Got a Band but Can't Afford to Shoot a Video? Use Public CCTV Cameras and Then Demand the Footage!

ArsGeek - Got a band but can’t afford to shoot a video? Use public CCTV cameras and then demand the footage!

The Get Out Clause are an upcoming UK band who are currently unsigned. They took a brilliant and I’m sure soon to be much copied method to producing their own video. Unable to hire a production crew for a standard 1980’s era MTV music video, they performed their music in front of 80 of the 13 million CCTV “security” cameras available in England, including one on a bus.

They then used Britain’s Data Protection Act to request the footage that was shot of them. Grab some decent and inexpensive video editing tools (say. . . an iMac) and presto! They got themselves a unique and in my opinion quite interesting music video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98u1HuqS7Nk

Here are some more interesting vids:

Apparently the Frames (aka That Guy From Once) did a very similar thing a while back:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKgopj64BZQ

I like this DIY music video for a Bird and the Bee song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kxDxLAjkO8

The original video for that song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDlEXQaMBpk