BRIGHTON, UK — Virtual Post (www.virtualpostproduction.com) has appointed senior finishing artist Phillippa Beasley-Swanson to the newly-created role of head of picture. The announcement comes as the Brighton-based post production company positions itself to take on larger creative projects, particularly those requiring high dynamic range (HDR) deliveries.
Beasley-Swanson joins Virtual Post from London’s The Finish Line, where she worked for six years as a senior colorist and online editor on a range of productions, including GPs Behind Closed Doors for Knickerbockerglory TV, Madeleine McCann: The Case Against Christian B for ScreenDog Productions, Deadliest Mums and Dads for Crackit Productions, and The Football Academy for Zigzag Productions. Her career also includes stints with Tinopolis Post, Lion Television, Editworks and Directors Cut Films.
In her new role, Beasley-Swanson will head up Virtual Post’s picture-finishing team. In addition to overseeing grading and online editing, she will spearhead the company’s push into servicing premium HDR productions for both legacy broadcasters and streamers.
Beasley Swanson is a Dolby Vision Certified Professional. The studio recently invested in new audio technology and facilities, which saw its main studio upgraded to Dolby Atmos 7.4.1 HE, with Dynaudio monitoring and UHD projection.
“Over the last couple of years, we’ve reviewed all aspects of Virtual Post’s operation,” explains Jon Lee, CEO of Virtual Post. “Last year, this led to a major revamp of our audio capabilities. Now, to complement our best-in-class audio talent and technology, we’ve turned our attention to our picture-finishing team — and Phillippa’s appointment is the result. She’s motivated, energetic and has all the right skills, both personally and technically, to help lead Virtual Post into the next phase of its development.”
“I’ve long admired Virtual Post, not only for the quality of its work, but for its ability to embrace new technology and working models to disrupt and reinvent the post production market,” states Beasley-Swanson. “So, when the opportunity arose to join Jon and his team and help create wonderful looking programs, I didn’t hesitate. I’m also excited to be based in Brighton, which has become a real center of excellence for the creative industries, as more and more production companies migrate from London.”