of Cornwall, Sue Halse at Dartmoor National Park Authority, Flora Brudenell-Bruce and the residents of Higher Natsworthy Farm, Collin and Dave our amazing tractor drivers, Angels Costumiers, Rachel Rumbold, Cath Short, Serena Noorani, The Mill, Emma Devonshire and Vonnett Alexander at Deluxe Soho, and Blink Productions.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Keaton Henson Poster

It's coming. It's complete. It was clocked and laid to tape on Friday afternoon.
It's just down to web-exclusives and business talk to see what day this week the promo will go live on the internet.

Stay tuned!


Behind the Scenes on Metronomy

I was lucky enough to have Andy Lawrence as a member of crew on my last 2 promos (Metronomy 'The Bay', and the new Keaton Henson 'You Don't Know How Lucky You Are).
It's well worth checking out his blog at regular intervals. He takes his camera to every shoot, grabbing some awesome behind-the-scene snaps.

Here's some from the Metronomy promo...


Friday, 30 September 2011

Keaton Henson Teaser

My next promo for Keaton Henson comes out early next week.
Stay tuned!

Here's Zane Lowe loosing his mind to the track...


Thursday, 29 September 2011

Michael Gillette

I'm in love with his magazine cover for Little White Lies this month.
I saw a poster for it in central London yesterday and nearly ripped it off the wall.
It reminds me, back when I was a student my university trip was to San Francisco. I couldn't afford to go, but the class went and met Michael Gillette. Someone recorded the hour-long interview on a camcorder, and I've totally got a copy of the tape on DVD somewhere. I used to watch it repeatedly back in the day.

Total illustration awe/crush...

Friday, 23 September 2011


Just got back from Dartmoor shooting a new music video that'll be out in about 2 weeks.
We were blessed with a stunning sunset...

I'm talking at the BBC Music Video Festival in Norwich tomorrow.
Hope to see some friendly faces there. I'm talking at 12pm

Sunday, 18 September 2011

A Zed And Two Noughts

Clips from the Peter Greenaway film. Just Beautiful...

Thursday, 8 September 2011

James Medcraft's Bible Exposition

In the Autumn of 2010, James Medcraft was in New Songdo City, South Korea.
It just so happened to be at the same time as the World Bible Exposition!

Brace yourself...

Monday, 22 August 2011


On Friday night something magical happened.
A house party, some iphones, and a whole load of alcohol, and we created the greatest sci-fi action movie ever made... Terminator 2!

Staring The Daniels (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), Julia Pott, Mikey Please, Dougal Wilson, Andy Kelly, Juliette Larthe, Claire Luke and many more.

Now showing on Facebook, but I thought I'd put some stills up...


Thursday, 18 August 2011

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

My Name is TOM

Beautiful short by Tom Brown...

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Hot Boy Dancing Spot

There's a strict list on the door tonight as it's a private party. So if you want to come, just hop onto Facebook, or go to the website...


Hope to see you there tonight!
Check out our 6ft screen!!!


Thursday, 4 August 2011

ATP - I'll Be Your Mirror

Here are some images from my installation at ATP 'I'll Be Your Mirror'.
Music by the extraordinary Blanck Mass...

I'm going to do a full round up of all my live adventures in the summer.

A new date has just been added as well.
On September 2nd I will be collaborating with Elliot Deer, and James Lowery and Tom Ormonde of Fallon Film to accompany Giles Peterson at the Southbank Centre as part of the VSM (Vision, Sound, Music) Festival.


Sunday, 31 July 2011

VJ Show at Hot Boy Dancing Spot

Saturday 6th August. 10pm-3am.

DJ Sets by The Lovely Jonjo, Hello Mozart, Rory Phillips, Matthew Stone and Rod Thomas Bright Light Bright Light

It'd be great to see you there.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Carine Khalifé : Young Galaxy – Blown Minded

Sorry I haven't been posting for a while.
I'm going to put a massive update up soon - especially documenting my activities at the ATP and Latitude festivals.

For now, please watch one of the most beautiful music videos I've seen all year.
I've just given this a proper write up on


Friday, 8 July 2011

Richard Phillips' and Taylor Steele's Lindsay Lohan Film

You've probably seen it already, but holy christ almighty!


Monday, 20 June 2011

Glastonbury Festival 2011

If you're going to the amazing Glastonbury Festival this weekend, first of all - LUCKY YOU!
Secondly, in the evenings you should go check out the Vogue Fabrics installation at the NYC Downlow, Block 9 Field.
The whole set's been designed by Alun Davies and Anna Bruder, and it'll also feature some of my work on its multiple screens.

For open minds only...



Miss Jones

I'm under stress today, and I've heard it's good to have Grace under pressure...



Friday, 17 June 2011

Metronomy Behind the Scenes

Just incase you wondered what the story of the 2 guys sitting on the wall at the end of the Metronomy promo was all about. Here's the answer!


Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Blonde Swag

The Metronomy promo seems to be going down well...


Monday, 13 June 2011

New Promo for Metronomy

Here it is!
My music promo for Metronomy 'The Bay'.
Hope you like it...

A music video for Metronomy set in Torquay, Devon.

Directed by David Wilson
Produced by Patrick Craig and Tamsin Glasson

Production Company - Colonel Blimp

Director of Photography - Richard Stewart
Styling by Cynthia Lawrence John
Art Direction by Tim Gibson

1st AD - James Dyer
Production Assistant - Genevieve Stevens

The girls = Siobhan, Gabriella, Gemma, Meryl and Anna

The boys on the wall= Frankie and Will

Joseph Mount stunt double = Harry Dwyer

Massive thanks to Lydia Stone and the English Riviera Tourism Company, Hovercam, and the people of Torquay.


Sunday, 12 June 2011

Playgrounds 2011

I'm confirmed for this year's festival in Tilburg, Holland.

I had the BEST time last year. Hold on tight, it's gonna be fun!

I'm SO excited!!!! :-)


Miss Piggy's Fantasy

I've just heard there's a new Muppet movie coming out later in the year.
I severely doubt it's going to contain anything as great as this clip below, but here's to hoping!!!

When the Muppets nail it they're unbeatable.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011


I'm going to watch this every morning..


Monday, 6 June 2011

Elliot Dear

I've been in love with the King Creosote & Jon Hopkins album 'Diamond Mine' for the past couple of months.

Here's the first promo for the album created by new kid on the block Elliot Dear...


Friday, 3 June 2011

MulitPlane Magic

Can't beat a good ol' Walt Making Of to finish off a busy week...


Swedish Amazeballz

My Japanese Popstars film is part of the festival in Stockholm on June 11th

It looks amazing.

Just thought I'd share...


The Horrors - Still Life

Beyond excited for the new album...


Thursday, 2 June 2011

Photos from Geneva

Photos of my live VJ show at the Mapping Festival in Geneva.
Sent via Jean Charles Sauliere from Da Crew's sound man.

That evening I was in charge of 32 projectors!

I love you Mapping Festival!!!!


Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Meeting People

Today I met some wonderful people whilst judging the UK leg of the Young Creative Chevrolet.
These included the wonderful photographer Jane Stockdale...

and the super talented Fred Butler.

I'd used some of Fred's accessories previously in a Little Boots promo many moons ago. She created some triangle hair accessories for 'Remedy', and I really liked how much that small touch added to the piece. It was wonderful to finally meet her in person.

I've just been on her blog and found these interviews which I found really motivational...

This one's from Fred herself...

and this one's from Alex Noble...


Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Nokia N8 Pink - Freedom

New work!

I got to work with an amazing team on this one.

I love you all!

Directed by: David Wilson

Produced by : James Stevenson Bretton
Prod Co: Blinkink

DOP: Catherine Derry
Art Director: Tom Gander

Puppeteers: Jonny Sabbagh/Will Harper/Zoilo Lobera
Styling: Anna Trevelyan and Rose Popham
Hair: Charlie Le Mindu
Choreography: David Leighton

Stop Frame Animation: Joseph Mann

Agency: Weiden and Kennedy London
Creatives: Oli Beale and Alex Holder
Agency Producer: Helen Whiteley/ Dannie Stewart/ Rob Steiner

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Mapping Festival

Bags packed. Passport in my pocket. Flight tickets printed.

I'm off to do my first international VJ show in Geneva at the Mapping Festival tonight!!
I'm on at 3am!!

Say hi if you see my there.


Friday, 27 May 2011

Megaforce for Is Tropical

I had the pleasure of doing a visual show for Is Tropical a few months back at the launch of The Haunt in Brighton.
Here's Megaforce's promo for their new single "The Greeks".

This is going to be BIG


Thursday, 26 May 2011

Submarine Interview

Here's an interview with me by the lovely people at
Filmed at the Playgrounds Festival last year.


Wednesday, 25 May 2011

A Arte de David Wilson

I'm going to be on Portuguese TV! If you're in Portugal please watch.
It's on at 22:00 TONIGHT!!

This is ridiculously exciting and surreal for me.


Sunday, 22 May 2011

Andrej Kolencik

Every now and again you find a hidden gem.
I believe this is one of them.


Monday, 16 May 2011

Daniels Are Unstoppable

My heart is in my throat and my kidneys feel as if they've been wrapped around my stomach after witnessing this latest promo from Daniels.

There's no one like them. Jaw-droppingly incredible...


Friday, 6 May 2011

Alexander Wilson

This young, talented photographer's work and methodology is currently rocking my world.

I'm really looking forward to seeing the fruits of his new project FairFuck.

Read his manifesto HERE

He's just posted a few 'sneak preview' images online ahead of the work's exhibition later in the year.