Success: Out of the Blue

Following an intense weekend of shooting footage for a capella group Out of the Blue’s newest medley, and several weeks of editing and long-distance liaison while the group toured India, their Shakira-inspired video was released in mid-July. The production side of things had centred on the acquisition of Canon 5Dmkiii and 60D cameras on which to shoot HD material and dealing with a full hired lighting setup in the confines of a small studio environment. Managing the two-day shoot also presented difficulties as filming was planned across the city of Oxford, in various public and university locations.

The video was received eagerly on its release, and has since become a tremendous success as part of the group’s work to raise money for charity Helen & Douglas House. Within three days it had earned 50,000 views on YouTube, as well as being featured that day in Gay Times and tweeted by Shakira herself to over 26 million followers. Student newspaper The Tab featured the fundraising efforts later that week and, within a fortnight, the video enjoyed over 3 million hits and articles in national publications The Guardian, Cosmo, The Daily Mail and The Telegraph. Out of the Blue are no strangers to being a social phenomenon, catching national attention when they appeared several years ago on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, but director Constance Meath Baker agreed with producer Andrew Hall that the combination of popular music, a quirky ensemble, the charity element and the risqué appeal of the group meant this project was bound for success.


Launch: Out of the Blue video

Out of the Blue

The team from a-cappella group Out of the Blue and filmmaking collaborators Constance Meath Baker and Harry Lighton are delighted to launch the group’s first music video, following on from a wildly successful summer concert at the New Theatre in Oxford, and a tour of India. Produced by Andrew Hall, the video accompanies their Shakira-themed medley, and can be found online here. All proceeds from the group’s work goes to support Helen & Douglas House Children’s Hospice in Oxford, and we were delighted to have been involved.

We are proud to announce that – following a tweet from Shakira herself, a feature in Gay Times and an article in student newspaper The Tab – the video for Out of the Blue’s medley has hit 50,000 views in its first three days.

Announcing: Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

A-cappella music group Out of the Blue, who shot to fame after appearing on the ITV show Britain’s Got Talent, have announced a collaboration with Oxford-based filmmaker Constance Meath Baker for their latest music video. The group are preparing for a major concert later this year and the video, which Andrew is producing, will feature prominently in their advertising campaign.

Shooting is planned across the city of Oxford, with the fifteen singers performing one of their brand new medleys, and the production team excited to be working with the Blackmagic Design cinema camera for the first time. Filming is slated for early June.