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Welcome to the Camberwell Studios Blog

Welcome to our blog pages, newly restructured to better reflect the our customers are interested in.

Studio LifeOur occasional review of the work coming through our doors. We often get early sight of trends that will become important. 2016 was all about 360º and VR.
GreenscreenGreenscreen shoots are amongst our most regular. In our articles we cover a wide variety of greenscreen matter that should be helpful for beginners through to the experienced.
Equipment ReviewsChoosing the right equipment to film with will take up any Production Managers time. There are always options and trade offs to take into account. Our occasional kit reviews will tell you more.
Film Production TipsHow do you film noir? Which is best, filming in greenscreen and ‘fixing it in post,’ or filming in camera? Photography and continuous light – which is best?

If you would like to write for Camberwell Studios we would be interested to hear from you. Email: studios@camberwellstudios.co.uk and put ‘writer’ in the subject line.

Get in touch on 020 7737 0007 email us on studio@camberwellstudios.co.uk

How We Tested Our Virtual Production System

How We Tested Our Virtual Production System

To test the performance of our virtual production system using a minimal crew, we conducted a trial shoot using a newsroom set. The set had three different zones that we could explore. The video of our experiment is shown below. See our promotional video by clicking...
Virtual Production and the Director of Photography

Virtual Production and the Director of Photography

Written by Andy Woodruff in conversation with Pete Ford, Director of Photography (DOP). Pete was a key part of the team for the Camberwell Studios Promo Introduction Virtual production has emerged as a powerful tool in modern filmmaking, offering new creative...
Virtual Production Creativity Lessons

Virtual Production Creativity Lessons

Introduction In the ever-evolving world of filmmaking and video production, virtual production cvreativity has emerged as a game-changing technology. It offers filmmakers and content creators unprecedented flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and creative possibilities....
The Advantages of Virtual Production for Producers

The Advantages of Virtual Production for Producers

Introduction In the ever-evolving video production landscape, virtual production has emerged as a game-changer. Leveraging the power of virtual production offers many benefits that can revolutionise how producers create content. This article explores the advantages of...
Corporate Video Collaboration – Case Study

Corporate Video Collaboration – Case Study

Case Study: Camberwell Studios’ filming services for a leading medical communications and marketing company, creating a series of medical explainer videos…. Introduction Camberwell Studios, a well-established film studio located in South London, recently...
Studio 3 Repaint, White Photography Studio

Studio 3 Repaint, White Photography Studio

Studio 3 has been upgraded to a white photography studio. Or white video studio. We painted Studio 3 white for one primary reason, to make it better for Photography, Product Shots, and Videos that thrive in the white aesthetic. As you can see, it looks great. Beyond...
Cross-platform content creation

Cross-platform content creation

Cross platform content is par for the course these days for digital agencies, creatives and individuals trying to get their brands, content and ideas to stand out in a busy digital market place. Here at Camberwell Studios it is possible to get all you need in one...
Live-streaming after Covid

Live-streaming after Covid

Almost overnight, covid changed what was needed. Event Agencies had to pivot fast to provide their services online. The tech developed, online services evolved and soon we all knew the zoom look. Elsewhere, Tik Tok superstars emerged from lockdown world with millions...
The Future is bright. The future is GREEN.

The Future is bright. The future is GREEN.

Greenscreen has been a critical tool in film and video productions, especially in the past two decades. Once a technology reserved for Hollywood blockbusters with big VFX budgets, the accessibility and improvement of chroma keying technology and innovations in both...
Remote Production for Filmmakers in the post-Covid era

Remote Production for Filmmakers in the post-Covid era

By Jay Newby, July 21st 2020 Remote Production is one of the key innovations born out of the new Covid guidelines for filming. Being able to broadcast the live high-quality HD camera & audio signal to a client anywhere around the world as they work from home on...
Creative Productions in Studio 1

Creative Productions in Studio 1

Here at Camberwell Studios, we are fortunate enough to provide space to many creative and exciting productions every week. It always amazes us how our clients use the same space in so many different ways. Directing duo ‘Bing Bong’ were kind enough to walk us through...
Studio 1 Improvements – June 2020

Studio 1 Improvements – June 2020

We recently completed a long-planned improvement to Studio 1 that will enable a wider variety of productions to get more value from their day of filming. These changes were made in response to demand from larger productions who need more space for the backroom teams...
Safe Filming Post-Lockdown at Camberwell Studios

Safe Filming Post-Lockdown at Camberwell Studios

** Update 12th July 2021.  Easing up. Maybe. Nonetheless, we will be maintaining our current procedures and require the wearing of facemarks in common areas and use of hand sanitisers. We will continue to require the names of all talent and crew attending the shoot....
Live Streaming – What you need to know

Live Streaming – What you need to know

With the world ever increasingly moving online, it is not out of the ordinary to enjoy a concert, partake in a conference or watch a talk live from the comfort of your own home or office. Live streams are much more ‘sticky’ in terms of viewer engagement. This makes...
Motion Control Case Study: Green Screen Studio 1

Motion Control Case Study: Green Screen Studio 1

Green Screen & Motion Control – Everything you need to know Do you remember Michel Gondry’s video for Kylie Minogue where she walks around and around a busy street and by the end there are six Kylies walking around? Well, that was our introduction to the...
Case Study: Filming in Studio 2

Case Study: Filming in Studio 2

In this amalgamated case-study, we describe how we work with agencies, eCommerce, training and other online-focused businesses to deliver some – or all – of the elements of the production they come to film at our green screen studios in London. Common...
The Sony Venice Camera Review

The Sony Venice Camera Review

The Sony Venice has been out for over a year now and, thanks to regular firmware updates, has matured into a camera that’s already gained a lot of headway into the world of drama and commercial shoots. The studio equipment hire company Shoot Blue have just acquired...
What Brexit means for Filmmakers

What Brexit means for Filmmakers

The British Film Industry in undoubtably linked very strongly with the European Union and significantly contributes to the UK economy as a whole, so what are going to be the implications of Brexit? Without meaning to fan the flames of a Brexit debate, we have done...
Removing Greenscreen Spill

Removing Greenscreen Spill

Greenscreen spill is a common problem, but an easy one to solve. In this video tutorial you’ll learn a quick and easy method to remove green from objects and body parts that shouldn’t have green on it. Key Takeaway: You will become familiar with the process and...

Cropping Greenscreen

Another greenscreen basic tutorial for beginners. Here you’ll learn how about cropping images and create masks in order to remove unwanted equipment from greenscreen shots. Key Takeaway: You’ll be able to crop images or create bespoke masks that are also applicable...

Cleaning the Key

This short video talks you through the various settings in Ultra Key that can help adjust your key and how they work. We cover the settings in Matte Generation, Matte Cleanup, Spill Suppression and Colour Correction. Key Takeaway: An insight into what greenscreen...
Studio Life, Exhibitions, Stock Footage and Set Building

Studio Life, Exhibitions, Stock Footage and Set Building

Although we are only a short way into 2019, it has been a busy year already. We’ve written up this short recap on what we have seen and learned so far. BSC v BVE – Which show is the right one for you? We recently attended two exhibitions – the British Society of...
Getting Started in the Film, TV and Video Industry 

Getting Started in the Film, TV and Video Industry 

Here at Camberwell Studios, we always try our best to help others, giving them the foremost and best advice possible. We receive a lot of enquiries from new starters, often individuals eager to make their first break into the industry but not knowing where to start....
SONY A7S Camera Review

SONY A7S Camera Review

Canon’s introduction of the 5D MarkII, with the possibility to shoot HD footage, was a game changer for video makers. It changed again with the launch of the Sony A7s, its full-frame mirrorless camera heavily orientated towards video filming. Now, as Canon announces...

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