LONDON & BRIGHTON, UK — Virtual Post (www.virtualpostproduction.com), which recently restructured to better service its growing cloud-based clientele, has appointed Ian Grey operations manager and production assistant.
Grey (pictured) is a respected freelance post production supervisor and online finisher/colorist with a 15-year career that spans hundreds of projects in television, feature films, digital cinema, music videos and commercials. His recent credits include the British film Farming, the comedy feature film Eaten by Lions and Britain’s Unsung Heroes for Channel 4. In his new role, Grey’s responsibilities will include the training and development support of all Virtual Post’s editing teams.
Also joining the Virtual Post team is Hollie Trist, who takes on the role of post production assistant. Trist previously worked for Baby Cow and Factory Films, and will report to Becky Rothwell, who joined the company earlier in the year as post production manager. Rothwell is a seasoned production manager with over 20 years of experience with the likes of ITV, Lambent, Channel 4 News and Middlechild TV.
Finally, Liban Diriye, who joined Virtual Post at its inception as content services supervisor, has been promoted from operations to a sales and marketing role.
“We would clearly never have wished for our long-time vision of a remote, flexible, cloud-based post facility to be realized under these circumstances,” explains Virtual Post founder and CEO Jon Lee. “However, the COVID crisis has accelerated acceptance of the virtual post production model that we’ve been offering for the past six years. Thanks to next-generation technology, we can replicate the traditional post experience remotely, without compromising quality or service. Combined with our flexible workspace in Brighton and London, that means we can offer the best of both the virtual and physical worlds to our growing roster of clients.”
In 2019, Virtual Post expanded its capacity in Brighton from eight to 30 offline suites. In the last six months, it has increased its output hours by 50 percent and expanded its production company client base with new clients such as Hello Mary, Chatterbox and the Future Group.