For the last two weeks as the scale and severity of Covid-19 has increased, we’ve faced the most challenging decisions since setting up our business...
One of those has been whether we keep our recording facility open as we have a responsibility to our team, customers and suppliers.
However, we have to consider the health and welfare of our team and everyone who comes into the studios as well as the extra pressure the NHS is under at the moment, which is why closing the studios now is the right thing to do.
Therefore we are closing our studio facility from tomorrow, Tuesday 24th March, until further notice.
We have an incredible network of voice artists who have home studio facilities and our sound engineers have all been set up to work from home. We’ve got a full IT infrastructure in place so we’re able to keep disruption to a minimum.
This hasn't been an easy decision to make as we’ve battled head vs heart, but for the greater good it's the right decision and we hope all our clients understand. We always appreciate your business and take nothing for granted, but we hope you’ll continue to work with us through this, so we can all move forward together once we're on the other side.
'My favourite selection of well-known rock out tunes or upbeat classics or just some of my favourite 80's / 90's bangers on there - fab for livening up the morning on the bus or tube to get you pumped for work, or my personal favourite - distraction from cleaning!!
We're delighted to announce that SNK Studios have just completed the TPN security assessment.
The TPN (Trusted Partner Vendors) is a joint venture between two major entertainment industry associations, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA), worldwide leaders in third-party entertainment industry assessments. The TPN is backed by the biggest film studios and content creators in the world and the program helps companies like ours prevent leaks, breaches, and hacks of their members' movies and television shows prior to their intended release, and seeks to raise security awareness, preparedness, and capabilities within our industry.
The audit covered almost 300 separate checks from data IO, network and IT security, to management processes, training, culture, HR and building security. It's a huge achievement - a year in the making - and in completing the process, SNK Studios joins an elite group of vendors working with the world's leading creative companies.
SNK Studio's clients range across the feature film, localisation, broadcast and OTT landscapes and by taking part in the TPN, all our clients can be reassured that SNK Studios has the utmost respect for our clients most valuable assets; their IP and the media they create.
Our report is now available to all TPN members to view, or available on request directly from us. Drop us a line if you'd like more information.
'With the sun making an appearance at least twice this week I thought I would make a summer hip-hop-driven playlist. Featuring some old classics alongside some recent releases; from Santana to Travis Scott... enjoy'
Authentic Stories and Maybe Reading Your Dad’s Porn...
Kathleen Moroney, creative director at Red Apple Creative, shows how brands can enter the podcast space without disturbing the balance between podcaster and listener. Working across original content creation, writing, producing and consultation, Kathleen is constantly innovating what the audio space could look like.
Check out her recent interview with LBB about podcasting here.
"I've always been a fan of random music experiences, wherever they come from. Every Field Day festival I'd always end up spending a load of time watching artists like Omar Souleyman, Imarhan, Mbongwana Star, Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté and Ata Kak etc.
SNK Studios recently collaborated with creative experts LEAP, on the production of their latest Duracell UK TV Campaign.
To provide an insight into the production process from start to end, and to see how SNK were involved, here is the latest press release from LEAP’s Creative Director, Danny Coster:
LEAP are proud to have been selected as a production partner of choice for Grey London on the Duracell account for the past two years. So when Grey's creative team Nathan Holley and Paul Moran had the idea to create a piece of disruptive advertising, they turned to LEAP to see what was possible within a tight production timeline. Always up for a creative challenge, LEAP Creative Director Danny Coster paired up with Director Rob Toay to create the full film production and post of a 'pastiche' sports brand commercial for the Duracell Bunny to make a surprise appearance.
Shot at dawn in the Queen Elizabeth Park against the backdrop of the Olympic stadium and Aquatic Centre, the commercial needed to feel like a genuine sports brand advertisement. Trusted DOP Cliff Evans worked closely with Rob Toay and the visual effects team to film our actress performing her morning warm up routine and embarking on a run. As she rounds a corner, the animated Duracell Bunny unexpectedly enters the scene to challenge her to a race.
Working closely with Agency Producer Roger Lairisa and Grey’s other production partners including Mikros Studios in Paris, LEAP’s team co-ordinated the pre-production and blocking of theDuracell Bunny scenes. This ensured that everything on the director’s storyboard was achievable on the shoot day and enabled the combined live-action and CGI commercial to be completed in post production on time on budget.
The live-action, sports-style ad takes place after a fully CGI spot in which the Duracell Bunny races the less effective (and cheating) rabbit(s) through a perilous landscape. To bring the ads together with just the right blend of continuity and disruption, we arranged for the talented team at SNK Studios to add sound design and voiceovers.
Watch your commercial breaks closely for the disruptive Duracell Bunny, broadcasting now in the UK.