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Ruth Hogben - Filmmaker / Director of Fashion Film, SHOWstudio.com
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Ruth Hogben is a filmmaker based in London and is also Director of Fashion Film at SHOWstudio.com. She assisted Nick Knight between 2005 and February 2009 both as his first photographic assistant and editor of his fashion film projects. Hogben has continued to collaborate with Knight on numerous films for SHOWstudio.com, as well as creating films with creatives such as Gareth Pugh, Katie Shillingford, Matthew Stone and Francesca Burns. Her work was screened at the ICA as part of the 2009 Birds Eye View film festival.

Ruth Hogben is represented by Art & Commerce (NYC) and Gainsbury and Whiting (London).

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Interview with The Huffington Post

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Interview: Filmmaker Ruth Hogben Revamps the Fashion Video
Posted: November 2, 2010 12:28 PM
By Kisa Lala huffingtonpost.com

At the opening of Paris' Fall fashion week Gareth Pugh opted out of the usual runway display and showcased his designs instead with an eleven minute video done in collaboration with filmmaker Ruth Hogben. Hogben came to my attention through her earlier work for Celine and Pugh with her original use of lighting and texture, which emphasized the sensuality of both the fabric and the wearer.

Hogben had worked with Nick Knight on Alexander McQueen's last show, and also on videos for Lady Gaga's recent stage performances. I asked the young filmmaker about her inspirations and aspirations for carving out a new medium for herself.

KL: How did you first start assisting Nick Knight?
RH: I studied photography first; I wanted to be a photographer since I was twelve. I was very persistent and we went to the same secondary school and it was probably my winning letter that I wrote. I always wanted to learn from him. I had two or three years of assisting others and learning from my mistakes. And then I finally applied and worked for Nick - worked very, very hard for a few years. I was the motorized magazine rack - give me three seconds to reload the film ...

When Nick went to digital, I had to take a step back - you didn't need four people to change the lens on a Hasselblad and so I had to reinvent myself. [Later], I was at a Visionaire shoot, and kept looking through the view-finder and Lily (Cole) was playing with motion and light, and I said to Nick that I thought there was some really nice footage there, and could I edit it? I then spent half a day in the studio learning Final Cut. Nick and Charlotte (his partner) were very supportive and let me use the footage and the soundtrack; they gave me a lot of freedom - then, it was two years of editing, of trying and playing, and working hard.

KL: Are you inspired by the architectural forms in Gareth Pugh's designs?
RH: The third film (Joie de Vivre) was influenced by art deco architecture. That was how I approached the film, making her into a building, making her very tall. But then she moved so well - and gave me so many varying poses, it meant I could go wild when I had an amazing soundtrack. The audio is by Lukid. I talked with him about the film I wanted to make and he went away for a couple of weeks and came back with something that fit so perfectly that we decided to go with it instead of starting from scratch.

KL: What's the difference between this work and making a music video?
RH: Fashion drives my inspiration. I'd be quite scared to be led by music; it's not how I really work. I work with the beat but as a way of accentuating the work.

KL: Do you choreograph the movement?
RH: For Celine (Perfect) I was led by the lines of how the coat moved. But with the leather jacket, when she rolled her shoulders, the leather just moved in this sexual way...The movement is a fine line between the freedom of expression in the way the model feels as a woman inside the clothes, to how I think the movement should be communicated.

KL: The movement when it is slowed down is very erotic. You get to really see how the human body moves.
RH: I never really thought about how I slow things down. But sometimes I just feel the viewer needs to appreciate what I am showing them, and in real-time you don't get to appreciate a crease or a movement; it gets the audience time to breathe it in. But it does push it away from reality, which is sometimes right for certain films - or sometimes isn't. I also repeat, I accentuate... I am not a trained editor and don't follow conventions of the film genre.

KL: Maybe you are creating a new genre - it's more like a performance.
RH: Whatever edit rule I use, I just feel it. It's a visual language that pleases me. I just follow my instinct.

I am building on something already incredible, and I make it more graphic or sumptuous with backgrounds, makeup, movement and wind. I am communicating through a performance, a film. I adore working with Gareth; his work is so strong. In the initial stages he spends a long time speaking about how he feels about his work, then he lets me react to it...With Gaga it was more fashion oriented...there were art pieces embedded in the concerts - but she also gave me a lot of freedom.

KL: Do you think the artist in you takes over - or are you just showing the clothes to the best advantage?
RH: That's a bit tricky. I try to improve on my past work. I've been working with a great DOP, Simon Chaudoir and learning a lot, playing with lenses, feeling more confident...

But the communication between Gareth and I hasn't changed. I refine the communication, and with film it is a lot more direct than with a still photograph. I fine-tune the communication with the pace of the edit and movement. I don't think as an artist I overtake his work, but knowing the medium more, helps improve what and how I communicate his vision.

I spent 4 months working with Gaga, and when I finished I needed to do a film that was purely just for me. It was self-funded. It will go to some festivals, and I love how it is presented and shown at Showstudio; I love working with the team there, and I get a lot of control of how the film looks.

[In my videos] I try to show what type of a woman she is in a thick heavy wool coat; or a flowy see-through dress. It all means something and I try to understand what that means and communicate it on a whole new level.

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SHOWstudio: Gareth Pugh Autumn/Winter 2009 by Ruth Hogben featuring Natasa Vojnovic
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March 04, 2009 - Launched in tandem with Gareth Pugh's show during Paris Fashion Week, this film created in collaboration with Ruth Hogben, showcases the designer's Autumn/Winter 2009 collection.

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SHOWstudio Presents Joie de Vivre, a Film by Ruth Hogben

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September 09, 2010 - Encapsulating all the dark glamour, divine decadence and hedonistic joy of the roaring Twenties, Gareth Pugh's A/W 2010 collection is a stylised, silver and black Art Deco fantasy projected at breakneck speed into the twenty-first century.

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i don't know...seems a bit like the same thing over and over again.

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Perfect... A Film by Ruth Hogben with Katie Shillingford and Melissa Tammerijn for Celine FW 2010 2011



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July 9, 2010 - Reduce, refine, define. Phoebe Philo's A/W 2010 Celine collection is a Minimalist mantra for modern dressing. Next season, perfect isn't a noun, it's a verb.

Direction: Ruth Hogben
Styling: Katie Shillingford
Fashion: All clothing by Celine
Model: Melissa Tammerijn at Union Models
Make-up: Gemma Smith-Edhouse at Streeters
Hair: Raphael Salley at Streeters
Soundtrack: 'Serged' by Mount Kimbie, Hotflush Recordings 2009
Photographic Assistance: Tom Weatherill and James Robotham

Thanks to all at Celine

In loving memory of Katy Baggott
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Insenate_v3 featuring Gareth Pugh's Fall/Winter 2008 Collection.


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19 November 2008 - Conjuring a macabre phantasmagoria that unfurls before your eyes like a sinister but beautiful bloom, Insensate showcases the brutal geometry and raw creative fire of Gareth Pugh's A/W 2008 collection to truly bewitching effect. Set to a thundering, atmospheric soundtrack specially devised by artist Matthew Stone and utlising Pugh's twin cinematic inspirations of Predator and The Wizard of Oz as an aesthetic starting-point, this film takes us on a mesmerising, monochrome whirlwind ride, creating a chilling yet compelling world of complex reflection, refraction and glittering incandescence melting in and out of inky black.

Film: Nick Knight and Ruth Hogben
Photography: Nick Knight
Creative direction: Gareth Pugh
Soundtrack: Matthew Stone
Styling: Katie Shillingford
Model: Abbey Lee at Next Models
Hair: Martin Cullen at Streeters
Make-up: Alex Box at D + V
Nails: Sophy Robson at Streeters
Digital Operator: Joseph Colley
Photographic Assistance: Tristan Thomson and Miyuki Yamanaka
Assistants to Gareth Pugh: Henderson McCue and Alice Kirkpatrick
Styling Assistance: Nelma Kalonji
Hair Assistance: Roku
Make up Assistance: Danielle Epworth
Nail Assistance: Zaida Ibrahim-Gani
Digital Imaging: Allan Finamore at Epilogie
Horse: Castiano at www.amazinganimals.co.uk
Production: Charlotte Wheeler and Andrea Gelardin
Location: Park Royal Studios

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Creative Direction: Paul Hetherington
Fashion Direction: Alexander Fury
Editorial and Production: Laura Bradley
Technical Development: Ross Phillips and Dorian Moore
Front-End Design and Development: Francisco Salvado
Video Editing: Harry Hanrahan
Editorial Assistance: Imogen Eveson

Special thanks to Gary Card, Kinetic, Mandi Lennard
Sources: youtube/ROPtv and SHOWStudio.com

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DARK ANNIE featuring Carmen Kass


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22 October 2009 - Transforming Estonian übermodel Carmen Kass into a sinister high-fashion harlequin through photograph and moving image alike, a surreal and dreamlike vision takes a nightmareish twist at the hands of Nick Knight and Panos Yiapanis in this representation of Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 fashion. Taken from Jack The Ripper's third victim, the title Dark Annie sets the tone for this haunting and foreboding film, in which cloudy shadows and barely-glimpsed reflections at the periphery of one's vision are not as benign as we may wish.

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Direction: Nick Knight
Edit: Ruth Hogben
Performance: Carmen Kass at Women Management
Soundtrack: Philip Sheppard

Concept: Panos Yiapanis and Nick Knight
Photography: Nick Knight
Styling: Panos Yiapanis at Intrepid
Model: Carmen Kass at Women Management
Hair: Sam McKnight at Premier
Make-up: Hannah Murray at Julian Watson
Nails: Marian Newman at Streeters
Face Corsets: Paddy Hartley
Photographic Assistance: Tristan Thompson,
Andy Vowles, Adam Goodison, Joe Colley and Amy Barton
Styling Assistance: John McCarty
Hair Assistance: Koji
Make-up Assistance: Lauren Parsons
Production: Charlotte Wheeler
Location: SHOWstudio

SHOWstudio
Creative Direction: Paul Hetherington
Editorial Direction: Alexander Fury and Laura Bradley
Technical Development: Ross Phillips
Project Design and Development: Sally Northmore
Editorial Assistance: Imogen Chapman
Studio Assistance: Josephine Weaver
Sources: youtube/mavc1960 and SHOWStudio.com


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Tali Lennox, Fur and the Autumn/Winter 2009-10 Collections



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26 November 2009 - Frothed, fluffed and tufted throughout the collections in every shade known to nature (and some beyond), fur was a centrepiece of the Autumn/Winter 2009-10 collections. Despite the season, this was fur as instrument of seduction rather than survival, sensually smothering the figure in a tactile and all-enveloping noose of luxury. To showcase the impressionistic qualities of the latest designer offerings, fashion filmmaker Ruth Hogben collaborated with stylist Francesca Burns to create this enigmatically untitled short exclusively for SHOWstudio.com: a moving, pulsing study of abstracted texture and dark, saturated colour.

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Film: Ruth Hogben and Francesca Burns
Direction: Ruth Hogben
Performance: Tali Lennox at Select
Styling: Francesca Burns
Hair: Christian Wood
Make-up: Ayami Nishimura
Nails: Teresa Smith
Photographic Assistance: Brian Doherty, James Robotham, Kelly Marie Brown
Styling Assistance: Julia Sarr Jamois
Soundtrack: Lukid at Werk Discs
Production: Gainsbury and Whiting
Lighting: Kinetic
Location: Park Royal Studios

SHOWstudio
Creative Direction: Paul Hetherington
Editorial Direction: Alexander Fury
Creative Technical Direction: Ross Phillips
Front-End Development: Sally Northmore
Back-End Development: Paul Herron
Sources: youtube/EstefannieLennox and SHOWStudio.com


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i just watched her interview on showstudio.com, it was a live streaming but they should put it online soon on http://showstudio.com/project/infashion.
it was a great interview, she's brilliant and it's very interesting to learn about the process of film-making.

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Emanuel Ungaro A/W 2011 - Ruth Hogben, Katie Grand



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A resolutely British re-interpretation of the fine French art of seduction - Ruth Hogben captures Giles Deacon's 'Feral Lace' collection for the house of Emanuel Ungaro into spellbinding motion, styled by Katie Grand and unleashed on the streets of London town.


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Direction: Ruth Hogben
Styling: Katie Grand
Fashion: Giles Deacon for Emanuel Ungaro
Models: Anais Mali at Premier Model Management, Anais Pouliot at Trump Model Management, Aymeline Valade at Women Direct, Nyasha Matonhodze and Daga Ziober at Elite Model Management
Hair: Samantha Hillerby at Streeters
Make-up: Petros Petrohilos at Streeters
Nails: Sophy Robson at Streeters
Director of Photography: Jeremy Valender
Focus Puller: Mihalis Margaritas
D.I.T.: Nelson Oliver
Make-up Assistance: Veronica Martinez, Sofia Bermudez
Hair Assistance: Akiko
Styling assistance: Kat Wipfler
Camera Assistance: Jack Cardno and Zoe Hitchen
Executive Production: Andrea Gelardin
Production: Zena Loxton
Runners: Clare Graham-Stuart, Adam Loxton, Natasha Martone, Jenny Rush

With thanks to Bianca Wendt and Filmscape Media Ltd, and to all at LOVE Magazine

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Ruth Hogben, In Fashion Interview



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SHOWstudio: Ruth Hogben, In Fashion interview
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Fashon film maker Ruth Hogben interviewed by Alex Fury for SHOWstudio.com

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Plato's Atlantis by Alexander McQueen



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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN/NICK KNIGHT/RAQUEL ZIMMERMANN/RUTH HOGBEN

Under the direction of Nick Knight and with support from IMG, SHOWstudio.com streamed Alexander McQueen's Spring/Summer 2010 presentation, Plato's Atlantis, live from Paris. The full-length show video is presented here, alongside an exclusive interview with the designer himself and the presentation's unique opening fashion film by Alexander McQueen, Nick Knight and Ruth Hogben.

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Model: Kinga Rajzak

Photographer: Ruth Hogben
Stylist: Katie Shillingford
Hair: Martin Cullen
Makeup & Face-Pieces: Alex Box





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'F*** Me' by Ruth Hogben for SHOWstudio's Fashion Fetish Film Season featuring Karlie Kloss.



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'F*** Me' by Ruth Hogben for SHOWstudio's Fashion Fetish film season.

Alongside the 2012 SHOWstudio Shop exhibition 'Selling Sex', SHOWstudio launches 'Fashion Fetish,' a series of fashion films, performances and multi-media pieces created entirely by women working in fashion - including Ruth Hogben, Lady Amanda Harlech and Daphne Guinness, Lily Donaldson, Liberty Ross and Dasha Zhukova - that comment on the contentious and provocative fusion of fashion with fetish

Direction: Ruth Hogben
Model: Karlie Kloss
Styling: Ellie Grace Cumming and Raquel Franco
Hair: Martin Cullen
Make Up: Petros Petrohilos
Nails: Marian Newman
Production: Keeley Gould
DIT: Jon Emmony
Camera Assistance: Laura Falconer
Styling Assistance: Vanessa Minshull, Hannah Caddick and Gerry O'Kane
Hair Assistance: Roku and How
Gaffer: Martin Smith
PA: Emma Bell
Title Design: Jonny Lu
Soundtrack: Guillotine (Instrumental) by Death Grips

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