Started in 2016 by McGill University instructor John Castillo, Scratch Takes was a video solution for musicians who needed more content in a fast-paced industry. The name itself, Scratch Takes, embodies this ideology. The objective was to take advantage of studio time for an album recording, bring in cameras, and capture a studio performance that could double as a session video. This allowed artists to take full advantage of their time in a recording studio and get as much out of it as possible. Although Scratch Takes has grown, the underlying purpose has remained the same.
Today, Scratch Takes works with both companies and independent artists to produce a variety of content. From concert recordings and live streams, to interviews and editorial content, Scratch Takes strives to work with their clients to bring their vision to life.