I love working with Vaughan Arnell, it means I get to work on stuff like this with some of the biggest artists in music and they don't get much bigger or global than George Michael.
This was an absolute delight to cut, even though I had sixteen and half hours of footage which all looked amazing. Managing that amount of footage in a short timeframe is a major part of the job.
These days it's getting rarer and rarer to have any direct contact with the artists you're ultimately working for but on this occasion I had the pleasure of spending some time in the company of the great man himself and I have to say it was something of a masterclass. His changes could be quite small and subtle but would always enhance the video and it would always come from his overall vision of what he wanted to communicate through the song. He places as much importance on the visual representation of his music as the music itself.
They always say don't meet your idols but in this case I'm bloody glad I did.