Yeastculture

About Yeast Culture

Yeast Culture creates and produces documentaries, video installations, live VJing, projection mapping, visuals and music videos. We work across art forms and disciplines blending film, live performance, animation, illustration and sound design.

An award winning company with over a decade of experience, we find that the majority of our work is generated through personal recommendations. Bespoke production teams are put together for each new project from a network that includes directors, producers, video designers, editors and animators through to live event managers, set designers, show callers and riggers. We aim to make extraordinary and distinctive work with every fresh adventure we take on.

Examples of recent commissions and collaborations include projects with Akram Khan, Nitin Sawhney, Ben Orki, Philharmonia Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Cirque du Soleil, Brian Eno, Esa Pekka Solomen, Michael Tilson Thomas, Matthew Herbert, Ludovico Einaudi, George Fenton, Madness, British Council, BBC and Channel 4.

"Powerful visuals are projected behind the band with a message that is felt rather than thought. No wonder radio can't handle it." Sydney Morning Herald, Nitin Sawhney Prophesy Tour

Live Visuals and Installations

Live performance showreel

Behind the scenes of 'Bluebeards Castle' (a short film made by the Philharmonia Orchestra)

Clip from Akram Khan's 'Desh'

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Live Visuals and installations

We create original and immersive visuals that are used in live events and installations. Our work ranges from directing live classical performances and creating gallery video installations to producing visuals for live bands for world tours. We are always searching for innovative ways of connecting the stage and the screen into one integrated audience experience.

Current and recent projects

Re-Rite (Philharmonia Orchestra, Bargehouse Gallery London, MUDE Gallery Lisbon), Bluebeard’s Castle (Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Miami New World Symphony Orchestra), Akram Khan (live visuals for DESH and Confluence), Nitin Sawhney (live visuals for Beyond Skin, Human and Prophesy tours), Jamie Cullum (live visuals for 20 Something and Catching Tails live shows) and Madness 2012 Live tour.  
Other live show collaborations include producing work for Matthew Herbert, Brian Eno, Michael Nyman, George Fenton, Fat Boy Slim, Courtney Pine, Ben Okri, Ludovico Einaudi, The Beastie Boys, Britten Sinfonia, Matthew Barley, BBC Live Events, Serious, Royal Opera House, V&A and many others.

"A stunning simultaneous short-circuiting of the ocular and auditory nerves." LA Times, Bluebeard’s Castle

Documentary

Documentary Showreel

3 Minute Wonder 'King of Laughter'

'Street Guru' extract from Nitin Sawhney's 'Prophesy'

Short doc set at 'The Men's Pond' on Hampstead Heath

Documentary

We make documentaries that explore the very essence of who we are today. Much of our work is inspired by the universal human emotions and questions that are central to daily life. Laughter, love, ethnicity, nudity, sleep, consumerism, globalisation, protest, and partying are all connected themes of recent work.

Previous documentaries include

The Battle for Prague (BBC2), Naked Protest (Channel 4), Burning Man – Community or Chaos? (Channel 4), King of Laughter (Channel 4), Big Chill in Cairo (Channel 4) and Music Matbakh (British Council). 

We have also produced short films for Britdoc, British Council, PRS for Music Foundation, V2 and the National Youth Theatre.

"Ambitious, provocative and searching, Yeast’s film is a welcome and timely search for values and worth in the desert of the corporate sprawl." The Guardian, Global Protest

Animation and Motion Graphics

Animation Showreel

An old Yeast Culture favourite

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Animation and motion graphics

We produce animation and motion graphics for music videos, films, trailers and award ceremonies. Our multi-skilled team work across 2D and 3D digital motion graphics and modelling programmes as well as more traditional stop frame animation. We also have an experienced sound design team for all your foley and music composition needs.

Clients include BBC Horizon, V2 records, Cirque du Soleil, Madness, Serous Events, PRS for Music Foundation, British Council, Southbank Centre, Barbican Centre.

"Yeast’s film acts as a corrective to the blinkered media portrayal of the anti-globalisation movement, which has generally been characterised as violently inclined and ideologically incoherent." Time Out on The Battle for Prague

Show Production and Touring

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Still from Planet Earth Live Tour

Still from BBC Proms

Show production and touring

With access to the very latest equipment and technology, we are able to meet all your staging, sound, video and lighting needs. We work within a wide range of event contexts, from large outdoor festival set ups to small, intimate venues. We can draw on a team of experienced production co-ordinators, video designers, riggers, sound and lighting technician and pride ourselves on providing an expertly managed, flexible and cost effective service.

Clients include

BBC Worldwide Live Events, Aardman Animations, BBC Proms, George Fenton, Planet Earth Live, Frozen Planet Live, Wallace and Gromit Live, Jamie Cullum, Nitin Sawhney and Sisters of the Claw.

"Yeast lifted the soul through evocative cinematic images cut together with a magnetic rhythm of their own." The Independent, Jamie Cullum Catching Tails Tour

Workshops and Creative Learning

Creative Learning Showreel

VJing workshops with the Philharmonia Orchestra

Animation Workshop at the Beijing Paralympics

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Workshops and Creative Learning

We believe that video can be a powerful and simple tool for examining the world around us. We are regularly asked to produce and deliver creative filmmaking, animation and live VJing workshops for a wide range of people, from primary school children through to people in later life. Examples of previous projects include seminars for Channel 4 Talent, group sessions with BBC Education and summer workshops with the British Council and in the Serpentine Pavilion. We work across the UK and internationally, with workshops delivered in Australia, Abu Dhabi, Bulgaria, China and France. Our experience in making documentaries and of working with high profile artists in live performance is a useful springboard to inspire groups to start to communicate their own ideas through film.

Current and recent partners

Creative Partnerships, Channel 4 Talent, The Black Police Association, Serpentine Gallery, CABE, Monaco Dance Forum, National Youth Theatre, Aftershock, Philharmonia Orchestra, Knowles West Media Centre and the Film Council.

Meet the Team

Our Team

Our team always takes the time to get to know the people and partners who commission us. We have developed a strong client base ranging from cutting edge artists, high profile musicians to forward thinking arts organisations. By understanding the artists we work with, we translate their essence and vision to a global stage.

Examples of recent commissions and collaborations include projects with Akram Khan, Nitin Sawhney, Ben Orki, Philharmonia Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Cirque du Soleil, Brian Eno, Esa Pekka Solomen, Michael Tilson Thomas, Matthew Herbert, Ludovico Einaudi, George Fenton, Madness, British Council, BBC and Channel 4.

Get in Touch hello@yeastculture.org

Get in touch

Yeast Culture

211 Belgravia Studios
159 – 163 Marlborough Road
London N19 4NF

+44 207 281 8439

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