As a photographer, an artist, a director, a model, and a Gucci muse, you might say that Petra Collins inhabits more roles than most. But the biggest difference between her and her peers, is the fact that she's leading a new wave of feminism that’s sweeping through Generation Z. This is most evident in her photography, which centers around the recurring themes of all that young womanhood entails: crushes, best friends, first loves, body hair, pimples, and all. Photographing multiple models for CR Fashion Book, Petra Collins takes advantage of Beyond Studios NYC full turn CYC.
For Vogue Mexico's February Issue, Valentine's Day was on everyones mind, and what better to show the eternal romance that you have with yourself (which is the most important) and try to decorate yourself with this color: one that regardless of the skin tone, can create the perfect look. Photographer An Le created near all fuchsia worlds complete with a Lamborgini, metallics, and neon. The whole space of the studio was used in this drive in critical production, the CYC was fully turned into an abstract gym, and sets were constructed in the staging area. To learn more about Beyond Studios visit beyondstudiosnyc.com.
A series of Pure user's interviews sharing their experience through the dating app produced for the NYC's app launch. Filmed outside Beyond Studios NYC and on our u-shaped CYC director Matvey Fiks tells stories that feel very real. The u-shaped CYC was perfect for capturing "James" as he shows his interest in skateboarding as well as an interesting space for candid interviews. Beyond Studios drive in studio is perfect for productions like this where multiple talent need a green room to wait in before they film.
Comedy Central turned to Beyond Studios NYC as the perfect location to film interview sequences for The Daily Show Segment: The Rise of Bitcoin and Other Stupid Meme Currencies. Daily Show correspondent Ronny Chieng stumbles upon a lucrative cryptocurrency idea while investigating Bitcoin's rapid surge. Comedy Central's producers and crew used our main staging area and u-shaped white cyclorama in addition to pulling a couch, armchair and other props from our well-loved green room. All-in-all we're excited about the creation of Chieng Coin and can't wait to have the Daily Show crew back in the photo studio discussing more stupid meme currencies.
Abra is Awful Records' secret weapon - the group's soulful singer and producer has built a distinct lane for herself with a strong string of singles and videos over the past years. Her video for "Come 4 Me", a tantalizingly short song that adds simple layers of sound over the course of a single minute. In the Tyler Mitchell-directed visual, Abra strikes poses against backdrops of varying colors as she sings, Go tell the world they can't come for me. Shot in Beyond Studios NYC unique U-shaped CYC, an infinite colored atmosphere was created.
Tyler was quoted in an interview with Nylon Magazine, "We wanted to do something short and tantalizing, and keep viewers wanting more from Abra. I focused on pushing Abra to show different sides of herself with each new color scheme."
Cosplayers on their way to New York Comic Con 2017 discover the real New York. Our Brooklyn drive-in studio was perfect for Marvel, whom for their latest campaign needed to surround a vintage NYC taxi cab with projector screens to recreate an old Hollywood driving sequence. Beyond Studios NYC is one of the few studios where such a large set can be built while keeping actors comfortable in our separate green room. Our East Williamsburg location also met the soundstage needs for this production as they rolled sound all through out the day, with no issue.
New York based emerging r&b stars Lion Babe filmed the visuals in our Brooklyn studio for their latest single “Rockets”. Directed by Chalalai Fischbach and Jett Cain. The video showcases Jillian’s mesmerising dance skills and the dazzling creativity that has set the duo apart in their own league.
Beyond Studios NYC is known for its full turn CYC and green room, but for this music video an all black environment was required. To create this a massive custom built 30' by 30' black box studio was assembled in the middle of the main space of our drive in studio. The entire floor was painted matte black and 15' tall black wrap created walls, making an environment perfect for dance.
The group is currently working on a new project for release in the new year.
Featured in Kinfolk Maginzes Issue 25, Zoltan Tombor photographs Alewya Demmisse. Captured in the cyc at Beyond Studios NYC, Debbie Hseih styles in a simple geometric world. Alewya wears a dress by Jil Sander, shoes by Mansur Gavriel, coats by Victoria Beckham, a sweater by 3.1 Phillip Lim, and much more through out the editorial. Beyond Studios NYC's drive in capibility was perfect for this shoot as the the set pieces had to be constructed on location. To see more visit: https://kinfolk.com/color-block/.
Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid plays a prank on fans at Beyond Studios NYC by having them cover for him as he pretends to hide from his crazy agent.
After surprising them on set, Joel asks his fans to lie for him as he hides behind the set (inside our U shaped Cyc wall). Using our full Brooklyn drive in studio for the pranks, hidden cameras were placed in almost every room. When his fake agent–played by an actor–comes out looking for him, the fans have to decide whether they will cover for the star center or whether they will snitch on him. Beyond Studios NYC features a dedicated green room and hair and make up room which were needed to stage actors and crew so the fans wouldn't know they were being pranked.
Trick Play is DraftKings viral prank series that highlights star athlete's mischievous sides, bringing fans closer to the game and the athletes they love than they ever thought possible! For more from DraftKings and your favorite athletes, check out the channel's greatest hits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi847...
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Today, we are so excited to co-host the kick-off party for Bushwick Open Studios’ signature group show, Seeking Space. With our cohosts and event organizers, Arts in Bushwick, and our sponsors, Braven Brewery, we will be welcoming in 200 artists and observers from Brooklyn and beyond.
We have over 200 participating artists in ALL KINDS of mediums and all of us are pretty excited to share our art with you
But it doesn’t stop after tonight: you can come see the Seeking Space show at Beyond Studios from 1-5 PM on Saturday, September 23rd and Sunday, September 24th as part of the Bushwick Open Studios weekend.
No summer can be properly topped off without a back-to-school jam, and the summer of 1973 was no exception. On August 11 of that year, a party at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in The Bronx transcended from moment to movement: it was the birth of hip-hop, ushered in by the beats of its forebear, DJ Kool Herc. While hip hop has grown far beyond its roots, this day has proven pivotal to its fate and future as a genre.
44 years to the day, we had the honor of celebrating and hosting Diggin’ Thru the Crates’ debut New York event at Beyond Studios. As attendees were treated to by-request sets by Bronx-bred legend, Lord Finesse, Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg and resident DJ Alizay, they also had the opportunity to browse through vintage vinyl and magazines.
For event curators, Matt Talley and Paris Cole, this hands-on approach has been central to Diggin’ Thru the Crates. “What we’ve learned is that there’s a new generation that hasn’t experienced the nostalgia of digging through vinyl, being exposed to old magazines and that hip-hop culture,” Paris said. “We’re bringing that back to the forefront.”
This sense of nostalgia is vital for legendary producer Lord Finnesse, who got his start sampling with the Diggin’ In The Crates Crew. “To advance, elevate and innovate the culture, you’ve got to know the origins,” he said. “That’s the most important part of hip hop to me, to be educated. One thing that kills me is when I’m asking somebody about hip hop and they say the past doesn’t matter. You know, you can’t get into any type of field or genre without knowing about the past.”
Though certainly a celebration of hip hop, Diggin’ Thru the Crates was a tribute to vinyl that birthed the genre, and to those that choose to preserve analog djing in spite of the draw of digital. “There is an inherent of care associated with vinyl that is different,” said Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg, who got his start spinning records at his college radio station. “As things became easier and easier, one’s commitment to vinyl showed a level of commitment to the craft in general; wanting to go the extra mile for djing, for the essence of what it was all about. I think it makes it a special sort of thing, knowing that someone spent that additional time, money and effort.”
With the success of past events, it is clear that that something special really translates. And with the blessings of legends like Rosenberg and Lord Finesse, Matt Talley and Paris hope to bring Diggin’ Thru the Crates to eager ears wherever they can be found: “I would love to see Diggin Thru’ The Crates anywhere that there’s a love of hip hop, and that’s universal,” Matt said. “ I want this to go all over the world, not just the country, to all these places where people wouldn’t really know there are hip-hop lovers. I really want to reach everybody that loves the music that saved my life.”
As one of the most versatile innovators of his generation of interdisciplinary artists, Kokayi forges new ground yearning to create all things new and different. The Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, emcee producer and educator continues to make music that is often described as outside the box.
Our newly renovated Green Room provides a moment away from the madness of set. Bring your clients aside for a quick meeting, have a breakout session with your team, or provide your talent a comfortable place to relax while they're not on camera. The Green Room provides you basic necessities: mini-fridge, printer, stationary supplies, a comfortable work desk, Apple TV and it's own dedicated Sonos Wireless Speaker System.
All paintings in the Green Room at Beyond Studios NYC are original pieces by Caroline Eleanor Absher inviting you into a bright, whimsical world that exists outside of time.
Singer/Song-writer Troy Everett was born in the farmlands of Maryland where he started his music career at just the age of 5. Classically trained in viola and piano, Everett is also self-taught on the guitar, drums, bass and more. After attending both the Meadowmount School of Music and the University of Maryland, Everett is now recording and performing locally in the Washington, DC area. His classical training combined with his experimental music influenced by Cat Power, Beck, and Deftones, creates a unique and distinct sound.