Ignition Productions was awarded the contract to cover the 2017 Dakar Rally for Red Bull TV—a daily behind-the-scenes show of the world's toughest Motorsport event. They had to shoot over 13 days of competition across three countries, in some of the harshest conditions imaginable, with temperatures ranging from 122°F to near freezing, sometimes in altitudes over 3500m, an extreme feat for even the most adventurous crews.
After months of research and evaluating products, TCU decided on the EVO 16 Bay Shared Storage Server. “EVO and its ShareBrowser software allows us to log our footage and add metadata, and it’s all searchable,” says Salters. Each EVO system includes unlimited licenses of ShareBrowser, an intuitive asset management software that lets search, tag, index, and preview media across all of their storage — something that was vital for the TCU team.
Launched in 2004, Hammerhead’s initial purpose was to give Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver every year since 2003, more creative control over his personal brand. But just as Junior doesn’t just “race cars,” Hammerhead Entertainment doesn’t just “film endorsements.” The studio is creating branded content for a variety of clients — from the National Guard to Nickelodeon and PepsiCo to Penske.
Church by the Glades (CBG) welcomes upwards of 9,000 people to their weekend worship gatherings. Combined with their live, online experiences and television broadcast initiatives, CBG has an enormous reach to an extraordinarily diverse audience. "It's an investment. The amount of margin EVO created for us and the way it's made us efficient is just unreal."
Montage is one of Dubai’s premier post-production facilities. Offering a vast repertoire of post services from sound design and composition to VFX, motion graphics, editing, and color grading. They provide these services to some of the largest advertising, film, and television companies in the region. As the industry continues to push towards higher and higher resolutions, many post-production studios are finding the backend technology that keeps their shops running is becoming strained.
MasterClass is on a mission to give anyone the ability to gain the wisdom and knowledge of the world’s best creators. Since launching in 2015, thousands of students have already learned filmmaking, screenwriting, singing, acting—even tennis—from a star-studded cast of instructors. The classroom experience is stunning with luxuriously high production value, carefully crafted curricula, and intuitive website dazzle, but it’s the intimate connection with the instructor that stands out when the instructor looks you square in the eye to share the personal experiences and expert tips that helped make them who they are. Aaron Sorkin teaches screenwriting; Kevin Spacey teaches acting; Werner Herzog teaches filmmaking—to name a few. As MasterClass says, “Our instructors are the best in the world.”
Georgetown University is a prestigious institution located in the heart of Washington, D.C. Their list of alumni features many high-ranking political officials, ranging from U.S. Supreme Court judges to former Presidents, and other world leaders. So it’s no surprise that Georgetown students are some of the most politically active in the country. Many of them are highly driven to make a difference in the world, and Georgetown pushes them to do so. The history at Georgetown University is rich and there are many stories to tell — inside the Office of Strategic Communications, that’s their mission.
With their new EVO in place, the editors, designers, and producers at Creative Liquid can now work directly from a centralized location with access to all of their digital assets. They can collaborate on projects more efficiently, and they've taken back hundreds of hours of time that used to be spent waiting for files to transfer, shuttling drives back and forth from edit bays, and working around lengthy processes.
The team at Bait Studio includes between 50-75 artists, and they can be working on 15-20 projects at any given time. Each project requires some combination of animation, visual effects, and/or motion graphics, which requires the use of 12-24 different applications and the ability to render projects 24 hours per day. Some of the primary tools in use by Bait Studio are Maya, Nuke, Houdini, C4D, After Effects, and Premiere, all of which perform flawlessly with EVO.
The essence of Recording Arts and Science's approach is hands-on immersion. Students record and work with an immense amount of audio content from the conservatory, from solo instrument recitals to full-on orchestral ensembles, in addition to their regular course work in which they are editing, producing, and mastering sound. All of their work is done in one of four primary control rooms, and all of those control rooms are connected to an EVO shared storage media server.