In 2011, Jake Nava was placed in Campaign magazine's "Top 10 TV & Cinema Ads of 2011" for his Lucozade advertisement. Nava placed fifth in Entertainment Weekly's "Top 10 Music Video Directors" list for 2011, with videos for Adele's "Someone Like You" and Kanye West's "Monster". Nava is widely known for his collaborations with Beyoncé, including the videos for "Crazy in Love" and "Single Ladies." Single Ladies was listed by The Times at third position in "The 25 Most Influential Music Videos of All Time", It is charted as the 3rd most downloaded video and won "Video of the Year" at the MTV America, MTV Europe, and BET Awards.
Whilst completing his film degree at the University of Westminster, Jake began directing music videos and films for MTV Sports. He has directed music videos for Britney Spears and The Rolling Stones, and has had advertising campaigns for Armani, Puma, Bacardi and HSBC. Nava's Trident Anti-Gun campaign to reduce inner city gun crime received three D&AD nominations and was voted Radio 1’s "Music Video of the Year".
Jake's clients have included Georgia May Jagger, Jay-Z, Shakira, David Beckham, Maria Sharapova, Lisa Maffia, Jessica Alba, Janet Jackson, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Halle Berry, and the cast of Glee in a television advertisement for US Vogue magazine’s charity FNO[clarification needed].
Music video filmography
- "Jake Nava". IMVDB. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
- "The Rolling Stones 'Streets Of Love'". Vimeo. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
- Anitai, Tamar. "My 5 Favorite Moments In Britney's New 'If U Seek Amy' Video". MTV. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
- "James Blunt - Carry You". Contactmusic.com. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
- Montgomery, James (12 September 2009). "Beyoncé's VMA-Nominated 'Single Ladies' Video Began As An Afterthought". MTV News. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
- "Video: Kanye West f/ Rick Ross, Jay-Z, & Nicki Minaj – 'Monster'". Rap-Up. 30 December 2010. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
- Montgomery, James (27 September 2011). "Adele's 'Someone Like You' Video: Watch A Preview!". MTV News. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
- "Emeli talks about her new music video". Evening Express. 4 August 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
- "Beyonce Album Credits". Beyonce.com. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
- "Arctic Monkeys - Arabella (Official Video)". YouTube. 2 March 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
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