2014 marks the fifteenth anniversary of Manchester’s premier skate store, NOTE Shop. As the anniversary celebrations continue it seemed entirely fitting for STANDBY to reminisce about a film created by director Simon Owen back in 2001.
‘This Way Up’ was a three year project and could be considered the very roots of STANDBY PRODUCTIONS all those thirteen years ago! (although ‘officially’ we’re only three years old) [...]
Back in October, we found ourselves exploring the stunning Brecon Beacons in South Wales. We landed this shoot through Jalbert Productions (www.jalbertfilm.com), who commission us on the UK Tough Mudder events. The shoot revolved around British photographer, journalist and explorer Levison Wood, who’s latest expedition is both awe-inspiring and crazy!
Three questions to ask yourself when considering film for your company The majority of people would rather watch a film than read a lot of boring text. However, many businesses’ see film as an unnecessary expense that they could manage without, even though film is now a seriously powerful asset. [...]
Holy soaking wet cameramen, Batman!
On a recent shoot, we found ourselves trekking through the stunning Brecon Beacons in South Wales. One of the locations we found ourselves shooting at was incredible for many reasons – not only did the jaw-dropping Henrhyd Falls happen to be South Wales’s tallest waterfall, it also doubled as the entrance to the Bat Cave in the 2012 blockbuster, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. [...]
Tough Mudder is notorious for pushing people to the very edge, both physically and mentally. Welcomingly dubbed as “probably the toughest event on the planet,” the event is a hardcore 12 mile obstacle course, designed by the Special Forces to test “all around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie.” [...]
Vimeo is an anagram of the word ‘movie’ – which is very apt for a website which is an invaluable and essential tool for the filmmaking community. Founded back in 2004, the website has quickly grown to be the premiere independent film streaming site, priding itself on building and maintaining a community in which artists and independent filmmakers can come together and showcase their work to their peers. [...]
When arriving on shoots, often we find that people are surprised when they see our camera gear. We film mainly on a DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera, but people still think of these devices as being primarily a photographer’s tool. However, DSLR’S have long been able to shoot HD film. [...]
While last summer may of been a washout for the most part, one rare sunny day in June the Standby team set to work not only in some glorious sunshine, but also in a snow-filled wonderland! Even if the snow was artificial, hired out for the day. This was the set for one half of Standby’s shoot for Access Advertising. [...]