Electric Theatre Collective has installed FilmLight’s post-production storage system FLUX Store to support its recent expansion into longform, and the launch of its new Whitechapel studio.
As part of the move into longform and episodic, ETC moved to its new Whitechapel facility early in 2022 where the company added a third suite plus a purpose-built projection room and a standalone screening room.
“We saw demand becoming an issue as managing space and bookings was already a challenge,” comments ETC’s head of colour, Luke Morrison. “We also needed to be able to store and manage more data and hold onto it for longer periods of time compared to commercial work. FLUX Store enables higher quantity and larger projects to be in play at the same time. And it streamlines the management of and creative process across all our Baselight systems.”
FLUX Store supports FilmLight’s Application Programming Interface, which allows third-party software to interface with FilmLight products; this is designed to automate tasks such as VFX transcoding and retrieving/setting metadata. It also maintains a metadata index.
“We selected FLUX Store for a whole host of reasons. It enables better sharing and management of projects from our Baselight systems, and we’re also able to section off dedicated storage for the colour team,” comments Morrison. “Finally, the possibilities of the FilmLight API with the FLUX Store really appealed to us – the ability to optimise our workflow is a real bonus.”
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