New post house sets up in Brighton and Hove

Post-production and content servicing company Virtual Post has opened its third facility, in Brighton and Hove. The new office complements its existing facilities in Percy Street and Orpington, south east London.

The Hove office houses six offline Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere edit suites – two are ready now and four more will follow next month – a 5.1 ProTools audio Suite, a Resolve grading and finishing room and graphics capabilities through Adobe After Effects.

The facility has Avid Nexis shared storage, and it’s also linked up to Virtual Post’s London and Orpington offices via fibre.

Virtual Post launched in 2013 and is based around a cloud infrastructure meaning that each of its three hubs can access resources such as storage from a central location.

As well as its in-house facilities, Virtual Post will use Bebop virtual suites to scale-up when required. The company will also offer serviced office space for local indies and London-based producers looking to expand into the regions.

Brighton & Hove was recently shortlisted as a potential city for Channel 4’s regional hub when it relocates out of London in the next few years.

Virtual Post CEO Jon Lee said: “We have set up to satisfy the increasing post and content servicing demands of TV production growth in the region. With an ever-increasing community of talent in the south, we want to send a clear message to the commissioners that the region is wide open for business.”

“Post production isn’t in one place anymore,” he adds. “Content servicing teams can work from anywhere. What’s fantastic about this is how much easier it is for our clients and teams to work together with everyone benefiting from the significant cost and time savings that can result.”

He says the firm “has seen steady growth” with more and more indies “trusting to the cloud as part of their business operation.”