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Old April 29th, 2009, 08:58 AM   #1
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Hello,

I'm producing/directing an up coming project. I have one major hurdle, my location. I need a small room for two Radio Presenters. (with all the radio gear)

Is it likely that I'm going to be able to secure a Radio Station ie, just the booth for the presenters. Or do you think I'll be better off building a set?

I really need some advice, from anyone who have build sets/secured locations???

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Andrew
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Old May 1st, 2009, 01:12 AM   #2
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my guess (and it's merely a guess) is that it'd be pretty easy to secure a radio booth as a location. Try the colleges and universities around your area and maybe they have a radio program who'd be easier to work with on that.

good luck.
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Old May 1st, 2009, 02:02 AM   #3
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When we have to feature the fictitious studio of a local radio station in our daily soap, Pobol y Cwm (S4C) we use a local hospital radio studio. They tend to have programmes in the daytime being played out automatically, so the studio is free of presenters...
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Old May 1st, 2009, 02:38 AM   #4
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The major of advantage of a set is that you can pull walls, which gives you many more options for camera placement and lighting. If your entire film is set in a confined space like this, it will likely enhance the visual possibilities and create more variety. This is assuming that you are able to art direct it properly.
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Old May 1st, 2009, 09:08 AM   #5
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I've contacted all my local colleges/uni's. I'm still waiting on quotes back from some of them. The one i have had back

They want to charge me 120 UK pounds Per HOUR.

I think i'll try my local hospitals. See what they say. Thanks.
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Old May 1st, 2009, 01:06 PM   #6
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Whereabouts are you Andrew, England is quite a large location?!
I can probably provide a radio station set-up for the price of a round of coffees...45 mins SW of London, if that's any help. Any more info on your project? And keep in mind that many radio booths/studios are often quite cramped and dark - not always ideal for filming in....
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