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 Kennington Film 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.
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.
Kennington Film 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.
Kennington Film 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…
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.
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…
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@Kennington Film Studios.co.uk.
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!