CCTV footage used to create pop video

Manchester band The Get Out Clause have exploited a legal loophole to make an innovative video for their single ‘Paper’ on the cheap.

Hitting on a novel way of producing a music video, the band set up and performed in a number of places under the watchful eye of the city's surveillance cameras and then secured the footage under the Freedom of Information Act.

“We wanted to produce something that looked good and that wasn't too expensive to do," says guitarist Tony Churnside, 29, who met his fellow band mates at Salford University. "We hit upon the idea of going into Manchester and setting up in front of cameras we knew would be filming and then requesting that footage under the Freedom of Information act."

The band then wrote to the companies owning the cameras to get their hands on the footage with the results cut into a promo clip showing the band in 20 different locations.

Manchester Band Use City’s CCTV Cameras To Make Video (XFM Online, 12 May 2008)