We are very happy here at Vita Pictura headquarters to be able to produce our second music video for German DJ duo Cosmic Gate and Australian singer and songwriter Emma Hewitt for track “Tonight”. Emma flew to Estonia especially for the video production. Her vocals and talent in front of the camera were shown right away and we all understood we are dealing with an experienced professional, which made the whole production process smooth.
Most of the footage have been filmed in various locations of Tallinn since the music video has several story lines of people sharing one thing in common – love for the music. The idea of having several story lines was challenging at first but with the help of all team members we managed to release the work so fast.
“Tonight” also contains incredible footage filmed by Thomas Pizzinga from Elephant studio in London last year at Ministry of Sound event. In fact, all of the club footage was filmed in November 2016 at legendary Ministry Sound. Thomas has been working with us on quite a few projects, one of the latest being Tom Swoon’s “Shingaling” official music video, where he was the Director of Photography.
The production in Tallinn was made possible with the help of so many people, especially the actors and actresses: Harli Jaanimägi, Anastasia Dali, Astrid Elken, Takakura Shintaro, Carrol Ho, Ivy Tsui, Marleen Luong, Aleksandr Žemžurov, Alika Komar, Kristjan Sallu Salmre, Henri Kivimägi, Savage Sibularacing. Vita Pictura’s crew consisted of Director Georgius Misjura, producers Serj Rimma and Diana Tdm, DOPs Aleksei Kulikov, Thomas Pizzinga and many other great names! Editing has been done by Georgius Misjura and Aivars Šesters.
Cosmic Gate may not need introduction to many people. They were chosen as #19 DJ in the world by DJ Magazine, 43 spots above the group’s ranking the year before. The pair have played over 1,000 gigs, typically performing between 100 and 130 nights a year. They have played at clubs such as Ministry of Sound, The Guvernment, and Privilege Ibiza alongside DJs such as Armin Van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, W&W and Hardwell. And now, of course, Cosmic Gate has released a music video with Emma. After the success of her first single, Emma Hewitt has worked with several trance artists such as Armin van Buuren, Dash Berlin, Cosmic Gate, Gareth Emery, and BT. The single “Waiting”, which she published with Dash Berlin in 2009, was ranked 25th in the Belgian singles chart and No. 1 on the Global Trance Charts. In Armin van Buuren’s popular radio show A State of Trance the single was elected by the audience with 2109 votes to the second best song of the year 2009. At the International Dance Music Awards 2010 “Waiting” was awarded as best HiNRG/Euro Track. She was nominated twice in the category Best Trance Track with “Waiting” and “Not Enough Time”.