Goldcrest build their own ‘drama village’

Goldcrest Post are creating their own ‘drama village’ – a combination of advanced DaVinci Resolve systems, audio mixing and Flame suites catering to their rapidly-expanding high end TV portfolio, spearheaded by recent recruit Jet Omoshebi. 

The new suites, which will include one hero suite, two online suites and multiple prep and QC systems, all on Linux turnkey builds, will be installed in Goldcrest’s Lexington Street facility in Soho. Goldcrest plan to combine these suites with a client area and their (newly expanded) audio facilities to create an internal ‘drama village’.

Unsurprisingly, people are keen to hear what kit they choose for the new space, and so far the shopping list has included DaVinci Resolve Hero4 systems based on the latest GPU processing cards, along with an Advanced Control Surface sat on custom AKA furniture. This will bring the overall number of Linux Resolve systems at Goldcrest to 13.

Speaking to Broadcast, managing director Patrick Malone said: “When we started our move into TV drama, we were shoe-horning the work in alongside features. We were getting away with it really. People just had to work bloody hard. But the last thing we wanted to do was compromise our reputation by screwing up one of these jobs because we didn’t have the manpower or infrastructure to handle it. We’re going to be doing TV drama with considerable intent to do it as well as we do features.”

We have an enduring relationship with Goldcrest, and are thrilled to be providing hardware for the exciting new build the Goldcrest team has designed, alongside AKA Design, who are building custom furniture for the suites, and Medialease, who are providing asset finance for the grading and online kit.

The new suites are due to be operational by the middle of November, with Jet taking up her post in January.

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