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Damn Joan // School Shootings Video

We recently had Damn Joan with Gay Against Guns in our studios shooting a video about the recent and prominent issue of gun violence in our school's across America. 

"In partnership with Gays Against Guns and our graceful director Sara Nell McDowell, you helped create a moving piece that brings forth the alarming prevalence of school gun violence in this country, while also holding space for those who have lost their lives to it on this this powerful day -- April 20th, 2018. 

This was made in honor of the 19th anniversary of Columbine and in action with today's National School Walkout, just 64 days after Parkland. " - Lauren Teng & The Damn Joan Family 

Checkout their website to share the video and view their interview by GAG about the piece online at  damnjoan.com/schoolshootings .

 

 

As well check out both companies Social Media for further information and pieces on the matter.  

Twitter: @gagnoguns

IG: @gaysagainstgunsny

Twitter: @Damn_Joan

IG : @damnjoan

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.

Maggie Rogers // On+Off

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Just before Thanksgiving rolled around we had a last minute shoot with Smokestack Films for a new music video for up and coming singer/producer, Maggie Rogers' new track 'On+Off.'  Maggie, fresh out of NYU recently made her way onto the scene virtually overnight after a video went viral of Pharrel Williams listening to her track, "Alaska" at his masterclass at NYU's Clive Davis institute back in February. He was speechless to say the least. Since then, she has put out a couple of music videos, played a handful of shows around NY and is now currently embarking upon her first big national tour, most dates of which happen to already be sold out. Maggie and her production team went in a more stripped down direction for this video at our Brooklyn soundstage, bringing in a small crew of dancers along with some whimsical choreography and some excellent use of minimal lighting to make use of our giant Cyclorama. Take a look here!

Ed-Ape / Stones Throw Records

Ed-Ape is a pretty sweet guy, but he's also one bad dude.

MC/Producer extraordinaire, Ed-Ape rented out our Bushwick film and photo studio this weekend to shoot a music video for his upcoming single with Stones Throw Records. Ed-Ape is known for his comedic approach to independent hip hop and definitely made that clear with his time here at our photo studio. The crew was awesome and they were working with a hilarious concept right here in our Bushwick film and photography studio! Not for the faint of heart . 

Cheap Labor Productions / Retail Space

Cheap Labor Productions came in last week to work on some final photo shots for Brooklyn based band Retail Space's visual album. The team have basically made a series of music videos for each song to be released as concept piece about drowning. Was a pleasure watching their vision come to life on set.

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PH5 Womenswear Lookbook

Local photographer Conan Thai used our space this weekend to shoot a lookbook for PH5, a contemporary womenswear brand. Conan brought in carpeting and several hand-painted backdrops to get these shots. It's awesome to connect with local creatives and be able to provide them with the space and equipment they need to achieve their vision. We offer 5,000 square feet of workspace, a 40 foot cyclorama, and in-house grip and electric. Beats working out of a studio apartment living room! Be sure to check out Conan's work and PH5's new looks!

http://www.ph-5.com/

http://www.conanthai.com/

Street Dreams Magazine Issue 008 Launch ft. Soulection

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We had the pleasure of hosting the launch event for Street Dreams Magazines latest issue 008. The sold out event resembled a gallery opening, showcasing work by photographers featured in the new issue. Soulection turned up the house with special DJ sets.

Street Dreams Magazine is a quarterly photography publication & full service content creation studio focused on building community through showcasing the talents of photographers worldwide.

http://streetdreamsmag.co/

Soulection is a record label, radio show and niche collective of creative music makers and programmers worldwide. Based in Los Angeles, CA, Soulection curates timeless music from around the world and increases visibility for The Sound Of Tomorrow™ through weekly Soulection Radio broadcasts, traditional releases, live events and curated visuals. As a trusted resource and global platform pushing forward honest music, Soulection aims to inspire a cultural shift in music consumption that values the artistry of music and discovery.

http://soulection.com/


Lights! Camera! Action! (and MORE LIGHTS!)

Last week, director Sigurd Widenfalk came to Be Electric to shoot a video for designer Charles Warren. What a shoot it was. A TON of lights were set up putting Be Electric's 900 amps of power to full use. This is what our 40' cyc is MADE for. Heck, there was even a green screen set-up involved. Combine that with a pair of RED Epic 5K cameras, and this shoot was one for the record books for Be Electric photo studio.

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

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

Jason Ano shoots RED for Red Bull

Jason Ano is one of our in-house DPs, Director and editors. Ano is a new breed of creator that we like to call a finisher- that means he gets the job DONE. A finisher is someone who shoots, directs, edits- a one man band who oversees and executes every aspect of production. Ano has multiple videos with tens of millions of views, including work for Skrillex and A$AP Rocky. Jason is available for hire through Be Electric for in studio or on location work.

Recently, Ano used Be Electric's client lounge as well as the cyc for a video shoot for Red Bull. Using the RED Epic 5K camera, Ano and his crew had a fun day. This camera can do just about anything from stills to IMAX productions. It really is EPIC and full packages with lenses at unbeatable prices are now available at Be Electric for rental. If you need any more proof of how great this machine is check out more of Ano's amazing work on Vimeo.

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   Be Electric :: An affordable video, and  photo studio Brooklyn , 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 .

 

Be Electric :: An affordable video, and photo studio Brooklyn, 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.

No Job Too Big or Too Small

Photographer Brandon Harrison came by for a small test shoot on our BIG cyc! Gotta say, what an interesting look...I've never seen so much white! Looks like they were having fun though. Brandon is also a digital tech and photo assistant. Check out his site!

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   Be Electric :: An affordable video, and  photo studio Brooklyn , 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 .

 

Be Electric :: An affordable video, and photo studio Brooklyn, 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.

Who's Hungry for Dinner (Lab)?

From Dinner Lab's official site: "Dinner Lab is a social dining experiment that unites undiscovered chefs with adventurous diners who are looking for something different from the conventional restaurant experience. Our events bring together a group of interesting strangers around a common table to share cuisine crafted by up-and-coming chefs from all over the country."

It's all that and more. Let me start from the beginning...Here at Be Electric, we prepared for the arrival of the Dinner Lab. A bit of a frenzy is going on between some renovations to the studio and cleaning everything up before Dinner Lab shows up with its crew. Sweeping the floors, painting the cyc, and hanging up artwork. Then Dinner Lab comes in and it's time to arrange tables, chairs, and begin the food prep. It really is a big operation. This goes on for eight days... not that we're complaining! (Thanks again Dinner Lab, for choosing our space for your event!)

After all the preparations, guests start flowing in. At first there is just a few people trickling in, but closer to dinner, there is a line out the door. No doubt the smell of BBQ cooking next to the door has something to do with it. As the guests mingle, they enjoy a cocktail hour before things really get going. On one of the nights, CNBC decided to drop by and do a story on the event adding a whole new level to the excitement.

Everyone is then seated and Dinner Lab describes its mission and introduces the chef of that evening. The food is then brought out course by course, everyone smiling at the culinary journey they are about to go on. Ducking the CNBC video crew, the vibrant aromas, this really was an event to see. So check it out in the pictures below!

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

 

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

 

 

How Bazaar

Photographer Astrid Sterner from Harpers Bazaar dropped by the studio for cool little shoot. A classic feel with modern fashion and make-up is what makes this shoot so special. We hope they all had a great time! Check out some of the behind the scenes shots below, but also check out more of Astrid's beautiful work on tumblr.

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

Be Electric Buildout.

Buildout is in full swing, as we prepare for Bushwick Open Studios.

Take a look at some of our progression over the past few weeks here at Be Electric!

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

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The founders of Be Electric Studios, Andy and Joe.

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1296-98 Willoughby ave, Brooklyn NY, 11237

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Joe and Max begin to install the cyc at Be Electric Studios.

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