In comparisen to the BW's side game Poke Musicals, Poke Studios actual requires some skill. Like a puzzle I would say. The basic premise is your spotted by a film scout, given a script and at first a rental pokemon and you have to film in green screen stage just like in real life. Now the skill.....you have to complete to movie correctly in a certain amount of cuts and the provided script gives you vague hints that are as simple "use dark's weakness" to more complex tactics like "steal the item" or "protect self". Personally I find this more fun then Pokemon musicals.....so much fun I might be completing Pokemon Studios before Elite 4:)
What I like about Pokemon Studios also is the actors you get to meet while filming....the first training movie you shoot stars you the trainer opposite DRUMMM ROLLL Brycen, Iccirrus City's Gym Leader. It was mentioned he was a movie actor now experience it first hand. The other surprise guest gym leader I encountered who turned out to be an actress is DRUMMM ROLLL Sabrina from Saffron City.
The movies you get to star in from my first impressions are homages/parodies to various different movie genres today which include Sci-Fi (Time Gate Traveler), B-Movie Japanese Heroes (the movie you get to star along side Brycen with) and Fantasy (Sabrina's guest appearance). For me the little trivia hints are what makes it a more fulfilling side mini game since the pokemon Olympics in HG/SS