NEW YORK — LA-based GPL Technologies (www.gpltech.com) has opened a new office in New York City, where it will provide IT consulting, workflow design, system rentals and support services for post 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 hardware-as-a-service model.
“We fill a critical need in the New York market for IT specialists who understand the unique needs of companies in creative industries,” explains 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.”
The HaaS model pairs an agile, production-minded engineering team with a top-tier arsenal of rentable hardware. “VFXnow enables New York-based studios to ramp up or build out their facilities with no long term investment in infrastructure,” says Terrell. “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 (pictured), 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.