We recently welcomed Emeli Sande to Sunbeam Studios to shoot the new music video for her fantastic song ‘Highs & Lows’. Studio 2 was transformed into the set of an intimate gig, complete with ballons and partygoers aplenty.
We love love LOVE Sean Paul’s latest song featuring the beautiful and talented Dua Lipa. We were delighted to see the final video, shot here at Sunbeam Studios, with Studio 3 as well as our garden both making very glamorous cameos.
The Outnet recently came in to Studio One to shoot a video and produce stills for their recently launched, limited-edition Temperly London range. The 21 piece range features model Liberty Ross and is styled by Alice Temperly. The shoot made great use of the extensive range of props available from Sunbeam Sets and Studio One’s ceiling truss enabled the set team to create the stunning swing shots.
Studios two and three saw Marks and Spencer and a panel of key fashion journalists come in and make a video of the four key looks for SS14. The video makes great use of the fantastic period features these two spaces have.
‘Thank you SO much. We couldn’t have done it all without you, and thanks for making the night run so smoothly. I hope you enjoyed the day and night as much as we did! No one could believe how amazing the venue looked, we were so so happy with it. A big triumph!”
A dozen pre-war Talbot motor cars with a combined age of over 1000 years returned home on Sunday 8th September to where they were made; our building, Ladbroke Hall.
Our building was the first purpose built car factory and showroom in the UK, opening its doors in 1903 and impressively this year we celebrated the centenary of the 100 miles in 1 hour World Record, set in 1913 by a car built right here at Sunbeam’s Ladbroke Hall. Through this achievement the driver Percy Lambert became the fastest man ever over this distance – on land, sea, or air, for which he earned the status of celebrity and national hero.
With people like Winston Churchill using the building as his experimental warfare establishment in WW1, the famous Kings visit in 1918, and the long line of motoring heroes such as Percy Lambert’s achievements, our building’s history has certainly set a high bar for us to aim for.
Juan Mata, one of the Premier League’s most in demand footballers took over Sunbeam Studios with his precise ball skills and his immaculate suits. Check out the interview below filmed in Studio Two and our gardens;
Sunbeam produced a TV commercial for Powster to promote the new album “Glassheart” from Leona Lewis. This included designing and building a 40ft dress! Check out the behind-the-scenes time lapse of the shoot in our Studio One below.
In the March issue of Harper’s Bazaar Stephanie Rafanelli explores the allure of British funny men. Case in point, the unstoppable James Corden. Fresh from his stint in the National Theatre’s production of One Man, Two Guvnors, the creator and star of Gavin and Stacey strikes a pose for photographer Trent McGinn, with cover star Georgia May Jagger, as the pair recreate the chemistry of Peter Sellers and Swedish beauty Britt Ekland.
It’s great to be featured in the advert for the new Smart Viera from Panasonic-The Smart Viera.
The large team and kit including a giant GF-10 camera crane worked well around the balance beam and very talented gymnast in our Studio Two.
Sunbeam Studios was proud to have hosted the ultimate kids party for the Stella McCartney SS12 collection launch. Stella and her friends celebrated in style with their children who enjoyed pony rides, a helter skelter, scalextric, & a photobooth minicab.
Sunbeam Studios proudly presents the first in a series of intimate gallery shows at the studios in North Kensington. On the 1st of September 2011, Sunbeam launched a retrospective selection of Centrefold Magazine going back to the inception of the magazine in 2003 as well as including prints from the newest, yet unreleased, edition.
The private view went without a hitch last week! Despite the torrential downpours, we had a great turnout and now we have some fantastic work on our walls. Check out the video below of every Centrefold edition – on the night we projected a giant version over our cove in studio one. Thanks to everyone that came, look out for the next Sunbeam Show!
Having Elle Macpherson back to Sunbeam along with BINTM to put us through our paces was great fun.
They may be promising the feistiest series yet but even 60 fledgling models, 4 judges and a crew of over 30 was no match for our studios!
Because all our studios interconnect the BINTM crew were able to utilise all of the spaces throughout their filming here while keeping judges, crew and models separate and together at all the right times.
We were exhausted just watching them but it was a very successful filming process and we were glad it went so smoothly.
BINTM made us our own special trailer, check it out!
Hugh Laurie performs blues numbers from his new album ‘Let Them Talk’ for a Culture Show special, recorded in studio 1 , and speaks with Alan Yentob about the role music has played in his life and career. Watch the show here
Rankin and his team took over our studio one and two to create the Glam’Eyes campaign with the 5 lucky girls who won the chance to be the stars! Look out for the ad campaign and check out the “making of” film with Rankin below.
When Vogue asked us if they could drive the brand new Range Rover into our brand new Studio One we were excited. Since Direct Lighting, our partners here at Sunbeam, were doing all the lighting for the shoot we came up with the idea to photograph the week long shoot and create a time lapse video to show here on our new site. Check out the Vogue crew hard at work with their photographer Jason Pietra and set stylist Annette Masterman, along with the crew at Range Rover and Sunbeam.