Arc Productions and Tippett Studio adopt Hitachi NAS platform

Visual effects companies join Soho VFX as users of NAS solution

Visual effects companies, Arc Productions and Tippett Studio, have selected Hitachi’s NAS (HNAS) platform to store and manage their visual effects.

The two studios join Soho VFX, which adopted the HNAS platform last month for the creation of its visual effects.

Like Soho VFX, Arc Productions is a Canadian company that works with major Hollywood studios and independent producers to bring special effects to theatrical features, television, Web, non-theatrical shorts, and game cinematics.

Arc Productions infrastructure and training vice president, Terry Dale, said the company has already been a customer of Hitachi Data Systems for a number of years before it decided to adopt the storage product.

“We have delivered many projects using the HNAS platform infrastructure,” he said

Thanks in part to the HDS platform, Dale said Arc Productions contributed to works such as “9,” “Gnomeo & Juliet,” “Dolphin Tale,” “Camelot,” and “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” on time and on budget.

Tippett Studio has created visual effects for feature films, television and commercials, winning Academy Awards for its work.

“Tippett Studio relies on Hitachi Data Systems to help create the best character and creature animation for movies and television,” Tippett Studio president and chief executive officer, Jules Roman, said.

Some of the films Tippett Studio has worked on include “Ted,” “The Twilight Saga,” “Cloverfield,” “Hellboy,” “Starship Troopers,” “Jurassic Park” and “Robocop.”

Patrick Budmar covers consumer and enterprise technology breaking news for IDG Communications. Follow Patrick on Twitter at @patrick_budmar.

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