Posts Tagged ‘tv’

Holocaust Memorial Day 2012

To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day on the 27th January we were pleased to donate The House Next Door for the filming of the promotional video made by the charity Speak Up, Speak Out. Featuring the likes of poet Benjamin Zephaniah, singer Beverly Knight and choristers The London Gay Men’s Chorus the viral explores the theme of communication and power of speech.

“Holocaust Memorial Day provides an opportunity for everyone to learn lessons from the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides and apply them to the present day to create a safer, better future. On HMD we share the memory of the millions who have been murdered in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur in order to challenge hatred and persecution in the UK today.”

Support their cause and sign their pledge to acknowledge the past by challenging the language of hatred around us.

Rihanna “You Da One”

Following on from Britney last month here’s the promo for Rihanna’s latest single “You Da One” recorded exclusively in MC Motors and our picturesque yard outside. Set to a Clockwork Orange theme the tune is part of the “Talk that Talk” album and was recorded while Rihanna was in town performing her “Loud” tour at the O₂.

Look out for the glamorous Hackney council bins making an appearance at 3.18!

There’s also some extra behind the scenes footage…

And the artwork….

And the bin….

Popstar to Operastar TV Advert

Here’s the new commercial for popular entertainment series “Popstar to Operastar” recently recorded at MC Motors. Featuring Katherine Jenkins, Rollando Villlazon and an airborne Myleene Klass the ad was skilfully curated by the ITV creative team.

Fortunately nobody was injured during its recording!

Introducing the new cast of Skins…

Here’s the latest generation of teenage tearaways ready to inflict terror upon the streets of Bristol. Ferried across the M3 to MC Motors for the day the chosen eight will be looking to follow Skins predecessor Dev Patel and use the platform as a stepping stone to the big time.

E4 are going interactive this series with its own dedicated site complete with blog, forums and behind the scenes clips. The characters have even got their own constantly updating Twitter profiles, somewhat blurring the traditional line between acting and reality!

Skins is coming soon to E4.

The Genius of British Art

This season Channel 4 have been celebrating the way in which art has shaped and forged Britain and it’s identity with its “Genius of British Art” series. Narrated by cultural icons such as David Starkey and John Snow the weekly series has been run in conjunction with The National Gallery as part of their Friday Lates programme. Each week a chosen presenter has delved into a specialist theme on how art has influenced British culture and helped nurture our national psyche. Beginning during the reign of Henry VIII and ending with the YBA era of Tracy Emin and Damien Hirst the landmark series spans half a millenia baring witness to unprecedented shifts in attitudes and values.

The shows present us with some classic dinner table fodder such as David Starkey’s comparison between Hans Holbein and Mario Testino (and their portraits of Henry VIII and Princess Diana respectively) as well as recent Booker prize winner Howard Jacobsen challenging the cultural assumption of the “Victorian prude” with his exposé of an erotic underbelly of provocative, sexual art (though with a moral conscience of course!).

We managed to have all 6 national treasures at MC Motors for the publicity shots by Jude Edgington. Below is a synopsis of all six episodes of which you can watch any by following this link through to the 4oD website.

Episode 1 “Power and Personality”
Historian Dr David Starkey examines how royal portraiture from Henry VIII to Princess Diana has had an enduring influence on the iconic power of personality.

Episode 2 “Art for the People”
Dr Gus Casely-Hayford shows how our sense of identity was changed forever by the most distinctively British artist this country has ever produced: William Hogarth.

Episode 3 “Flesh”
Writer Howard Jacobson celebrates the way British artists depict sex and desire, and argues that the most compelling expression is to be found where we might least expect it: in the art of the Victorians.

Episode 4 “Visions of England”
At a time when Britain’s contemporary art world has been dominated by the ‘Sensation’ generation of Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, it’s easy to dismiss English landscape art as nothing more than tea towel culture. That would be a big mistake, argues Sir Roy Strong.

Episode 5 “Modern Times”
Modern Art has made us who we are and it has certainly made Janet Street Porter who she is. Beginning in the stifling 1950s, Janet revisits her teenage years to show how modern art has been at the forefront of social and cultural changes, which define Britain today.

Episode 6 “The Art of War”
Former war reporter Jon Snow presents a timely reminder of how British artists have expressed and defined our response to the horror of war and, in the process, have triggered a debate about the role of art in British life. As the grandson of a First World War general, it’s a story with a personal resonance for Jon.