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More live streaming thanks to our 100MB fibre optic connection

More live streaming thanks to our 100MB fibre optic connection

Recently we were honoured and thrilled to host Hisense ambassador, and all round footballing legend, Ruud Gullit. Having played for Chelsea and Newcastle in the 90s and winning the European championships 1988 with the Netherlands, he is a true veteran of the game. Gullit is currently assistant manager of the Netherlands international team.   Award(…)

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Clio Barnard: Director Highlights #2

Clio Barnard: Director Highlights #2

Clio Barnard Clio Barnard, the experimental documentary filmmaker and feature film director is the subject of our 2nd instalment of our Director Highlights series. Barnard is a significant new voice in British Cinema. A multi award-winning Documentary filmmaker for her debut “The Arbor”, Barnard made the transition to fiction with a feature film that shares the same name as the Oscar Wilde(…)

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8mm: Is this goodbye to our analogue friend?

8mm: Is this goodbye to our analogue friend?

Shooting home movies on film RIP. Tangerine, is the name of the first theatrically released movie shot entirely on an iPhone. It marks a significant technical achievement for the filmmakers, but moreover a landmark moment in our shared history of home video, as it demonstrates the power of the camera we carry in our pockets.(…)

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5 Pumpkin Recipes for Leftover Pumpkin this Halloween

5 Pumpkin Recipes for Leftover Pumpkin this Halloween

Pumpkin carving is a monstrous waste of food Don’t get us wrong, we absolutely love carving pumpkins here! It’s one of those wholesome autumn activities that we look forward to all year, the trouble is, when we’re done, most of the actual pumpkin ends up in the food recycling bin. In fact, the UK wastes(…)

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Photographer Spotlight  #8

Photographer Spotlight #8

Photographer: Jodi Hinds In the eighth instalment of our Photographer series, we speak with food maestro Jodi Hinds. How did you start in Photography and decide it was the career for you? I ventured through the route of it loving photography since I was a child but never really pursuing it as a career until much(…)

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Shoreditch | The Survivors of Gentrification

Shoreditch | The Survivors of Gentrification

The chances are if you live or work in Shoreditch that you have noticed the neighbourhood in a constant period of change, especially during the last ten to fifteen years. The area has undergone significant ‘gentrification’ as a result of the availability of relatively low value real estate to London’s bourgeois money – an even tastier(…)

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The Camera Phone Conspiracy Theory: Merge Phenomenon

The Camera Phone Conspiracy Theory: Merge Phenomenon

Who doesn’t love a good conspiracy theory… Whether it’s chemtrails, flat earth or just a good old-fashioned 8-hour illuminati documentary, conspiracy theories are brilliant and in our opinion, they’re just aren’t enough of them. So you can imagine our delight when we uncovered a conspiracy theory of our very own when researching the history of the camera(…)

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Photographer Spotlight #7

Photographer Spotlight #7

Jess Angell is the subject of the 7th instalment of our Photographer Spotlight series. Jess, aka Miss Underground is best known for her gorgeous pictures of the London Underground, so as proud Londoners, we were really keen to talk to her. How did you start in Photography and decide it was the career for you? I(…)

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STUDIO EVENTS: Linda McCartney’s Veggie Table

STUDIO EVENTS: Linda McCartney’s Veggie Table

With such a wide range of events happening here at First Option, we get to see many different and equally fascinating uses of our studio space, but every now and then we have something so great that we just have to share it with you. In May this year we had one such event when Veggie(…)

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Some Favourite Magazines

Some Favourite Magazines

Magazines are wonderful things. From a comforting flick through in the Dentist’s waiting room to some well earned cover-to-cover me time – magazines are always there for us. Here at First Option we’ve hosted a countless number of tv shows, feature films, online channels, photoshoots, pop-ups, weddings and so much more in between and seeing the finished product(…)

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