video production

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

Final Product // Lila Music Video

Last month we did a feature on a music video for the group Lila. It was Directed and Produced by  Stefano Pennisi, before hand he answered some questions for us regarding the project! He mentioned in his initial interview, "The end result is really something special - You are getting all these mixes of bright florescent colors and different cool looks while still feeling like its part of this black void where everything lives within. I think it's pretty unique and I can't wait to share it with everyone."

Well, the time is up people! The final result is here!  Check out the video, send them your love, and let us know your thoughts!

Thank you to the whole team for using our studios for this awesome project. 

Director / Producer: Stefano Pennisi 

Director of Photography: Bernard Hunt 

Production Designer: Kristen Miller 

Talent: Jon Le Sueur, Eli McDuffee, Robin Owens

Editor: Ryan Ivanoff 

 

Pop Sugar // NYC Power Couples

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We recently had the opportunity to work with one of NYC's go-to sources for pop culture and celebrity news, Pop Sugar, at our Brooklyn soundstage. They teamed up with Los Angeles based Paige denim to style the shoot along with producer Lauren Sofair to do a collaborative piece about power couples in the city. The idea is that each couple sits down face to face and takes turns interviewing one another on their experience and what it's like to work together. Since nothing is scripted, they along with the audience get a pretty good insight as to what the others true thoughts are on the topic. The crew kept things pretty simple as far as their setup went on our cyclorama. Some minimal lighting, a few chairs and decor helped keep the focus on the subject for this fun piece that should be online soon for your viewing pleasure.

Mikaella Ashley // Rockabye Acres Productions

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We recently had up and coming singer/songwriter Mikaella Ashley into our studio rental space to shoot her very first music video for her single called 'Me Encanta'. Mikaella has been in the entertainment world for awhile now but mainly spent her time focusing on acting. After appearing in a handful of films along with a TV movie, she decided it was time to shed some light on her musical talents.  In 2016, she put out her first single called 'Give It A Try' and has been juggling the process of writing new music and acting ever since.

The thought of a music video didn't come along until one day when Mikaella was on set for a new pilot and met producer Nathan Holsenback, who happened to be working grip for the shoot. They immediately hit it off and stayed in touch. The following week, Nathan met Bronx based mural artist Ian Sullivan at a video shoot, and it immediately struck him that these two new acquaintances of his were meant to be on camera together. It was in that moment that Nathan realized that he wanted to produce. He reached out to long time friend Conor Stalvey with Giftshop Productions and decided to partner up for what would be their first creative effort together.

While speaking with Nathan during their shoot at our Brooklyn soundstage he went on to explain what drives him to collaborate: "I like finding hidden talents in everyday ordinary people. I personally feel as though a lot of people don't receive the credit for how great they can be and filming projects like this just really brings out the best in everyone involved!"  All the elements were there. The concept for the video came to life organically with the combination of choreographed dance alongside a live artist painting a mural in the background while Mikaella performed her song. With a minimal approach and a diverse pool of talent, we look forward to seeing how this joint labor of love turns out.

Bright Light Bright Light Music Video

Earlier this year, Bright Light Bright Light shot several music videos as well as the album artwork for his latest album Choreography. Rod Thomas, the face of BLBL, is a Welsh singer/songwriter delivering vibrant synthpop dance hits such as All In The Name featuring vocals by Elton John. Check out the video below and look forward to more this summer!

Converse Shoots Greenscreen

Converse was on set this week shooting some pretty elaborate tabletop shots in front of a greenscreen cyclorama. To promote some new winter footwear coming out next season, they used dry ice and a fake snow machine to simulate weather conditions and modified the lighting to simulate the street in New York they filmed in the week before. An excellent use of our beautiful greenscreen stage

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/

 

 

 

It's a Big Hit!! Mihwa Kim - K-Pop Music Video

Hoon Entertainment Inc just released the music video they produced for Korean pop singer Mihwa Kim titled "It's a Big Hit." We had a small crew and about 15-20 dancers in the studio for the day shooting various combinations of choreography. Pretty cool what you can do with some simple lighting and a nice white cyc. They had so much content they made a few versions of the video, check them out below.

http://hoonentertainment.com/main/

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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Urban Outfitters+Legs Media+Milk Makeup+Samantha Urbani

Shot entirely on our stage, in collaboration with Legs Media, Urban Outfitters and Milk Makeup, pop singer Samantha Urbani co-directed the music video to her latest single 'U Know I Know' alongside Georgie Greville. Shot at Be The video follows Urbani through a dreamlike set as she goes about her morning routine with the help of some eccentric characters, vibrant costumes, and groovy dance moves. Despite production being interrupted by a blizzard, the video was shot in one weekend. 

Driven by creativity and designed by industry insiders, Milk Makeup is inspired by our home; Milk. A cultural hub in NY and LA, that sits at the crossroads of fashion, music, photography, art and film. A place where trends are born and a platform for the next generation. Milk Makeup is fun, eco-conscious and cool. Their multifunctional, high-tech formulas are built for the girl on the go who spends less time getting done up, more time getting stuff done. http://milkmakeup.com/

Founded out of the creative hub of Milk Studios, LEGS is a production company representing a one of a kind roster of progressive, genre defying directors. Pushing the creative boundaries of film, commercial, music video, experiential and interactive installations, LEGS thrives on reinventing cinematic conventions and exploring alternatives to traditional narratives by bringing the artist’s eye to all that we do. With their growing reputation as a home to nurture and develop groundbreaking talent, combined with the exceptional facilities at MILK, LEGS has become a destination where commercial filmmaking is reimagined for the entertainment and advertising industries. http://welcometolegs.com/

 

 

 

Total Entertainment

Total Entertainment nails it on the head. This video shoot was a blast to watch. Total Entertainment is a group of professional event producers with connections to some really incredible talent. From weddings and bar mitzvahs to social and corporate events, Total Entertainment will make your night unforgettable. 

At Be Electric last week, they were hard at work getting solid footage of some of the amazing live talent they have on their team. It was just about impossible to sit still with all the dance hall covers. Here's a peek at some of the bands they had performing... If you like what you see, Total Entertainment is linked below. 

If you need content as hot at this, we've got a fantastic space and tons of equipment to help you make it happen. Check out more of out site for details and contact us with and questions and ideas you might have! We make an awesome event space too... 5,000 square feet of possibility, an awesome 40'x28' stage space, and from what we heard on set today I can assure you the sound quality is stellar. 

http://www.totalentertainment.com/

 

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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



Jenny Lewis "She's Not Me" official video released!

Jenny Lewis directed her music video for 'She's Not Me' shot here at Be Electric and the official video was just released! We were delighted to have a such a talented cast on set. The video also stars Fred Armisen, Zosia Mamet, Leo Fitzpatrick, Feist, and Vanessa Bayer.

 

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