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April 2019

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  • The Art of Cinematography
    Four of the UK’s most highly-sought-after cinematographers give the low down on their approach to their craft
  • Drama Production: Round Table
    Televisual invited leading drama heads of production to discuss how their role is changing as more and more ambitious scripted projects are made
  • TV Studios
    Demand for full service television studios is high and more facilities are coming online soon. Pippa Considine reports on the changing market for shiny floor studios
  • The Top 10 Cameras
    Televisual’s annual top 10 listing of the UK’s most hired cameras is now in its thirteenth year. Jon Creamer counts down the most rented models of the past year and reveals what everyone will be hiring in the year ahead
  • Going Live
    In a two part special on live production, Michael Burns finds out how major events, from the Royal Wedding to the World Cup, were brought to screen and also looks into remote production as more live shows make use of the innovative technology
  • The Corporate 50
    Televisual’s exclusive annual survey of the UK’s corporate communications business. How was 2018 for the sector?
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Facilities 50 2018 Back to Reports & survey Listing

11 Films@59
59 Cotham Hill, Clifton, Bristol, BS9 4HL; Cardiff
md Gina Fucci business dev director George Panayiotou ops manager Stuart Dyer
genres TV, film
credits Blue Planet 2, The Great British Bake Off, Worlds Most Extraordinary Homes
services audio (5.1, Foley, ADR, Atmos), grading (HDR, 2K, 4K), vfx (2d, 3d, animation), editing, TK (4K), film restoration, studios, cam hire, VR
turnover £8.7m
Producer 20th Turnover 17th Peer 8th
Films@59 says there’s a drive for more UHD HDR projects with an increase “in some production budgets...More out-of-London commissioning has helped too.”

12 Splice
Shoreditch, Old St, Cardiff
mds Duncan Western, Damian Dolniak
genres TV, film, ads, corp, promos
credits Plebs, MasterChef, Celebrity MasterChef
services audio (5.1, Foley, ADR, Atmos), grading (HDR), vfx (2d, 3d, anim), editing, film restoration, studios, 3D, VR
turnover £5.6m
Producer 5th Turnover 22nd Peer 14th

13 Glassworks
London, Amsterdam, Barcelona
md Aleks Ugarow, Anya Kruzmatra, Joan Armat
genres ads, film, promos, TV, corp
credits Black Mirror, Nike The Ball Makes Us More, Gu House Party
services grading (HDR, 4k, 2k), vfx (2d, 3d, animation), editing, 3d, VR
turnover £6m
Producer 12th Turnover 20th Peer 14th

14 Encore/Company 3
md Amanda Cupples fac mgr Johnny Whitehead, Claire McGrane
genres TV, film
credits Humans, Wonder Woman, Assassins Creed
services audio (5.1, Foley, ADR, Atmos), grading (HDR,2k,4k), vfx (2d, 3d), editing, TK, film res, 3D, VR
turnover £10m
Producer 22nd Turnover 15th Peer -

15 Dock10
head of post Ian Dodd ops mgrs Brian Hardman, Damien Lynch 
genres TV, ads, corp
credits Sport Relief, Safe, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
services audio (5.1, Foley, ADR, Atmos), vfx (2d, 3d, anim), grading (HDR), editing, TV studios, hire, 3D, VR
turnover £9.8m
Producer 32nd Turnover 16th Peer 14th

16 Smoke & Mirrors
1-5 Poland Street, London,
md Gary Szabo fac mgr David Southwood
genres ads, corp, promos, film
credits Rolls Royce Black Dawn Badge, Shell Wheels vs Gravity, Heineken Birra Moretti Pull Together
services audio (stereo, foley, ADR) grading (2K, 4K, HDR), vfx (2d, 3d, animation), editing,
turnover £41m
Producer - Turnover 4th Peer -
S&M was bought by private equity firm Advent International just 12 months ago so it’s been a year of “great change. We have built up our off-shore capacity” while reducing the London headcount. The new parent has acquired Taylor James..

17 Lipsync
123 Wardour Street, London, W1F 0UW t 020 7534 9123
md Peter Hampden fac mgr Lisa Jordan
genres film, TV, ads, corporate
credits Peterloo, Colette and Harlots season 2,
services audio (5.1, Foley, ADR,Foley,Atmos), grading (4k,2k,HDR), vfx (2d, 3d,animation), editing, telecine (4k)
turnover £20m 
Producer - Turnover 7th Peer - 
“Our best year since records began,” says Lipsync. Much of that is down to the fact that  “high end TV drama continues to grow.”

18 WB De Lane Lea
75 Dean Street, London, W1D 3PU
md Cara Sheppard fac mgr Michael King
genres film, TV credits The Alienist; Black Mirror S2; Mission Impossible Fallout; Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlwald
services audio (Stereo,5.1, Foley, ADR, Atmos), grading (2K, 4K, HDR)editing,animation( 2d,3d)TK (4k) film restoration ,3D
Producer 32nd Peer -
VOD content is up massively, says WB as is the demand for 4K, HDR and Atmos content as standard.

19 Absolute
8 Poland Street, London,
W1F 8PX, New York t 020 7851 6700
md Dan Bennett facility manager Nswana Shilela
genres ads, film, promos, TV,
credits  American Animals, Maniac (Netflix), Finlandia (TVC)
services audio, grading (4k), vfx (2d, 3d, animation), editing
turnover £7m
Producer 13th Turnover 19th Peer 22nd
Absolute says this year it has grown and “taken on a significant number of film and  TV projects to accompany our commercial work.”

20 Gorilla
GloWorks, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 4GA t 0292 0399 800
md Rich Moss, fac mgr Paul Owen
\genres TV, film, corporate
credits Kiri Channel 4, Extreme Cake Makers Channel 4, Surgeons: At the Edge of Life BBC2
services audio (5.1, Foley, ADR), grading (2K, 4K, HDR), vfx (2d, 3d, animation), editing, camera hire, TV studios
Turnover £4.5m
Producer 25th Turnover 26th Peer 14th
A “massive growth in picture post” for Gorilla due to “more HETV and large volume series.”

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