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A short film for Loquet London by Academy award winning director Alfonso Cuarón

Posted on Jan 01 In - News, Photography, Studio One

The minute-and-a-half-long fashion film for boutique fine jewellery brand Loquet features among others model-actress Gala Gordon, entrepreneur and art director Ooooota Adepo, Game of Thrones’s Nathalie Emmanuel, and the young daughters of Sheherazade Goldsmith and Cuarón. Shot in an elaborate split-screen sequence it required multiple “clapping choreographers” and precise synchronisation and the editing took about six months. “It was a bit of a Rubik’s Cube,” explains the director, who enlisted the same crew he has used for such films as Gravity and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. “If you pay attention to all of the different frames, it’s quite easy to get lost.”

Alfonso Cuarón for Loquet London from loquet on Vimeo.
Jewellery : Loquet London
Director: Alfonso Cuarón

Green Energy

Posted on Nov 25 In - News, Sustainability

Its been nearly 10 years since Sunbeam opened its doors, and since day 1 we have been running on 100% renewable electricity. That means we have bought from a specialist supplier a deep green tariff ensuring that for every KWh of power used, they have to put the same amount from renewable sources back in to the grid.

(If we all did this we could be running the whole country on renewables – just saying)

When you shoot with us it means you help to support our sustainability initiatives, so take some credit for these good works!

In the early years our emissions savings were around 5 tonnes per year, but as we have expanded we estimate that over the past decade we have reduced our CO2 output compared to the national average by approximately 100 tonnes. Now we are all big and grown up the figure is around 30 tonnes of CO2 saved every year!

Sounds impressive but what does it mean? What does 30 tonnes of CO2 each year actually equate to?

Turns out we could take our friends on a road trip in a double decker bus 12 times around the equator with the equal amount of CO2 emissions.

The trip would also take a whole year, driving 8 hours a day. That’s a lot of Eye-Spy and One Man Went to Mow. And environmental damage.

We decided to stay at home and save the C02.

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The above map of world CO2 is from the Guardian, you can see the whole article here.

Global warming is mainly the result of CO2 levels rising in the Earth’s atmosphere. Both atmospheric CO2 and climate change are accelerating. Climate scientists say we have years, not decades, to stabilize CO2 and other greenhouse gases. Changing over to renewable energy is a simple choice, we use Green Energy.

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Announcing the Great Sunbeam Bag Tour Competition

Posted on Oct 08 In - News

Win free studio space…

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We know you can’t always shoot at Sunbeam so we want to see what other amazing destinations you visit.

Prizes to be won!!!

Please tweet, Instagram or Facebook a photo of our bag at your latest location with the hashtag #greatbagtour

Do all three for a gold star. If you aren’t going anywhere, retouch yourself into an amazing location!

Win prizes such as a case of wine and a free day in the studio by entering the most destinations and the best location!

We’re running this contest all year so don’t forget your bag when you’re packing for your next shoot or holiday.

Facebook: Sunbeamstudios
Twitter: @sunbeamstudios
Instagram: @sunbeamstudios

We can’t wait to see where our bags end up!

 

New World Orders – A Sunbeam curation of the AOP Photography awards

Posted on Jun 18 In - News, Photography, Shows

Sunbeam is delighted to welcome back the AOP Photography Awards. For the second year we have curated a show of some of our favourite images from the prestigious awards show. This year we picked the theme of New World Order. We feel this selection of images together hold a mirror to the current social justice climate reflecting in part our sustainability values.  The show invokes memories of Choose Your Own Adventure novels by torchlight along with influences such as the 2015 election, Cloud Atlas, Mad Max and the tumult in the Ukraine ultimately offering a glimpse of the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.

We invite you to get in touch with us at studio@sunbeamstudios.com if you’re interested in attending our Private View.31PAF_17880S_54109

Photo: Greg White

Creative Hub

Posted on Apr 09 In - News, Sunbeam's Own

We are super excited to announce the expansion of our Creative Hub with several newly refurbished Studio Office Spaces ranging from 200 to 1000 square feet now available.

Packed with period features including huge sash windows and parquet floors the units will be ready to move in to early 2015. Add in access to the most beautiful rental studios and meeting rooms in London, preferable rates on all of Sunbeam’s services and Ladbroke Hall as your address, what’s not to like?

Near to Portobello Road and outside of the congestion zone the spaces are perfect rental offices for creative companies, photographers, producers etc.

If you like the idea of being part of our growing Creative Hub and benefitting from having all our services and special deals on your doorstep, please get in touch 

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Kensington & Chelsea Foundation Event

Posted on Jan 05 In - Events, News, Sustainability

We were pleased to host recently a reception for the excellent K&C Foundation, a very worthwhile organisation that helps small local charities that might otherwise be overlooked to get funding and really make a difference to the borough’s residents. All too often the bigger national or international charities get people’s attention, so this was a great opportunity to refocus on our local community and its needs.

You can explore their work more here: http://www.thekandcfoundation.com

‘Thank you so much for all your help and support last night. We are really pleased with how the event went and can’t think of a better venue. Everyone absolutely loved the space and were so surprised by what they found inside. It was a brilliant opportunity for us to get our supporters together with some of the charities that we help….Please pass on our thanks to the rest of your team who were all so helpful and friendly. I think you run a very impressive organisation.’

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Liberty Ross for The Outnet

Posted on Oct 08 In - Fashion, Filming, News, Studio One

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.

 

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Model: Liberty Ross @ LA Models
Client: The Outnet
Hair: Peter Beckett
Set Designer: Ciaran Beale
Photographer: Sarah Piantadosi
Make Up: Clare Read

Lottie recreates Kate for CK Jeans

Posted on Jul 14 In - Fashion, News, Photography, Studio One

Lottie Moss, the younger sister of supermodel Kate, recreated one of her elder sibling’s most famous campaigns by starring in a series of portraits for Calvin Klein Jeans, shot by photographer Michael Avedon at Sunbeam. Richard Avedon’s grandson, Michael, took over Studio One to create the ‘mytheresa.com The Re-Issue Project‘.
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Model: Lottie Moss (Storm Models)
Photographer: Michael Avedon
Client: My Theresa

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