Production company Zinc Media Group is launching a new post production service, which will initially be available in London but the company hopes to roll-out across the rest of the UK.
Bumblebee is described as a climate-conscious, work-anywhere post solution, that will offer dedicated upload hubs at Zinc’s nationwide facilities, flexible remote and physical edits and producer collaboration tools.
Zinc said it intends to offer remote upload services across all of its offices in London, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Belfast, Manchester and Macclesfield.
Sustainability is at the core of Bumblebee, said the company, with the ultimate aim of becoming a Net Zero post facility, using innovation to aid achieving that goal.
Along with using 100 per cent UK-sourced renewable energy providers, being single-use plastic free and having a zero to landfill waste target, Bumblebee has enrolled in the DPP Committed to Sustainability programme, which promotes good practice in environmental sustainability across the media industry.
Olly Strous, chief technology officer, Zinc Media Group, said: “Bumblebee is a response to the changing production landscape that has emerged since the start of the pandemic. How we make content has changed significantly since March 2020. It has created demand for the flexibility to work anywhere, maintaining the highest levels of collaboration and in the face of significantly increasing costs, to produce the best content possible without destroying our climate or our budgets. Our ambition is to meet that demand – and more.
“We are mapping out the future of post production, from uploading rushes on location, to editing using more energy efficient codecs,” added Strous. “As well as committing to helping shape the long-term sustainable future of the industry, Bumblebee also pledges to fund initiatives to offset its carbon footprint, in its journey to becoming Net Zero.