The international production company has moved from Brighton to the Welsh capital and spent£400,000 on a new set-up that sees it expanding into post-production. It has also established 20 seats of CGI in Greece and is looking to offer international expertise to UK broadcasters.
The company chose Cardiff because it has good links for transport, UK programming and a local talent base.
A£50,000 SAN with 500 hours of storage has been purchased in addition to seven Final Cut Pro HD offline and one Final Cut Pro online systems. The company will offer grading via the Colour application in Final Cut Studio.
Managing director Stuart Clarke said: “That we are able to offer multiple copies of programmes and flexibility within the post environment puts us in a strong position.”
The company will also market itself as a commercial facilities house for producers “looking for HD post”.
Clarke added: “As a production company we own two F900 HDCams with variable frame rates and so can produce and post 23.98/24 progressive for the US market. This may appeal to UK broadcasters looking to embark on HD co-productions.”
The company has also secured a£2m contract to produce Ancient Discoveries for the History Channel USA.
The CGI arm in Greece is dedicated to Wild Dream Films. It has been established as a result of increased demand for graphics work and is due to deliver 13 x 60 minutes of content for Ancient Discoveries for June.