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post Apr 8 2020, 11:04 AM
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Hello everyone,
I hope you and your family are at home safe.
Bored, I decided to open this thread to collect information related to the Spice Girls videography.
For some videos it's not easy to find them. I ask for your partecipation if it's possible!
Thanks
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WANNABE
Director: Johan Camitz
Location: London, UK - St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel
Shooting Date/Period: 22 April 1996

On Monday, April 22 we filmed the video for Wannabe. It was shoot in an empty building next to St. Pancras station that had been decorated to look like an old mansion house with with velvet drapes on the walls and echoing corridors.
The central idea for the video was to recreate the same energy and dynamism that we showed when we used to crash into record companies and do the frentic hard sell.
We invaded places and left people breathless.
The director Johan came up with the location. The station building had been trasformed in an old mansion house populated with odd characters and stereotypes.
Then we had to bounce through the place sing Wannabe sweeping away the cobwebs.
I wore an outfit that had cost me 20 pound at a secondhand stall at Notting Hill market. The showgirl outfit was a leotard with sequins at the front and back.
Unfortunately I also insisted on wearing a pair of towering platform shoes, à la Vivienne Westwood. I could hardly walk in them and certainly couldn't run.
I fell over so many times that Johan grew hoarse yelling cut!.
I wobbled through the entire video, nearly wiping out a lamp shade and almost toppling down a flight of stairs. All because I wanted to look tall.
The video appeared to be shot as one continuous take from the beginning to end, but was in fact two takes that were so perfectly synchronized that nobody could tell.

Geri - If Only

SAY YOU'LL BE THERE
Director: Vaughan Arnell
Location: Mojave Desert, California USA
Shooting Date/Period: 7-8 September 1996

We filmed the video in the Mojave Desert just outside Los Angeles. As we squeezed into our skin-tight catsuits in the blinfing heat we couldn't help remembering how we'd recorded the song in our trackie and socks in Elliot's studio in Sheffield, constantly getting caught out by the damp patch on the floor of his toilet. It was a world away.
It was a fun shoot even thought it was incredibly hot. We had a fantastic hair guy who put mad colours in my hair, it was the first time I'd dyed it.
The set was in the middle of nowhere and we all had our own Winnebagos, which was hysterical. Every take was just such a laugh for me at any rate.
We stayed at a hotel in the middle of the desert that felt like something out of Thelma and Louise.

Mel B - Catch A Fire


2 BECOME 1
Director: Andy Delaney/Monty Whitebloom (Big TV!)
Location: London, UK
Shooting Date/Period: 5-6 November 1996

The video for 2 Become 1 was shot against a green screen, the background was added later, and involved a lot of hanging around and not doing much, interspersed with loads of close-up camera angles.
Oh, and there was a deer in the studio, because someone had had the bright idea of featuring one in the video.
What the f**k is that deer doing here? we whispered to each other. Oh dear! we kept saying loudly. Oh dear, oh dear.

Mel B - Catch A Fire


MAMA
Director: Andy Delaney/Monty Whitebloom (Big TV!)
Location: Ealing, London UK
Shooting Date/Period: February 1997

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE
Director: Gregg Masuak
Location: London, UK
Shooting Date/Period:February 1997

SPICE UP YOUR LIFE
Director: Marcus Nispel
Location: New York, USA
Shooting Date/Period: 6-7 September 1997

TOO MUCH
Director: Howard Greenhalgh
Location: London, UK
Shooting Date/Period: November 1997

STOP
Director: James Brown
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Shooting Date/Period: January 1998

(HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE) ON TOP OF THE WORLD
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VIVA FOREVER
Director: Steve Box
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GOODBYE
Director: Howard Greenhalgh
Location: Buckinghamshire, UK - Mentmore Towers
Shooting Date/Period: 1-2 November 1998

IT'S ONLY ROCK 'N' ROLL (BUT I LIKE IT)
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HOLLER
Director: Jake Nava
Location: Elstree, Hertfordshire UK - Elstree Studios
Shooting Date/Period: 27-28 July 2000

LET LOVE LEAD THE WAY
Director: Greg Masuak
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HEADLINES (FRIENDSHIP NEVER ENDS)
Director: Anthony Mandler
Location: Iver, UK - Pinewood Studios
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I WANT YOU BACK
Director: Hype Williams
Location: New York, USA
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I flew to New York from Nashville on a day off to shoot the video with Missy. Jim also featured in it, although the director didn't know he was my fiancé.
I'd just sent off a picture with a note saying: I want this guy in the video. Hype Williams had had no objections. Yeah, he's good looking and cool. Okay.
My make-up on the video was amazing applied by Missy's personal make-up artists. The Americans treat make-up as an art.
They sculpted my face with dark and light contouring and made me look almost too perfect. But I took it all on board and went with it.
My eyebrows were trimmed down and dyed light blonde and I had six different hairstyles during the shoot from braids to extensions.
In the last scene my body was covered with luminous green make-up.
Hype Williams joined in and painted the black cat stripes on my legs that completed the tiger look.
He enjoyed it more that I did, but at 3 AM who gives a s**t? And all that body painting and messing about with my hair was worth it because the final cut of the video was wicked.

Mel B - Catch A Fire

WORD UP
Director: Jimmy Gulzar/Wiz
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WORD UP (AMERICAN VERSION)
Director: Matthew Williamson
Location: Los Angeles
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My next stop was Los Angeles, to shoot a second video for my single Word Up featured on the soundtrack of the cult Austin Powers film The Spy Who Shagged Me.
I'd given Jim the job of directing the original video. The end result was was an amazing piece of animation but a bit too wacky for the Americans, so I was advise to make something more mainstream for the US market.
The second video was directed by Matthew Williamson and featured Mini Me, the comically evil dwarf character from the film.
Williamson insisted that I had a facial the day before the shoot. Well I did have really bad acne at the time, a definitive sign of stress.
Also I still had a bit of pregnant belly and was feeling insecure about my body. The stylist of the video had done the TLC video for Unpretty, so I was really pleased to be working with her.
However I was very self-conscious about my figure and insisted on wearing a corset underneath my outfit. When she came to measure me for the tight-fitting silver catsuit that that I was planning to wear she tried to reassure me. What's wrong with you? You look fantastic, you don't need a corset.

Mel B - Catch A Fire


TELL ME
Director: Nigel Dick
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FEELS SO GOOD
Director: Martin Weisz
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LULLABY
Director: Andy Orrick
Location: Marrakech, Morocco
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Phoenix was with me in Morocco when I filmed the video for my third single Lullaby, the song I wrote for her with Biff when she was a baby.
I found Marrakech quite a strange place, partly because absolutely everyone was dressed in the same way. It was like entering a different world.

Mel B - Catch A Fire

Really plain and simple. The song's all about Phoenix when she was born, so I've got little clips of Phoenix in it. I was a bit dubious about putting her in it but then I thought, "Well, the song's about her, she might as well be in it." It's just a simple, really chilled song. It's just me walking around the streets of Morocco and then I get home to my beach house - it's great. It's a bit more toned down than my other stuff.
Mel B - Official website (2001)


PROPER CRIMBO
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TODAY
Director: Mark McConnell
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FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE
Director: Martin Weisz
Location: Los Angeles, California USA - Universal Studios Hollywood
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WHEN YOU'RE GONE
Director: Marcus Nispel
Location: New York, USA
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GOIN' DOWN
Director: Giuseppe Capotondi
Location: Los Angeles, USA
Shooting Date/Period: July 1999

NORTHERN STAR
Director: Steven Green
Location: Cape Town, South Africa/London, UK
Shooting Date/Period: August/September 1999

NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN
Director: Francis Lawrence
Location: Malibu, California USA
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I TURN TO YOU
Director: Cameron Casey
Location: Ibiza, Spain - Es Paradis Nightclub
Shooting Date/Period: June 2000

IF THAT WERE ME
Director: Cameron Casey
Location: London UK - Connaught Bridge
Shooting Date/Period: October 2000

HERE IT COMES AGAIN
Director: Charles Infante
Location: Los Angeles, USA
Shooting Date/Period: November 2002

ON THE HORIZON
Director: Howard Greenhalgh
Location: Benalmádena, Spain
Shooting Date/Period: April 2003

YEH YEH YEH
Director: Ray Kay
Location: Oslo, Norway
Shooting Date/Period: June 2003

MELT
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NEXT BEST SUPERSTAR
Director: Ray Kay
Location: London, UK
Shooting Date/Period: January 2005

BETTER ALONE
Director: Mary McCartney
Location:
Shooting Date/Period: March 2005

FIRST DAY OF MY LIFE
Director: Nikolaj Georgiew
Location: Hanover, Germany
Shooting Date/Period: August 2005

BETTER ALONE (SECOND VERSION)
Director: Robert Broellochs
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Shooting Date/Period: December 2005

THE MOMENT YOU BELIEVE
Director: Tim Royes
Location: London UK, Ealing Studios
Shooting Date/Period: February 2007

I WANT CANDY
Director: Tim Royes
Location:
Shooting Date/Period: February 2007

CAROLYNA
Director: Tim Royes
Location:
Shooting Date/Period: May 2007

THIS TIME
Director: Adrian Moat
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Shooting Date/Period: September 2007

UNDERSTAND
Director: Avi Diamond/Jamie Milligan
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WE LOVE TO ENTERTAIN YOU
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ROCK ME
Director: Marcus Sternberg
Location: Manchester, UK - Projekts Skatepark
Shooting Date/Period: June 2011

THINK ABOUT IT
Director: Howard Greenhalgh
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WEAK
Director: Michael Baldwin
Location: London, UK
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LET THERE BE LOVE
Director: Marcus Gerwinat
Location: Brighton, UK
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I KNOW HIM SO WELL
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HE AIN'T HEAVY, HE'S MY BROTHER
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LOVING YOU
Director: Jonny Kight
Location: London, UK
Shooting Date/Period: July 2013

COOL AS YOU
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ANYMORE
Director: David East
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DEAR LIFE
Director: David East
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HOLD ON
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ROOM FOR LOVE
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AROUND THE WORLD (LA LA LA LA LA)
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DON'T TALK JUST KISS
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HIGH HEELS
Director: Sylvie Weber
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For the video, my aunt is a hairdresser, so, from a really young age, I used to sweep the floor, and all the ladies used to give me a little bit of pocket money, [for] helping out and getting a cup of tea and stuff. It was something that I immediately warmed to. When you go to the hairdressers and get a facial or whatever, they're kind of your therapist, aren't they? It's just an environment where people chat, they talk about their problems, and, of course, they're getting a little bit of self-love, a little bit pampered. Getting all ready and going out to hit the town. It felt like it was a perfect starting point for the video — to sort of go out and let our hair down.
The metal bodice I wear, It's such an incredible piece; Graham Cruz designs and makes these wonderful bodices. I had a piece for the Pride tour that I did with Sink the Pink, and [Cruz] molds it to you. But also, on the day of the video shoot, he was having to kind of cut and shape it, because it's quite sharp on the edges as well. Sometimes there are certain moves you do, and it's like, Oh, yeah, can't quite do that there. But I think the effect that they give, it's definitely worth a little bit of pain.

Melanie C - nylon.com

WHO I AM
Director: Sylvie Weber
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Making the video was traumatic. I’m not gonna lie. I didn’t realise how difficult it would be to face myself. I had to face so many painful memories. It wasn’t until I watched it back I found peace with it.
Melanie C - inews.co.uk


BLAME IT ON ME
Director: Sylvie Weber
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IN AND OUT OF LOVE
Director: Graham Cruz
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FEARLESS
Director: Graham Cruz
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INTO YOU
Director: Graham Cruz
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STOP YOUR CRYING YOUR HEART OUT
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TOUCH ME
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LOOK AT ME
Director: Vaughan Arnell
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Shooting Date/Period: March 1999

I wanted to make a video that could contain all the ideas and infuences that I've been writing down and soaking up for months.
I brought the director Vaughan Arnell, who I knew from the Spice Girls, and I told him that I wanted to do something influenced by the Audrey Hepburn movies I'd been watching films like La Dolce Vita.
Look At Me was about all the different masks we wear and the different roles women play. It was a chance to indulge my Hollywood fantasies.
I appared as the virgin bride, the vamp, the bitch and the nun and it was all shot in black and white and set in Prague. Not your average pop video.
For the freaky middle section we had an old horse-drawn hearse carring a coffin to the cemetery.
The coffin was draped in a Union Jack with a wreath spelling out Ginger on the side. That was my dark sense of humor, Ginger is dead.
I remember lying in the coffin in the freezing cold Prague with long red tresses and red ballet shoes.
The idea was to look like the Pre-Raphaelite beauties I'd seen in Paintings like Flaming June or Ophelia. It wasn't supposed to be too serious but I did want want the video to make the point that I had moved on.
And now if Ginger was finally dead, it seems only sensible and hygienic to bury her. Ginger went out in the way she would have liked, with a funeral on Top Of The Pops.

Geri - Just For The Record

MI CHICO LATINO
Director: Doug Nichol
Location: Sardinia, Italy
Shooting Date/Period: July 1999

I wanted the video for Mi Chico Latino to be very different in style to Look At Me and not just for creative reasons. Look At Me was filmed in Prague in the freezing cold and was very long and complicated shoot.
I was determined this time I was going to do the video somewhere warm. I also wanted it to be a simple and straightforward video because I realised that no one really understood or even notice the ideas I'd put into Look At Me.
In a video it's blink and you miss it so why make it hard on myself? Instead I thought I'd cut to the chase and shoot the video off the coast of Sardinia on a yatch with some very cute male dancers.
The location was stunning. Tha yatch, the weather and the sea were all beautiful. It was wonderful sitting around on the boat with just a few others aboard and we had some really lovely times relaxing in the sunshing and chatting on the warm nights.
The dancers came on the yatch for the filming and then left, leaving the rest of us to have a meal before going to our cabins for the night.
On the first day of filming, we were doing sequences on the beach and there were people raking the sand.
I thought they were being over-meticulous about making the beach looking perfect. They didn't tell me until afterwards that the real reason was that there were jellyfish everywhere.
In retrospect, it was probably best that I didn't know.

Geri - Just For The Record


LIFT ME UP
Director: Howard Greenhalgh
Location: Málaga, Spain
Shooting Date/Period: October 1999

BAG IT UP
Director: Dawn Shadforth
Location:
Shooting Date/Period: January 2000

IT'S RAINING MEN
Director: Jim Canty/Jake-Sebastian Wynne
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SCREAM IF YOU WANNA GO FASTER
Director: Jim Canty/Jake-Sebastian Wynne
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CALLING
Director: Pierluca De Cario
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Shooting Date/Period: October 2001

RIDE IT
Director: Luca Tommassini
Location: Milan, Italy
Shooting Date/Period: September 2004

DESIRE
Director: Andy Morahan
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HALF OF ME
Director: Lawrance Lim
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ANGELS IN CHAINS
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WHAT I AM
Director: Greg Masuak
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WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG?
Director: Greg Masuak
Location: Lancaster Desert, California USA
Shooting Date/Period: February 2001

The video was shot in LA. It was quite nerve-racking 'cause the actual idea for the video was mine. I worked with a great producer who let all my ideas run. We shot it in Lancaster Desert near LA and even though it looks really hot, it was actually freezing cold. I was in a little dress for two days and my mum and auntie came with me. They were standing at the side in massive jumpers and Puffa jackets! We had a really good laugh though.
Emma - mykindamusic

It was amazing. Again the idea came from me which was quite nerve wracking 'cos it was like 'how is this going to turn out?' I worked with a fantastic director and I just told him all my ideas and we elaborated on them and it was great fun but it was actually freezing. Can you believe that? It was freezing cold but the whole crew were great and I had a great laugh.
Emma - dotmusic


I'm scared of big dogs and I was shaking like a leaf. The video was my idea and when I was sitting there with a wolf behind me, I was thinking I must be mad. When the trainer brought them out I thought, they can't be that bad. But they were growling and barking and I thought, please just do this shot, get this over with. Unluckily, one of the dogs liked the cream that was on my legs and started licking my thigh, I just told the director, 'Film! Film! Quick.' The trainer was still there the whole time and was sitting just out of shot, while I was lying down with it. Suddenly she said, 'Stop, I don't like the look in his eye.' That was it, I was up and out of there.
Emma


TAKE MY BREATH AWAY
Director: Greg Masuak
Location: Sardinia, Italy
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WE'RE NOT GONNA SLEEP TONIGHT
Director: Phil Griffin
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FREE ME
Director: Tim Royes
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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MAYBE
Director: Harvey & Carolyn
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I'LL BE THERE
Director: Giuseppe Capotondi
Location: Paris, France
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CRICKETS SING FOR ANAMARIA
Director: Harvey & Carolyn
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DOWNTOWN
Director: Harvey & Carolyn
Location: London, UK
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ALL I NEED TO KNOW
Director: Max & Dania
Location: London, UK
Shooting Date/Period: December 2006

I love this video because I was pregnant with Beau and I was ecstatic.
Not many people knew because I was only around 3 months pregnant but I kept rubbing my tummy on the shoot and my make-up artist guessed.

Emma - Instagram

BABY PLEASE DON'T STOP
Director: Marc Klasfeld
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YOU'RE ALL I NEED TO GET BY
Director: Max & Dania
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DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME (FEED THE WORLD)
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OUT OF YOUR MIND
Director: Jake Nava
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NOT SUCH AN INNOCENT GIRL
Director: Jake Nava
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A MIND OF ITS OWN
Director: Simon Atkinson/Adam Townly
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THIS GROOVE
Director: Andy Hylton
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LET YOUR HEAD GO
Director: Phil Griffin
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I am adding all the infos I found, step by step.
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Amazing work, thank you for this!
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Thanks. You should also attach the videos themselves. Look how it's done in other artist forums.

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Nice idea.
I'll update everything soon.
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