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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.

Best of 2017 // Music Video Features

Best of 2017 // Music Video Features

A quick feature on two music videos shot at our studios that made huge leaps and bounds in the music and video world in 2017.

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/

 

 

 

Lay's "Tough Decisions With Anna Faris"

Last month, Lay's Potato Chips shot a handful of short videos at Be Electric Studios to promote their latest campaign, Flavor Swap, where chip lovers everywhere are able to cast their vote and decide which flavor stays and which flavor goes. The "Tough Decisions with Anna Faris" videos feature actress/comedian Anna Faris as she taste tests each flavor interview-style and is forced to choose between them... as you can see in the clips below, the decision wasn't too easy... yet very entertaining! The shoot, which we painted our cyclorama yellow for, was produced by Spears & Arrows and directed by John Grammatico. Check out more work by Spears & Arrows here: http://www.spearsandarrows.tv/.

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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/