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Interview: Swollen Members unload ‘Armed to the Teeth’

May 07th, 2010 | Category: Music,News,The Scene,Video

In this MartyrTV & Captivate Creative Studios exclusive, Remi L. Roy sits down with Mad Child, Prevail, Rob the Viking and the newest member of the Swollen family, Tre Nice.  In addition to unloading their latest album, Armed to the Teeth, for us, the four also discuss a decade-plus in the game, how the times have a changed, Mad`s war with a well-reported Oxycontin addiction and the future of Swollen Members and Battleaxe Records.  Shot by Alexander Vlad on the Canon EOS 7D.

The sound is a little whack in this one, I think some beer got in the microphone that night, but this video will be updated once the audio is evened out properly.  Cheers!

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Slaughterhouse reveal a Shady deal an the works

May 04th, 2010 | Category: Music,News,Video

Hip-Hop super-group Slaughterhouse – Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Royce da 5’9” and Crooked I – have been fielding questions about rumours they’re signing to Shady Records almost since the group’s inception. In this exclusive interview with MartyrTV, Slaughterhouse put questions to rest with a simple answer from 5’9”: “We in the ninth inning with that deal right now.”

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Crosbyfication: The Album

April 26th, 2010 | Category: Music,News,Photography

Finally live!  The full-length LP from our brethren at Triple B Records, CROSBYFICATION, finally drops today.  For a limited time the full album is being given away for free!  Click here to score yourself some goodness.


Crosbyfication back cover

The Anticipated LP “Crosbyfication” is Here!!!  His 3rd Mixtape/LP Installment since “The Crosby Show” released last year. But this is an All Original Project coming From the Artist… His First Of Many To Come in the future.  More Information will surface all month about the project @ & through the social Networking sites… Google, Twitter, Myspace, Facebook, Blogs … Get Ready Folks, It’s Triple B, Best Of Both Borders…

* Photos & Design © 2010 Alexander Vlad ( *


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Enter: The Doom Boom (jib crane field test #1)

April 07th, 2010 | Category: News,Photography

Fellow humans, after months of secrecy in the skunkworks, we finally have a new toy to unveil.  This is Captivate’s home-brew jib crane, AKA The Doom Boom.

It’s a 25 foot, indoor/outdoor/all-weather balanced camera arm.  It assembles and unpacks without a single tool.  Robotic remote servos give you X/Y/Z movement of the camera plate from the base or anywhere in the area.  The counterweight fixture is adjustable and can easily be replaced with a cradle and rechargeable car battery with 2 110v outlets, enough to power laptops, chargers, LCDs and the stereo all day.

The Doom Boom was designed by Louis Tremblay, Daniel Tremblay and Alexander Vlad, and every major component was machined by Louis Tremblay.  After sufficient field testing and development, we have cunning plans for the future.

For the very first field test of The Doom Boom (mk1), we hit our local slopes to put the beast through as rough of a test as we could conceive.  After unpacking the jib (it can fit into a compact station wagon easily) we carried it half-way up the hill, found a suitable location, and started assembly.  All together, it took a mere 10 minutes to setup The Doom Boom, even on the mountainside with deep, wet snow and blowing wind to contend with.

After a full day of shooting stills and video with the Canon 5D and 7D, we packed it in.  Disassembly is a dream, once again, without a single tool.  Thankfully we scored a Skidoo for the trek back to the chalet, as the cold was starting to nibble a bit.  So much trial & error, and there were times where we felt like we were doing rowing drills.  Working as a team to track moving subjects, articulate the arm, spot the area, lens the shot, pull focus, monitor exposure, setting Pocket Wizard channels, keeping the beer stocked, and just repeating it all day was exhausting, but when we take this puppy out for serious commercial work, the practice will be worth it.  Thanks for looking!

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Interview – Pauly Shore Sits Down With Captivate

October 04th, 2009 | Category: Current,News,Video


September 01st, 2009 | Category: News

What a whirlwind summer this has been.  It’s been so busy that it’s in fact very difficult to write the “all-encompassing” greetings post I wanted to, so I’ll cut this into a brief announcement. is back, but as a separate entity to our main site.  Its aim is to give a direct outlet to our creative team and mates in the trenches to let the world know what we’re working on, who is inspiring us, and what forces in the industry we’re watching.

We’ve recently expanded as a company.  The team at Captivate Creative Studios has grown to enable us to take on larger and more diverse productions, namely in video and interactive multimedia.  Promotions is also becoming a big part of our day-to-day, and finding new ways to help the musicians we love achieve success.

Tune in regularly to reap some madness!

~Alex and the gang

Just a peak at some new work...

Just a peak at some new work...

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