Earlier this year, Goldcrest Post announced its intention to expand its presence in the UK’s post production industry, hiring in a full team of film/drama post experts and upgrading its facility in London’s Soho. Medialease provided the asset finance to help Goldcrest realise its plans.
With this new project Goldcrest Post is aiming to become the UK’s premier ‘one stop post production shop’ for picture, audio and grading post work on feature film and high-end drama productions. The plans have included a significant expansion and technical upgrade of the company’s Lexington Street premises.
“The impact is going to be hugely significant,” said Medialease managing director Paul Robson. “With these elements in place Goldcrest Post will become the first choice complete post production facility in London, unlocking the door to blockbuster Hollywood film productions, making both higher margin sound work and high margin picture revenue available.”
The Goldcrest plans included adding feature film editing and effects post production artists to the company’s staff, dovetailing with Goldcrest Post’s audio post and Foley effects staff.
The multi-million pound deal has seen a significant investment in equipment. This includes Resolve colour grading suites, Barco 2K DCI cinema projectors, Autodesk Smoke finishing suite, a fully automated tape archiving robotic system in conjunction with a pair of ARRI film scanners, all sitting alongside the largest SAN storage system Medialease have ever financed, providing 400Tb of 4K resolution media storage.
Goldcrest’s audio post production facilities within the Lexington Street premises have also seen an upgrade, which included new and updated ProTools HDX systems and Exigy surround sound monitoring loudspeaker system.