Evolutions is expanding with the launch of a 30-suite post-production facility in Bristol.
The London-headquartered firm is spending £1m kitting out the building on Whiteladies Road, which will house 20 Avid Media Composer editing suites plus Avid Symphony online suites, two Pro Tools 11 dubbing theatres and a colour-grading suite. “
There is so much work in Bristol,” said Evolutions managing director Simon Kanjee.
“Having had discussions with our existing indie clients in London and local producers in Bristol, we believe there is significant demand for the scale, speed and quality of post-production service that we can offer.”
Kanjee said he already had some “very interesting jobs” lined up, but was unable to reveal further details.
The facility’s first job is scheduled to start on 24 June, with a full launch of the facility due to take place around mid-August.
The Whiteladies Road operation will be run by 20 staff, most of whom will be new recruits.
Evolutions started recruiting for the facility this week. “There haven’t been any new post-production companies in Bristol for a long time, so it will be exciting for the talent down there and I expect to see quite a few applications,” said Kanjee.
“In the short term, we will bring staff from London to make we sure hit the ground running, but we will start interviewing immediately.”
Kanjee said opening the Bristol base would not result in a reduction in capacity at its London premises and there would be no change to the 80 picture suites at its Berners Street, Great Pulteney Street and Wells Street facilities.
Evolutions’ credits include The Apprentice for BBC1, One Born Every Minute for Channel 4 and The Only Way Is Essex for ITV2.