Avid readers will know that here at Camberwell Studios we are very fond of our fish, and animals in general, which is why we have been very lucky over the past few weeks to be in-undated with critters of all shapes and sizes. Thankfully though they didn't all come at once as the cat that starred in a Studio 2 shoot had a beady eye on our goldfishes, had the dog, from a Studio 1 shoot, been in we could have had a crazy sort of food chain and eco-system right here in these very green walls!
Throw in a snake, a Perigrin falcon, and you would have had all sorts of feathers and flakes and scales flying about the place. (We threw in the seagul for good measure!)
We move onto some other interesting stories from the Camberwell Ark.. I mean studios... From animals to animal behaviour. Our recent band shoot encompassed an Elvis mirror, some swordplay, citrus fruit and flowers being burnt to a crisp. No, I wasn't taking acid with the band and their roadies, it was a series of objects deemed cool and retro enough to be burnt, live in Studio 1.
Chatting to the band members I was explaining how un-rock & roll it was to make a video based on my previous experiences. When I first started working here at the studios I was under the impression that bands were going to be like crazy animals throwing TV's out of windows in an orgy of drugs and sex. I was wrong. The craziest it got on this particular shoot (pics above) was a small band disagreement as to whose cigarettes were lying around in the green room and one of the worst offenders in the band throw a lime down our driveway! Not quite plaster-cast penises (Motorhead I think!) and snorting lines of Ants (Ozzie Osbourne) is it?
I'm glad the lads in the band were clean living as it means they can concentrate on normal life, working hard, practicing and gigging which, in this ever purse-tightening industry, is what you need to do to survive.
This leads me on to my next mention. We have identified around 100 members for the Indie Membership scheme and have been adding members as and when they pop up. Please see below for info.
- Music videos, EPK’s, performance recording
- Development projects
- Test shoots,
- Pilot shoots
- Game show format testing
- Set build days
- Training sessions
So if you are like the band I mentioned in the 1st section above then get in touch. If you can get your ensemble, your contributors, the artist you represent or yourself ready, with a few days notice then we can offer our services at a massive discount.
Here's what Stuart had to say about winning the prize draw.
''Winning the studio time prize was fantastic news and great timing''
I manage an up and coming rock band Never A Hero (www.neverahero.net) and with them having just finished their new album, we were just in the process of looking at what to do for the next video
The last video was the first single Burning Skies" off of the new album "Bleed between the lies". It turned out great and so we knew the next one had to top that one.
For the eagle eyed amongst you - you may spot Bruce Jones (aka Les Battersby) in the last video.
Nothing is totally set in stone as yet, but it is looking like the video will be for the song "Screams of Silence" and we have indeed got thoughts on a padded cell theme.....with a few Never a Hero twists of course and knowing this band, there will be a thousand changes between now and shoot day.....so apologies in advance to the amazing folk at Camberwell Studios
For anyone looking to check out the band please connect with them at any of the following...
Website - http://www.neverahero.co.uk
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/neverahero
You Tube - http://www.youtube.com/neveraheroofficial
Twitter - http://twitter.com/neverahero
''Thanks again for this great prize'' - Stuart'
Congratulations to Stuart and also to Jamaine - who was the 5th winner of the prize. He shot his video here last Friday. He still has some location shoots to complete but here are some pictures below
Please continue to enter the prize draw and send us your ideas as to what you would make with the Prize draw worth upto £1000!
ENTER FOR FREE HERE: http://www.camberwellstudios.co.uk/prize-draw
Until next week....