Vogue Beauty Taiwan Brings Color To The Studio

Enrique Vega, fashion and beauty photographer based in NYC, worked with Vogue Taiwan to shoot a cover featuring model Valery Kaufman. The studio was transformed from a blank slate to a office desk set-up with bright pops of color dispersed throughout the desk. The bright and dramatic lighting on the model was perfectly accompanied with florescent and radiant props. Tell us what you think of the shoot below!

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Angel Olsen Mesmerizes Us With Her New Single "All Mirrors"

Angel Olsen came by our studios to film her newest mesmerizing single “All Mirrors”. While her visuals are minimalistic and in black and white, her team took us through a hauntingly beautiful experience musically and visually. The song will be a part of her upcoming fourth album “All Mirrors” which will be released on October 4th. Take a look at how her team had transformed the studio to create this gothic and sci-fi styled music video.

Blood Orange's Visuals For "Hope" Leaves Us Breathless

It’s easy to recognize anything that Blood Orange creates visually and musically. In his star-studded video “Hope”, Dev Hynes was the creative genius that directed and edited it, while Elara Pictures (Josh and Benny Safdie’s production company) produced it. The choreography by Emma Portner, who has worked with Justin Bieber, Maggie Rogers, Banks and more. The music video is a mixture of beautiful street and studio shots in 1:1 ratio. It features a choreographed dance that freezes around a grand piano to studio recordings and more. Tell us what you think of the cinematography in the comments!

Verizon | Studio 2

Celebrated portrait and documentary photographer Platon recently used our studios for a series of boldly authentic shots for Verizon’s new Business Ready campaign. Platon was just the man to highlight the importance of Verizon’s services to real industry leaders and their real businesses. The British photographer’s highly textured and no-distraction style resulted in these earnest portraits. The minimalist style used the space brilliantly, with the added help of a clever prop here and there.

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Jerry Seinfeld Gives Some Advice to Those He Has Inspired

Jerry Seinfeld has noticed that his show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee has inspired more than a few similar shows, so he stopped by our studios to give a little humorous advice to his imitators. Netflix has decided to promote the upcoming season of Comedians by showing the hilarious video they and Okay Fine shot in our Studio 2 in Bushwick on their homepage. Jerry has a lot of fun rolling around on our cyc because, as he says, he loves anything with wheels.

It was a lot of fun having a comedy legend work in our studio. Check out the video below!

The Station // Virgin Voyages No-Guilt Mother's Day

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What happens when mom goes away on an indulgent (much needed) vacay? Virgin Voyages, with The Station, asked a group of kids and mothers in pursuit of important social clarity to celebrate this past Mother’s Day.

I just want to kick my feet up and have a cocktail,” one mom said.

“When my mom goes away, I’m gonna shave off all my hair,” said one child.

We’re not sure if the content is comforting to vacation hungry moms, but it sure is adorable!

Catch the video below to enjoy this spot created with compassion and humor in our very own Studio 2:

TBD Creative // Nickelodeon & Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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What happens with Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crawl into studio 1? A mess—that’s what.

TBD Creative came by to show off a new line of toys for Nick’s “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” They filmed smashed color-filled balloons, slime nachos, and a whole lotta dripping, oozing, goofy fun.

Enjoy these snaps, or head over to Nickelodeon’s Instagram account to watch the whole messy reel.

As the Turtles might say, it’s “cowabunga on so many levels!”

Hyper FMI // Hulu's "Harlots"

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Dark, dramatic days in Studio B this past month, when Anthony Hartman and his HYPER FMI (TBS, VH1, PepsiCo) team were here to film a hybrid shoot for the soon-to-be Season 3 of Hulu’s original series “Harlots.” It’s all buttoned up and top secret (for now!), but we’re excited to share the season 3 teaser as a teaser to the teaser. (Personally, we love the drama!)

City Goal Productions // Live Comfortably Campaign

Pearson Jenks and City Goal Productions came by Studio 1 recently to shoot a new video campaign for Live Comfortably. The results, as you can see, were uncomfortable:

Honestly, the whole thing just made us want to go to sleep:

Still, we had a blast hosting them — and we hope they return soon (perhaps with something a little less…soft, warm, relaxing, and…zzzz…sorry, what was I saying??)

Thanks for coming by City Goat!

Check out more work from the City Goat team at citygoat.video.

Salt Cathedral // Music Video

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New York-based Colombian duo Salt Cathedral (Juliana Ronderos & Nicolas Losada) came by Be Electric to film the video for their new single, “Go and Get it” (feat. Big Freedia & Jarina DeMarco).

The video’s bright colors, pleasure-blasted costumes, and snappy choreography mimics the intense electro-latin beats that define Salt Catherdra’s sound.

Directed by Susan O'Brien and produced by Dasha Kova, it feels both fresh and retro, original and self-referential. Not to mention that it’s as catchy as summer jams get.

Check it out, and then explore more from Salt Cathedral at the links below:

Paper Mag // Conan Gray Profile

When Paper comes to town, it’s not without fanfare.

Ryan Duff and the Paper Mag team came by recently to shoot portraits of "Gen Z vlogging sensation and venue-packing pop powerhouse" Conan Grey. 

All photos copyright Ryan Duff and Paper Mag

All photos copyright Ryan Duff and Paper Mag

The article brings to life this talented pop sensation. But where it really shines (in our not-so-humble opinion), is in showing off the magnetic portrait photography of Ryan Duff.

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Standing, sitting, smiling, b&w and more — these shots are as fresh and charming as the man himself.

The article explores Gray’s process, inspiration, and artistic ethos, and does so with its own artistic contribution to his image.

As Gray says in the piece: "Writing, for me, was my only real way of speaking what I was thinking, and all of the emotions that I had, into existence."

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We’re glad they brought this into existence, too!

Don’t miss this feature!

The UPS Store // "The Act of _Ing" Campaign

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If you watched the Superbowl this year (and statistically speaking, if you’re American, you probably did) then you saw the UPS Store debut their “Act of _Ing” videos.

The series, most of which was filmed in our Studio 3, was conceived and created by Pig Apple, a production house specializing in comedic content. And yes, they are funny.

The videos, directed by Trevor Williams, produced by Lauren Greenhall, and with Paul Rondeau as DP, are “mock” auditions and audaciously absurd comedic interviews (think: Spinal Tap meets “Parks and Rec”). According to Williams, they needed the “gravitas of a serious commercial production” — which is what brought them to Be Electric. (We’re very serious.)

The “large, professional-looking studio with a large cyc” which we call Studio 3, and his favorite piece of equipment (which we supply), the beloved RED Dragon, did the trick.

And the result? Our blushing pride aside, the videos are hilarious: don’t miss a peek.