Pocket Films are supporting our friends at Flickreel who have created a brand new online movie magazine, which is beautifully designed, easy to use and has a strong emphasis on video-based content: 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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BBC News reports Pinewood Studios Wales will be based at the former Energy Centre building in Wentloog and will form part of the company’s global network. The deal was announced on Monday by First Minister Carwyn Jones and Pinewood Shepperton chief executive Ivan Dunleavy. The Welsh government hopes the 180,000 sq ft complex will generate an estimated £90m for the economy. Click for link to BBC News

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The second edition of the pocket guide features newly added studios including The Worx (pictured above), Brunswick Studios, Twickenham Studios, Malcolm Ryan Studios, Princess, Chromacode Studios, Wimbledon Studios, IMG Studios, Millbank Studios, Silver Road Studiosand Elstree Studios and other studios outside of the London area.

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The web site now includes several studios outside of the London/southeast area, including dock10, Titanic Studios, Studio Fàs, Millennium Studios, Studio81, Film City Glasgow, The Bottle Yard and Farm Studio. Additional regional studios will be included soon.

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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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