Jake Nava

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Jake Nava is a British director, best known for his work in music videos and TV commercials.

Career[edit]

Nava graduated with a degree in film from the University of Westminster.[1] After college, he began his career directing music videos and films for MTV Sports.[2] He's created videos for various artists, including Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Arctic Monkeys and Adele.[3] Nava has also directed advertising campaigns for Armani, Puma, Bacardi, and more. In 2013, he directed three music videos for Beyoncé’s visual album (“Partition,” “Grown Woman,” and “***Flawless”).

2014 saw his first collaboration with Lana Del Rey on 'Shades of Cool' (nominated best music video by Camerimage Film Festival). In 2015 he directed his first commercial for Guinness 'Intolerant Champion'. In 2016 he directed Martini's 'Play With Time' for their global relaunch and also 'We Are Made of Football" a second spot for Guinness with AMV.

Honors and awards[edit]

Jake Nava's music video for Beyonce's "Single Ladies".

Nava’s ‘unthinkable’ for Alicia Keys was awarded outstanding music video NAACP image award. Nava's advertisement for Lucozade placed #10 on Campaign Magazine’s Top 10 TV & Cinema Ads.[4] Entertainment Weekly named Nava the fifth best music video director of 2011 for his videos “Monster” and "Someone Like You” (which went on to notch up 779 million views on Vevo).

The Times placed Nava's video for Beyoncé, "Single Ladies", at #3 in The 25 Most Influential Music Videos of All Time.[5]. Time Magazine - placed it in its 30 All-TIME Best Music Videos and Rolling Stone Magazine voted it #2 best music video of the decade. It also won "Video of the Year" at the MTV Video Music Awards, the MTV Europe Music Awards and the BET Awards and was put on display in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s ‘American Woman’ exhibit.

Jake Nava’s music video’s have been awarded numerous other accolades throughout his career including:

  • Best International Video Award MuchMusic Awards
  • Most Earthshattering Collaboration MTV VMA
  • CADS Video of the Year
  • MTV VMA Best Female Video & Best R&B Video
  • MTV VMA Best Choreography
  • Best Collaboration Award MTV VMA's Japan
  • Nava was also acclaimed for directing an anti-gun campaign to reduce inner city gun crime in London.[6] The video was highly successful, reaching over 90% of its target audience. Radio1 listeners voted it Music Video of the year and it received three D&AD nominations.

Commercials[edit]

  • Guinness - We Are Made Of Football
  • Guinness - John Hammond Intolerant Champion
  • Martini - Play With Time
  • James Franco - Coke Light
  • Ministry of Defense Army - More Than Meets The Eye
  • Powerade - New Mix
  • Lucozade - Tinie Tempah & Travis Barker
  • Trident — Anti Gun Crime" Metropolitan Police
  • Georgia May Jagger - Rimmel
  • Kate Moss — Rimmel "16 Hours", Rimmel "Circle Line", Rimmel "Backseat"
  • Naomi Campbell — Cat Deluxe
  • Armani — Diamonds
  • Rochas — Music of the Body
  • Halle Berry — Revlon Cinderella, Revlon Magic Mirror, Revlon So Good, So Long
  • Jessica Alba — Revlon Custom My Way
  • Jessica Biel — Revlon In Full Bloom
  • Beyoncé — Rise, Heat, Pepsi
  • David & Victoria Beckham — Intimacy
  • Vogue Magazine FNO — Glee
  • Cindy Crawford — 5th Ave
  • Heidi Klum — Schwarzkopf
  • Laetitia Casta and Doutzen Kroes – L’Oreal "Honeygloss"
  • Doutzen Kroes —L'Oreal Solare
  • Maria Sharapova — Clear
  • Balentine Whiskey
  • Vinny Jones — Puma
  • Samuel Eto’o – Puma
  • Perez – Puma
  • HSBC — Haute Couture, Guide
  • Janet Jackson — The system

Music video[edit]

US artists[edit]

  • Lana Del Rey — "Shades of Cool" (2014)
  • Lana Del Rey — "High by the Beach" (2015)
  • Beyoncé — "Partition (song)|Partition" (2013)
  • Beyoncé — "Flawless" (2013)
  • Beyoncé — "Grown Woman" (2013)
  • Beyoncé — "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” (2008)
  • Beyoncé — “If I Were a Boy” (2008)
  • Beyoncé — “Naughty Girl” (2004)
  • Beyoncé & Shakira — “Beautiful Liar” (2007)
  • Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z — “Crazy in Love” (2003)
  • Beyoncé feat. Sean Paul — “Baby Boy” (2003)
  • Kanye West feat. Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj & Rick Ross — "Monster"
  • Britney Spears — “My Prerogative” (2004)
  • Britney Spears — ”If You Seek Amy” (2008)
  • Alicia Keys — ”Un-Thinkable” (2009)
  • Shakira — “She Wolf” (2009)
  • P!nk — “Nobody Knows”
  • Usher — “Burn” (2004)
  • Utada — "Easy Breezy"
  • Kelis — "Milkshake" (2003)
  • Mariah Carey feat. Jermaine Dupri — “Get Your Number” (2006)
  • Mariah Carey — “Shake It Off” (2005)
  • Lindsay Lohan — "Rumors" (2004)
  • Lindsay Lohan — "Over" (2004)
  • Enrique Iglesias feat. Kelis — "Not in Love"
  • Paul Oakenfold feat. Brittany Murphy — "Faster Kill Pussycat"
  • Destiny's Child — "Cater 2 U" (2004)
  • System of a Down — "B.Y.O.B."
  • Tina Turner — "Whatever You Need"
  • Brandy — "Who Is She 2 U"
  • Blaque ft Missy Elliot "- I'm Good"
  • 112 feat. SuperCat - "Na Na Na Na"
  • Bee Gees — "This is Where I Came In"

UK artists[edit]

  • Arctic Monkeys "Arabella"
  • Adele “Someone like You”
  • Emeli Sande "Heaven"
  • Leona Lewis "I See You"
  • Leona Lewis "Run",
  • Kylie Minogue "Red Blooded Woman"
  • The Rolling Stones "Streets Of Love"
  • Delilah "Inside My Love"
  • Audio Bullys "Way Too Long"
  • Lo Fidelity Allstars feat. FTR Pigeonhed "Battleflag"
  • Solid Crew ft Lisa Maffia "All Over"
  • Natalie Imbruglia "Shiver"
  • Robbie Williams "Lovelight"
  • Spice Girls "Holler"
  • George Michael "An Easier Affair"
  • Roni Size "Dirty Beats"
  • Mark Morrison "Crazy"
  • Mark Morrison "Return Of The Mack"
  • Ms. Dynamite "It Takes More"
  • Ms. Dynamite "Dy-na-mi-tee"
  • Mis-Teeq "Scandalous"
  • Mis-Teeq "B With Me"
  • Truesteppers & Dane Bowers feat. Victoria Beckham "Out Of Your Mind"
  • Roll Deep "Bad Man"
  • Beverley Knight "Greatest Day"
  • Beverley Knight "Made It Back (The Good Times Mix)"
  • Shola Ama "Meet Someone"
  • Urban Species ft Imogen Heap "Blanket"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Photography and Film - Westminster School of Media Arts and Design - University of Westminster, London". www.westminster.ac.uk. Retrieved 2015-11-27. 
  2. ^ "Jake Nava | Cherry". www.cherrystudio.net. Retrieved 2015-11-27. 
  3. ^ "Jake Nava | IMVDb". IMVDb. Retrieved 2015-11-27. 

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