WHAT IS/ WHO IS EARL STUDIOS?
Earl Studios is a video production studio consisting of one person, Jeremy Earl Mayhew. I am the cinematographer, the editor, and the creative director. The name “Earl Studios” comes from my middle name Earl and one of my family heros, my grandfather, Earl Roy. The “Studios” part comes from Star Wars, which was filmed at Elstree studios, and I always liked that name. Despite that, Earl Studios is just one person doing all the work.
I started filmmaking when I was 8 years old, shooting on 8mm film cameras at my grandfathers house in the summer and never put it down, making films of everything from Raiders of the Last Ark remakes to quirky films of my Army buddies and me. No matter what I did or where I was, I was always filming.
Earl Studios was created in 1997 in an age before social media and digital video so I have an understanding of the old school as well as a love and appreciation for how new camera and editing technology has vastly improved the ability of cinematographers like me to be able to tell visual stories.