As published by Little White Lies, here’s a filmmakers’ guide to NYC shoots – “The Safdie brothers’ guide to shooting New York City”. The Good Time directors reveal the secret to capturing the essence of their home town on screen. “Josh and Benny Safdie are independent sibling filmmakers who were suddenly launched into the limelight…

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New York’s Empire State Development website details the soundstages that meet the definition of a Qualified Production Facility (“QPF”). Details of the qualified studios, either Level 1 or Level 2, can be found here

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Pocket Films are supporting Flickreel who have created an innovative online movie magazine, which is beautifully designed, easy to use and has a strong emphasis on video-based content. Experience a better way to browse movie news and features – www.flickreel.com

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The 12th edition of the pocket guide for the UK’s screening rooms and cinemas for hire was published this summer. Distributed inside Televisual, Screen and Broadcast magazines, the handy printed guide sits alongside it’s web site and provides a comprehensive resource for screening venues. The printed guide is free and obtainable by sending a SAE to Pocket Films.

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The mobile app for The Studio Map provides key studio information in a format optimised for smartphones and is specifically designed for universal access, working on iPhone, Android and Blackberry phones. The free app includes an interactive map to help locate all 35 featured studios. Scan the QR code, right, with your smartphone to install the app. Alternatively 1) Open your smartphones browser and click on this page , 2) Click on this link 3) Follow the on-screen prompt to either launch it or “Install this web app on your iPhone and tap to Add to Home Screen”

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Our definitions of Types of Studio:
– Film/video studio A general purpose studio for film or video shoots, with some degree of sound insulation.
– TV studio A studio for broadcast shoots, often purpose-built, with a production gallery, resin flooring and audience seating
– Sound stage A larger, soundproof studio (often with a floating floor) that can accommodate theatrial sets, camera cranes, etc.

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Selected definitions of Studio Features:
– Dry hire A studio that is hired without crew or production equipment such as cameras, backgrounds, etc.
– Wet hire The studio comes fully equiped with cameras, lights, crew, etc. Some studios can be hired ‘dry’ or ‘wet’
– Blue/green screen Coloured backdrops used for composite shots

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