specialist offers consulting, rentals and support to post facilities, VFX providers
and others; introduces VFXnow HaaS service to the East Coast.
to the media and entertainment industry, today announces the opening of an
office in New York City. GPL Technologies, New York, will provide IT
consulting, workflow design, system rentals and support services for
post-production facilities, editing houses, visual effects providers, game
developers and other creative services companies. Additionally, the company’s
VFXnow division will provide pipeline support to visual effects companies and
others though its innovative hardware-as-a-service model.
city’s shortage of rental IT solutions geared toward the post-‐production and VFX industry.
fill a critical need in the New York market for IT specialists who understand
the unique needs of companies in creative industries,” said GPL Technologies
CEO Brian Terrell. “We offer proven experience in supporting the rental and
managed services requirements of such companies. We understand the technology,
how to implement it in existing pipelines and how to build out new workflows.”
HaaS offering pairs an agile, production-minded engineering team with a
top-tier arsenal of rentable hardware to deliver an immediate and
cost-effective solution for pipeline needs. “VFXnow
York-‐based studios to ramp up or build out their facilities
Terrell explains. “The priority of visual effects providers is to get the work done on
time. We make sure that happens.”
GPL Technologies, New York, is led by Jonathan Handler, a solutions
engineer with more than a decade of experience in managing editorial, visual
effects and broadcast workflows. Handler joins GPL Technologies from CBS Sports
Network, where he managed and supported editorial and production workflows. His
background also includes a post as a systems engineer with advertising agency
J. Walter Thompson, New York, and a previous posting with GPL. He began his career
as an IT Engineer with Crossroads Films.
Handler. “I’m excited to provide technology services to creative teams here in New York and maintain a valuable presence for years to come.”
punctual delivery for any project. With expertise in managed services, security and VDI, VFXnow equips clients with the ability to remain productive and competitive.