Gorilla Post Hits New Heights with Avid NEXIS Investment

By in Shared Storage, Video Editing

Gorilla Post, based in the heart of Dublin city in Ireland, is a creative post house with an edge. Founded by Barry Reid in 2009, it specialises in offering a full range of post-production services for the TV and film industry.

In 2014, Gorilla expanded its operation and moved to a larger facility in Merrion Square, the heart of Georgian Dublin. With two superb recording studios complete with surround sound capabilities, three sound editing suites, three editing rooms, a dedicated graphics department, and a large grading and finishing suite – its geared up to tackle any creative brief that comes through the door.

Backed by state-of-the-art Avid technology, Gorilla has built its reputation on continuous investment and adapting to produce great work. On a daily basis the team drives their creative forces into TV programming, commercials, documentaries, animation and film – going above and beyond to achieve special results.

Barry Reid, Managing Director and owner at Gorilla Post Production spoke on how Gorilla do business. “We specialize in TV and film post production. In TV, typical projects including factual, entertainment and lifestyle genres. We also regularly work on large animation series, most notably Puffin Rock, which was acquired by Netflix and adapted for 60 different languages worldwide. On both seasons Gorilla handled voice recordings with Irish actor Chris O’Dowd, sound design, mixing and online editing. The common denominator amongst the entire operation is that we rely on Avid systems across every workflow.”

The full-service production and post company is already leveraging cutting-edge Avid workflows to accelerate production and dramatically enhance collaboration at every step of the creative process — from ingest and editing, to sound design and mixing, to color correction and finishing. But Gorilla’s new level of speed and efficiency would make some major studios blush thanks to its most recent investment in an Avid NEXIS | E2.

Hailed as the world’s first software-defined storage platform that enables true storage virtualization for any media application, this powerful system delivers unmatched flexibility, control, and extensibility to Avid MediaCentral Platform applications.

“With all of our Avid centric workflows at Gorilla, NEXIS was an easy choice. Our decision was based on the continued reliability we’ve always experienced with Avid products,” Reid explains. “Secondly, the bandwidth is so fast, meaning any edit suite in the facility – be it offline, grade, mix or finishing suites – can access large dailies/transcodes which are regularly being loaded from our ingest station with minimal downtime. It’s hugely beneficial.”

“Looking at our business roadmap and forecasting for any future technology investment’s, Avid NEXIS will allow us to expand, and accelerate workflows by mixing and matching engines to form virtualizable pools of storage to streamline. It’s the only storage solution that will grow with us at every stage of our developing business,” explained Reid.

Thanks to the Avid NEXIS storage platform allowing teams easy on-demand access to a shared pool of configurable storage resources, Reid summarizes “We pride ourselves on our extremely high standards and measure success by the amount of repeat business we get from returning customers. NEXIS and all of our Avid workflows are helping us uphold that level of satisfaction to both our clients, and to our employees using the systems.”

 

Gorilla Post NEXIS storage was supplied by Avid Elite reseller Tyrell.

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