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Azaelia Banks // Complex Media

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Complex Media Presents

Azealia Banks

As is tradition, when a new year comes, new resolutions do too. Many resolutions have to do with working out more or eating healthier, all of which in turn help with one's overall mental health. With these thoughts in mind we wanted to highlight a recent project shot by Complex Media at our stages. The video is an eight minute introspective on the world-renowned recording artist Azealia Banks. The piece goes into detail about the limelight that sometimes prevents superstars like herself from being seen as a ‘real person’. This limelight places stars like her in a place where fans may forget that these artists also go through the same day to day struggles as us, as well as some different ones that fans may not be aware of at all. Due to the constant microscope on their daily affairs and pressure to be perfect, as well as constantly pushing out new, riveting work, the burden on these artists is very real. Azealia and the video itself come across as very raw, as you see wide shots of our NYC studio space and the equipment used, while the artist goes into harsh detail about her hardships to find proactive ways to push her mental health forward in a positive way. Her music comes across as very strong and happy, but as stated, she is nothing more than a flawed human like the rest of us. We absolutely love this piece and the new perspective it sheds on not only her life but a lot of entertainment industry big shots lives’. 

In summation, Azealia states “Every day is a difficult time, I’m Azealia Banks.” Thank you to Complex Media for choosing our film production studio, and a big thank you to Azealia for being so honest with the public about such a sensitive subject. We hope each and everyone of you is able to conquer your 2018 resolutions for a better outlook and overall life.

Pussy Riot // Teen Vogue

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Last month we had front woman, Nadya Tolokonnikova of Russian feminist punk band/art collective, Pussy Riot at our Brooklyn soundstage to shoot a conceptual video with artists Jessie Askinazi and Claire Christerson, in support of the East Los Angeles Women's Center (ELAWC). This collaboration titled "Clusters" featured on Teen Vogue is intended to bring awareness to the potential financial cuts to programs that are dedicated to helping women who have been sexually assaulted as well as survivors of domestic violence. Despite the staggering statistics of abuse throughout our country, the Trump administration proposed to cut all 25 grants under the Violence Against Women Act back in March, which would in turn directly affect funding for the many programs that serve to help these victims.

During her interview with Teen Vogue, Nadya speaks up about her inspiration for this project and the fact that getting rid of these institutions simply puts peoples lives in jeopardy. "I'm angry that instead of protecting our rights the government are ceasing them. I'm sick of it." With an ever growing list of provocative demonstrations and politically charged music, Nadya is probably best known for her group's 2012 guerrilla performance in a church protesting President Vladimir Putin and the church's support of his presidential campaign. This resulted in a 2 year prison sentence for her as well as another member of the all girl group after being charged for "hooliganism". In turn, Pussy Riot became an international symbol of Putin's crackdown on free speech. This of course carries over to our current situation that seems to be unfolding under the rise of Trump in their previous video depiction called, "Make America Great Again".

To watch this moving piece shot at our photo studio rental space and learn more about it's origins check out the full article here.

Herring & Herring // Metallica

A couple of months back, we were approached by Herring and Herring to shoot a couple of videos for Metallica. They needed a studio to shoot the music videos and the album artwork for their recently released album, "Hardwired...To Self Destruct", their first album to come out in over 8 years. Each song is accompanied by it's own unique music video, which is quite ambitious to say the least. The first one they shot with us is called "Now That We're Dead", which is an epic live video of the band performing in all of their glory against our cyc walls. The second link is for a track called, "Am I Savage?" which is more of a narrative that shows all the possibilities that can be achieved in the right studio setting.  We've had to keep this information to ourselves until now, so we're excited to finally share what we've been up to. Enjoy! 

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Bleeker Music Video Release

Canadian alternative rock band Bleeker just released their self-titled debut album last week featuring hit single 'Highway'. The music video, produced by Eleven Seven Music features several scenes shot here in studio with the car driven right inside and onto the cyc. Just one of the awesome benefits of having a ground-floor location! 

http://fivesevenmusic.com/artists/bleeker/

https://www.facebook.com/BleekerOfficial/

 

 

 

Tag Creative gets Dark and Lovely

We had Tag Creative on set the last few days shooting promotional content for Dark and Lovely, a hair product line coming out with some hot new colors this season. Tag is a creative agency that helps clients develop and manage content that will engage with the right audience and bring their brand to life. Follow the link below to see some of their fantastic work and check out some of these behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot... that overhead shot using the dolly and 360 degree track is pretty awesome!

http://www.content.tagcreativeny.com/29532/home

 

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Mizuno shoots Green Screen

Mizuno, a popular sports gear and apparel brand used our space to shoot a show commercial. This is an excellent example of the green screen capabilities here at Be Electric. They even brought in a green treadmill! We love working with our clients to provide the ideal environment to reach their creative goals. Be Electric serves as a sort of blank canvas; whatever you need for your photo shoot, film, event, gallery, etc... we'll get you there!

www.mizunousa.com


Shazam Sessions with CHVRCHES

Electro Pop trio CHVRCHES graced our cyclorama to perform their latest single 'Leave A Trace' for Shazam Sessions, a live music series the Shazam app has been producing. The band's new album Every Open Eye just dropped earlier this week and it is killer! We were thrilled to have them shoot here with us. The set was simple, but really effective: a huge floral backdrop with holes cut in it to let the light through and flowers scattered over the ground and their sound equipment. Check out the video below, download Shazam because its awesome, and start streaming CHVRCHES on repeat because they'll change your life.

www.chvrch.es

www.shazam.com



Dazed And Confused Video For GMC

Legs Media's new commercial for the car brand GMC, shot at Be Electric Studios with our cyc painted black. This commercial includes Michael Avedon and the band City of the Sun. The commercial is for the new Yukon by GMC.

Be Electric :: An affordable video, and photo studio NYC. We are a full service studio with equipment included and many amenities. Check out our site today. 


The most versatile green screen stage rental in Brooklyn.

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Beirut 'No No No' Official Video Release

No No No?

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YES YES YES!

Beirut released the official video for 'No No No' directed by Brother Willis and shot at Be Electric Studios. We love the color palette going on here... our cyc looks good in coral. Enjoy! and make sure to check out more work by Beirut and Brother Willis... brainstorm some video ideas of your own and hit us up when you're ready to shoot!

http://beirutband.com/

http://www.brotherwillis.com/