Simon Hilton

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Simon Hilton
Born 1967 (age 46–47)
Bournemouth, England
Occupation Music video director
Years active 1992 - present

Simon Hilton (born 1967 near Bournemouth) is an English music video, concert and documentary director and editor and multimedia creative based in London.

Early life and career[edit]

Hilton grew up fascinated by science and the theatre (his father a nuclear scientist and director of the Adelphi Theatre in London), and absorbed in music (studying classical music & theory from age 7).

In 1980, he was awarded a classical music scholarship to Canford School[1] (studying clarinet, piano and guitar) where he took Maths, Physics and Biology A Levels and maintained strong interest and involvements in the areas of music, photography, film, art and the then nascent computer sciences.

After working in London and graduating with honours from Ravensbourne College in 1989, Hilton apprenticed his editing skills at London post-production houses 625 and Rushes.

In 1992 he began a freelance editing career, specialising in music-based content and has to date edited over 300 music videos.

Between 1992 & 1999, his directing career also flourished at Red Star Films and at The Artists Company, directing a number of videos for Robbie Williams[2] and other prominent EMI and Polydor artists.[3]

In 2000, Hilton began a long running and successful directing partnership with producer James Chads at Soho-based London production company Chainsaw[4] which continues to this day.

He has directed videos featuring, amongst others John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, The Beatles, Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, Supergrass, Delakota. William Orbit and Ether.[3]

Editing credits include David Bowie, The Chemical Brothers, Nick Cave, Oasis, Led Zeppelin, Depeche Mode and Supergrass.[3]

Current projects include music videos & documentaries, live concerts, concert projections, art films, website design, internet multimedia and archive restoration & development.[4]

Directing credits[edit]

Music videos: Directing credits[edit]

Music Longforms / Concerts / DVD content: directing credits[edit]

Films & documentaries: Directing credits[edit]

EPKs & miscellaneous: Directing credits[edit]

  • Paul McCartney “Good Evening New York City" Press Launch
  • Paul McCartney / The Fireman “Electric Arguments" Press Launch
  • EMI/Capitol/Virgin: Conference 2008
  • EMI/Capitol/Virgin: Conference 2007
  • EMI/Capitol/Virgin: Dublin Conference 2006
  • Paul McCartney “Chaos and Creation in the Backyard USA EPK
  • Paul McCartney “Chaos and Creation in the Backyard UK EPK
  • EMI/Capitol/Virgin: New York Conference 2005
  • Keith Urban “Days Go By” European EPK
  • EMI/Capitol/Virgin: Global Marketing Conference Toronto 2004
  • EMI/Capitol/Virgin: Global Marketing Conference Barcelona 2003
  • Filippa Giordano: ‘Il Rosso Amore’ EPK
  • Pink Floyd: ‘Echoes’ EPK
  • Manic Street Preachers: Reading 2001 Back Projections
  • EMI:Chrysalis Records: UK Retail Conference 2001
  • EMI:Chrysalis Records: Barcelona Conference 2000
  • Precious: Debut Album EPK
  • Manic Street Preachers: V99 Stage walk-on tape
  • The Beatles: Yellow Submarine EPK
  • EMI International Records UK: South East Asia Conference 1999
  • EMI Chrysalis: June Conference 98
  • Chrysalis Records: EMI 100 Conference presentation & I.D.

Stage Screens: Directing/Editing eredits (films made to accompany live performances)[edit]

Editing credits[edit]

Music videos: Editing credits[edit]

Music Longforms / Concerts / DVD content: Editing credits[edit]

  • Led Zeppelin: Live At Madison Sq Gardens 1974 (2002 re-edit for Led Zeppelin DVD) (dir: Dick Carruthers/Jimmy Page)
  • The Foo Fighters: ‘Live In Atlanta’ (webcast) – Exec Producer/Editor (dir: Streamteam)
  • Robbie Williams: ‘Heaven From Here’ (dir: Guy Chambers)
  • Robbie Williams: ‘Grace’ (dir: Guy Chambers)
  • Robbie Williams: ‘Live In Your Living Room’ live concert longform (dir: Done & Dusted)
  • AC/DC: ‘No Bull’ Concert Live In Spain (4 tracks) (dir: David Mallett)
  • Tina Turner: Live In San Francisco (dir: David Mallett)
  • Erasure: The Tank, The Swan And The Balloon - Live! (dir: David Mallett)
  • Paul McCartney: ‘Paul Is Live’ (3 tracks) (dir: Kevin Godley)
  • Tina Turner: ‘What’s Love? Live’ Concert (Shared Credit) longform (dir: David Mallett)
  • Bryan Adams: ‘When The Night Comes’ (Live) (dir: Andrew Catlin)
  • Suede: ‘Love and Poison’ (Live Concert & Narrative) longform (dir: Wiz)
  • The Levellers: ‘Live at the Barrowlands’ (Live Concert) longform (dir: David Barnard)
  • AC/DC: Live In Donnington concert (dir: David Mallett)
  • Maria Callas: Tribute Concert in Rome, Italy longform (dir: David Mallett)
  • Nirvana: Live Concert at the Paradiso, Amsterdam

Films & documentaries: Editing credits[edit]

EPKs & miscellaneous: Editing credits[edit]

  • Yoko Ono: Stage projections & visual support materials/artworks (dir: Yoko Ono)
  • The Chemical Brothers: ‘Come With Us’ EPK (dir: Si & Ad)
  • Tina Turner: ‘Wildest Dreams’ documentary (dir: Nick Morris)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canford School - Welcome
  2. ^ mvdbase.com - Robbie Williams
  3. ^ a b c mvdbase.com - Simon Hilton Videography
  4. ^ a b - Chainsaw FIlms