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 (HaaS) model.
GPL’s new office in midtown Manhattan addresses the city’s shortage of rental IT solutions geared toward the post-‐production and VFX industry. “We 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.”
GPL is particularly excited to introduce VFXnow to the East Coast. The 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 enables New York-‐based studios to ramp up or build out their facilities with no long term investment in infrastructure,” 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 Jonathon 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.
“GPL has proven to be one of the most reliable solutions providers in the media and entertainment industry,” said Handler. “I’m excited to provide technology services to creative teams here in New York and maintain a valuable presence for years to come.”
Learn more about VFXnow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWUmPqsqafU