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Game of Thrones is back!

Game of Thrones is back!

Last Sunday, fans everywhere rejoiced as blood, battles, bastards and boobies finally returned to their screens in the form of the wonderfully gratuitous ‘Game of Thrones’, now in its sixth season.

Here at Spectrecom Studios, we soon discovered that the game’s reach wasn’t just limited to Westeros. Our London studios facilities have hosted many legions of the show’s cast and crew over the years, and while spending any amount of time in the world of ‘Game of Thrones’ will see a marked decrease in life expectancy, the atmosphere in the air here has generally been one of inflated excitement.

The Iron Throne itself moved from its usual residence in King’s Landing to Studio 1 for a promotional stills shoot back in 2012. This proved to be something that not even Senior Scriptwriter Paul could resist the allure of – bending words to your iron will is not nearly as fun as bending the realm apparently.

Paul Game of Thrones

Grab yourself a horn of mead and check out the series 6 trailer below if you’ve got some catching up to do. As for the rest of you, episode 2 “Home” will air on May 1st – you know what to do.

Channel 4 gets its kinky on at Spectrecom Studios

Channel 4 gets its kinky on at Spectrecom Studios

Spectrecom Studios strapped on for a wild October last year as Channel 4 slipped into the latex, grabbed the whip, and entered Studio 1 to film its raunchy new show ‘The Great British Sex Survey.’

Thanks to a specially commissioned survey, the programme strips itself from any sense of modesty and divulges on the top ten kinks, fetishes and sexual practices of the Great British public.

As a result, the London film studio saw the whole corridor outside Studio 1 closed down to shield the innocent eyes of our employees – libido-induced heart attacks are bad for business after all.

Spectrecom Studios enjoyed the rather intimate few days it had with Channel 4, and certainly hopes they remember to call again. Watch the clips of the episode here

(Lies back on bed and lights cigarette.)

Miss Moneypenny helps young authors write stories to thrill

Miss Moneypenny helps young authors write stories to thrill

In early January we welcomed Miss Moneypenny herself to Studio 2 for a shoot with RunHire for Chris Evan’s BBC Radio 2 500 Words Competition.  Naomi Harris, of James Bond Spectre fame, worked with a group of young writers to explore the importance of a great plot whilst writing a story.

Shot in a fully repainted, green screen Studio 2, as well as a walkthrough in our largest Studio 1, Naomi worked through the basics of plot and story writing with the young wordsmiths.  The studio was lit by our in house technicians with our top end broadcast lighting stock, ensuring a simple and painless live key for the vision mixer.

Green Screen Infinity Curve

Take a look at her hints and tips here, as well as a few glimpses of what happens behind the camera on a studio shoot.  

Find out more about BBC 500 Words here.

BBC Three moves online with powerful film shot at Spectrecom Studios

BBC Three moves online with powerful film shot at Spectrecom Studios

BBC Three made the momentous move online yesterday, with the terrestrial channel winding down at the end of the month.

With the significant response received from the Professor Green documentary, ‘Suicide and Me’, BBC Three wanted to look further into the subject with a focus on the pressures of being a man in today’s society. The short film, now released across social media platforms as well as on the BBC Three site, gives a powerful insight into the difficulties faced by men in Britain today.

With the personal nature of the shoot, privacy and facilities were essential. Not only was Studio 2 the perfect size for the main scene, our quiet and secluded green rooms were ideal for the contributors to relax in whilst not shooting. The showers came in use as well – you’ll see why at the end of the video! Watch it here…

Shot in studio 2 on white cyc wall

If you’d like to take a look at our 3 studios, as well as the superb support facilities and services, please do get in touch to arrange a tour on 0203 405 2263 or email studio@spectrecom.co.uk.

Star Green Room

 

An ‘Unbelievable’ Start to the Year at Spectrecom Studios

An ‘Unbelievable’ Start to the Year at Spectrecom Studios

A very happy, if rather belated, New Year from all of us here at Spectrecom Studios!

We trust you all had thoroughly gluttonous Christmases and New Years and have returned to work brimming with fresh resolutions, cheese-withdrawal and an urgent need for studio space.

Well, here at Spectrecom Studios, we’re off to an unbelievable start to the year… literally!

Towards the end of 2015 we welcomed renowned British journalist and newscaster Alastair Stewart to our studios to shoot a brand new series of ITV’s ‘Unbelievable Moments Caught on Camera’.

ITV Shiver green screen studio

Shot over the course of two days in Studio 2 Alastair Stewart hosted a selection of some of some of the most amazing moments ever caught on camera by members of the public.

Produced by ‘Shiver’, our 800 ft² studio 2 was painted green for the occasion and can be seen in all its glory, every Sunday at 6pm on ITV. Watch the first episode here.

For more information about our studio offering, contact our studio team and take a look around.

Louis Walsh on the Moon in Studio 1

Louis Walsh on the Moon in Studio 1

Last week before the final of the X Factor, Louis Walsh made a visit to our studios to film an opening scene for the show, which has since been taken off YouTube.

Using green screen in studio 1 and lighting technician Ionuts Apetroe, Louis and his team filmed a spoof of the big budget John Lewis christmas advert, where Louis appeared to be the man on the moon receiving a telescope.

The John Lewis advert cost over £1,000,000 to make, but our green screen saved Mr. Simon Cowell a fortune!

If you want to film a Christmas advert using green screen, get in touch today  on 0203 405 2263 and we may be able to squeeze you in before the big day arrives!

Man on the Moon Spoof