Base Video, who recently filmed a Rick Wakeman TV show, is now providing content that can be seen around the world.
Base Video, from Stourbridge contributes footage for the music show, Wall of Sound, which is made by global production company, FCCE.
They initially teamed up with Newsquest Media to create an online feature called “The Base Sessions” promoting local bands in Stourbridge back in 2009.
The success of the project came to the notice of FCCE, and they approached the company to shoot footage for their show. Wall Of Sound has been broadcast on Ovation TV in the USA, VH1 in India, SIC in Portugal, Gem TV in the United Arab Emirates and WE TV in Nigeria to a potential audience estimated by FCCE as many millions.
The show aims to bring viewers up to date on new releases, fresh names, big stars and all the news on award shows, festivals and the international charts.
You Me at Six
Base Video’s crew has since filmed a host of international stars including Pharrell Williams, Jimmy Page, You Me at Six, X-Factor star Danny Dearden and Black Sabbath.
Although now rubbing shoulders with rock royalty, the team still regularly films new up-and coming performers to ensure they receive high-profile coverage in the regional media.
The Base team also aims to use their growing success to provide new jobs in the creative arts. Warren Evans, technical video director at Base Video, said: “By securing our place on Wall of Sound we have taken the Base Sessions international which we believe is a major achievement.
“At Base we aim to provide multi-media services for a wide variety of sectors across the music industry and beyond. We have worked with some to the biggest international stars in a wide range of locations and we believe we are putting Stourbridge at the forefront of TV-quality video production.
“We are very proud to make our contribution to an international project like Wall of Sound which demands the highest standards of content and production quality. We hope to be able to continue to grow our business to provide much-needed job opportunities for young film makers in the West Midlands.”