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Now that's how to use surveillance cameras

Posted at 2:20 AM on June 2, 2008 by Jon Gordon (1 Comments)

Oh this is just brilliant. U.K. band The Get Out Clause hammed it up in front of urban surveillance cameras, then requested the footage under freedom of information laws, and made a video.

From The Telegraph:

Unable to afford a proper camera crew and equipment, The Get Out Clause, an unsigned band from the city, decided to make use of the cameras seen all over British streets.

With an estimated 13 million CCTV cameras in Britain, suitable locations were not hard to come by.

They set up their equipment, drum kit and all, in eighty locations around Manchester - including on a bus - and proceeded to play to the cameras.

Afterwards they wrote to the companies or organisations involved and asked for the footage under the Freedom of Information Act.

"We wanted to produce something that looked good and that wasn't too expensive to do," guitarist Tony Churnside told Sky News.

UPDATE: This will be the subject of of Future Tense for Tuesday, June 3. Here is the raw audio I will use to create tomorrow's FT segment.

Comments (1)

The most original music video in years.

Of course they are really a 5 piece outfit but "Big Brother" made him a "non-person" and edited him out. ;)
(Thanks Mr. Orwell...)

Posted by John | June 2, 2008 5:07 PM