After seven years based on Great Marlborough Street, UNIT has opened the doors of its new bespoke designed studio on Berners Mews, Fitzrovia.
The 5 floor 8,100 sq. foot space took over a year and a half to build.
The colour department has been equipped with 2 Baselight suites with Dolby monitoring, as well as 2 Baselight Conform systems and 2 Davinci Resolve. Creative Director of Colour Denny Cooper leads the department with Nick Dalby in the second suite.
UNIT now has 10 dedicated VFX suites housing Flame, Flare, Flame assist, Nuke and Nuke studio. Creative Director Pete Rypstra heads up the Nuke and Flame team.
The 3D studio has 30 seats, of Maya and Houdini, Real flow, Mudbox, Golem, Massive, Yeti and bespoke Systems. Creative Director of 3D Nuno Pereira leads the line-up of artists.
Creative Director of Design Tom Wansbrough-Jones heads up UNIT’s own in-house creative studio, developed to concept, direct and execute work across its core design and animation capabilities, it boasts a team of 12 and growing. Utilising After Effects, Photoshop, Premier & Cinema 4D.
The 7.1/5.1 sound design and Dolby premix facility has 3 state-of-the-art studios and a team of sound designers lead by Creative Director of Audio Chris Southwell, offering creative audio and sound design, 3 VO booths, 3 Protools Rigs and 2 Protools light assist stations.
UNIT’s Managing Director Daniel Sapiano said, "This is the metamorphosis of UNIT from a very good post production company to a new all-encompassing, high-end, next generation studio that can work as a creative partner to all our clients.
“Our vision has been to create a genuinely future focused space that promotes creativity, innovation and the sharing of ideas. We want it to be a destination for our clients to spend time, work and relax in an appropriately designed space.
“It is large enough to cater for any project but still dedicated to every client’s individual needs and means we can offer the very best in VFX, CGI, Design, Grade, Offline, Audio, Sound and Print capabilities across Commercials, Broadcast, Film & TV.
We have the newest and most technically advanced set-up in London and with that we are poised for an exciting next chapter”.
Adam Luckwell, UNIT’s Owner and Founder said, “UNIT’s key value is creative excellence. The company has been built from the ground up around that value. We believe in breaking the boundaries between disciplines.
“After the many recent creative hires we wanted to build a space where they could excel, whilst also designing an environment in which our clients can feel at home.
“The new space gives us maximum flexibility, which means collaboration on every project, regardless of its size or complexity becomes seamless. I feel we have struck a perfect balance – the building is full of state-of-the-art tech, whilst we’ve also created a comfortable, familiar and inspiring environment.”
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