1 Day, 6 Hours, 10 Minutes ago.
We have a long-standing relationship with Crisis, the national charity for homeless people. Crisis has decades of experience working with people who are homeless, providing support to help rebuild their lives.
Protecting yourself against Coronavirus is harder when you’re homeless; People who are sleeping rough are more likely to suffer from respiratory conditions, they can’t regularly wash their hands and it’s impossible to self-isolate. So, what can you do to help?
Crisis’ In This Together Homelessness Emergency Fund will get vital care to vulnerable people. Crisis are keeping their doors open, delivering essentials packages to homeless people - packages that include food, tissues, hand sanitiser and hard copies of the latest Government health advice - as well as providing people with mobile phones so they can stay in contact and informed. They’re also supporting and funding local grassroots charities and shelters with emergency grants.
Mass sporting events like the London Marathon are essential sources of fundraising and their cancellation could have a massive impact on the essential work of many charities, but virtual events could be the answer. Crisis’ Step Together online step challenge has been extended into April. You can set your own step target and ask your friends and family to sponsor you. Each step target you can choose from represents a key fact from Crisis research that informs their invaluable work. Use your daily exercise to do some good!
Jon Sparkes, Chief Executive of Crisis, said: “Now more than ever we value donations to keep our frontline services running, and to support smaller, local homelessness charities with their emergency response in these unprecedented circumstances. We know that with the public’s support we can protect people facing homelessness from the worst effects of this outbreak.”
For more information on In This Together and to donate, please visit www.crisis.org.uk/coronavirus
2 Days, 10 Hours, 51 Minutes ago.
There’s never been a better time to start watching a new show, or that film you meant to catch at the cinema but never got around to seeing.
While COVID-19 has resulted in the delay of productions and the postponement of many theatrical releases, including the latest James Bond installment No Time To Die, it’s not all bad news. Some studios are choosing to release their titles digitally so we can watch from the comfort and safety of our own homes.
Recently released films, plus those to due for release soon, available well ahead of the normal digital release schedule include:
- The Hunt
- The Call of the Wild
- DC’s Birds of Prey
- The Gentleman
- The Trolls sequel, Trolls World Tour
- Pixar’s latest creation Onward, which will also be available to stream on Disney+ in April
Not forgetting everything that BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4 Netflix, Amazon Prime and now Disney+ have to offer!
With so many streaming platforms out there it’s difficult to know where to start, so we thought who better to do the hard work for you than our sound engineers and producers? They’ve crafted original audio for thousands of hours of TV and cinema, so we picked their brains for their favourites.
Here’s our team’s recommendations for some of the best films and TV shows to stream right now...
- Any classic Studio Ghibli offering - Netflix
- Booksmart - Prime
- Uncut Gems - Netflix
- Manchester by the Sea - iPlayer
- Paddington (1 & 2) - Prime
- This Country - iPlayer
- Broad City - Prime
- Sex Education - Netflix
- The Boys - Prime
- Feel Good - All 4
2 Weeks, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 34 Minutes ago.
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.
The SNK Studios team
2 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 7 Hours, 26 Minutes ago.
Jess Elton - Bookings Assistant says:
'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!!
Enjoy the awesome sounds in there!'
Check out the playlist here
6 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 39 Minutes ago.
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.
6 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 24 Minutes ago.
Tom Ryan - Sound Engineer says:
"Now the sun's back out, here's a selection of soul-ey, hip hoppy goodness which I'd much rather be listening to in the park!"
Check out the playlist here.
7 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 36 Minutes ago.
Chris Lux - Sound Engineer says:
'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'
Check out the playlist here.
9 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 50 Minutes ago.
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.
9 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 49 Minutes ago.
Emily Rhodes - Receptionist and Admin Assistant says:
"Here's a selection of my favourite female artists, guaranteed to bring out your sassy side and make you feel like you're lip-syncing for your life!
Ideally I'd listen to this infront of a wind machine, Beyonce style... But the tube wind also works... if you're listening on your way home from work."
Listen to the playlist here.
10 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 19 Minutes ago.
"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.
Rob Baker - Senior Engineer says:
It's always my go-to when I want to listen to something a bit different.
Current favourites are 1980's Tanzania, 1970's Zimbabwe (South Rhodesia), 1970's Indonesia and 1980's Colombia.
As the site relies on people uploading new tracks, sometimes some countries don't have a huge selection, but what's up there is usually pretty decent.