Post house Envy has relocated its shortform department to a dedicated new facility on Mortimer Street.
It means all of Envy’s advertising operations are now housed under one roof.
Accommodating 32 suites over six floors and housing everything from offline to VFX to Dolby Atmos, the new office is a short distance from Envy’s headquarters at Rathbone Place.
According to Envy, the new building has been designed to have a ‘cosy industry setting’.
Envy’s facility director Natascha Cadle, steered the move and the design of the new building: “We knew we’d found the perfect building when we came across Mortimer Street. It was in a terrible state but I saw the potential. It’s got a fabulous art-deco style exterior like the ones you see in Miami and I suppose that’s where my inspiration came from. I’m not an ‘official’ interior designer but I wanted people to feel comfortable and create a ‘non-office’ environment that encourages creativity.”
The ground floor has a several meeting rooms, the production team, a swanky bar, and has a “laid-back industrial vibe.”
The facility has a Baselight grading suite, Baselight Assist and five Flame Premium suites, as well as the expanded VFX Studio support area, which accommodates up to 18 artists using Flare, Nuke, Maya, After Effects and Cinema4D.
Sian Hagan, Head of ENVY Advertising comments, “Finding Mortimer Street was brilliant – it needed a lot of work to change it into what it is now, but it was worth the effort. It’s a spacious feeling home for my team, with great ceiling height and really good looking rooms. Clients love having a single building for all their shortform and advertising work.”
Envy has also installed a Dolby Atmos Premix Studio, which Senior Dubbing Mixer, Arge, dubs the “future of surround sound in the cinema and the home”.
Daniel Sassen, Head of Technical Services, added: “The move has been an exciting opportunity to completely revamp our internal systems. Mortimer Street is now equipped with three new Pro Tools sound studios each with a VO booth, Avid S6 mixing desk and DAD AX32 routing systems which give us the ultimate in flexibility for setups and workflow.”
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