We are absolutely over the moon to announce the opening of our new state of the art studio in Brixton. After 18 years, Jellyfish Pictures has left Soho, bringing its HQ to South London. The new studio is in addition to its other four studios, which include two in Oval, one in Brixton and their studio in Sheffield. With all five locations, the studio now has a capacity of 350, increasing staff numbers by over 40%.
And it’s not just a new building. We have fully committed to going virtual, having moved all our IT infrastructure to a co-location. The largest facility in the world working in this way, Jellyfish have pioneered the idea of VFX and Animation studios working virtually for the past five years. Gone are the days of whirring heavy-duty computers and an expensive comms room to maintain. With the other studios taking the lead from our Oval facilities, which have been operating in this model since they opened in 2016, we are able to scale up and down according to their requirements, using Teradici’s PCoIP technology to connect to the storage in the co-location.
In addition to the IT infrastructure, a considerable amount of investment has been made into the technology implemented throughout the studio. Part of the new way forward with global working means having seamless and efficient channels of communication. All meeting rooms have been equipped with the latest Crestron/Extron display systems, allowing producers and artists to access a dual network where they can have a video conference with the client on one screen and use the other screen to view content that is on the secure TPN network. Part of the system also includes audio management, fitted with Biamp microphones hanging from the ceiling to pick up audio from any angle in the room. This system also allows noise and interference cancelling to help manage dual audio sources.
We are ecstatic to be fully immersed in our Brixton home.