Watts becomes head of technology and standards at the studio
Twickenham Film Studios has added Jack Watts as its head of technology and standards.
His role will involve developing and leading the technology, innovation and standards offering for TFS - building on the rowk of recently appointed director of technology & engineering Tomasz Witkowski and head of picture Stuart Bryce. It will also include solving workflow challenges, as a service provider through to delivery.
Watts has over 15 years’ experience in the industry, most recently as a solutions architect through his consultancy company Trench Digital. He has also headed technology and development at Deluxe, and was development manager at Technicolor Digital Cinema.
At Deluxe, his role included him and his team ensuring pipeline development, testing and integration of emerging formats with new technologies, such as the Interoperable Master Format (IMF). He also oversaw global alignment and coordination initiatives with sister facilities in Los Angeles, Madrid, Paris, and Sydney across the mastering, subtitling, digital FX, stereography, and media services departments.
At Technicolor he was responsible for workflow design and implementation across all EMEA facilities, as well as the management of correct standards implementation in industry applications for client and 3rd party vendors.
Watts said: “Twickenham Film Studios is taking a refreshing approach in transforming their current service lines to a highly efficient refactored production and post-production business. I look forward to working alongside this highly regarded team and building a modern-day production and post-production pipeline and developing a next-level client experience.”
Witkowski added: “As head of technology and standards at TFS Jack will be designing and overseeing the implementation of TFS’ workflows, infrastructure, and content security across the company’s picture and sound services. He will assist me in evolving or future technology strategy. He and the team will enable TFS to create an elevated production and post-production service offering.”
Managing director Cara Sheppard added: “The addition of Jack alongside Tom will allow the studios to completely rethink and fully evolve our technical architecture and create innovative solutions for all productions. Jack will be overseeing and developing a next-level pipeline and creating bespoke technical services for all clients who work with us.”
“Twickenham Film Studios is taking a refreshing approach in transforming their current service lines to a highly efficient refactored production and post-production business. I look forward to working alongside this highly regarded team and building a modern-day production and post-production pipeline and developing a next-level client experience!”.