Simon Hilton

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Simon Hilton
Born1967 (age 54–55)
OccupationMusic video director
Years active1992 - 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 surrounded by science and theatre, as his father was a nuclear scientist and director of the Adelphi Theatre in London. He studied 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. He has to date edited over 350 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]

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 through his agency, REVL8 Ltd.[4]

Directing credits[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Music Longforms / Concerts / DVDs[edit]

Films and documentaries[edit]

EPKs and miscellaneous[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 (films made to accompany live performances)[edit]

  • Paul McCartney: 'Eleanor Rigby'
  • Paul McCartney: 'I Want To Come Home'
  • Paul McCartney: 'Sgt. Pepper'
  • Paul McCartney: 'Back in the USSR'
  • Yoko Ono: 'at the Bluecoat' - April 2008 performance
  • Paul McCartney: 'Live And Let Die' & 'Get Back' - Brits 2008 performances
  • Live Earth concert: 7 July 2007 - films

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