Hat Trick is beefing up its inhouse post-production capacity with plans to recruit a full-time post team.
The indie took some offline editing in-house when it moved from its Soho base to better equipped offices in Camden in 2008, and mid-way through last year it increased its offline edits from seven to 10.
“We decided at the end of last year that we wanted a dedicated post team,” said Hat Trick director of operations Kate Wilson.
“Over the past two to three years we have done a lot of ad hoc editing in-house for programmes like Facejacker, which spent a long time in the offline.
“Some fact ent shows that also have a lengthy offline period are suited to this way of working, and this is about formalising what we already have.”
Technical support was previously provided by Hat Trick’s IT team, but now the indie wants to recruit an edit co-ordinator and three edit assistants to digitise and ingest material, build rough cuts, assist editors and provide support.
“We are not looking to rival post facilities,” Wilson added. “You could spend a huge amount of money on post-production kit, but we’re not looking to invest a huge sum because then there would be pressure to recoup it.”